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L.A. NOWSouthern Californians could see small waves Friday morning resulting from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan....
L.A. NOWOfficials widened an alert for possible tsunamis resulting from the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Japan, covering large swaths of the Pacific Ocean but not California and the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada. [Update 2 a.m. Friday: Authorities have......
La PlazaMore 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...
L.A. at HomeCommunity Gardens Dispatch No. 16: Fountain Community Gardens, Los Angeles Only a few years ago, the tale of the 20,000-square-foot lot at the corner of Fountain Avenue and St. Andrews Place -- a stone's throw from the 101 Freeway in......
Special CorrespondentA Central American country, located between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize has a variety of Caribbean islands including St.George's Caye (the site of the 1798 battle during which the British defeated the Spanish and laid claim to Belize), Ambergris Caye and...
Associated PressTEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A military coup has divided Honduras between two leaders — one recognized by world bodies and another backed by the country's congress, courts and military. Presidents from around Latin America were gathering in Nicaragua for...
Tags: Nicaragua, Hugo Chavez, Death, Europe, Politics
Maryland WeatherWeakened to tropical depression status and somewhat disrupted by its passage over parts of eastern Nicaragua and Honduras, Ida is continuing to drop life-threatening rain over the Central American countries. But the storm is expected to move back over...
L.A. NOWCharges have been dropped against a former casino security director turned preacher who was accused in the 1981 slayings of a Riverside County tribal leader and two other people. James "Jimmy" Hughes, 53, was charged in October with killing Cabazon......
What Central American nations have the Caribbean Sea to its east and the Pacific Ocean to its west? a) Colombia b) Nicaragua c) GuatemalaStaff reporterANSWER: b) Nicaragua and c) Guatemala
Tags: Nicaragua, Pacific Ocean, Guatemala
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWatch out, there's one sneaking up right behind you: stubby brown body, big googly eyes, quizzical expression plastered onto the flat, ceramic face. And over there, against the wall, a cluster of five, 10, 20 fellow beings, plus who knows how many more...
Times Staff WriterMANAGUA, NICARAGUA -- Central America has become a crucial way station in the billiondollar cocaine business, with traffickers shipping hundreds of tons northward from Colombia along the isthmus and increasingly infiltrating police and government...
Many people balk at the idea that North America had any substantial civilization before 1492, the moment that it is customarily believed this continent switched from prehistory to history. I remember being on a National Public Radio talk show and a caller...
Tags: NPR, New Mexico, North America, Arts and Culture, Archaeology
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