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  • Fighting a bad cold, Biden cancels trip to Uruguay

    Vice President Joe Biden abruptly canceled a planned trip to Uruguay on Friday, citing a bad cold that he's been fighting for days. Yet he planned to move ahead with a later visit to Guatemala, keeping the vice president out of the country during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress.
  • Hope's in Style Fashion Show in Hoffman Estates to raise funds for poverty-stricken families in Guatemala City

    Hope's in Style Fashion Show in Hoffman Estates to raise funds for poverty-stricken families in Guatemala City
    The Barrington community is rallying together for the third consecutive year to raise funds for the thousands of people living in the Guatemala City garbage dump. The giant fundraising effort, the Hope's in Style Fashion Show, takes place Sunday,...

    Guatemalan ex-president released from prison in bribe case

    Former President Alfonso Portillo flew home Wednesday after being released from a six-year prison term in the U.S. for accepting $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwan. Portillo, who had been held at a minimum-security facility since last year, was let go...

    Judge's ruling may free immigrant mothers and children from detention

    Claudia Velasquez, a Honduran immigrant held with her 7-year-old daughter since October in a federal detention facility, looked at the judge Monday via a video hookup as he considered her request for bond. Velasquez and nearly 1,000 mothers and children...

    Virginia Politics: Kaine sees challenges, hope in Honduras' efforts to stem violence

    It's not quite the same thing, being a city councilman in Richmond when it  was the second deadliest city in nation, and trying to get a handle on the violence in Honduras, where murder rates are among the highest in the world. But, pausing for a moment...