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  • Protests, resignations, a flu outbreak: Tough times for Peru's leader

    LIMA, Peru -- Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it rarely is for Peru’s presidents. But Ollanta Humala, who recently completed his second year in office, is facing an unusual array of challenges, including protests, cabinet resignations and...
  • Israel briefly closes Eilat airport, citing security threats

    Israel briefly closes Eilat airport, citing security threats
    JERUSALEM — Israel’s military on Thursday night ordered the nation’s southern airport in Eilat closed until further notice, citing unspecified security threats. [Updated 1:28 p.m. PDT, Aug. 8: The airport was reopened about two hours...
  • Terror alert: Drone strikes in Yemen, arrests in Saudi Arabia

    As a security alert kept millions on edge throughout the Muslim world, suspected U.S. drone attacks in Yemen killed 12 alleged militants Thursday, and Saudi security forces arrested two foreign men they say were plotting suicide attacks in the region....
  • Coca farming in Colombia dropped 25% last year, U.N. says

    Coca farming in Colombia dropped 25% last year, U.N. says
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Aggressive eradication programs and better alternatives for poor farmers are being credited with reducing the acreage under coca cultivation in Colombia by 25% last year. The total area of coca, the base material for cocaine, was...
  • Review: 'Kon-Tiki' a tale retold of determined seafarers

     Review: 'Kon-Tiki' a tale retold of determined seafarers
    "Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...
  • 50 Best Restaurants: The U.S. did better than you think, and where Thomas Keller ate after

    50 Best Restaurants: The U.S. did better than you think, and where Thomas Keller ate after
    An American restaurant may not have walked off with the top spot on this year's World's 50 Best Restaurants list awards, which was sponsored by San Pellegrino and held in London on Sunday night, but the United States tied with France for most...
  • Literary lucha libre!

    Literary lucha libre!
    Literary lucha libre: It's a battle of words between writers wearing luchador wrestling masks. Husband and wife tag team Christopher Vazquez and Angie Silva founded an event for Peru's up and coming writers to compete in the ring, based on the Mexican...
  • 51 dead after vehicle plunges off road in Peruvian highlands

    51 dead after vehicle plunges off road in Peruvian highlands
    MEXICO CITY — Fifty-one people, including 14 children, were killed when a vehicle plunged off of a mountain road in southeast Peru and fell more than 650 feet, local news media reported. According to the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, the vehicle...
  • Peru vows to investigate report of massive dolphin slaughter

    Peru vows to investigate report of massive dolphin slaughter
    LIMA, Peru — The Peruvian government has promised to investigate charges by an environmental group that the out-of-control slaughter of dolphins in Pacific coastal waters has put the ocean mammal at risk. At least 15,000 dolphins are being...
  • Daniel Alarcon's 'At Night We Walk in Circles' is a layered world

    Daniel Alarcon's 'At Night We Walk in Circles' is a layered world
    The most memorable magic in Daniel Alarcon's engaging and illuminating new novel, "At Night We Walk in Circles," comes when his three main characters, all actors, perform on various stages in their impoverished but beautiful country. Nelson, Henry and...
  • Lionel Messi blames L.A. organizers for cancellation of charity event

    Lionel Messi blames L.A. organizers for cancellation of charity event
    Talk about Messi situations. Hours after it was announced that Wednesday's charity soccer match featuring Argentina's Lionel Messi at the Los Angeles Coliseum had been canceled, Messi went on Facebook and gave his side of the story. "Disappointed by...