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2010-05-03 06:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- La Doctora Aliza, editor in chief of VidaySalud.com and expert health commentator for the Univision network, will be honored with the prestigious Latino Spirit Award by the Latino Legislative Caucus during a special Assembly floor session at the California Capitol in Sacramento. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100503/SF97192 ) "Doctor Aliza Lifshitz has made an enormous contribution to the public health of the Latin American...

2009-02-19 23:01:00

Young People Across the U.S. Documenting Service Projects DENVER, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the world famous advocate for peace and human rights, will visit the Grand Prize winning team of the Global Call to Action Challenge, co-sponsored by PeaceJam and The Pearson Foundation. The Global Call to Action encourages young people to commit themselves to 1 billion projects to serve their communities in the next 10 years. Open to youth volunteers in...

2008-08-18 09:00:25

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On one of the most solemn days in American history, September 11th, seven Nobel Peace Laureates will hold a press conference at the PeaceJam Foundation's "Global Call to Action Conference" in Los Angeles, California, launching a campaign of hope and inspiration for the people of the world. Through the PeaceJam Foundation, the Laureates will be announcing a Global Call to Action, encouraging the people around the world to work with them on ten...

2006-07-24 17:19:17

By Mica Rosenberg GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan president Oscar Berger said on Monday his Central American nation is closer to getting the votes needed to beat U.S. antagonist Venezuela for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. "We have 98 countries backing us, I'm not going to mention names," Berger told reporters. Guatemala needs a two-thirds majority vote among 192 members of the U.N. General Assembly to replace Argentina as a non-permanent representative on the...

2006-07-07 18:36:19

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A Spanish judge on Friday ordered the arrest of two former Guatemalan military rulers for genocide, torture, illegal arrest and terrorism during the central American country's civil war. High Court Judge Santiago Pedraz called for former Guatemalan leaders Efrain Rios Montt and Oscar Humberto Mejia Victores to be arrested along with six others in connection with atrocities committed in the 1980s. Gen. Efrain Rios Montt ruled during the bloodiest years of...

2006-05-29 00:34:53

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Former Guatemalan dictator Romeo Lucas Garcia, accused of human rights atrocities during a 36-year civil war, has died in exile in Venezuela at the age of 81, his family said on Sunday. He became Guatemala's president in 1978 after winning an election rigged by the military, but was ousted in a coup four years later by Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, whose rule was the bloodiest in a war that claimed about 200,000 lives. Lucas Garcia died of respiratory failure on...

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...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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