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2006-09-02 15:26:19

By Antonio Alcantar LA PAZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John crept up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Saturday after blasting the tourist port city of La Paz with wicked winds and torrential rain that knocked out power and flooded streets but caused no deaths. John flattened trees and electric power poles and sent advertising signs flying overnight in La Paz, popular with tourists, and the capital of Baja California Sur state. As the rain eased on Saturday, electricity was...

2006-09-02 12:34:09

By Antonio Alcantar LA PAZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John crept up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Saturday after blasting this tourist port city with wicked winds and torrential rain that knocked out power but caused no deaths. John flattened trees and electric power poles and sent advertising signs flying overnight in La Paz, a city of 200,000 people and the capital of Baja California Sur state. Ankle-deep flooding on several main roads cut off most streets around the...

2006-09-02 09:17:22

By Antonio Alcantar LA PAZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John rumbled up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Saturday after roughing up this tourist port overnight with wicked winds and torrential rain that knocked out power. Rescue workers began assessing damages and possible deaths in La Paz -- where about 200,000 people live -- when daylight broke. "The hurricane passed close by, or right over us, and cut power to the entire city," La Paz civil protection worker Adrian Romero...

2006-09-02 02:52:06

By Noel Randewich and Armando Tovar LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared up Mexico's Baja California peninsula early on Saturday, after forcing thousands of tourists and residents in this posh beach resort into shelters to escape high winds and lashing rain. But the Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, dodged a bullet when John did not make a direct hit. Rescue workers said their main worries...

2006-09-02 01:44:25

By Noel Randewich and Armando Tovar LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared up Mexico's Baja California peninsula early on Saturday, after forcing thousands of tourists and residents in this posh beach resort into shelters to escape high winds and lashing rain. But the Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, dodged a bullet when John did not make a direct hit. Rescue workers said their main worries...

2006-09-01 23:50:53

By Noel Randewich LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John slammed into the Baja California peninsula on Friday night, forcing thousands of tourists and residents in this posh beach resort into shelters to escape high winds, angry seas and lashing rain. But the Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, dodged a bullet as John did not make a direct hit, veering off to the east as it made landfall. Concern now...

2006-09-01 23:32:10

By Noel Randewich LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John slammed into the Baja California peninsula on Friday night, forcing thousands of tourists and residents in this posh beach resort into shelters to escape high winds, angry seas and lashing rain. But the Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, dodged a bullet as John did not make a direct hit, veering off to the east as it made landfall. Concern now...

2006-06-25 17:10:15

By Mario Roque LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales has scrapped a proposal to drop religious education from the school curriculum because of opposition by the country's powerful Catholic Church. About 80 percent of Bolivians are Catholics and the leftist government's proposal to replace religion lessons with ethics classes has been one of the few issues to spark controversy as the country prepares to rewrite its constitution. Bolivians go to the polls next...

2006-03-23 14:42:41

By Helen Popper LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Less than 130 years ago, Bolivia had a stretch of Pacific coastline. Today, the landlocked, poor South American country is thinking more than ever about getting it back. Every March 23, Bolivians reflect upon the loss of its mineral-rich coastal territory to Chile in a 19th-century war, the source of a bitter grudge against the neighboring country. But the mood was unusually optimistic in commemorative events on Thursday as thousands...

2006-03-23 08:15:00

By Helen Popper CHACALTAYA, Bolivia -- Times are hard for the world's highest ski resort, a dizzy 17,388 feet (5,300 metres) above sea level in the Bolivian Andes. Its glacier is melting so fast synthetic snow is seen as the only way to save it. Scientists say Chacaltaya's diminished piste could disappear altogether within five years due to climate change and, though this humble ski center is no Whistler or Chamonix, it is the only one the poor South American country has got. "This has been...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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