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Ethiopia

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  • Next generation of filmmakers get shot at recognition

    Having a movie shown at a film festival is no small feat, but imagine being a fledgling filmmaker still in college — or even younger. The Newport Beach Film Festival gives the next generation's Woody Allens or Francis Ford Coppolas their start with...
  • We mustn't forget Haiti as we recall Live Aid

    Every generation has at least one "where were you when …" moment — a defining snapshot that, from time to time, we rescue from the mental mothballs, dust off and admire anew. I was too young to fully understand all the oniony layers...
  • Brew master

    Brew master
    In a java-loving world dominated by Starbucks and flavored with local roasters ranging from Metropolis and Casteel to Stewarts and PapaNicholas, Zell has carved a niche for Intelligentsia based on his coffee — and coffee-drinking —...
  • Five nonsmokers' paradises

    Five nonsmokers' paradises
    The world's biggest tobacco-consuming countries, including Greece, Russia and Austria, are also among the top travel spots, but the opposite isn't quite the case. Countries with the lowest reported adult smokers, as you'll notice in the list below, don't...
  • Mueller family of 10: Pete, Patty and their eight children, including two Ethiopian adoptees, are lifted by the generosity of multitudes

    Mueller family of 10: Pete, Patty and their eight children, including two Ethiopian adoptees, are lifted by the generosity of multitudes
    Though Christmas comes but once a year, it has come tenfold for Pete and Patty Mueller and their eight children this year. The tale of the Muellers' endeavor to raise eight children, including two adopted earlier this year from Ethiopia, inspired an...
  • Teens from a struggling L.A. public campus get a chance to shine at prestigious private schools

    Teens from a struggling L.A. public campus get a chance to shine at prestigious private schools
    What impressed Joel Argueta first about Harvard-Westlake School was his locker -- a wide, ample affair that holds his backpack and all of his books. There's also a student lounge with comfortable couches, where he does homework and meets with new friends....
  • Reach out to Cuba

    Reach out to Cuba
    Not since Richard Nixon went to China has an intractable foreign policy issue been so ripe for resolution as U.S. relations with Cuba are today. As with China, bilateral hostility has persisted long after the causes of the initial break have ceased to...
  • Artisans of the roast

    A great cup of coffee starts with great beans. As recently as 10 years ago, finding good whole bean coffee usually meant seeking out the little gourmet shops that imported it, finding a Peet's or Illy store -- or having an Italian (or Guatemalan)...
  • NEIGHBORHOODS: Little Ethiopia

    NEIGHBORHOODS: Little Ethiopia
    L.A.'s Fairfax Avenue has long been a meeting place for diverse cultures. It became an artery for the Jewish community in the 1950s, and the original Farmers Market has been a central gathering ground for Angelenos of every stripe since 1934. The most...
  • Q & A with President Isaias Afwerki

    The Eritrean president sat down recently with the Los Angeles Times to share his views about U.S. relations, a long-simmering border dispute with Ethiopia and progress in Africa toward democracy and human rights. U.S.-Eritrea relations are at an all-time...
  • Eritrea's struggle for independence shaped ambitions

    Aid shunned Eritrea's fervent pursuit of self-reliance is rooted in its 30-year struggle for independence from Ethiopia, first against U.S.-backed Emperor Haile Selassie and then Soviet-backed dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam. Eritrea's president,...
  • Eritrea aspires to be self-reliant, rejecting foreign aid

    ASMARA, Eritrea — This struggling, low-profile nation is doing something virtually unheard of in Africa. It's turning down foreign aid. With a president who vows not to lead another "spoon-fed" African country "enslaved" by international donors,...