This day around the world: Oct. 1

Oct. 1 Barcelona, Spain Despite Spanish national police raiding polling locations and pressure from the central government in Madrid, Catalonia went forward with a referendum calling for independence from Spain….

This week around the world: Aug. 19–25

Aug. 19 Bogota, Colombia After being ousted by the Venezuelan government for her increasingly vocal criticism of corruption and undemocratic power grabs by the administration, the country’s former chief prosecutor…

This week around the world: July 1–7

July 1 Sorriso, Brazil One of Brazil’s most notorious drug kingpins, Luiz Carlos da Rocha, was finally apprehended after eluding capture for over two decades with face-altering plastic surgeries and…