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2006-01-04 00:56:48

please read byline as ... By Manuel Carrillo ... , and in second paragraph ... pre-Columbian... . A corrected repetition follows. By Manuel Carrillo PALENQUE, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of Maya Indians greeted Mexican rebel icon Subcomandante Marcos near the jungle ruins of Palenque on Tuesday, as he took off on a national tour to rail against poverty before July elections. Groups of tourists watched the Mayan Zapatistas, who wore black ski masks and chanted pro-poor slogans as...

2006-01-04 00:36:41

By Manuel Carrillo PALENQUE, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of Maya Indians greeted Mexican rebel icon Subcomandante Marcos near the jungle ruins of Palenque on Tuesday, as he took off on a national tour to rail against poverty before July elections. Groups of tourists watched the Mayan Zapatistas, who wore black ski masks and chanted pro-poor slogans as Marcos drove into Palenque, which is famous for its sprawling pre-Colombian ruins surrounded by thick forest. The pipe-smoking and...

2005-10-11 16:16:36

By Catherine Bremer TACANA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Villagers mourned their dead on Tuesday and sprinkled lime over the mass graves of hundreds buried in huge mudslides, putting a seal on the latest tragedy to hit Guatemala's Maya Indians. At the edge of this town in the high mountains of western Guatemala, rescuers in the hamlet of Cua called off attempts to recover more victims from the mudslide that swallowed two churches, a school and a communal dining room on Thursday. "We pulled...

2005-10-09 14:40:43

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Rescuers with hand tools struggled on Sunday to find the remains of up to 1,400 Maya Indians killed by a landslide in a Guatemalan village that was likely to be left as a muddy mass grave. A small group of firefighters poked long poles into the brown mud that blanketed Panabaj in search of victims but feared sinking into the quagmire themselves. "It is very difficult. Most of the people are where the mud is thickest and we haven't...

2005-10-09 12:54:54

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Rescuers in a Guatemalan village struggled on Sunday to find the remains of up to 1,400 Maya Indians killed in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Stan while officials considered whether to declare the village a mass grave. A small group of firefighters poked long poles into the brown mud that blanketed the village of Panabaj Sunday in search of victims but feared sinking into the quagmire themselves. "It is very difficult. Most of...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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