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  • Un pedacito de Guatemala en Los Ángeles

    Un pedacito de Guatemala en Los Ángeles
    ¿Ha oído hablar de Sammy y Jimmy Morales? Si no, debe ser porque usted no es de Guatemala. Con cuatro películas, un programa de televisión y una revista, los hermanos son un ingrediente básico de la cultura popular del país centroamericano, una voz cómica...
  • Arjona lanza Fundación para "invadir de música" a Guatemala

    El cantautor guatemalteco Ricardo Arjona presentó oficialmente su Fundación Adentro, una iniciativa para enseñar música y canto a niños y jóvenes pobres de su natal Guatemala, con la cual, dijo, quiere "invadir de música este país". Read full story>>
  • Competition makes South Florida airports a bargain

    Competition makes South Florida airports a bargain
    South Florida residents using Fort Lauderdale's busy airport pay lower airfares than 90 percent of the country. And flying out of Palm Beach International Airport is pretty cheap, too. On average, it costs only $250 to fly somewhere from Fort Lauderdale,...
  • Illegal immigrant held in Baldwin Park house tells agents his captors demanded money [Updated]

     
    An Ecuadoran man told investigators he was held in an 800-square-foot Baldwin Park house while his captors demanded $2,500 above the $10,500 he had already paid to be smuggled into the United States. Another man came from New York to......
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Fleeing violence, seeking asylum in Midwest

    The trauma remains overwhelming six years after gang members in Guatemala chased the man off a bus and tried to gun him down. Making it worse, a corrupt cop viciously beat him with a pistol and threatened his life. Now a Chicagoan, the man was granted...
  • Wife Dies from Cancer, Husband and Step-Daughter Face Deportation

    Wife Dies from Cancer, Husband and Step-Daughter Face Deportation
    A man and his step-daughter are not only planning a funeral but they're facing deportation. The mother was the only one granted residency and she has just died from cancer. Now the father and his step-daughter must leave the country, but the health of the...
  • What Central American nations have the Caribbean Sea to its east and the Pacific Ocean to its west? a) Colombia b) Nicaragua c) Guatemala

    ANSWER: b) Nicaragua and c) Guatemala
  • Victoria is latest queen in Cunard's lineage

    Victoria is latest queen in Cunard's lineage
    The rising sun peeked under red-orange clouds splayed over the Caribbean port of Cristóbal and backlighted the small armada of ships anchored there, waiting their turn at the Panama Canal. Cups of cappuccino in hand, my wife, Laurel, and I stepped out...
  • Gardening in Hampton Roads: The disliked sweetgum tree is actually a good tree to grow

    Gardening in Hampton Roads: The disliked sweetgum tree is actually a good tree to grow
    Sweetgum, a tree most people dislike because the spiny fruits drop and hurt your feet when you walk on them, is a valuable food source for songbirds and squirrels that eat the plant's seeds. A large tree with a straight trunk, sweetgum is a fast-...