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Oscar Isaac, chameleon-like Latino triumphs in Hollywood


August 8th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Aug 8 (IANS/EFE) Oscar Isaac has one of the most interesting roles in "The Bourne Legacy", the espionage and action film opening this week at US theaters. "I ... Read more...

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Prison warden slain in Guatemala


July 20th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, July 20 (IANS/EFE) The warden of a maximum-security prison that holds some of Guatemala's most dangerous criminals was gunned down on the streets of this capital, authorities said ... Read more...

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Impounded plane stolen in Colombia


June 12th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 12 (IANS/EFE) A small plane impounded by Colombian authorities last December after entering the country illegally has been stolen from an airport in the northwestern region of Uraba, ... Read more...

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Migrant wins legal battle over lottery ticket


March 13th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Atlanta (US), March 13 (IANS/EFE) An undocumented immigrant living in Georgia who claimed that his boss stole a winning lottery ticket from him was declared by a jury to be ... Read more...

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Bat flu may pose danger to humans


February 29th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have revealed that they have found flu in bats for the first time. Doctors are worried that the flu may pose danger to humans. Evidence of ... Read more...

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Priest gunned down in Guatemala


January 28th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) A Catholic priest in the southeastern Guatemalan province of Santa Rosa was fatally shot Friday after a road accident, authorities said.The Rev. David Donis died ... Read more...

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Guatemalan judge escapes assassination attempt


December 31st, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Dec 31 (IANS/EFE) A judge in Guatemala who is presiding over many cases related to human rights violations by security forces, was wounded when assailants shot at his ... Read more...

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250 tonnes of drug-making chemicals seized in Mexico


December 25th, 2011 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 25 (IANS/EFE) At least 252 tonnes of synthetic drug-making chemicals have been seized at a Mexican port in one of biggest seizures of such substances in the ... Read more...

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Romeo Santos happy with success of first solo album


November 17th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) Dominican singer Romeo Santos said he is "happy and very proud" to have sold more than 60,000 copies of his first solo album, "Formula Vol. ... Read more...

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Ricardo Arjona grabs top spot on Billboard Latin songs


October 14th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Guatemalan troubadour Ricardo Arjona's latest single, "El amor", shot from ninth to first place on Billboard's Latin Songs chart this week.Climbing from fourth to second ... Read more...

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Two shot dead in beauty parlour


September 28th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 28 (IANS/EFE) Two women were fatally shot at a beauty parlour in the Guatemalan capital, a police official said.Jaime Otzin, head of the national police, said the ... Read more...

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Guatemalan woman finds sinkhole under her bed


July 21st, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Guatemala City, July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Guatemalan woman had no idea that her house was sitting right on top of a sinkhole. When Inocenta Hernandez heard a loud explosion, her first ... Read more...

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Amnesty International calls on Guatemala to investigate political killings


June 18th, 2011 - 9:12 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Amnesty International on Friday urged authorities in Guatemala to investigate a series of alleged politically motivated killings.The London-based human rights group released a statement after a mayoral candidate ... Read more...

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27 massacred in Guatemala


May 16th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, May 16 (IANS) Twenty seven people were killed over the weekend in drug-plagued northern Guatemala, Xinhua quoted police as saying.The mass killing, in which most of the 25 ... Read more...

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Divorce opens way for Guatemalan first lady’s presidential bid


April 9th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, April 9 (IANS/EFE) A Guatemalan judge announced Friday that she has granted the divorce petition of President Alvaro Colom and wife Sandra Torres, clearing the way for the ... Read more...

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219 migrants rescued from truck in Mexico


January 28th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) As many as 219 undocumented immigrants were found inside a trailer in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas when the vehicle passed through ... Read more...

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Former lawmaker shot dead in Guatemala mall


January 20th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 20 (IANS/EFE) Former lawmaker Edgar Almengor Perez was slain Wednesday inside a shopping mall in the Guatemalan capital, authorities said."It appears to be a direct attack because the shots ... Read more...

