Cubans Newly Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — She spent weeks hiking through the Amazon, crossing a crocodile-filled river. She scaled border walls, escaped from immigration detention in Panama and slept in a...

The Humble Potato Is Exalted in the Mountains of Peru

Chahuaytire, Peru — Gumercinda Quispe is a descendant of Peruvian Incas and here, high in the Andes, more than 12,500 feet above sea level, she has prepared a nourishing,...

What’s a Science Reporter to Do When Sound Evidence Isn’t Sound?

On Tuesday, Michael Mason, my editor on the science desk, shot me an email. Would I consider writing an article about “this sonic ‘attack’ business”? I knew exactly what he...

South Korea, Republican Party, Jobs Report: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: • Push to repeal Obamacare gains momentum. President Trump heads into the weekend hoping...

Eike Batista, Once Brazil’s Richest Man, Is Sought in Corruption Inquiry

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Brazilian police announced Thursday morning that they were seeking the arrest of Eike Batista, the oil and mining tycoon who was once the country’s...

Behind Quebec’s Ban on Face Coverings, a Debate Over Identity

MONTREAL — They came to the metro station in scarves and face masks, protesting Quebec’s new law requiring people to show their faces before gaining access to public services. Warda...

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela’s Vice President, Calling Him a Drug ‘Kingpin’

CARACAS, Venezuela — The Trump administration announced sanctions against Venezuela’s vice president on Monday, calling him a drug “kingpin” in its first moves against the country’s leftist government that...

Justin Trudeau’s Motorcade Involved in Minor Crash in California

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, was uninjured after his motorcade was involved in a minor crash in Simi Valley, Calif., on Friday night. Mr. Trudeau’s motorcade was being escorted by...

Citigroup Agrees to $97.4 Million Settlement in Money Laundering Inquiry

For years, Citigroup employees suspected that millions of dollars that the bank was moving to Mexico might be suspicious. Yet the bank, federal prosecutors said on Monday, failed to...

No Food, No Medicine, No Respite: A Starving Boy’s Death in Venezuela

MATURÍN, Venezuela — His name was Kevin Lara Lugo, and he died on his 16th birthday. He spent the day before foraging for food in an empty lot, because there...