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  • Readers pack in nominees for overrated destinations

    There's just no accounting for taste. When we asked readers to talk about the places they visited but thought were overrated, the results amazed us. Can someone really dislike the Grand Canyon? Yes. In fact, two readers did. Others registered their...
  • There's a hole in this possible earthquake pattern

    There's a hole in this possible earthquake pattern
    As UC Davis physicist and geologist John Rundle ponders the map of recent California earthquakes, he sees visions of a doughnut even Homer J. Simpson wouldn't like. The doughnut is formed by pinpointing the recent quakes near Eureka, Mexicali and Palm...
  • Iraq contractors tap Latin America's needy

    Iraq contractors tap Latin America's needy
    Sometimes he wakes up with a shudder, thinking he needs to take cover, fast. At other moments he dreams he's running and the mortar shell strikes again, fiery shards of metal ripping through his flesh. "I take pills to help me sleep," Gregorio Calixto...
  • Strategies for Mexico's drug war

    At times, the fight against drug trafficking in Mexico seems hopeless. The body count grows steadily, each massacre seemingly more gruesome than the one before. The flow of drugs to America and Europe continues virtually unabated. The Times asked...
  • Paraguay in a panic over yellow fever

    Paraguay in a panic over yellow fever
    Health authorities here have launched a massive vaccination campaign as a yellow fever outbreak has panicked residents and sparked fierce criticism of the government's handling of the crisis. Almost 1 million people have been vaccinated in this...
  • Something's fishy in Peru

    Are food and drink -- their need, their taste, their origin -- hot political matters? Yes they are, at least here in Peru, where the politics of catastrophe have collided with South American squabbles twice recently. The first fracas was the canned...
  • Oxygen-poor ocean zones are growing

    Oxygen-poor ocean zones are growing
    Oxygen-starved waters are expanding in the Pacific and Atlantic as ocean temperatures increase with global warming, threatening fisheries and other marine life, a study published today concludes. Most of these zones remain hundreds of feet below the...
  • Food price rises spark protests, hoarding

    Anger over high food prices has sparked protests in several countries. Surging food prices have posed a particular risk to poor economies. Here are some details of recent price rise protests and disturbances: * BURKINA FASO - Unions called a general...
  • The best present ever

    The greatest Christmas present I have ever received came two days early and with a rough beard. It was my father, weary and unshaven, after five days as a hostage. He and my mother left our home in Lima, Peru, on Dec. 17, 1996, to attend a party at the...
  • Florida Cruise Guide: Regent Seven Seas Mariner ship itinerary

    14-Night Ft. Lauderdale to Callao ( Lima) 2010 Departure Date: Jan. 10 Cruise Ports: Fort Lauderdale, FL; Playa Del Carmen, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Santo Tomas, Guatemala; Roatan, Honduras; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Manta, Ecuador;...
  • Florida Cruise Guide: Holland America ms Veendam ship itinerary

    This itinerary was last updated Sept. 28, 2009. For more Holland America ms Veendam cruises click here. 20-Day Inca Discovery 2010 Departure Date: Oct. 13 Cruise Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Santa Marta, Colombia; San...
  • Powerful Earthquakes Rock Indonesia and Peru

    Powerful Earthquakes Rock Indonesia and Peru
    A pair of powerful earthquakes rocked western Indonesia and Peru Wednesday. Thousands were trapped under collapsed buildings - including two hospitals in the Indonesian quake. The magnitude 7.6 quake struck at 5:15 p.m. local time (1015GMT, 6:15 a.m....