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14 dead in Guatemala accident


January 9th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) At least 14 people were killed and over 25 seriously injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a ravine in western Guatemala, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Cocaine packed in toys, candy seized in Nicaragua


December 27th, 2010 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Managua, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) A total of 334 kg of cocaine, which entered Nicaragua hidden in a shipment of candy and toys, was seized during the Christmas weekend, officials said.The cocaine, reportedly ... Read more...

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Guatemalan sisters reunited after 30 years


October 9th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Oct 9 (IANS/EFE) Two Guatemalan sisters who were separated during the country's 1960-1996 civil war have been reunited after 30 years, an NGO has said.They had not met each other ... Read more...

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U.S. apologizes for 1940s STD experiment in Guatemala


October 2nd, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government on Friday apologized to Guatemala for conducting a scientific study in the 1940s in the Central American country that involved infecting people with sexually ... Read more...

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Stephen Colbert Takes His Stand-Up Act To Congress


September 25th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, Sep 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stephen Colbert, the renowned Goofball TV comic, brought his stand-up comedy act to the Congress on Friday, when the latter was testifying before a House ... Read more...

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US comedy show makes capital on Capitol Hill


September 25th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) Noted US comedy show host Stephen Colbert turned the US Congress into his stage to deliver a sarcastic testimony, leaving the members in splits - on ... Read more...

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Madge has crush on hunky Oscar Isaac


September 20th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Superstar Madonna has apparently set her sights on actor Oscar Isaac, the man she's hired to star in her 18million pounds movie 'W.E. Hunky Guatemalan'."Madonna has ... Read more...

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At least 22 arrested in violent clashes between LAPD and protesters


September 8th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- Protesters and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers clashed Tuesday night during demonstrations against Sunday's fatal shooting of a Guatemalan day laborer by police officers.Around 300 people ... Read more...

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Five dead in Guatemala landslide


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, July 23 (IANS/EFE) At least five people including three minors were killed in a landslide in Guatemala. The accident occurred on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital in an area of ... Read more...

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73 killed in Guatemala tropical storm


May 31st, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, May 31 (IANS) At least 73 people were killed after a tropical storm hit the Pacific coast of Guatemala, Officials said. The toll caused by the storm has risen to 73, ... Read more...

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Tropical storm Agatha kills 40 in Guatemala (Lead)


May 31st, 2010 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, May 31 (IANS/EFE) At least 40 people were killed and 30 missing as tropical storm Agatha battered the Pacific coast of Guatemala, officials said Sunday. More than 74,000 people have been ... Read more...

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Tropical storm Agatha kills 46 in Central America


May 31st, 2010 - 4:01 am ICT by BNO News
GUATEMALA CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Floods and mudslides from tropical storm Agatha, the first of the 2010 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season, continued on Sunday, killing at least 46 people in Guatemala and ... Read more...

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Four killed as Tropical Storm Agatha, first of the Eastern Pacific season, closes in on Guatemala


May 30th, 2010 - 5:04 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Storm Agatha, the first of the 2010 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season, formed off the coast of Guatemala on Saturday. Four people have already been killed. At 2 p.m. ... Read more...

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Pest’s spit ‘doubles spud production’


May 28th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A little spit may be more than enough to double the output of the world's fourth largest food crop, spud, claim researchers.The saliva of the Guatemalan potato moth ... Read more...

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Volcano eruption in Guatemala kills one, injures 20 as ’state of calamity’ is declared


May 28th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by BNO News
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) -- Guatemala President Alvaro Colom on Thursday declared 'state of calamity' following the eruption of the Pacaya volcano near Guatemala City.President Colom said during a press conference ... Read more...

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Four die in Guatemala plane crash


May 27th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, May 27 (IANS/EFE) At least four people died when a small plane crashed on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, authorities said. The aircraft had taken off from La Aurora International ... Read more...

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US firm to invest $700 mn in Guatemala power plant


May 9th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Jaguar Energy Guatemala, a subsidiary of Houston-based Ashmore Energy International (AEI), plans to invest a total of $700 million to build a power plant along Guatemala's south-central ... Read more...

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Five shot dead in Guatemala brothel


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 2 (IANS/EFE) Four men and a 15-year-old boy were murdered in a brothel in the southern Guatemalan town of Escuintla, authorities said. A police spokesman told reporters that "two heavily ... Read more...

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