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KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES -- A former MS-13 gang member turned anti-gang activist pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges of involvement in multiple slayings, extortion and assaults in the Lafayette Park area. Alex Sanchez, 37, director of the nonprofit gang...
Tags: Trials, Migration, Crimes, Justice System, Immigration
Do you want to have a disturbing experience? Then read the book "This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's Most Violent Gang" by Samuel Logan (Hyperion, 2009). The word "mara" is Spanish for "gang," and the word Salvatrucha in El...
Tags: Texas, Sex Crimes, Prisons, Crimes, Rape
Stepping out of her office in the Hollywood & Highland complex for a late (make that very late) lunch, Marlene Dermer was taking a break from what she laughingly calls la lucha -- the struggle. Specifically, she meant the last-minute challenges of...
Staff writerThe Seattle Sounders have agreed on a contract with Costa Rican defender Leonardo Gonzalez. The team said Thursday that Gonzalez's signing will be finalized upon receipt of his work permit and international clearance paperwork. The 28-year-old...
Tags: Los Angeles, Costa Rica, Contracts
As soon as you place your order at Pita Pockets in Northridge, a cook slaps a soft round of dough onto the wall of a blazing tandoor-like oven. After a few moments, a bubbly disk of laffa, catacombed with air pockets and rich with yeasty char, is ready to...
Tags: Chile, Onions, Mexico, Pies and Tarts, Tomatoes
La PlazaWho killed the celebrated Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton? And should those accused of executing him be brought to justice now, or be granted unofficial clemency under President Mauricio Funes's "philosophy of change"?...
La PlazaA brazen attack against buses in San Salvador on June 20 left 16 people dead and resulted in more political discord for Funes. The country has one of the highest homicide rates in Latin America, and is terrorized by transnational gangs with roots in Los...
L.A. NOWFavorite hole-in-the-walls: Eater L.A. asked several of L.A.'s best chefs what their favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurants are: Some of LA's tastiest bites hail from random tiny, divey, ethnic abodes scattered all around (and outside of) town from...
For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
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A Salvadoran's heartfelt thanks I am a native of El Salvador. My friends do not believe how beautiful the country is. I want to thank you for "Latin Revelation" [Oct. 7]. I could not have said it better and described El Pital as well as you did. --E....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHE BEST WAY From LAX, nonstop service to San Salvador is offered on United, Taca and LACSA, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on Continental and American. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $350. Car rentals from several major...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn a makeshift laboratory equipped with little more than a battered chair and a cheap kitchen scale, inventor Rene Nuņez Suarez displays the contraption that has become his life's obsession. It's a stainless-steel cooker that uses about 95% less fuel...
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