| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
TAPACHULA, Mexico — The last time Norman Varela made an unauthorized crossing into Mexico, he was headed to the United States, in search of a job, riding atop the infamous northbound freight train known as La Bestia — the Beast.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:54 PM
BY SONIA NAZARIO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
TIMES PHOTOGRAPHS BY DON BARTLETTI
he boy does not understand.
His mother is not talking to him. She will not even look at him. Enrique has no hint of what she is going to do.
Lourdes knows. She understands, as only...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:14 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Scores of people have been killed in brutal land battles in rural Honduras but authorities have failed -- or refused -- to investigate, possibly bowing to moneyed interests, a new report says.
The violence in the Bajo Aguan valley has...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — We are driving into the meanest neighborhood in the murder capital of the hemisphere, if not the world.
"Roll down your windows," the driver says.
Edgardo seems to think it best that people see who we are as...
| Dec 21, 2013
Re "Living by the rules in a city of mayhem," Column One, Dec. 17
Tracy Wilkinson's article about San Pedro Sula, Honduras, was moving, but it did not focus on one important issue.
Economic inequality has skyrocketed since the 2009 coup that ousted...