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  • 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....
  • Man arrested on suspicion of aiding fugitive molester

     
    A man who provides cares for an elderly woman has been arrested on suspicion of helping her son remain a fugitive from child molesting charges, Santa Barbara authorities said Wednesday. Luis Procopio Urbina, 43, allegedly sent "large amounts of money".......
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Peru ministers resign over antidrug sweep

     
    Peru's ministers of interior and defense resign after coming under criticism for a monthly anti drugs sweep that left 10 police and soldiers dead....
  • Deadly mudslides in Guatemala as rainy season's storms batter region [Updated]

     
    Heavy rainfall unleashed mudslides in Guatemala that have claimed at least 45 lives, and officials say hope is fading to find any survivors trapped under mud in two separate slides on the same highway in western Guatemala (link with video by the BBC)....
  • Guatemala tapping volcanoes as new energy sources [Updated]

     
    Dotted with volcanoes, Guatemala is seeking to harness their geothermal energy to create green power sources, part of a growing trend in Central America, Reuters reports. By harnessing the heat of steam and water trapped deep under the active Pacaya...
  • Panama Canal itineraries from Princess Cruises

     
    Today the Panama Canal offers passage to approximately 14,000 ships a year. That number includes two Princess Cruises vessels specifically built for Panama Canal cruising – Coral Princess and Island Princess. The sides of these ships just clear th...
  • Protests over day laborer's shooting death in Westlake resonate all the way to Guatemala

     
    Los Angeles police say Jaminez Xum, whom acquaintances in California had identified as Manuel Jamines, was drunk and threatening two women with a knife when an officer shot him Sept. 5 in Westlake. Word of the fatal shooting prompted protests......
  • A migrant's police shooting death in Los Angeles resonates in remote Guatemala

     
    In the highland Mayan village of Xexac, in Guatemala, the body of Manuel Jaminez Xum finally arrived for burial, the flags of Guatemala and the United States draped over his casket. Jaminez was shot and killed by a Los Angeles police officer on Sept. 5...
  • U.S. apologizes for experiment that infected Guatemalans with syphilis

     
    The United States apologized to Guatemala on Friday for a 1940s research program in which Guatemalans were intentionally infected with the sexually transmitted disease syphilis without their knowledge or consent. Between 1946 and 1948, the agency then...
  • Obama orders review after revelations of '40s-era Guatemala syphilis study

     
    The White House has ordered a comprehensive review of medical research guidelines after revelations last month that the U.S. knowingly infected hundreds of Guatemalan prisoners and patients with syphilis or gonorrhea in the 1940s. President Obama's...