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After #OscarsSoWhite, Hispanics Seek Their Hollywood Moment

The last Hispanic actor to win an Oscar was Penélope Cruz, from Spain, who was honored nine years ago for her supporting role in “Vicky Cristina...

Cochrane Journal: With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System Is Born

“It is a wonderful coincidence to be here this day,” said John Rosenblum, the retired dean of the University of Virginia’s business school, who was...

Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico

Preliminar: SISMO Magnitud 7 Loc 8 km al NORESTE de PINOTEPA NACIONAL, OAX 16/02/18 17:39:39 Lat 16.41 Lon -98.03 Pf 10 km pic.twitter.com/IjF4MoC3BK...

Skeptical U.S. Rebuffs Mexico’s Request for Aid in Spyware Inquiry

The spying technology, developed by an Israeli cyber-arms manufacturer, is sold only to governments, and under the explicit condition that it be used only...

Peru Withdraws Venezuela’s Invitation to Regional Meeting

LIMA, Peru — Peru, the host nation for a summit meeting of leaders in the Western Hemisphere, has withdrawn its invitation to President Nicolás Maduro of...

Justin Trudeau’s Motorcade Involved in Minor Crash in California

Photo Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, after his speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., on Friday. Credit Mark...

Brazil’s Military Is Put in Charge of Security in Rio de Janeiro

Experts questioned the timing and motivation of the decision. It comes as Mr. Temer, who took office after his predecessor was impeached in 2016, has been...

The Interpreter: Lies, Damned Lies, and One Very Misleading Statistic

The “dossier,” Mr. MacLeod explained, wasn’t a leaked internal United Nations report. It was a two-page memo he had written for the British government...

Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy

“For big problems, big solutions,” Mr. Maduro said Tuesday night at a ceremony in Caracas. “We Venezuelans are indomitable.” He called it a...

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

“Venezuela had everything,” Ms. Domínguez said. “But we have to move on.” Ms. Domínguez, from Margarita Island on Venezuela’s northern Caribbean coast,...
The Interpreter: Lies, Damned Lies, and One Very Misleading Statistic

The Interpreter: Lies, Damned Lies, and One Very Misleading Statistic

The “dossier,” Mr. MacLeod explained, wasn’t a leaked internal United Nations report. It was a two-page memo he had written for the British government long after he left the United Nations’ employ, plus the text of an email he had sent to people he hoped would support...

The Interpreter: Episode 2: National Identity Is Made Up

The Interpreter: Episode 2: National Identity Is Made Up

National identity is the myth that built the modern world. We explain its origins in a new video series from The Interpreter. Max Fisher and Amanda Taub write The Interpreter, which explores the ideas behind major world events. They use political and social science to...

Nonfiction: A Different Perspective on the Border

Nonfiction: A Different Perspective on the Border

Cantú finds out that border agents are not so much college boys like him, but former cops and soldiers, migrants from cold climates and crappy jobs. Some new arrivals have no idea what’s going on at the border, but all are primed at the academy for narco warfare, with...

Tempers Flare as Panama Hotel Owners Try to Oust Trump Company

Tempers Flare as Panama Hotel Owners Try to Oust Trump Company

The Trump Organization staff called the police and barred the owners’ group from entering a room containing the building’s computer servers and closed-circuit television system, The A.P. said. In response, the news agency reported, the owners’ group shut off power to...

Trilobites: King Penguins Are Endangered by Warmer Seas

Trilobites: King Penguins Are Endangered by Warmer Seas

About half of the king penguin population nests on the Crozet and Prince Edward Islands, in the Indian Ocean south of Madagascar, and are projected to lose their habitat by 2100, according to the model. The 21 percent that nest on the Kerguelen Islands in the Indian...

Trilobites: King Penguins Are Endangered by Warmer Seas

Trilobites: King Penguins Are Endangered by Warmer Seas

About half of the king penguin population nests on the Crozet and Prince Edward Islands, in the Indian Ocean south of Madagascar, and are projected to lose their habitat by 2100, according to the model. The 21 percent that nest on the Kerguelen Islands in the Indian...

Retire at 55? In Brazil, It’s the Norm. But Can the Good Times Last?

Retire at 55? In Brazil, It’s the Norm. But Can the Good Times Last?

A jarring reminder of that came last month when Standard & Poor’s downgraded the credit rating of Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, sending it even further into so-called junk territory, or below investment grade. The downgrade came amid dimming hopes that...

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