| Oct 6, 2012
| 6:35 AM
Amid the quaint brick storefronts of Westminster's Main Street, Lily's Mexican Market sells Virgin of Guadalupe statues, sacks of dried beans and paddle-shaped cactus leaves. A mile away, the aisles of Las Palmeras grocery store are stocked with...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:15 AM
In recent days there has been much talk of the presidential debates. We are preoccupied with relatively trivial perceptions of who "won" or "lost." There has also been endless discussion of whose policy proposals are better. Rather than entertain these...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:23 PM
First of three articles about state ballot issues
On some level, Oscar Moreno knew growing up that his family did not have permission to live in the United States.
But it wasn't until now, as the 17-year-old Baltimore Polytechnic Institute senior...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Retailers plagued by slow sales might want to seek customers outside the U.S. -- places, for instance, such as Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.
Those countries top a 2013 ranking of developing countries for retail investment by consultant A.T. Kearney....
| Apr 1, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Rain chances for Opening Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards may be increasing, but there is still some uncertainty on how significantly a moist system from the Gulf of Mexico could affect the region.
Even so, rain could start to clear in time for the 3:...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A turbulent spring among a family of immigrants nine years ago led to a plot to slash the throats of three young children, prosecutors said Thursday in closing arguments in the murder trial of Policarpio Espinoza Perez.
"There was something terribly...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Even if you're not yet ready to retire, San Miguel de Allende is perfect for a vacation or long weekend getaway.
United and American airlines offer connecting flights (via Texas) to San Miguel's two closest airports, Leon/Guanajuato (BJX),...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:07 PM
A Baltimore jury found Policarpio Espinoza Perez guilty of murder conspiracy charges Tuesday in the grisly deaths of three young relatives in 2004, a conviction that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.
While jurors found that he played a...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Recently, I returned home from a three-week stay in Guanajuato, Mexico. I lived with a gracious Mexican family, took Spanish classes and had the chance to immerse myself in Mexican culture. Mexican society was beautiful and vibrant — full of ideas,...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Policarpio Espinoza Perez and Adan Canela have been mentioned in the same breath since they were charged nine years ago in Baltimore with slashing the throats of three young relatives, ages 8, 9 and 10. They have sat side-by-side at two trials, but as...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Update, 6:06 p.m.:
Tropical Storm Andrea has formed about 300 miles west of Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Florida's Gulf coast, with tropical storm watches from the Jacksonville, Fla.,...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:11 PM
A few months after Maria Andrea Espejo Quezada arrived in Baltimore from Mexico nine years ago, her son and two of his young relatives were beaten, strangled and almost decapitated.
She was the first witness to take the stand as the state tries for a...