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  • Mexican president proposes legalizing same-sex marriage

    Mexican president proposes legalizing same-sex marriage

    President Enrique Peña Nieto proposed Tuesday that Mexico legalize same-sex marriage on a nationwide basis, moving the country closer to joining a growing number of nations that recognize the practice. ------------ FOR THE RECORD 8:28 p.m.: An earlier version of this article stated that President...

  • A year after a violent and costly strike, Baja farm laborers see uneven gains

    A year after a violent and costly strike, Baja farm laborers see uneven gains

    One year ago, a farm labor strike in this tranquil valley erupted in violence, with police and strawberry pickers clashing in a series of running battles that left government buildings torched, laborers bloodied and dozens of people arrested. When the hail of rocks and rubber-bullets ceased, negotiations...

  • Venezuelans are fed up. Here's why

    Venezuelans are fed up. Here's why

    After working all week at a local call center, Antonio Rodriguez arrived at his neighborhood supermarket at daybreak Sunday. He wanted to be among the first in line so he’d have a shot at buying scarce food items, disposable diapers and soap. He would rather have been home, spending time with his...

  • Three months before Olympics, Brazil suddenly has a lot to resolve

    Three months before Olympics, Brazil suddenly has a lot to resolve

    The XXXI Olympiad begins in less than three months and the host country is facing a devastating recession, a Zika epidemic and more political turbulence now that the president has been suspended and replaced by a right-wing government. Brazil has a lot to resolve before it puts on the competition...

  • U.S. intelligence warns of Venezuela collapse

    U.S. intelligence warns of Venezuela collapse

    With dire shortages of basic goods, a looming foreign debt payment, horrific street crime and intransigent political divisions, Venezuela is in danger of collapsing into waves of deadly violence, U.S. intelligence officials warned Friday. Venezuela, which controls the world's largest reserves of...

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