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Aylan Kurdi’s Death Resonates in Canadian Election Campaign

published about 16 hours ago
The Syrian boy, 3, drowned off Turkey after his family was unable to secure a Canadian visa.

Otto Pérez Molina, Guatemalan President, Resigns Amid Scandal

published 1 day ago
Otto Pérez Molina, Guatemalan President, Resigns Amid Scandal
Mr. Pérez Molina said he would face charges in a customs fraud scandal that has generated a sweeping protest movement of citizens enraged by government corruption.

World Briefing: El Salvador: Gangs Drive Surge in Murders, Police Say

published 1 day ago
From January to August, El Salvador recorded 4,246 homicides, an average of 17.5 a day.

Guatemala Votes to Strip Its President of Immunity

published 2 days ago
Crowds cheered Congress’s 132-0 vote, which is the first step in prosecuting President Otto Pérez Molina, who is suspected of running a custom fraud ring.

Mexicans Remain Pessimistic on Economy, Despite Signs of Progress

published 2 days ago
Mexicans Remain Pessimistic on Economy, Despite Signs of Progress
As Enrique Peña Nieto prepares to reboot his presidency, the Mexican economy is being pummeled by forces beyond the government’s control.