MEXICO CITY — Statues of Columbus are being toppled across the Americas, amid fierce debates over the region’s legacy of European conquest and colonialism. Few have been more contentious than the replacement of a monument at the heart of Mexico’s capital, touching on some of the most intense disputes inContinue Reading

The finds are then distributed to his family, who are spread across 24 villages in a tropical region of Ecuador stretching from the mountains of the Andes to the lowlands of the Amazon. The Shuar tribe, to which he belongs, has lived there for centuries. Growing up in the jungleContinue Reading

The Daintree Rainforest in Australia — a world-famous travel destination and, at an estimated 180 million years old, one of the world’s oldest forests — was one of four national parks returned to their traditional owners on Wednesday under an agreement signed with the Queensland state government. Nearly 400,000 acresContinue Reading

Pope Francis accompanied by Governor-General Mary Simon, right, arrives at the Citadelle de Quebec on Wednesday in Quebec City, Quebec City, Quebec. John Locher/AP hide caption toggle caption John Locher/AP Pope Francis accompanied by Governor-General Mary Simon, right, arrives at the Citadelle de Quebec on Wednesday in Quebec City, QuebecContinue Reading

Comment on this story Comment EDMONTON, Alberta — Pope Francis arrived for his first big Mass in Canada on Tuesday to honor grandparents, a day after he apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in severing generations of Indigenous family ties by participating in Canada’s “disastrous” residential school system. Tens ofContinue Reading