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Guatemala

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  • 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....
  • Argentine singer killed in Guatemala ambush

    Argentine singer killed in Guatemala ambush
    Reporting from San Salvador and Mexico City -- Argentine songwriter and singer Facundo Cabral, an icon of Latin American folk and protest music, was shot to death early Saturday by unknown gunmen who intercepted his car in Guatemala City and pumped it...
  • Cops: 84-year-old scammed out of $3,800

     
    An 84-year-old Des Plaines man was scammed out of $3,800 last week when someone called him and said his grandson was in trouble, authorities said. …...
  • Oldest known Maya calendar, ancient paintings found in Guatemala

     
    In the remote northeastern corner of Guatemala, archaeologists have found what appears to be the 9th century workplace of a city scribe, an unusual dwelling adorned with magnificent pictures of the king and other royals and the oldest known Maya calendar....
  • Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt faces genocide charges

     
    Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator of Guatemala who oversaw one of the nation's bloodiest periods, will stand trial on genocide charges and other crimes stemming from a 36-year civil war, a judge rules....
  • Turning poor Guatemalan kids into photographers -- 21 years later

     
    With a handful of cheap, plastic cameras, photographer Nancy McGirr began a program known now as Fotokids and taught children who scavenged at the garbage dumps of Guatemala City to photograph their surroundings....