| 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...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 4:53 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:39 AM
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...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:56 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:58 PM
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,...