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  • 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,...
  • 7.5 Quake Rattles Central America

    A 7.5-magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Guatemala, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It happened around 10:35 Wednesday morning, local time. It was centered just offshore, about 100 miles from Guatemala City. There is no tsunami...
  • Strong Earthquake Jolts Guatemala, Killing at Least 3

    Strong Earthquake Jolts Guatemala, Killing at Least 3
    A powerful earthquake hit Wednesday off the coast of Guatemala, killing at least three people, officials said. About 100 people were reported missing, 15 were reported trapped under rubble and the death toll could rise, President Otto Perez Molina said,...
  • Death Toll in Guatemala Quake Now at 52

    Death Toll in Guatemala Quake Now at 52
    CHAMPERICO, Guatemala -- It was the first time that 6-year-old Giovanni went to "work" at the local sand quarry near his home in southwestern Guatemala. The school year had ended, and the boy was bored. He begged his mother to let him accompany his...
  • Man smashes police precinct doors so he can 'go home' to Guatemala

    Man smashes police precinct doors so he can 'go home' to Guatemala
    A man shattered the glass doors the Seattle Police Department's North Precinct on the 10000 block of College Way North about 10:40 p.m. Thursday. A witness waiting outside the precinct saw the man as he arrived on the scene carrying a large rock,...
  • Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed

    Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed
    Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86. His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
  • Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt may face genocide trial

     
    Former Guatemalan dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt will appear in a civilian court Thursday to face possible prosecution on genocide charges stemming from the army's "scorched earth" civil war campaign of the 1980s....
  • Is bribery sometimes OK? How people answered across the Americas

     
    A Vanderbilt University study found big differences in how bribery is seen in different countries, based on a 2010 survey of nearly 41,000 people in 24 countries....
  • Guatemalan leader says he'd consider decriminalizing drugs

     
    Guatemalan President Otto Perez said he'd consider drug legalization as an answer to his country's violence....
  • African adoptions raise alarm about safeguards

     
    As Guatemala, China and other adoption hubs have pulled back on foreign adoptions or stopped them altogether, Africa has become the new frontier for adoptions, bolstered by the sight of stars such as Madonna and Angelina Jolie bringing African children...
  • Niles West Student goes to the Web for Scholarship

     
    When senior Gabriel Flippo traveled to Guatemala last summer with friends and teachers from Niles West High School he has no idea that this alliance …...
  • FBI arrests former L.A. housing authority official

     
    A former construction official with the Los Angeles housing authority was apprehended in Guatemala and brought back to the U.S. to face federal corruption charges, officials said....