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  • Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed

    Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed
    Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86. His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • The week in Latin America: Meet Cuba's Scrabble man

     
    Stories that made headlines this week in Latin America, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza....
  • Greeks in deal on new government in bid to save bailout, euro

     
    Greece’s ruling Socialists and opposition conservatives agreed to form a unity government Sunday after a week of political turmoil that threatened to push the country into bankruptcy and out of Europe’s single currency. Embattled Greek Prime...
  • Elections in Nicaragua, Guatemala underscore threats to democracy

     
    Elections in Guatemala and Nicaragua: Voters on Sunday were choosing presidents in Guatemala and Nicaragua, two Central American countries where democracy has been dramatically weakened by violence and political abuse....
  • A place where Guatemalan day laborers are survivors of war

     
    The laborers who undocumented immigrants from Guatemala participate in an unsettling video installation by Mexican artist Yoshua Okon on view at a university gallery in Mexico City. They are war survivors playing themselves....
  • Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt may face genocide trial

     
    Former Guatemalan dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt will appear in a civilian court Thursday to face possible prosecution on genocide charges stemming from the army's "scorched earth" civil war campaign of the 1980s....
  • Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt faces genocide charges

     
    Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator of Guatemala who oversaw one of the nation's bloodiest periods, will stand trial on genocide charges and other crimes stemming from a 36-year civil war, a judge rules....
  • Is bribery sometimes OK? How people answered across the Americas

     
    A Vanderbilt University study found big differences in how bribery is seen in different countries, based on a 2010 survey of nearly 41,000 people in 24 countries....
  • Guatemalan leader says he'd consider decriminalizing drugs

     
    Guatemalan President Otto Perez said he'd consider drug legalization as an answer to his country's violence....
  • African adoptions raise alarm about safeguards

     
    As Guatemala, China and other adoption hubs have pulled back on foreign adoptions or stopped them altogether, Africa has become the new frontier for adoptions, bolstered by the sight of stars such as Madonna and Angelina Jolie bringing African children...
  • FBI arrests former L.A. housing authority official

     
    A former construction official with the Los Angeles housing authority was apprehended in Guatemala and brought back to the U.S. to face federal corruption charges, officials said....