International NY Times : Americas (23)

Politics Shadow Arrests of Citgo Executives in Venezuela Graft Inquiry

Critics of Venezuela’s government say the arrests of the six executives are a reflection of the country’s increasingly ruthless politics.

Victims of Canada’s ‘Gay Purge’ to Get Apology from Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize next week for a program that removed perhaps thousands of gays and lesbians from the public service, the military and the Mounties.

In Mexico, Not Dead. Not Alive. Just Gone.

With the drug war’s 'disappeared' numbering in the tens of thousands, some families take up the search for loved ones on their own.

Not Dead. Not Alive. Just Gone.

In Mexico, where the drug war’s ‘disappeared’ number in the tens of thousands, some families take up the search for loved ones on their own.

Ex-Leader Wins First Round of Chile’s Presidential Vote

Former President Sebastián Piñera will now face Alejandro Guillier, a former news anchor, to succeed President Michelle Bachelet.

Pancho Segura, Tennis Great of the ’40s and ’50s, Dies at 96

A crowd-pleaser on the court, Segura flourished as a player for two decades and then coached Jimmy Connors in Grand Slam events in the 1970s.

Preparing for Doomsday in a $1.5 Million Bunker Condo

Take a step into an old missile silo that has been converted into expensive bunkers for wealthy survivalists.

As Mexico Builds Green Airport of the Future, Age-Old Mistakes Loom

An enormous new airport outside Mexico’s capital will be a 'global reference' for sustainability, the government vows. Others worry environmental errors of the past are being repeated.

Signals Detected From Missing Argentine Submarine as Foreign Navies Join Search

Argentina’s Defense Ministry said Saturday night it had detected seven communication attempts from an Argentine Navy submarine with 44 crew members aboard, raising hopes of a rescue.

Escaped Venezuela Opposition Leader Reaches Spain and Vows Fight

A day after slipping from house arrest, Antonio Ledezma met with Spain’s prime minister and voiced defiance to President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela.

Antonio Ledezma, Venezuelan Opposition Leader, Flees to Colombia

His trip was a major embarrassment for President Nicolás Maduro, who has sought to silence opponents.

Profile: A Chinese Novelist Is Found in Translation

For Xue Yiwei, Canada was a safe haven in which to write, but now he’s finding an audience abroad that appreciates his subversive novel.

He Promised Riches and Entry to Canada. Now He’s the Subject of a Fraud Case in Vancouver.

A British Columbia securities commission case against a wealthy immigrant accused of preying on fellow Chinese puts a spotlight on Canada’s scant fraud protections.

Heads Up: A Cleveland Arts District Hustles and Rebounds

Like many good-news stories in Cleveland, the growth of the Gordon Square Arts District owes something to LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar.

Canada Moves Closer to Gender Equity for Indigenous Women

A bill to remove gender discrimination from a law regulating indigenous rights does not go far enough, critics say.

E.U. Ministers Approve Venezuela Arms Embargo

As the foreign ministers seek to pressure President Nicolás Maduro to restore democracy, his government holds a brief meeting with its creditors.

She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.

The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship.

30 Vaquita Porpoises Are Left. One Died in a Rescue Mission.

Scientists called off an effort to save one of the world’s rarest marine mammals — the vaquita — when one died after being captured for rehabilitation.

Venezuelan Debt Crisis Widens, With Power Company in Default

The utility failed to make a payment within the grace period, and similar deadlines loom on securities issued by the government and state enterprises.

Pot Advertising, Leonard Cohen and Chimps: The Canada Letter

This week’s Canada Letter looks at the battle over ads for legal marijuana, a tribute to Leonard Cohen a year after his death, and Canadian filmmakers in North Korea.

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 10 More Venezuelan Officials

The Treasury Department accused the officials of undermining democracy in Venezuela through their support of President Nicolás Maduro.

Women’s Hockey Rivals Prepare for the Olympics by Playing Each Other — Again and Again

The U.S. and Canada are expected to meet in the gold medal game in South Korea in February. But in the lead-up to the Games, they will face off up to eight times.

The Interpreter: What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

Americans advance a lot of theories for why they have so many more gun deaths than other countries do. The answer is lying in plain sight.