Newly declassified files accuse the Pinochet regime of carrying out an attack in Washington in broad daylight 40 years ago. A car bomb killed Chile's former foreign minister, Orlando Letelier, and a young American woman, Ronni Moffitt.
One of this year's recipients of the MacArthur Foundation's "genius grants" is Jose Quinonez, recognized for his work connecting low-income immigrants to mainstream financial services. His nonprofit tracks informal loans and builds credit history.
The ancient border that separates Europe and Asia has, over the millennia, stayed roughly in the same place. But the identities of the continents have taken on rich and enduring cultural and political meanings.