| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:58 PM
In a bold and controversial move, Uruguay on Tuesday became the first country to legalize marijuana and make it a farm-to-table state business.
President Jose Mujica championed the bill that narrowly passed the Chamber of Senators, arguing that "the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:10 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Calm returned Friday to more than a dozen Argentine provinces wracked by looting and violence that left 13 dead and 200 injured and caused millions of dollars in property losses.
The chaos in 20 provinces during the...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:26 PM
As Alejo Muniz was carried through the crowd after winning the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, he raised his fingers to the sky while a fan draped a Brazilian flag around his back. The flag read "Ordem e Progresso" ("Order and Progress"), although it was the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:04 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Fans of "Castle in the Sky" in Japan set a world record in August when they sent 143,199 tweets in a single second while watching a rerun of the 1986 anime classic on television.
The social media frenzy that took place thousands of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
BUENOS AIRES — Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, underwent a successful surgery Tuesday morning in which doctors removed blood that collected in the tissue outside her brain, a government spokesman said.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:19 PM
ROME — Italy is debating what to do with the body of Erich Priebke, the unrepentant Nazi war criminal who died in Rome last week at the age of 100.
Denied a church funeral in Rome by the Vatican, the former SS captain, who received a life sentence...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:50 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO — In a rare moment shielded from the world’s eyes, Pope Francis on Friday privately counseled young prisoners from several Rio de Janeiro jails, who in turn used the visit to draw attention to one of the most notorious massacres...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain who evaded arrest for nearly 50 years after taking part in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during World War II, died Friday in Rome. He was 100.
Priebke was finally extradited to Italy...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:04 AM
A Spanish-language version of Shakespeare's "Henry VIII" is on the boards at the Broad Stage, poets Rumi and Samuel Taylor Coleridge have their praises sung in separate shows, and the Radar L.A. Festival is all over the map.
Smokey Joe's Cafe Musical...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:04 PM
The wait — and weight — is over for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
In September 2012, Chavez lost a one-sided but dramatic fight to Argentina's Sergio Martinez, after which he was suspended for marijuana use. Saturday night, he climbs back into...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Talk about Messi situations.
Hours after it was announced that Wednesday's charity soccer match featuring Argentina's Lionel Messi at the Los Angeles Coliseum had been canceled, Messi went on Facebook and gave his side of the story.