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  • Pictures in the News | Sept. 10, 2013

     
    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...
  • Suspected mastermind of Guatemala police massacre arrested in Mexico

    Suspected mastermind of Guatemala police massacre arrested in Mexico
    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...
  • Ex-Guatemalan commander faces trial in Riverside over massacre

    Ex-Guatemalan commander faces trial in Riverside over massacre
    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...
  • Guatemalan massacre recalled in trial of suspected war criminal

    Guatemalan massacre recalled in trial of suspected war criminal
    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...
  • Guatemala massacre is focus of Moreno Valley man's immigration trial

    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...
  • Jury deliberates in ex-Guatemalan commando's citizenship case

    Jury deliberates in ex-Guatemalan commando's citizenship case
    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...
  • In Guatemala, the lost world of Tikal

     In Guatemala, the lost world of Tikal
    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,...
  • Top Ten less-crowded Mayan ruins and sites

    Top Ten less-crowded Mayan ruins and sites
    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...
  • Vacations with a payoff

    Vacations with a payoff
    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...
  • Ancient Maya pyramid yields new treasures

    Ancient Maya pyramid yields new treasures
    “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...
  • From one, to two, to four

    From one, to two, to four
    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...
  • History lives in the Yucatán

    History lives in the Yucatán
    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...