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Staff WriterHumberto Abad Martinez, 53, left his home country of Honduras two months ago to travel to the United States in hopes of finding work. His journey included riding “the Beast,” a freight train that travels across Mexico and is notoriously...
Tags: Immigration, Guatemala, Government Debt, Mexico, Honduras
For the better part of four years, Air Force Maj. Gen. John Borling lived in a cell that was about 21/2 paces wide and 31/2 paces long. There were no windows and little ventilation, except for three small holes. One of the holes contained a naked light...
In 1991, Jan Thompson attended a reunion of World War II veterans who were prisoners of war in the Philippines. She accompanied her father, one of those veterans. "I was just dumbfounded at what I heard," she said. "I walked out saying, 'Why doesn't...
Tags: Alec Baldwin, Jamie Farr, Gene Siskel, Ed Asner, Philippines
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.NEW DELHI, India -- Myanmar’s main opposition party led by Nobel laureate lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi began three days of meetings in Yangon on Friday to elect leaders for the first time in its 25-year history. The fact that the government allowed...
Ralph K. "Ken" Barnes, a retired Koppers Co. manager who was a prisoner of war during the twilight months of World War II, died Saturday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 89. The...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.JERUSALEM -- The sudden death of a 30-year-old Palestinian man being held in an Israeli jail sparked another day of protests and rioting across the West Bank on Sunday as fears heightened that Palestinian frustration levels are nearing a boiling point....
The Hartford CourantBaselio Zorzanello was a quiet hero of World War II, one of thousands of American troops who survived months in prisoner of war camps during World War II. Like many veterans, he spoke of his experiences rarely and briefly. He dwelt mostly on the few...
A Belarusian border guard reportedly will spend two years behind bars for failing to tell his superiors about a Swedish plane that entered the country in July to make an air drop -- of teddy bears. Hundreds of plush bears with parachutes and protest...
Tags: Politics, Prisons, Civil Rights, International Law, Punishment
WASHINGTON -- When Burma's Zin Mar Aung was placed in solitary confinement for trying to organize students in 1999, Bill Clinton was president of the United States. When she was released, Barack Obama was in the Oval Office. Zin Mar Aung says she...
For decades, the accusations of Cuban exiles about human rights abuses in Cuba have been questioned. It was 37 years ago when a local South Florida newspaper questioned Cuban exiles when they said the Castro regime held thousands of political...
PIERRE – The state Senate has already given its OK for a new working holiday in South Dakota called Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. Now the state House of Representatives will weigh in on two more in recognition of groups of special veterans. ...
Roy Laine Montgomery carried a quiet hurt and shame with him for 68 years, ever since the World War II veteran's country wrongly imprisoned him. He was one of 28 African-American soldiers falsely convicted in connection with the lynching of an Italian...
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