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  • Honduras and Guatemala play scoreless draw

    Guatemala played with nine men in the final 11 minutes, but managed to tie Honduras 0-0 on Monday night in the second game of a Group B doubleheader at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


  • ** FILE ** Migrants from Latin America and Asia leave a truck that was heading to the United States after being detected by X-ray equipment at a checkpoint. Police in Mexico's southern Chiapas state found more than 500 migrants May 17 inside two trailer trucks. (Associated Press)

    Smuggling migrants a billion-dollar business

    X-ray machines at checkpoints in southern Mexico are capturing the ghostly outlines of a clandestine business worth billions a year, people packed tighter than cattle and transported like consumer goods in tractor trailers to the United States.


  • N.Y. girl in middle of immigration row returns to U.S.

    Emily Ruiz, a 4-year-old American citizen at the center of an immigration dispute, returned to the United States from Guatemala on Wednesday, according to her family's attorney, who accompanied her.


  • Panel told no guarantee against unethical research

    Experts say that the kind of unethical medical studies that occurred half a century ago could still happen again despite more than 1,000 rules and regulations that should prevent such abuses.


  • FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2007 file picture, Edward Anthony, left, describes medical experiments that were performed on him while he was an inmate at Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison, as author Allen Hornblum listens in Philadelphia. Anthony's recollections as a test subject during the mid-1960s, and of struggling with the physical and psychological troubles that followed, are the subjects of "Sentenced to Science," a book by Hornblum. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

    AP IMPACT: Past medical testing on humans revealed

    Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital.


  • FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2007 file picture, Edward Anthony, left, describes medical experiments that were performed on him while he was an inmate at Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison, as author Allen Hornblum listens in Philadelphia. Anthony's recollections as a test subject during the mid-1960s, and of struggling with the physical and psychological troubles that followed, are the subjects of "Sentenced to Science," a book by Hornblum. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

    AP IMPACT: Ugly US medical experiments uncovered

    Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital.


  • Guatemalan club official killed after threats

    Gunmen shot to death the vice president of a last-place soccer team in Guatemala's national league, weeks after the man had received threats related to the squad's poor performance, authorities said Saturday.


  • The Rev. Alejandro Solalinde talks with migrants at a shelter in Chahuites, in southern Mexico's Oaxaca state, on Jan. 8. He warns migrants of their risk of being abducted and perhaps killed by the Zetas-linked kidnappers. (Associated Press)

    Mexico drug-gang terror felt far from U.S. border

    Just as they have done in northern Mexico, groups claiming to be Zetas have set up criminal networks in the south to control transit routes for drugs, migrants and contraband such as pirated DVDs, intimidating the populace and committing gruesome murders as an example to the uncooperative.


  • Residents eat at a Guatemalan restaurant across the corner of Sixth Street and Union Avenue where police shot an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who was menacing officers with a knife, on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    L.A. protests underscore frustration of immigrants

    The smell of corn roasting on sidewalk grills, the oompah beat of Latin music blasting from mom-and-pop stores, colorful signs touting tongue-twisting names like Atitlan and Quetzaltenango. This central Los Angeles neighborhood could almost be plucked right out of Guatemala City.


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