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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....
World NowREPORTING FROM SAN SALVADOR -- It's been nearly 20 years since peace accords ended the civil war in El Salvador, but the decision of President Mauricio Funes to put a military man in the sensitive post of security and justice minister has revived raw...
La PlazaHere are stories that made top headlines in Latin America this week, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: Significant court ruling in Mexico In Mexico, the Supreme Court ruled that human-...
Babylon & BeyondThe Palestinian Authority is doubling its efforts to get as many countries to recognize it before September, when it plans to officially ask the United Nations for recognition and membership. Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said on...
Pop & HissA reunion concert of El Salvadoran pop stars of the 1960s and '70s at Hollywood Park Casino on Saturday will recall the Buenas Epocas, a golden era of Latin American music....
1958: Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army in Memphis, Tenn. 1966: Republican Ben Reifel, First District U.S. Representative, announced he would seek a fourth term. He was the top-ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee. 1969: A new...
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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...
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Special to the Tribune"Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War" By Deb Olin Unferth Henry Holt and Co.; 224 pages; $24 In 1987, Ronald Reagan was president, the Unabomber was afoot, and a wire-nibbling squirrel crashed the New York Stock Exchange. It's...
La PlazaRicardo Stein, a Guatemalan intellectual and human rights advocate who became one of the key architects of the 1996 peace accords ending the country's long civil war, has died of cancer. He was 62 (link in Spanish). Stein spent much of his life fighting...
La PlazaAfter two years of investigation, a Spanish judge today issued an indictment and arrest order against 20 former military officials in El Salvador for the 1989 killings of six Jesuit priests, a housekeeper and her daughter during this country’s civil...
La PlazaPresident Obama is visiting Latin America this week, and on Wednesday he will make what may be the most dramatic gesture of the trip. Obama is scheduled to pay homage to Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated by a sniper as he said Mass on March...
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