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  • Tsunami swamps Hawaii beaches

    Tsunami waves swamped Hawaii beaches and brushed the U.S. western coast Friday but didn't immediately cause major damage after devastating Japan and sparking evacuations throughout the Pacific. Water rushed up on roadways and into hotel lobbies on the...
  • Check It Out: Traveling is your window to the world

    Whether you're an armchair traveler, or you have the opportunity to visit other places beyond your immediate environment, travel gives us the opportunity to expand our minds and recognize the various ways that others are living and experiencing the world....
  • Unrest grips Ecuador, threatening President Rafael Correa

     
    In a violent day of chaos, Ecuadoran security forces protesting cuts in their benefits took to the streets and are threatening the government of President Rafael Correa. The government declared a state of emergency after Correa was confronted by angry...
  • Ecuador clarifies invite to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

     
    Ecuador has clarified an invitation made by a government official welcoming WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the country. President Rafael Correa said in a statement late Tuesday that the comments by a deputy foreign minister, Kintto Lucas, were...
  • Donate old gear to biodiversity research

     
    Reptile & Amphibian Ecology International, a nonprofit conservation ecology organization, has announced a program that puts used cameras and other equipment to work for promoting the science and art of biodiversity. Through the program, RAEI accepts...
  • Santos wins: A vote for continuity in Colombia

     
    The presidency of Colombia for the next four years is in the hands of Juan Manuel Santos. The former defense minister defeated Antanas Mockus by a margin of more than 40% in Colombia's presidential runoff on Sunday, Chris Kraul reports in The Times....
  • Drug-smuggling sub seized by Ecuador reportedly able to dive 65 feet

     
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency participated in the operation that netted the sub. It was not clear who built it. Jay Bergman, the D.E.A. Andean director, told Kraul in an interview that the ship, with twin diesel engines, had an estimated cost of $4...
  • Survivor of migrant massacre returns to Ecuador

     
    The massacre highlights the risks and dangers that Central and South American migrants face as they travel to the United States through Mexico, where their path increasingly intersects with the brutal warfare associated with the drug trade. A group of...
  • Ecuador 'coup attempt' draws attention to Rafael Correa's presidency

     
    What happened in Ecuador last week? On Thursday images ricocheted across the world of President Rafael Correa stumbling through a storm of tear gas and violent police officers, after he had stood at a window in a barracks and defiantly told them: "If...
  • From the archives: Drug War Unwinnable at Source, Experts Fear

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In the South American war against cocaine traffic, Colombia is only one of many strategic theaters where traffickers enjoy a big advantage over anti-drug forces. Even if authorities could win the battle in Colombia, they could still...