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  • Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska wins Cervantes Prize

    The author and journalist Elena Poniatowska, who gained fame in Mexico for her chronicles of social injustice and government repression, is this year’s winner of the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary prize in the Spanish...
  • New Mexico: Albuquerque to host the Gathering of Nations

    New Mexico: Albuquerque to host the Gathering of Nations
    An array of cultural experiences awaits visitors to Albuquerque later this month during the Gathering of Nations. The gathering, billed as the world’s largest assembly of indigenous peoples, will welcome tens of thousands of members from more than...
  • Anne Sweeney, founder of group to help refugees

    Anne Sweeney, founder of group to help refugees
    Anne Sweeney doesn't shy away from a challenge. "There are over 600,000 refugees in Kenya and over 100,000 refugees in Nairobi," says Sweeney, 35, executive director and co-founder of Heshima Kenya, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect...
  • Save the whales, 2014

     Save the whales, 2014
    It was well known for many years that Japan's "scientific whaling" program was a sham, designed to get around the international moratorium on hunting whales. Almost no research on the animals came from Japanese scientists; instead, whale meat kept showing...
  • Contentious referendum looks to seal Crimea fate

    PEREVALNE, Ukraine — Shortly after hundreds of polling stations opened across the breakaway Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Sunday, it became increasingly clear that after 23 years of being part of the Ukraine Crimean peninsula washed...
  • Travel letters: Thoughts on Nicaragua

    Rosemary McClure made my week when I saw her piece on Nicaragua ["Revved and Ready," March 9]. My daughter has announced a destination wedding that all her "fun" relatives want to go to, but most are not "adventurous" travelers. So when they decided...
  • U.S.-Mexico experiment aims to resurrect the Colorado River delta

    U.S.-Mexico experiment aims to resurrect the Colorado River delta
    LOS ALGODONES, Mexico — The mighty Colorado River, which over millenniums has carved the Grand Canyon, does an unusual thing when it gets south of the Arizona-Mexico border. It dies. The Morelos Dam — sitting on the international boundary...
  • Rooney Mara in talks to play Tiger Lily in Peter Pan origin story

    Rooney Mara looks to be headed to Neverland. The "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" lead is in negotiations to star as the tribal princess Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' upcoming Peter Pan origin story "Pan," according to a Variety report. Directed by Joe...
  • In Oklahoma City, re-imagined landmarks on the menu

    In Oklahoma City, re-imagined landmarks on the menu
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma traces its contemporary history to pioneers who populated the prairies. Now, new urban pioneers are repopulating the capital, Oklahoma City, as restaurateurs re-imagine landmark buildings and create new communities around...
  • Review: 'The Roving Party' by Rohan Wilson

    Review: 'The Roving Party' by Rohan Wilson
    The European discovery of Tasmania, that vast island about 150 miles off the coast of southern Australia, came relatively late. Abel Tasman, captain of a Dutch crew, who discovered the island, named it Van Diemen's Land for his patron, Anthony van Diemen....
  • Apps to keep the kids happy

    Apps to keep the kids happy
    In a car full of kids, electronics provide a welcome distraction for those not behind the wheel. They also can reduce clutter in the car. A technology-induced silence doesn't have to be a stupor, said Sue Thotz, a Chicago program manager with Common...