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Rep. Jerry Weller, dogged by ethics questions surrounding his Nicaraguan investments and his wife's finances, is set to announce his retirement in the near future, Republican sources said Wednesday. One of the sources said the announcement could come...
If Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was displeased by the hostile reception he got during his trip to a United Nations summit in New York last week, the next stage of his journey surely lifted his spirits. He hopped on a plane to Caracas, where he...
Tags: United Nations, Petroleum Industry, Protest, Bolivia, Politics
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Times Staff WriterMANAGUA, NICARAGUA -- Central America has become a crucial way station in the billiondollar cocaine business, with traffickers shipping hundreds of tons northward from Colombia along the isthmus and increasingly infiltrating police and government...
From the Associated PressU.S., Honduran and Nicaraguan soldiers searched remote beaches and the open sea for survivors and the dead. Villagers helped, paddling canoes through water thick with fallen trees. The storm also destroyed the ethnic Mayagna Indian community of Awas...
India Visitors to Corbett and Rajaji National Parks got a surprise when they arrived for the annual reopening of the famed tiger reserves Nov. 15: both were shut down by forest guards striking for higher wages. These national parks reopen each year on...
Times Staff WriterNEITHER snow nor sleet nor hurricanes nor dismal dollar-euro exchange rates are discouraging Americans from making their appointed foreign rounds. Based on statistics from U.S. airlines, 2005 looks as though it will end up as a record year for globe-...
Tags: Disasters, Terrorism, Egypt, Czech Republic, Documentary (genre)
The Associated PressTEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - A powerful earthquake toppled more than two dozen homes in Honduras and Belize early Thursday, killing at least four people and injuring 40 as terrified residents spilled from their homes across much of Central America. The...
Story by Veronica Torrejón Photography by Harry FisherFirst of a six-part series In a Tanzanian village thousands of miles from home, a retired Pennsylvania pastor sat on a crude wooden bench in a concrete church. A light breeze drifted through the open windows. The Rev. Gordon Mowrer listened spellbound...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterRebuffing criticism of the warm greetings he exchanged with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, President Obama said Sunday that the United States, with its overwhelming military superiority and need to improve its global image, could afford to extend such...
Tags: Referenda, Hugo Chavez, John Ensign, Venezuela, Entertainment
Associated PressPUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua -- Desperate families searched through the early morning hours Thursday for scores of missing Nicaraguans on the Caribbean coast where Hurricane Felix blew away villages, flooded rivers and killed at least 18 people. Some 150...
Tags: Disasters, Floods, Avalanches and Landslides, Honduras, Death
One of the main gains of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua nearly 30 years ago was a system of free and fair elections that allowed voters to give President Daniel Ortega the boot in 1990 and then return him to power in 2006. Unfortunately, this...
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Jul 22, 2007 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
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Sep 6, 2007 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Nov 20, 2008 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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