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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMeet the new Willy Wonka: Timothy Childs is a former space shuttle technologist who's building a 29,000-square-foot chocolate factory on prime waterfront property in the Embarcadero. He stands in the factory's laboratory inspecting a sample of split-...
Well into the fourth hour of "Che," the extraordinary and challenging new work by director Steven Soderbergh, the film's subject -- the Argentine-born political insurgent Ernesto Guevara -- strikes a recalcitrant horse. Wheezing and depleted from severe...
Iran, the ultimate mischief maker with global reach, astounding patience, a shameless marriage to mayhem and terrorism, and interests that fall squarely in opposition to those of the United States, is making major diplomatic inroads under Washington's...
Tags: Defense, Politics, National Security, Crimes, Diplomacy
Special to The TimesLA PAZ, BOLIVIA — Bolivia has endured popular uprisings in recent years dubbed the "gas war" and the "water war." Now it faces the "capital war." Multitudes have taken to the streets over a proposal to move the capital from bustling La Paz to...
Associated Press WriterA reigning Mexican beauty queen from the drug-plagued state of Sinaloa was arrested with suspected gang members in a truck filled guns and ammunition, police say. Miss Sinaloa 2008 Laura Zuniga stared at the ground, with her flowing dark hair...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLonging for an out-of-country excursion but feeling a little poor because you have only dollars in your pocket? Relax. Even with the fast-eroding value of the dollar against other currencies, you still can find international destinations where your buck...
It took decades for the Los Angeles Times to come to its current position on marijuana, supporting its medical use and advocating lenient enforcement and penalties for small-scale possession. Barring a 1914 editorial suggesting the legalization of opium...
Tags: White House, Cancer, Bill Lockyer, Politics, Laws
Maradona suffers another health scare The soccer legend was hospitalized in Buenos Aires today after experiencing abdominal pains, doctors said. This was just two days after he was released following a two-week clinic stay for alcohol-related ailments....
The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon David Grann Doubleday: 352 pp., $27.50 For each summit reached or Machu Picchu-like discovery, the history of exploration marks more deaths and failures than can be counted, armies of men...
Tags: Defense, Armed Forces, Brazil, Death, Hiram Bingham
A Kansas museum devoted to spacecraft and space artifacts was to open a 4,000-square-foot gallery Saturday focusing on the early days of space exploration. The new gallery, at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, 40 miles northwest of...
For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
Tags: Ecuador, Norway, Madagascar, Namibia, Cyprus
Special to The TimesThe plan was simple: Drive up and walk down. It made sense, after all, to use gravity to our advantage, especially because we were traveling in the oxygen-poor air three miles above sea level. But after 4 1/2 hours bouncing over kidney-bruising roads,...
Tags: Travel, Death, Forestry and Timber, Natural Resources, Forests
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