| Feb 27, 2011
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
| Jul 13, 2011
Kenneth Choi has two high-profile films in the hopper. He portrays Jim Morita, one of the Howling Commandos in the action film "Captain America: The First Avenger." He also has finished shooting the remake of "Red Dawn." A resident of Los Angeles, the 39-...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:15 AM
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (KTLA) -- A man from Belize vacationing in Southern California has been arrested, after he allegedly followed a teenage girl into her Hawthorne apartment and then tried to rape the girl's mother.
Lirisi Arzu, 22, was booked on suspicion...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:03 AM
As newly formed Tropical Storm Harvey moves over Central America, two tropical waves in the Atlantic are steadily gaining organization.
One, of immediate interest to the islands of the eastern Caribbean, is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles on...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 5:08 AM
CANCUN, Mexico -- A weakened Tropical Storm Rina whipped the Mexican resort communities of the Yucatan Peninsula early Friday as it lost more of its punch.
The storm was buffeting the Mayan Riviera area with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph),...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 10:06 AM
A Westmont man who came over to his estranged wife’s for a family movie night that ended with her strangulation confessed today to her murder.
In a partial plea with DuPage County prosecutors, Ian Alamilla pleaded guilty to the first-degree...
| Nov 24, 2011
After Thursday's extravaganza, it might be the right time to think about the lightest meal of the day — or the meal that affords us the rest of the day to burn off some calories, anyway. Forget pancakes. How about savory Taiwanese crullers dipped in...
| Dec 13, 2011
When Norwegian Cruise Line today announced ship deployment for the 2013-2014 winter cruising season, it highlighted that it will sail six ships cruising the Caribbean from four different ports. Of note though will be NCL's return to cruising the Mexican...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Avoya Travel has a seven-night cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines, departing New Orleans on Sept. 11 with stops in Costa Maya, Mexico;...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:08 AM
For two decades Gary Hunt has worked to make life better for children in Belize while helping the environment.
It all started with Hunt going on vacation and taking with him a bag filled with school supplies and sharing the items with children...
| Dec 22, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- A federal handgun-smuggling investigation has settled on an unlikely suspect: a veteran Los Angeles police officer, who has now been suspended without pay by the LAPD.
Officer Johnny Baltazar, 49, is also the head of a Central American...
| May 24, 2009
How to Cook a Tapir
A Memoir of Belize
University of Nebraska Press: 294 pp., $24.95
Back in 1962, Joan Fry, an English major, was hungry for adventure. She married an anthropologist and followed him to what is now Belize, to a village deep...