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World Briefing: Venezuela: 13 Inmates Die During Prison Disturbance, Government Says

published about 12 hours ago
At least 13 prisoners died of drug overdoses after inmates stormed a prison infirmary during protests organized to demand better living conditions, the government said Thursday, but activists questioned the official version and said the death toll could be far higher.

Mexican Leader, Facing Protests, Promises to Overhaul Policing

published about 13 hours ago
Mexican Leader, Facing Protests, Promises to Overhaul Policing
President Enrique Peña Nieto’s plan makes forces answerable to state and federal authorities, though observers questioned the credibility of a president who has had scandals of his own.

Tijuana Journal: A Border Limbo for the Displaced, at Home in Mexico No More

published about 13 hours ago
Tijuana Journal: A Border Limbo for the Displaced, at Home in Mexico No More
Tijuana is promoting itself as a city on the rise, shaking off years of drug violence and declining tourism. But it remains a way station for the downtrodden heading for America or kicked out of it.

World Briefing: Venezuela: President’s Rival to Be Charged as Plotter

published 1 day ago
The national prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday that it would charge a prominent opposition leader in what it called a plot to kill President Nicolás Maduro.

Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian Radio Host, Charged With Sexual Assault

published 1 day ago
Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian Radio Host, Charged With Sexual Assault
After Mr. Ghomeshi was abruptly removed from his show, several women said they had been assaulted by him but had been reluctant to come forward.