The Crown broke a promise to First Nations. It could now owe billions.

In 1850, Indigenous groups ceded much of what’s now Northern Ontario for a promise that any riches from the land would be shared with them. They’re still waiting.

By Amanda ColettaJanuary 18, 2024

Girls, ages 13 and 14, save tourists from riptide in Barbados

“What really sticks in my mind is the calmness of those children,” Belinda Stone said of the girls who saved her and her husband, both in their 60s.

By Sydney PageJanuary 17, 2024

Adventure travel is a growth industry thanks to women over 40

The global adventure tourism industry is expanding, and women over 40 are a big part of that growth.

By Ariel FeltonJanuary 16, 2024

An unprecedented flu strain is attacking hundreds of animal species. Humans could be next.

An avian flu panzootic — a pandemic among animals — has struck hundreds of bird and mammal species, including elephant seals.

By Dino GrandoniJanuary 15, 2024

Guatemalan anti-graft leader Arévalo sworn in as president after 9-hour delay

Bernardo Arévalo, an anti-corruption activist, won the presidency in a landslide. But delays in his inauguration Sunday showed the steep obstacles he faces.

By Nic Wirtz and Mary Beth SheridanJanuary 15, 2024

Nicaragua frees two detained Catholic bishops and 15 priests

The most prominent of the detainees is Bishop Rolando Álvarez, 58, an outspoken critic of President Daniel Ortega who was locked up for more than a year.

By Mary Beth SheridanJanuary 14, 2024

Who are the Houthis, and why are they attacking ships in the Red Sea?

Houthi militants have attacked ships in the Red Sea during the Israel-Gaza war. The United States hopes to deter them and prevent the war from escalating regionally.

By Leo Sands, Bryan Pietsch and Justine McDanielJanuary 13, 2024

Psychedelics gave terminal patients relief from their intense anxiety

End-of-life cancer patients in a therapy group in Canada used psilocybin to reduce their fears. It helped some find peace.

By Meryl Davids LandauJanuary 13, 2024

How drug traffickers made the Galápagos Islands their gas station

The beloved UNESCO World Heritage site is being pulled into the booming cocaine trade that’s fueling Ecuador’s violence.

By Samantha Schmidt and Arturo TorresJanuary 13, 2024

Strike on Yemen hit more Houthi sites than first disclosed, U.S. says

The Pentagon said an assessment of the U.S.-led operation, intended to thwart future Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, was ongoing.

By Loveday Morris, Susannah George, Frances Vinall and Alex HortonJanuary 12, 2024

Where the world warmed the most in Earth’s hottest year

A Washington Post analysis of climate data found one-fifth of the planet was 2 degrees Celsius warmer than in the late 1800s, before humans started burning fossil fuels on a large scale.

By John Muyskens and Niko KommendaJanuary 12, 2024

How the Biden administration helped avoid a coup in Guatemala

Guatemala’s Bernardo Arevalo is reaching Inauguration Day with the help of U.S. diplomats working largely behind the scenes.

By Mary Beth Sheridan and Nic WirtzJanuary 12, 2024

U.S.-led coalition strikes Iran-aligned Houthi militants in Yemen

The strike in Yemen follows a surge in Houthi attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea that have wreaked havoc on the global economy.

By Alex Horton, Dan Lamothe, Missy Ryan and Abigail HauslohnerJanuary 12, 2024

Once-peaceful Ecuador enters a new era: ‘We are in a state of war’

The chaos unleashed Tuesday marks a turning point in an escalating security crisis that analysts describe as one of the worst in Latin America in more than a decade.

By Arturo Torres, Lizzie Johnson and Samantha SchmidtJanuary 10, 2024

Ecuador TV station stormed by gunmen, president declares state of conflict

The TV station takeover was one of several attacks reported across the country on Tuesday, including attempts to kidnap police officers.

By Arturo Torres and Samantha SchmidtJanuary 9, 2024

How Peru’s food culture pushed Lima to ‘world’s best restaurants’ fame

The Peruvian capital’s achievement of four spots on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list owes as much to Indigenous bounty as to chefs’ creativity.

By Simeon TegelJanuary 8, 2024

U.S. released more than 2.3 million migrants at border since 2021, data show

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released more than 2.3 million migrants into the United States under the Biden administration

By Maria Sacchetti and Nick MiroffJanuary 6, 2024

2024 brings wave of elections with global democracy on the ballot

Over 60 countries are set to vote in 2024, including the United States, Portugal, Austria, Britain, Bangladesh, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Mexico and Taiwan.

By Ishaan TharoorJanuary 3, 2024

Ana Ofelia Murguía, voice of Pixar’s Mamá Coco, dies at 90

The award-winning Mexican actress appeared in more than 90 films. She came to global fame as the voice of Mamá Coco in the Oscar-winning 2017 animation “Coco.”

By Victoria BissetJanuary 2, 2024

There’s a total solar eclipse coming soon. Here’s everything you need to know.

A total solar eclipse will stretch across the U.S. from Texas to Maine on April 8, 2024. Here’s what to know about its path, arrival times, how to watch and more.

By Kasha PatelJanuary 2, 2024