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  • Mario Vargas Llosa: Nobel prize-winner punched Gabriel Garcia Marquez to make a political point

     
    The writer Mario Vargas Llosa, a leading figure of the so-called "Boom" in Latin American literature in the 1960s and '70s and an outsize political figure in his native Peru, has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy, announcing...
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: Reaction in Latin America turns on Nobel winner's political views

     
    Now that Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature, an award seen as a victory for Spanish-language and Latin American letters, comes the backlash over the Peruvian author's politics. Vargas Llosa, 74, known for his novels such as "The...
  • A 'miracle' in Chile, but mining accidents are often tragedies across Latin America

     
    If the remarkable rescue of 33 miners trapped in Chile for 69 days was a "miracle," as some have dubbed it, other mining accidents in recent years have had less happy endings, claiming dozens of lives in Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Though...
  • Landlocked Bolivia to get gateway to sea in Peru

     
    Peru has decided to give Bolivia access to a Pacific port, allowing its landlocked Andean neighbor a stretch of coastline for the first time in more than 120 years. Peruvian President Alan García and his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, signed an...
  • 'Modern Family' recap: 'It's not racist, it's satire'

     
    As anyone who's watched so much as five minutes of the show can tell you, "Modern Family" is no accident. The show's storylines revolve around minor domestic quibbles, like barking dogs and sullen teens. They're reassuring in their familiarity and,......
  • Yale agrees to return Machu Picchu artifacts to Peru, ending dispute

     
    Yale University has agreed to return thousands of pre-Hispanic artifacts to Peru, tentatively ending a dispute that pitted the Ivy League school against a growing demand in the Andean nation to reclaim its "cultural patrimony." The Machu Picchu objects --...
  • Peru: Alberto Fujimori's daughter is running for president

     
    The daughter of Alberto Fujimori, the jailed former president of Peru, has launched a campaign to claim her dad's old job and is a strong contender in a wide field leading into elections next year. As expected, Keiko Fujimori announced her candidacy...
  • Stocks: What was hot, and not, in foreign markets in 2010

     
    Stocks mostly advanced worldwide in 2010, but there were wide disparities in performance. And the rising tide of global economic recovery didn't lift all boats. Generally, fast-growing emerging-market economies also boasted the hottest equity markets,...
  • 'Soul Surfer's' Ross Thomas shines a light on Peru's indigenous people

     
    Thomas hopes to stop oil companies from encroaching on Peru's indigenous people....
  • Presidential election in Perú: Peruvians in Central Florida could make a difference

     
                                                                                                                    Peruvians from Central Florida will hit the voting polls this Sunday, to choose the next president of their country of origin. More than 7,...
  • Cheapflights.com lists top white-water rafting destinations

     
    It's not really a Florida thing, but it's still cool. And coo, of course, is good in the summer time. With the temperatures warming up, online travel site www.Cheapflights.com  has released its list of Top 10 Whitewater Rafting Destinations.  While the...
  • Humala claims victory in Peru elections, beating the Fujimori name

     
    Former Peruvian military officer Ollanta Humala has been named the winner of Sunday's presidential election, news that briefly sent Peru's stock market into a jittery plunge, reports L.A. Times correspondent Tracy Wilkinson from Lima. Humala ran strong...