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The Score: Pacaya 3, Guatemala 0

Saturday, May, 29 at 11:28 pm,

5.30.10 – Guatemala City- The city streets are clogged with volcanic sand and the international airport is closed. Three people are known dead and several are missing. Falling volcanic debris from Thursday night's …

Has Colombia found its Obama?

Wednesday, May, 26 at 7:45 am,

5.26.10 – An unconventional politician is trying to become Colombia's next president by mimicking Obama's tactics.

The General's Getaway Car

Monday, May, 24 at 8:05 am,

5.24.10 – Visualize the trunk stuffed full of cash, the aging Generalissimo in the back seat with his younger and latest mistress. The driver and she have a thing going on and the bodyguards know everything.

Jamaica Declares State Of Emergency Over Capital Violence

Sunday, May, 23 at 9:11 pm,

5.24.10 – KINGSTON, Jamaica — Masked men torched a police station and traded gunfire with security forces in a patchwork of barricaded slums in Jamaica's capital Sunday, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency.

For nostalgic Russians, Cuba is a time machine

Tuesday, May, 11 at 6:57 am,

HAVANA, Cuba — She’d only been in Cuba a few days, but for Maria Malysheva, the memories came flooding back at the sight of Cuban schoolchildren, all dressed in the neat uniforms that identify them as "pioneros" — communist pioneers.

Cuba: Nothing against the Revolution

Sunday, May, 02 at 6:25 am,

HAVANA, Cuba — In June 1961, Fidel Castro summoned Cuba’s leading writers and intellectuals to a meeting at Havana’s Bibleoteca Nacional. There, he issued a warning that would regulate speech on the island for the next 50 years.

Guatemala: Unearthing a massacre

Thursday, Apr, 29 at 7:03 am,

4.29.10 – LAS CRUCES, Guatemala — Archeologists this month meticulously unearthed the brittle, bare bones of what are thought to be at least 162 men, women and children killed by the Guatemalan army in 1982.

Meet the new Ticas

Sunday, Apr, 04 at 6:44 am,

They are increasingly taking jobs out of the home and putting their careers first. Many are opting out of motherhood altogether. They are slowly rising up the corporate ladder and climbing the echelons of government.

CHAVEZ WANTS NUKE, SPACE TECH

Friday, Apr, 02 at 9:44 pm,

April 2 (Bloomberg) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived in Venezuela today for his first visit to the OPEC nation as he prepared to sign energy, defense, and financial agreements with President Hugo Chavez.

Marketing to Brazil's emerging middle class

Tuesday, Mar, 30 at 7:09 am,

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Armed with a list of 70 names and addresses, a pile of surveys and a box of plastic bottles, Luciana Tavares and Elane Rosa Da Silva Freitas set out last week in search of their target population: denture wearers.

Costa Rica's mysterious stone spheres

Monday, Mar, 29 at 5:09 am,

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — A solitary, round sculpture that could pass as a simple work of modern art lends a sense of calm to this otherwise gritty, architecturally challenged capital city.

Mexican Police Chief DECAPITATED By Drug Cartel

Sunday, Mar, 28 at 2:26 pm,

MONTERREY, Mexico — The decapitated body of the police chief of a northern Mexico town and the body of his brother were found inside the chief's patrol truck Friday, authorities said. Hours earlier, gunmen killed a deputy police chief and his bodyguard in another part of Mexico's north.

Haiti Education Profile: Post-Earthquake

Wednesday, Mar, 24 at 11:06 am,

Two months have passed since the Caribbean nation of Haiti was ravaged by a massive earthquake. The disaster took the lives of more than 250,000 Haitians and caused an estimated $8-$14 billion in physical damage, according to a report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

US announces broader approach in fight against drug trafficking

Wednesday, Mar, 24 at 6:07 am,

3.24.10 – MEXICO CITY, Mexico — The big question for both the United States and Mexico is whether or not to continue with a heavily militarized approach in the fight against drug traffickers. With U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s announcement Tuesday, the Obama administration seems to be voting no.

Need security? Hire a private guard.

Monday, Mar, 22 at 6:24 am,

3.22.10 – GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — A year ago, Domingo Castillo Yoc lived with three siblings and his parents in a rural village. A machete used on the family farm was the most dangerous weapon he had ever held.

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