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Central America

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  • Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children

    Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children
    Federal officials are eying a large, vacant office building near Lexington Market on Baltimore's west side as a potential shelter for children caught entering the country illegally, an idea that met with resistance from several Maryland lawmakers on...
  • Suffer the little children [Editorial]

    Suffer the little children  [Editorial]
    A proposal earlier this week to provide temporary shelter at a Baltimore City office building for child migrants from Central America who arrive in this country without a parent or guardian appears to have been shelved for the moment, after Sen. Barbara...
  • Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West

    Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West
    Facing mounting opposition from state and local officials, the Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children who have entered the country illegally, officials familiar...
  • Instead of sending in the National Guard, reform our immigration laws [Letter]

    Instead of sending in the National Guard, reform our immigration laws [Letter]
    Having just spent five weeks in Central America, I felt heartsick on reading about the Maryland National Guard hunting down the poorest and most vulnerable people crossing our borders ("Maryland National Guard helping to patrol Mexican border," April 26)....
  • Art of discovery takes MICA president to Guatemala

    Art of discovery takes MICA president to Guatemala
    Who knew that a man renowned for his progressive-minded accomplishments in advancing an educational institution would prefer to spend his leisure exploring underdeveloped lands and ancient civilizations? That, in a nutshell, describes Maryland Institute...
  • Rising number of Latinos spurs English language debate in Carroll County

    Rising number of Latinos spurs English language debate in Carroll County
    Amid the quaint brick storefronts of Westminster's Main Street, Lily's Mexican Market sells Virgin of Guadalupe statues, sacks of dried beans and paddle-shaped cactus leaves. A mile away, the aisles of Las Palmeras grocery store are stocked with...
  • New Walters exhibit explores the art of the ancient Americas

    Except for the spout sticking up from its backbone, the reddish-brown clay dog bears a striking resemblance to the Chihauhau curled up in front of your fireplace. There's the whiplike tail that's been temporarily stilled, the ears cocked sleepily in...
  • Father-and-son team heading for Central America to help the poor

    Father-and-son team heading for Central America to help the poor
    Owings Mills ophthalmologist Marc Honig and his son, Evan, could have simply donated some money to help the disadvantaged in Honduras. They could have collected some old eyeglasses, or solicited their colleagues and fellow students for help, or tried to...
  • West Friendship: Troop 794 celebrates 100th year of Girl Scouts with Thinking Day

    March 12 marked the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts in the United States. When Juliette Gordon Low returned to Savannah, Ga., from England in 1912, she brought with her the idea for Girl Guides which she had learned about while in Scotland. Once back...
  • Ida headed for Gulf this weekend

     
    Weakened to tropical depression status and somewhat disrupted by its passage over parts of eastern Nicaragua and Honduras, Ida is continuing to drop life-threatening rain over the Central American countries. But the storm is expected to move back over...
  • Mexico crackdown keeps migrants off trains known as 'La Bestia'

    Mexico crackdown keeps migrants off trains known as 'La Bestia'
    Around midnight, armed with flashlights, Mexican immigration agents halted "La Bestia" — the Beast. "Come down!" "Come over here!" they shouted at the migrants clinging to the top and sides of the freight train. Some migrants scrambled, hoping...
  • U.S. Hasn't Helped Central American Conditions

    Recently we have heard the news about the children from Central America attempting to migrate to the United States. Even the parents of these children see no future for them in their homeland. My perception is that this is not the fault of the children,...