| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
TAPACHULA, Mexico — The last time Norman Varela made an unauthorized crossing into Mexico, he was headed to the United States, in search of a job, riding atop the infamous northbound freight train known as La Bestia — the Beast.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Born in Springfield, Mo., actor Lucas Grabeel is based in Los Angeles these days. Best known for his work in the "High School Musical" series, films and tours, the 27-year-old actor-singer, who also had a role in the critically acclaimed film "Milk,"...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:04 PM
There are a few delicious reasons turkey serves as the centerpiece of so many Thanksgiving celebrations.
The versatile bird is adaptable to a multitude of preparations and comfortable with all sorts of ingredients. Long before it fed those Pilgrims at a...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Dios es bueno!" (God is good!)
Pastor Rene Molina moved among the sea of believers, bestowing blessings with his touch. He placed a hand on one worshiper's head, sparking such emotion that the man fell to the floor.
"Jesus was an immigrant and...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:21 PM
A former Guatemalan special forces officer convicted of failing to disclose on immigration documents his part in a massacre of a village during the country's bloody civil war was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison and will be stripped of his...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Paramedics met a Delta Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday to treat nine teenagers who apparently became ill after consuming food before boarding in Guatemala City, officials said.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Gil Rodgers, a long time resident of Glendale, passed away at the age of 83 in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Beverley, his daughter Kim Westhoff (Chris) and grandchildren Jennifer and Christine Westhoff, and his...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Frágil como un pájaro, pequeño y tímido, aquel estudiante guatemalteco de la escuela primaria South Grade de Lake Worth jamás sonreía y raramente hablaba.
Su maestra, Rebecca Hinson, lo identifica simplemente como Manuel, "un ave herido que nunca...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:11 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — In almost every sense, Emilio Vicente is an American success story.
He grew up a shy kid in the North Carolina mill town of Siler City. His parents, who moved there when he was 6, had little formal education and worked long,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Frankfurt is a thriving financial center on the Main River that some Germans have taken to calling “Bankfurt,” but the locals take greater pride in their literary culture.
Among other things, the father of German letters, Johann Wolfgang von...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Those with big bellies tend to ask:
"Jorge, can you please make me look thinner?"
The tailor's answer is always the same: "I don't think so. But when I'm done, trust me. You're going to look good."
For 30 years, Jorge Tello has dressed Los Angeles'...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:54 PM
MEXICO CITY — An alleged drug cartel leader suspected of masterminding the June slayings of nine Guatemalan federal policemen was arrested Friday in the southern Mexico border state of Chiapas, officials said.
The suspect, Eduardo Francisco...