Uber Says It Will Leave Quebec Rather Than Face New Rules

OTTAWA — Uber said on Tuesday that it would stop service in Montreal and the Quebec province next month rather than accept new government rules, the second setback in...

How a Politician Accused of Drug Trafficking Became Venezuela’s Vice President

QUITO, Ecuador — The drug trafficker was sitting in a Colombian prison cell, but he claimed to have a very valuable connection — the interior and justice minister of...

Nearly in Ruins: The Church Where Sages Dreamed of a Modern Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — Neighbors from surrounding apartment buildings toss empty beer bottles through a gaping hole in the roof of the once-majestic church. Pigeons roam the cavernous nave,...

Brazilian Art Show Sets Off Dispute That Mirrors Political Battles

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — A controversy has erupted in Brazil after organizers of an art exhibition on gender and sexual diversity caved to pressure from conservative groups and canceled...

Pope Ends Colombia Visit With Plea for Those ‘Still Being Sold as Slaves’

MEDELLÍN, Colombia — Pope Francis concluded his trip to Colombia on Sunday by visiting the bones of a 17th-century Roman Catholic saint who devoted his life to helping slaves,...

Netherlands, Republican Party: Your Monday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. The Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would raise the number...

Canadian Olympic Success, a #MeToo Event and Saskatoon: The Canada Letter

Before Vancouver was host of the Winter Olympics in 2010, Canada created a privately funded program, Own The Podium, to avoid repeating the embarrassment of being a host nation...

This Season, Western Wildfires Are Close By and Running Free

TROUTDALE, Ore. — Some fires suddenly exploded in size. One in Montana doubled in 24 hours, charring 78 square miles overnight — an area bigger than Brooklyn. Already burning...

Canada Legal Fight May ‘Destroy the Faith’ in First Nations Treaties

OVER THE HART RIVER, Yukon Territory — The indigenous groups thought they had reached a deal: A vast landscape in the north of Yukon Territory would be mostly set...

As Female Elk Age, They Learn to Evade Hunters

If you come across an old elk in southwestern Canada, chances are it is female. Though male elk, or bulls, rarely make it past 5 years old because they are...