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Pope praises Paraguay's women during Mass

CAACUPE, Paraguay — Pope Francis lauded the strength and religious fervor of Paraguayan women Saturday while visiting the country's most important pilgrimage site, where thousands of his fellow Argentines joined with hundreds of thousands of local faithful to welcome Latin...

Date: 07/12/2015 | Nation & World


Pope Francis arrives in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Pope Francis arrived in Bolivia on Wednesday on the second leg of his South American tour and immediately insisted that the Catholic Church continue to play an important role in society amid efforts by the government of President Evo Morales to curb its...

Date: 07/08/2015 | Nation & World


Rights tilting to corporations in trade deal

In promoting a proposed trade pact covering 12 Pacific Rim nations, President Obama has cast the initiative as an instrument of equity. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would, in his words, "level the playing field" and "give our workers a fair shot." But critics...

Date: 06/29/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Let trade talks move forward

Let's start with why this is important. In Washington state, 4 in 10 jobs are tied, directly or indirectly, to trade, according to the Washington Council on International Trade. And the value of goods and...

Date: 04/28/2015 | Editorials


A fast-track to trade or a fast-track to bad deals?

Pro  (Jump to the con argument)Approval would allow the U.S. to negotiate in our best interests

Date: 04/26/2015 | Commentary


Chileans flee dangerous volcanic mudflows

ENSENADA, Chile — Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern...

Date: 04/24/2015 | Nation & World


Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile

Children watch the Calbuco volcano erupt from Puerto Varas, Chile, on Wednesday. The volcano erupted billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the inhabitants of the nearby town of Ensenada, along with...

Date: 04/23/2015 | Nation & World


Venezuela’s President Maduro wins decree powers to fight ‘U.S. imperialism’

BOGOTA, Colombia — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro continued to capitalize on recent U.S. sanctions, winning the right to govern by decree for nine months, saying he needed the special powers to fight to the “imperialist” threat.

Date: 03/15/2015 | Nation & World


Brazil raises toll of bus accident to 54 dead, 10 injured

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Brazilian government raised the death toll of a bus accident to 54 while police continued their search for more victims Sunday in the rugged lands of southern Brazil.

Date: 03/15/2015 | Nation & World


A trade deal that works for all

The trick in negotiating a trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim nations is in securing the economic benefits of opening up trade with those countries while at the same time not weakening the environmental, labor and other laws we depend upon at home.Negotiations...

Date: 02/19/2015 | Editorials


Underwire bra saves woman from bullet

RIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian news report says an underwire bra saved a woman's life after she was struck near the heart by a stray bullet.

Date: 02/05/2015 | Off the Wire


With China, GOP on board, Obama’s big trade pact looks set

Strange bedfellows of 2015: As the Obama administration pushes toward a major new trade agreement in Asia this spring, it is developing two unlikely allies — Chinese officials abroad, who are signaling that they want in, and Republicans in Congress, who appear willing to support...

Date: 02/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Peru probes Greenpeace incident at Nazca lines

LIMA, Peru — A Peruvian prosecutor is investigating the suspected involvement of a Greenpeace activist in a publicity stunt that allegedly damaged the world-renowned Nazca lines.Authorities have said the fragile site was damaged by footprints made when activists...

Date: 12/20/2014 | Nation & World


Murder, cannibalism trial begins in Brazil

SAO PAULO — Three people charged with killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries went on trial Thursday in Brazil.

Date: 11/14/2014 | Nation & World


Delivering hope

Viewpoints: Doctor in Tanzania has seen success of vaccination

Date: 11/02/2014 | Commentary


Newly re-elected Brazil leader faces house divided

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s re-elected leader Dilma Rousseff on Monday faced a house divided after a bitterly fought election that ended with the narrowest presidential win since the nation’s return to democracy three decades ago.

Date: 10/27/2014 | Nation & World


Ancient settlement was high in Andes

NEW YORK — The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes.Now, their stone tools and other artifacts have revealed their presence...

Date: 10/24/2014 | Nation & World




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