| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:32 AM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, a cat gets a close look at a government trooper taking position as Muslim rebels hold scores of hostages as human shields in a standoff at the southern port city of Zamboanga in the Philippines. More battle-ready...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:54 PM
MEXICO CITY — An alleged drug cartel leader suspected of masterminding the June slayings of nine Guatemalan federal policemen was arrested Friday in the southern Mexico border state of Chiapas, officials said.
The suspect, Eduardo Francisco...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Opening statements began Tuesday in Riverside in the trial of a former Guatemalan soldier accused of concealing his role in a massacre when he applied for U.S. citizenship.
A federal prosecutor told jurors in Riverside that Jorge Sosa took part in the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:37 AM
Horrific scenes of a civil war that ravaged Guatemala were relived Wednesday in a Riverside courtroom as testimony continued in the case of a suspected war criminal accused of lying on documents in order to become a U.S. citizen.
Jorge Sosa, a Moreno...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Decades after that December day in the Guatemalan village, the former soldier could remember the women's screams. Their cries for help, he said, rang out from the church as the soldiers raped them. He recalled the bloodshed and the victims flung into a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:41 PM
A jury began deliberating Monday in the case of a Guatemalan commando turned Moreno Valley martial arts instructor accused of lying about his military service on immigration forms in order to become a U.S. citizen.
Federal prosecutors have argued in a...
| Nov 4, 2012
TIKAL NATIONAL PARK, Guatemala — The woman in the shorts shrieked, grabbed her ankle and crumpled to the ground as though she'd been shot.
And in a sense she had.
"A bullet ant," surmised José Elias, our unflappable guide. "If they sting you,...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:39 AM
While there is little debate that the Mayans had an amazing knowledge of numbers and astronomy, many of us hope their calculations regarding December 2012 being the end of the world are a bit off. However, if there are only a few months left, we should...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job.
Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:27 PM
“The Storm God enters the sky.”
That’s the translation of Och Chan Yopaat, the name of an ancient Maya ruler whose likeness dominates a remarkable carving discovered last month in a Guatemala pyramid.
The carving, which depicts the...
| Jul 28, 2013
Romantic comedies are filled with stories of opposites attracting, but the truth is, opposing personalities can tear a relationship apart.
Just ask Erik and Mark Sosa-Kibby of Kenosha.
Erik, 38, admits that he is the stereotypical artist with his head...
| Sep 9, 2012
YUCATÁN PENINSULA, Mexico — What's the Mexican drug-war body count now? 47,000? Ever since the killings began to escalate in late 2006, I've been visiting the country less and choosing spots more carefully.
But the Yucatán Peninsula was an easy...