Tensions between Brazil and Venezuela intensified last month after violent clashes broke out on the border over a botched humanitarian aid delivery plan. While tensions have subsided and the possibility of armed conflict has been ruled out, relations remain strained.
The United Nations’ Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons — also known as the Ban treaty — could become the first new major legal move toward disarmament in more than 20 years.
Marielle Franco was Brazil's most prominent advocate and defender of human rights. A year after Franco was shot dead, her followers continue to mourn and demand answers from the government as to the murky circumstances of her murder.
For some Salvadorans, the promise of the “American Dream” has been tainted by coordinated deterrence efforts from Mexico and the United States. They're looking to places like Costa Rica for refuge — for now.
To mark International Women's Day and Women's History Month, we've pulled together the stories of four women around the globe who had a profound impact on their communities.
Abandoned refugees at the Rukban settlement on the Syrian-Jordanian border are desperate for aid, but a geopolitical standoff has made it nearly impossible — and conditions are only getting worse.
As Juan Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro continue to vie for power in Venezuela, former and current Chavistas struggle to make sense of the legacy of the Bolivarian Revolution.
The bohemian Vargas, named Isabel Vargas Lizano at birth, was famous for her unique delivery of traditional, Mexican ranchera music.
While China’s government has cracked down on women’s rights activists through censorship, an informal network of Chinese citizens living abroad are working to support their efforts to combat sexual harassment and inequality back home. They want to bring the stories of activists and other women in China to international audiences.
As of Feb. 21, Mexico had accepted 112 Central American asylum-seekers from the US, including 25 minors, according to Tonatiuh Guillén, head of Mexico’s immigration agency.