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  • Frank Fairfield's latest crate-digging finds; plus McCabe's date

     
    Old-time banjo and fiddle master Frank Fairfield compiles a list of his favorite recent archival record finds in advance of his Sunday night show at McCabe's in Santa Monica....
  • White House says the war is working – the war on drugs

     
    The White House is asking for over $26 billion in 2012 to fight illegal drug use, world leaders say it won't help...
  • Owl kicked by soccer player goes into shock and dies

     
    An owl that was purposely kicked while lying injured on the field during a soccer match in Colombia over the weekend died from shock Tuesday. Initially the bird's injuries were thought to be minor, including a small fracture to the......
  • Diplomacy: Brazil is Obama's first stop in Latin America trip

     
    President Obama's first trip to Latin American starts Saturday with a stop in Brazil, where he is scheduled to meet with newly elected President Dilma Rousseff. A former Marxist guerrilla and prisoner of war, Rousseff is Brazil's first female president......
  • Coachella 2011: Bomba Estereo brings Colombia to Indio via L.A.'s Nacional Records

     
    Bomba Estero's 2009 album “Blow Up” and 2010 followup “Ponte Bomp E.P.” practically sweat out of their album covers, with guitars saturated in dub reverb and Liliana Saumet’s firebreathing Spanish raps and pillow talk moans....
  • Colombian company cancels planned puppy raffle in response to outcry from animal advocates

     
    After animal lovers loudly voiced their opposition, a cellphone provider in Colombia has called off plans to give puppies away to customers in a raffle, The Times' Latin America blog La Plaza reports. The company, called Comcel, is part of......
  • Brooklyn Museum seeks to return pre-Hispanic artifacts to Costa Rica

     
    More than a century ago, an American railroad and fruit magnate named Minor C. Keith unearthed thousands of pre-Hispanic artifacts on a plantation in Costa Rica, then took them to the United States. They were gold and jade pieces, ceramic bowls and...
  • Colombian cellphone company cancels puppy raffle after PETA protests

     
    A Colombian cellphone company belonging to Mexican magnate Carlos Slim's telecom empire has canceled plans to raffle 200 purebred puppies in a customer promotion under pressure by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Comcel, the Colombian...
  • White House: Cocaine market in U.S. under 'stress'

     
    The cocaine market in the United States is under "significant stress," reports the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy. Cocaine production has dropped in Colombia due to recent eradication efforts, putting stress on the U.S. market in...
  • Colombia's Alvaro Uribe reached out to rebels, rebels to the U.S., cables show

     
    Colombia's right-wing former president, Alvaro Uribe, sought contact in the final months of his term with the FARC guerrilla army in an effort to set "road maps" for new peace talks during the government of his successor, Juan Manuel Santos, leaked U.S....
  • Sniffer rats prepare to deploy in Colombian minefields

     
    Narcotics officers in Colombia are preparing to launch a new program in which specially trained rats are deployed to alert human handlers to the presence of land mines, Times Bogota bureau chief Chris Kraul reports. Hundreds of thousands of mines......