Along Mexico’s oil frontier, a fracking divide

(Eddie Seal / Bloomberg News)

After the passage of a landmark energy bill, a new mother lode from the south beckons U.S. companies.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits central, southern Mexico

The quake sends panicked people into the streets, but there are no reports of major damage or deaths.

Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

Nobel laureate’s explorations of myth and reality placed him among the greatest writers of the 20th century.

Squatters and police clash in Rio

Squatters and police clash in Rio

Roughly 5,000 inhabitants of an abandoned building complex refuse to vacate.

Venezuela’s opposition leaders meet with Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition leaders meet with Maduro

Dialogue with the president could be the first step toward ending the country’s political crisis.

Arthur N.R. Robinson dies at 87

Arthur N.R. Robinson dies at 87

The former prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago survived a bloody coup attempt in 1990.

Jim Flaherty, former Canadian finance minister, dies at 64

Jim Flaherty, former Canadian finance minister, dies at 64

Mr. Flaherty is credited with helping get Canada’s budget back on track after the 2008 financial crisis.

Photos from around the region

Paying respects to Gabriel García Márquez

Thousands gather in Mexico City to honor the late Colombian author.

In Nicaraguan town, punishing the ‘Judases’

In Masatepe, Nicaragua, chained “traitors” are tormented on Good Friday.

Prisoners in Peru perform ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

The Holy Week activity is intended to help inmates in their rehabilitation.

Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

Chilean city continues to burn from a massive fire

A massive fire raged this weekend through the port city of Valparaiso killing at least 12 and destroying hundreds of homes.

Brazil’s indigenous tribes

Indigenous groups, including the Huni Kui, Ashaninka, and Madija, live in villages in the Brazilian rainforest.

New evacuations in Chile after major aftershock

Coastal residents of Chile’s far north spent a second sleepless night after a major aftershock rattled their area.

Protests, clashes continue in Venezuela

Anti-government and pro-government demonstrators fill streets in cities around the country.

NCAA tournament 2014

Highlights from every game of the 2014 NCAA tournament.

Young Israeli hockey players find common ground on the ice

The Canada Israel Hockey School, which features players with mix of religious, ethnic and national identities, visited the Jewish Day School.

Former guerrilla declared president in El Salvador

Salvador Sanchez Ceren of the FMLN won a cliffhanger election.

Venezuela simmers

Protests continue against the Venezuelan government and alleged interference by Cuba.

Venezuelans protest in front of the White House

The demonstrators object to the policies of President Nicolás Maduro.

Protests on both sides in Venezuela

Dueling demonstrations of pro- and anti-government protesters have been taking to the streets since Feb. 4.

Obama visits Mexico for trade talks

Leaders of United States, Mexico and Canada hold annual meeting.

Slum pacification is being tested in Rio

An outbreak of gang violence calls into question police program’s durability.