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Times Staff WriterPerquin, El Salvador — EFRAIN Perez moves with a slight shuffle as he escorts visitors through the Museum of the Salvadoran Revolution. His halting gait, the result of bomb shrapnel that nearly pierced his brain, has slowed the 38-year-old ex-...
Maradona suffers another health scare The soccer legend was hospitalized in Buenos Aires today after experiencing abdominal pains, doctors said. This was just two days after he was released following a two-week clinic stay for alcohol-related ailments....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHenry Fuentes closes his eyes and tries to sleep. But he can't. He is restless. He looks out the airplane window. This may be the last time he sees the United States. In less than three hours, he will land in El Salvador, a country he hasn't seen in eight...
The two fastest-growing and most powerful gangs in the world are homegrown products of Los Angeles. The Mara Salvatrucha gang, or MS-13, and the 18th Street gang, known in Central America as Mara 18, sprang up in Pico-Union and the densely populated...
Elizabeth Espinosa is currently a reporter for the KTLA Morning News. Elizabeth was previously a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor at KTTV FOX 11, where she spent six years as one of the station's pinnacle reporters on both the Fox 11...
LOS ANGELES -- Passengers aboard an international flight that was parked on the tarmac at L.A./Ontario International Airport for 9 hours finally arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Monday morning and compared the ordeal to being kept in prison....
Though tame perhaps by today's standards, El Salvador's civil war in the 1980s was a brutal front in the Cold War that claimed 75,000 lives. The country was a frightening place where right-wing hit men assassinated the archbishop of San Salvador as he...
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Times Staff WritersOn a sweltering afternoon, an unmarked white jetliner taxies to a remote terminal at the international airport here and disgorges dozens of criminal deportees from the United States. Marshals release the handcuffed prisoners, who shuffle into a processing...
Tags: Pico-Union, Entertainment, Veterans Affairs, Brownsville, FBI
South Florida Sun-SentinelGlenda Gomez glanced at her note-filled spiral binder, then at the instructor, before greeting a newcomer to her English class. "Hi, my name is Glenda. I am from El Salvador. Welcome to the class." That simple salutation in an intermediate class...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSomeone finally told Hugo Chavez to shut up, and the Spanish-speaking world can hardly stop talking about it. The verbal slap to the Venezuelan president came from none other than King Juan Carlos I of Spain, providing fodder for satirists from Mexico...
In a city that contains hundreds of miles of recreational walks, routes and trails, the opening of a new jogging path sounds about as noteworthy as a Pinkberry christening or another starlet DUI. But the new scenic path that opened in December along the...
Sun reportersA three-star Japanese restaurant near downtown Baltimore stopped rolling sushi yesterday after its owners were arrested on federal charges of employing illegal immigrants and stealing their tips. Kawasaki Restaurant, which has served elaborate raw fish...
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