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  • Summer accessories that give back

     
    I stopped by a cute party at the Rose Café in Venice on Wednesday night for a pop-up store with an ethical bent. The event was called A Night of Ethical Shopping, and there was jewelry for sale from Hands......
  • Massive sinkhole swallows building in Guatemala

     
    No, your eyes haven't deceived you. By now we're certain you've seen the photo of the enormous sinkhole in Guatemala City, and though some might have thought it was the work of an avid fan of Photoshop -- sadly it's......
  • Massive sinkhole among Guatemala storm damage

     
    The Guatemalan government on Monday posted on its Flickr feed a photo -- an actual photo, no editing -- showing a wide gaping sinkhole with no discernible bottom, in the most remarkable image so far after Tropical Storm Agatha swept through the region and...
  • Thousands displaced in aftermath of Tropical Storm Agatha

     
    The enormous sinkhole that broke in Zone 2 of Guatemala City continues to draw curious onlookers and geologists who are eager to study it. The hole, almost perfectly round and frighteningly deep, goes down nearly 100 feet. Its cause is still a mystery....
  • Guatemala's international justice watchdog quits in frustration

     
    For 2 1/2 years, Carlos Castresana, a well-respected Spanish jurist, has headed the commission formed to repair Guatemala's notoriously flawed justice system. He was tasked by the United Nations with the gargantuan job of cleaning up Guatemala's corrupt...
  • Soundings in the echo chamber

     
    Here's a sampling of the blogs that have riffed on the Times' editorials and Op-Eds lately: Persevere: Leith Community Portal pointed its readers to John Bolton's July 1 op-ed, "We must crush the Taliban and Al Qaeda in a 'long war' in Afghanistan."...
  • Latin America Digest: Cuba, Venezuela and Guatemala

     
    TODAY'S ONE-LINE NEWS BRIEFS: Havana -- Cuba has accused Chilean businessman Max Marambio, a former close friend of Fidel Castro, of bribery, fraud and other crimes, and summoned him to appear before investigators in a high-profile corruption case,...
  • US Apologizes For Intentionally Infecting Guatemalans With Syphilis

    US Apologizes For Intentionally Infecting Guatemalans With Syphilis
    WASHINGTON, DC -- The United States apologized Friday for a Tuskegee -type experiment conducted in the 1940s in which U.S. government researchers deliberately infected Guatemalan prison inmates, women and mental patients with syphilis. In the experiment,...
  • U.S. apologizes for STD study

    U.S. apologizes for STD study
      Washington (Reuters) - The United States apologized Friday for an experiment conducted in the 1940s in which U.S. government researchers deliberately infected Guatemalan prison inmates, women and mental patients with syphilis. In the experiment, aimed...
  • 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...
  • Giant Sinkhole Swallows Guatemala City Block

    Giant Sinkhole Swallows Guatemala City Block
    GUATEMALA CITY -- A cavernous and almost perfectly round sinkhole swallowed an entire intersection in Guatemala City during a tropical storm, spooking people in the neighborhood but exciting geologists. The hole is 66 feet across and plunges nearly 100...
  • 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...