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Rene Emilio Ponce dies at 64; Salvadoran general blamed for killing of six priests during civil war in 1989Reporting from San Salvador and Mexico City -- Rene Emilio Ponce, the once-powerful army general blamed for one of the most egregious atrocities in El Salvador's civil war, the killing of six Roman Catholic priests, has died. He was 64. Ponce died Monday...
In a java-loving world dominated by Starbucks and flavored with local roasters ranging from Metropolis and Casteel to Stewarts and PapaNicholas, Zell has carved a niche for Intelligentsia based on his coffee — and coffee-drinking —...
Do you want to have a disturbing experience? Then read the book "This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's Most Violent Gang" by Samuel Logan (Hyperion, 2009). The word "mara" is Spanish for "gang," and the word Salvatrucha in El...
L.A. NOWFavorite hole-in-the-walls: Eater L.A. asked several of L.A.'s best chefs what their favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurants are: Some of LA's tastiest bites hail from random tiny, divey, ethnic abodes scattered all around (and outside of) town from...
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES -- A former MS-13 gang member turned anti-gang activist pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges of involvement in multiple slayings, extortion and assaults in the Lafayette Park area. Alex Sanchez, 37, director of the nonprofit gang...
La PlazaA brazen attack against buses in San Salvador on June 20 left 16 people dead and resulted in more political discord for Funes. The country has one of the highest homicide rates in Latin America, and is terrorized by transnational gangs with roots in Los...
By Gerardo Reyes and Patricia Mazzei, The Miami HeraldSalvadoran police say photos that surfaced Friday show the legal adviser to American missionaries jailed in Haiti may be the lead suspect in a human trafficking ring involving child prostitution in El Salvador. Police say they are waiting for...
Tags: Lawyers, Dominican Republic, Justice System, Haiti, Prostitution
As soon as you place your order at Pita Pockets in Northridge, a cook slaps a soft round of dough onto the wall of a blazing tandoor-like oven. After a few moments, a bubbly disk of laffa, catacombed with air pockets and rich with yeasty char, is ready to...
Tags: Culture, China, Sandwiches, Chile, Breads
Note:This was an instant hit with the tasters in The Times Test Kitchen. The olives help thicken the sauce and flavor the duck spectacularly. The recipe, from "Paula Wolfert's World of Food" (Harper & Row: 1988), is adapted from a Minorcan specialty...
Tags: Baking Powder, Recipes, Cucumbers, Steaks, Shrimp
La PlazaWho killed the celebrated Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton? And should those accused of executing him be brought to justice now, or be granted unofficial clemency under President Mauricio Funes's "philosophy of change"?...
Stepping out of her office in the Hollywood & Highland complex for a late (make that very late) lunch, Marlene Dermer was taking a break from what she laughingly calls la lucha -- the struggle. Specifically, she meant the last-minute challenges of...
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