Haiti Earthquake Fast Facts

The Toll220,000-300,000: Estimates of the death toll vary 300,000: Number of injured1.5 million: People initially displaced37,867: Displaced people remain as of September 2017 3,978:...

Why Cuba is watching America’s election race so closely

The Cuban president's challenge to the Trump administration came during a tour of central Cuba last week, where CNN was given rare access to...

Glenn Greenwald charged with cybercrimes in Brazil

The charges come following a series of stories published in 2019 by Greenwald's news site The Intercept, based on a trove of data that...

Justin Trudeau Fast Facts

Father: Pierre Elliot Trudeau, former prime minister of Canada (1968-1979 and 1980-1984)Mother: Margaret (Sinclair) TrudeauMarriage: Sophie Grégoire (May 28, 2005-present)Children: Hadrien, 2014; Ella-Grace Margaret,...

Venezuela Fast Facts

Capital: CaracasEthnic Groups: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African and indigenous groupsReligion: Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%GDP (purchasing power parity): $381.6 billion...

‘It’s kaputt.’ Movers accidentally drop virtuoso’s one-of-a-kind $194,000 piano

Hewitt, one of the world's leading classical pianists, said in a Facebook post that she had just finished recording Beethoven's piano variations in Berlin...

A 25-year-old woman was brutally murdered and skinned in Mexico. Then newspapers published photos...

Authorities announced Sunday that police officers arrived at a home in Mexico City over the weekend to find Ingrid Escamilla lifeless, with her body...

Comedy group that made a film depicting Jesus as gay attacked on Christmas Eve,...

The comedy group Porta dos Fundos stated in a Facebook post that Molotov cocktails were thrown toward their building and that security staff were...

‘Staggering number’ of human rights defenders killed in Colombia, the UN says

There were 107 activists killed in Colombia last year, she said, with 13 other cases under investigation that could bring the total to 120....

Wayne Gretzky Fast Facts

Father: Walter Gretzky, telephone technicianMother: Phyllis (Hockin) GretzkyMarriage: Janet Jones (July 16, 1988-present)Children: Emma, Tristan, Trevor, Ty, PaulinaOther FactsNicknamed "The Great One."Only player to...

Greta Thunberg labeled a ‘brat’ by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

"Greta has said that the Indians died because because they were defending the Amazon. It's amazing that the press gives space to this kind...

Violence forces Haiti to cancel Carnival

Haiti's vibrant Carnival draws thousands every year for mass celebrations. But the three-day festival was cut short after gunshots were heard and people ran...

Chilean Air Force plane presumed crashed on its way to Antarctica

"The plane is presumed to have crashed, given that the amount of fuel and the plane's autonomy had already run out. Given that, it...

A 13-year-old American boy is killed in an ambush in Mexico near the US...

Oscar Lopez was shot in both legs and died in an attack Saturday night in Tamaulipas state, near the US border, said the teen's...

Massacre at video arcade in Mexico leaves at least nine dead

The massacre happened in Uruapan, in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, on Monday, according to the state's attorney general's office. Four people walked...

Armed police and troops storm El Salvador’s parliament

The president demanded that opposition lawmakers vote to approve his plan to secure a $109 million loan that he says would be used to...

Brazil’s culture minister appears to quote Goebbels

In the video, posted to the ministry's Twitter account, Alvim announces a national award for the arts and makes the case for Brazilian art...

Global Public Square notepad

From the August 19, 2018 show: You can read Fareed's full New York Times review of Adam Tooze's "Crashed: How a Decade of...

Baltimore grapples with ‘unacceptably high’ homicide rate

"Our residents deserve to live without the fear of violence and it is my obligation and duty to leverage every resource and tool available...

A teacher was killed and 6 others wounded in a Mexico school shooting, officials...

The shooter, a student armed with two guns, also died, said Adelaido Flores, the regional coordinator for public safety in Coahuila, near the Texas...