| Feb 27, 2011
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 1:20 PM
"Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War"
By Deb Olin Unferth
Henry Holt and Co.; 224 pages; $24
In 1987, Ronald Reagan was president, the Unabomber was afoot, and a wire-nibbling squirrel crashed the New York Stock Exchange. It's...
| Mar 13, 2011
The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War
Deb Olin Unferth
Henry Holt: 212 pp., $24
In the 1980s, Central America was astir with civil unrest, in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua. While nation-states and their proxies intervened...
| May 4, 2011
Reporting from San Salvador and Mexico City -- Rene Emilio Ponce, the once-powerful army general blamed for one of the most egregious atrocities in El Salvador's civil war, the killing of six Roman Catholic priests, has died. He was 64.
Ponce died Monday...
| May 13, 2011
| 7:30 PM
It's fitting that Diana Guido's favorite events in track and field are the hurdles.
In the Estancia High junior's life there have been many hurdles to clear. One came just two weeks before she competed in the Orange Coast League finals. Negative...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:49 AM
The Tungurahua volcano spewed lava and rock Tuesday, prompting the government to urge four villages to evacuate. Ecuador's Geophysical Institute noted increased activity two days earlier, and authorities prepared shelters in case mandatory...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:53 PM
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Europe is my passion and the focus of my work, but Latin America has long held a fascination for me. I took my first trip to the region (to Nicaragua and El Salvador) in 1988, during El Salvador's civil war. I returned to...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 6:24 AM
Count to 10, Jose. Hold your breath and absorb the reality. Smile as your name is called and you head to the front of the room, one of 50 this morning at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Baltimore whose life is about to be changed again....
| Jul 31, 2011
| 8:00 AM
At a tidy jail in Frederick County, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and his deputies have helped federal authorities identify nearly 1,000 illegal immigrants for deportation in the past three years.
In a renovated mansion in Prince George's County, Casa de...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:09 PM
People ask me where I go for a vacation. Europe is certainly my passion and the focus of my work, but Central America has long held a fascination for me. I took my first trip to the region (Nicaragua and El Salvador) in 1988, during El Salvador's civil...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 1:33 PM
Elk Grove Mayor Steve Detrick is on a relief mission. His mission is to fill one cargo container with enough clothes and supplies to aid in the humanitarian efforts in El Salvador.
“They’ve had flooding, loss of over 2,000 homes and one of...