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  • Deportation reprieve for illegal immigrants starts Wednesday

    Deportation reprieve for illegal immigrants starts Wednesday
    When Sarita Santillan moved from Peru to Maryland with her family in 2003, she was just 11 years old — and had little clue how hard it would be to stay here. This week, Santillan, 20, an illegal immigrant who lives in Greektown, will be among...
  • Top Ten less-crowded Mayan ruins and sites

    Top Ten less-crowded Mayan ruins and sites
    While there is little debate that the Mayans had an amazing knowledge of numbers and astronomy, many of us hope their calculations regarding December 2012 being the end of the world are a bit off. However, if there are only a few months left, we should...
  • With Dream Act approved, students look to the future

    With Dream Act approved, students look to the future
    Kevin Hernandez was 11 when he left his grandmother's home in El Salvador, traveling by bus and on foot — alone — to Maryland to meet his mother, whom he had not seen since he was 6. Shortly after the boy waded through chest-high water to...
  • Hurricane Sandy donations on their way

    An 11-day effort to collect clothes and other supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy has packed a local surfwear company's warehouse and the donated goods are now on their way to the East Coast in a U-Haul truck. "We nearly filled the entire warehouse,...
  • Maryland counties seek to make English official language

    Jose Soto doesn't pay attention to politics in Frederick County. He's new to town and spends much of his time working at an apple-processing plant in Pennsylvania. But he heard something a few weeks ago about the county making English its official...
  • Federal officials want to starve MS-13 gang of its money

     
    Federal authorities named Mara Salvatrucha MS-13, the ruthless Latin American gang born three decades ago on the streets of Los Angeles, a “transnational criminal organization” on Thursday, making it the first street gang to join the list. The...
  • The week in Latin America: Peru's African legacy

     
    Here are stories that made top headlines in Latin America this week, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: Significant court ruling in Mexico In Mexico, the Supreme Court ruled that human-...
  • Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said

     
    The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a “transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run....
  • Obama to visit grave of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero

     
    President Obama is visiting Latin America this week, and on Wednesday he will make what may be the most dramatic gesture of the trip. Obama is scheduled to pay homage to Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated by a sniper as he said Mass on March...
  • Good news: Joe Biden gets a Democratic fundraising letter out despite the radiation, economy and new war

     
    Crashed U.S. fighter in Libya doesn't deter President Obama from offering toasts across South America, so the VP steps in....
  • Spanish judge indicts 20 Salvadorans in 1989 killings of Jesuits

     
    After two years of investigation, a Spanish judge today issued an indictment and arrest order against 20 former military officials in El Salvador for the 1989 killings of six Jesuit priests, a housekeeper and her daughter during this country’s civil...