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  • Herbert Hyman dies at 82; founder of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf chain

    In 1968, decades before "latte" and "barista" became everyday terms, Herbert Hyman and his wife, Mona, opened a small store in the tony Westside district of Brentwood to sell coffee — not the tasteless grounds of uncertain provenance that...
  • New bakery coming to Homer Glen

    New bakery coming to Homer Glen
    A pastry chef is planning to open a bakery in Homer Glen that will feature healthy recipes and Colombian coffee in a European-style setting. Martha Mejia plans to open Artesa Bakery on May 3 at 14045 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen. Mejia said her shop...
  • A futile war on drugs that wastes money and wrecks lives

    A futile war on drugs that wastes money and wrecks lives
    The war on drugs has been a $1tn failure. For more than four decades, governments around the world have pumped huge sums of money into ineffective and repressive anti-drug efforts. These have come at the expense of programmes that actually work such as...
  • Film Review: 'Manos sucias'

    Two impoverished fishermen from Colombia's Pacific coast transport drugs for cash in "Manos sucias," a rocky feature debut from New York-based helmer Josef Wladyka, here working with a non-pro cast that evinces more enthusiasm than finesse. Although it...
  • Prolific Mexican Producer Alex Garcia Is Just Getting Started

    Mexican producer Alex Garcia's AG Studios is ready to break ground later this year on a facility in New Orleans, where it plans to shoot three English-language movies back-to-back-to-back. But that's just one of several ambitious projects from the 47-...
  • Film Review: 'Mateo'

    An at-risk teen learns a lesson about values, the importance of community, and the liberating power of art in "Mateo," a straightforward social-issues drama from Colombia-born, NYU- and La Femis-trained helmer Maria Gamboa. Told with passion and...
  • 'Sciences,' 'Hair,' 'United,' Quebec, Pay TV, Drive Guadalajara Biz

    GUADALAJARA - Breakout art pics "Natural Sciences" and "Bad Hair" and Spanish comedy "Family United" clinched deals at the 29th Guadalajara Festival, which announced its prizes Saturday. Led by the unveiling of L.A.-Mexico City based Alazraki...
  • Foreign investment: What Bogota can teach Chicago

    Foreign investment: What Bogota can teach Chicago
    — The rules of business in Bogota in the 1990s reached far beyond balance sheets and profit margins. If you could afford an armored car, you bought one. If you had the means to move your family to Miami, you did. On weekend trips, you either...
  • Netflix Series 'Narcos' to Star Wagner Moura as Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar

    Netflix has ordered original series "Narcos" about the infamous Medellín Cartel in Colombia, starring Brazilian thesp Wagner Moura as drug trafficker and politician Pablo Escobar. Series, helmed by Jose Padilha (who directed this year's "RoboCop"...
  • Venezuela introduces food ID in face of shortages, black markets

    Venezuela introduces food ID in face of shortages, black markets
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Grappling with scarcities of sugar, milk, cornmeal and other basic foods, the Venezuelan government Tuesday unveiled a new electronic identification system for shoppers that critics say is a modern version of a ration card. President...
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, hospitalized in Mexico City

    Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City, the Associated Press reports. The author, known colloquially as Gabo, is 87 years old. According to some news sources, Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized with...