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World NowGreece’s ruling Socialists and opposition conservatives agreed to form a unity government Sunday after a week of political turmoil that threatened to push the country into bankruptcy and out of Europe’s single currency. Embattled Greek Prime...
World NowElections in Guatemala and Nicaragua: Voters on Sunday were choosing presidents in Guatemala and Nicaragua, two Central American countries where democracy has been dramatically weakened by violence and political abuse....
La PlazaLatin America's vulnerability to cyberattacks was laid bare in recent weeks as government networks in several countries were hacked or temporarily shut down, and hackers threatened to go after more. On June 21, the hackers group LulzSec claimed on Twitter...
Los Angeles TimesThe FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry An Anthology Edited by Ilan Stavans Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 729 pp., $50 Here's the answer to a hypothetical "Jeopardy" query: "Who are Pablo Neruda and, um…?" And now, the question:...
Los Angeles TimesRevolution The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War Deb Olin Unferth Henry Holt: 212 pp., $24 In the 1980s, Central America was astir with civil unrest, in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua. While nation-states and their proxies intervened...
Tags: Book, El Salvador, Henry Holt, Christianity, Human Interest
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOn the road south from the international airport in Managua, Nicaragua swooshes by, unfurling in buzzing, humid green. Fields of swaying banana trees recede from the road in rows, the shaggy fronds bouncing against a searing blue sky. I look south toward...
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La PlazaSince resuming the presidency, Ortega has visited Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadineyad, where he said "the revolutions of Iran and Nicaragua are almost twins." Ortega's government has sought to silence political...
Show TrackerGet ready to see football coaching superstar Jimmy Johnson in his underwear. Johnson, 67, says he spent a lot of time on "Survivor: Nicaragua" in his undies because he got tired of being in his wet, smelly clothes. He also......
La PlazaNicaragua's consul was found slain Thursday in his apartment in New York City, where the U.N. General Assembly is meeting, Reuters reports. Cesar Mercado, 34, was found by his driver with his throat slashed inside his apartment in the Bronx, police said....
Show TrackerAll hail Marty ! The âSurvivorâ contestant has made not one but two huge gambles and is still competing in Nicaragua! For his reward, he â¦ um â¦ he â¦ will likely go home next week? I think, in baseball......
LIBYA: Protests continue; regime may be unable to use chemical weapons; Venezuela calls for dialogueBabylon & BeyondResidents chanted "Kadafi out" and "Free Libya" on the streets of Zawiya, 30 miles west of Tripoli, as anti-government forces deployed tanks and anti-aircraft weapons Sunday, according to the Associated Press. The protests come as leaders in the eastern...
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