| 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...
| 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 19, 2013
| 5:04 PM
There are a few delicious reasons turkey serves as the centerpiece of so many Thanksgiving celebrations.
The versatile bird is adaptable to a multitude of preparations and comfortable with all sorts of ingredients. Long before it fed those Pilgrims at a...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Those with big bellies tend to ask:
"Jorge, can you please make me look thinner?"
The tailor's answer is always the same: "I don't think so. But when I'm done, trust me. You're going to look good."
For 30 years, Jorge Tello has dressed Los Angeles'...
| 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...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:22 PM
No two readers are alike. No two mothers are alike. And the only way to really find out what might be a good book to get your mother for Mother’s Day is to ask her what she likes to read.
My own mother’s reading habits have always been a bit...
| Sep 30, 2012
The Polish Boxer
Translated from the Spanish by Daniel Hahn, Ollie Brock, Lisa Dillman, Thomas Bunstead and Anne McLean
Bellevue Literary Press: 188 pp., $14.95 paper
In the closing pages of...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:53 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Along Mexico's southern border region with Guatemala, ruthless criminals hunt for migrants from Central America like a "pack of wolves." Migrants victimized by gangs often end up in mass graves, while their survivors to the north or south...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 3:12 PM
GUATEMALA CITY -- Nine members of the Guatemalan military were ordered arrested Thursday in connection with the killing last week of six indigenous peasants during a protest -- a remarkable development in a country where the army was long considered...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Officials said that the risk of a Pacific Ocean tsunami was low after a 7.4 earthquake struck Wednesday morning off the coast of Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Officials said they......
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:54 AM
At least three people were reportedly killed in Guatemala after a powerful earthquake shook the Central American country....