Central America Bureau Chief, New York Times
NY Times Bureau Chief, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Jefe de la Corresponsalía, Mexico, America Central y el Caribe. Panamanian-New Jerseyan.
thedailybeast.com — It's been a bad month for Latin American autocrats. Earlier this month, onetime Guatemalan Generalissimo Efraín Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide and sentenced to 80 years in prison for his role in the Central American Cold War.
nytimes.com — MEXICO CITY - A day after Guatemala's highest court threw out the genocide verdict against a former dictator, Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt, lawyers on both sides of the case said Tuesday that his entire trial would probably have to be repeated.
latimes.com — Wendy Greuel called Eric Garcetti early Wednesday morning to concede the mayoral election, a Greuel campaign source told the Times, ending a two-year campaign to determine Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's successor and the new political leader of Los Angeles. Garcetti will be the first elected Jewish mayor of the city.
latimes.com — Tuesday's elections will sweep in new leadership for Los Angeles' 3.8 million residents, but the races are likely to be decided by an older, whiter and more educated fraction of the city's population. Latinos, the city's dominant ethnic group and a key voting bloc, make up 44% of the city's population, U.S.
bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) -Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.Meteorologists contacted by The Associated Press used real time measurements to calculate the energy released during the storm's life span of almost an hour.
nytimes.com — A majority of deaths, where cause has been determined, were from dehydration or exposure to extreme heat or cold. Nearly half of known migrant deaths in Arizona happened within the borders of the Tohono O'odham Nation Indian Reservation, a wedge of desert the size of Connecticut.
nytimes.com — TUCSON - In the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office here - repository of the nation's largest collection of missing-person reports for immigrants who have vanished while crossing the United States-Mexico border - 774 sets of remains awaited identification in mid-May, stored in musty body bags coated in dust.
nytimes.com — MEXICO CITY - Guatemala 's highest court on Monday threw out the genocide conviction and prison sentence of the former dictator Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt. The decision by Guatemala's Constitutional Court was a dramatic legal victory for General Ríos Montt, 86, and a blow to human rights advocates who had called his conviction a sign that Guatemala's courts would no longer allow impunity for the country's powerful.
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