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  • Ex siamesas guatemaltecas cumplen 10 años

    Cumplir 10 años es una fecha importante para cualquier chico, pero para dos siamesas guatemaltecas que nacieron unidas por la cabeza es más que motivo de gran celebración. Después de todo, han desafiado repetidamente los pronósticos sobre su...
  • PASSINGS: Jyoti Basu, Joe Shannon

    PASSINGS: Jyoti Basu, Joe Shannon
    Jyoti Basu Communist statesman of India Jyoti Basu, 95, a veteran communist leader who in 1996 came close to becoming India's prime minister, died Sunday in Calcutta of multiple organ failure, a party spokesman said. Basu became chief minister of West...
  • Drug violence spilling into Guatemala

    Twice before, the anti-drug agents had gotten a tip about a load of cocaine at the hulking industrial park on this dreary stretch of highway half an hour outside Guatemala City. Twice before, a U.S. official said, they had found nothing. On their third...
  • Smugglers bring havoc to Central America

    MANAGUA, NICARAGUA -- Central America has become a crucial way station in the billiondollar cocaine business, with traffickers shipping hundreds of tons northward from Colombia along the isthmus and increasingly infiltrating police and government...
  • Mexico general battles Tijuana drug traffickers

    Gen. Alfonso Duarte Mugica unzipped the Louis Vuitton bag and pulled out a skull ring coated with diamonds, a coin medallion and a gold-plated Beretta handgun engraved with the grim reaper smile of La Santa Muerte. The gilded narco-gear was once the...
  • Drug cartels' new weaponry means war

    Drug cartels' new weaponry means war
    Reporting from Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and Mexico City -- It was a brazen assault, not just because it targeted the city's police station, but for the choice of weapon: grenades. The Feb. 21 attack on police headquarters in coastal Zihuatanejo, which...
  • Ralph D. Winter dies at 84; Christian missionary was one of America's most influential evangelicals

    Ralph D. Winter, a Christian missionary who was named one of America's 25 most influential evangelicals by Time magazine in 2005, died Wednesday at his home in Pasadena after battling multiple myeloma and lymphoma. He was 84. Winter stepped onto the...
  • Leftist thinking left off the syllabus

    Leftist thinking left off the syllabus
    Guatemala City Leftist ideology may be gaining ground in Latin America. But it will never set foot on the manicured lawns of Francisco Marroquin University. For nearly 40 years, this private college has been a citadel of laissez-faire economics. Here,...
  • Activists say poor nations' access to affordable drugs stymied

    Activists say poor nations' access to affordable drugs stymied
    Activists in the U.S., as well as Thailand and other developing countries, have accused the Obama administration of blocking greater access to affordable drugs in a bid to win the pharmaceutical companies' support for its healthcare overhaul....
  • 'Open Veins' and enduring ills in Latin America

    'Open Veins' and enduring ills in Latin America
    The reading list for my college core course at UC Santa Cruz in the early 1970s included a book by a young Uruguayan author, Eduardo Galeano, called "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent." The book, which excoriated...
  • The looming sinkhole crisis

    WHEN THEY SAW the recent pictures of a giant sinkhole in Guatemala, some folks in Los Angeles may have thought: "It could never happen here." They're wrong. The Guatemala City sinkhole that killed three people and swallowed dozens of homes was...
  • Artisans of the roast

    A great cup of coffee starts with great beans. As recently as 10 years ago, finding good whole bean coffee usually meant seeking out the little gourmet shops that imported it, finding a Peet's or Illy store -- or having an Italian (or Guatemalan)...