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9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

That time Rand Paul met Larry, from Florida

Larry Shipman came here all the way here from Bonita Springs, Fla. for cataract surgery.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US Politics, Bonita Springs, FL, World News

13 hrs ago | Newswise

The Gift of Sight - Rand Paul Joins University of Utah Moran Eye...

Bernardo Reyes didn't mind the long, winding bus ride that brought him from the remote hills of his 20-person village to a small clinic with one operating room in Salama, Guatemala.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US Politics, University of Utah, Medicine, Ophthalmology

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Washington Post

Sen. Rand Paul makes use of surgical skills in Guatemalan operating room

Sen. Rand Paul hands Kelvin David Bautista, 3, back to his mother, Paulina Garcia, during a clinic visit in Salama, Guatemala, on Aug. 18, 2014.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, World News, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Texas, Liberal Political News

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Top Guatemalan general killed in air crash near Mexico border

A top Guatemalan general and four other officers were killed on Wednesday when the helicopter they were in crashed near the country's northern border with Mexico, Guatemala's government said.


Related Topix: Central America, World News

The Washington Post

Head of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash

The Guatemalan government says the head of its joint chiefs of staff has died in a helicopter crash near the border with Mexico.


Related Topix: Central America, World News

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Ophthalmologist senator Rand Paul on medical mission in Guatemala

U.S. Senator Rand Paul and six other American eye surgeons are in Guatemala on a medical mission trip, performing about 200 cataract surgeries for patients in one of the Central American nation's neediest communities.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US Politics, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Kentucky, University of Utah, World News, Bowling Green, KY


Rand Paul continues to practice medicine, help others while in office

Senator Rand Paul is in Salama, Guatemala on Monday joining a medical mission performing 200 cataract surgeries.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, World News, Louisville, KY

Fri Aug 15, 2014


American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery And Support Mission ...

A nine-day mission will launch a major five-year commitment in the region FAIRFAX, VA- - Five organizations have partnered for a five-year effort to bring high-quality eye care and vision-saving eye surgery to one of Guatemala's neediest communities in the Baja Verapaz region-The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation , the ... (more)


Related Topix: Fairfax, VA, University of Utah, Medicine, Ophthalmology, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US Politics, World News, Health, Macular Degeneration

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Immigrant daughter's tearful journey from Guatemala to N.J. ends with hug from dad

The last time she saw her father was more than four years ago when he bid her farewell for better job opportunities in the United States.


Related Topix: Bergen County, NJ, World News, Hudson County, NJ, Rio Grande, NJ, Newark, NJ

Hispanically Speaking

Guatemalan Police Capture 3 Alleged Kidnappers

Guatemalan security forces captured three alleged kidnappers in the northwestern part of the country suspected of having abducted a young girl on July 22, an official source reported.


Related Topix: Central America, World News

Wed Aug 13, 2014


The GOP's Fake Border War

Marcos was a short boy, with straight black hair, sideburns and Mayan features. A sky-blue backpack containing all of his possessions hung from one of his shoulders.


Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Immigration Reform, California, US News

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Guatemalan brothers say gang violence drove them to flee to Sacramento

From left, Sandra Socop, Trinadad Morales, Alex Morales, 18, and Marcos Morales, 20, hold a photograph showing Alex with his two sisters, still live in Guatemala.


Related Topix: World News, Sacramento, CA, Family, Kids, Roseville, CA


Sen. Rand Paul to Join University of Utah's Moran Eye Center on Medical Mission to Guatemala

Senator and ophthalmologist Rand Paul will join a medical team from the University of Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center at a weeklong surgical camp in Guatemala beginning Aug. 14. The team plans to perform 200 sight-restoring cataract surgeries while working with local clinicians to improve care in the remote region of Baja Verapaz.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US Politics, Medicine, Ophthalmology, University of Utah, World News

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Nerve News

New plant gives hope to Guatemalan coffee growers

Guatemala City, Aug 12 On a plantation called Majadas del Tesoro, some 238 km east of Guatemala City, a group of coffee growers has given new hope to the sector in this country with the discovery of a strain of the coffee plant resistant to roya, a highly destructive fungus.


Related Topix: Central America, World News, Agriculture, Science,


Chichicastenango: Have You Ever Seen a Mayan Cemetery?

If visiting a cemetery has never appeared on your travel to-do list, we're with you.


Related Topix: World News, Travel


Mansfield Bible Church is hosting a 1k Fun Run and 5k Family Night Run at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 15 at Katherine Rose Memorial Park.


Related Topix: World News, Central America, Blessing, TX, Mansfield, TX, Midlothian, TX

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Latino festival brings food and music to Hazelwood Park

Amid the hunger-inspiring smell of rice and beans and the bass of salsa music, the Latino Beach Cultural Festival took over Hazelwood Park on Saturday.


Related Topix: Rico, CO, World News, Dominican Republic,

Thu Aug 07, 2014

WBEZ-FM Chicago

Child migrant expert: The kids will keep coming

Daniel Restrepo, now 20 years old, came to the U.S. from Colombia as a teenager, to flee violence and corruption.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Anthropology, Science, National-Louis University, World News,

Detroit News

Detroit protesters back Guatemalan teen's bid for asylum

Oswaldo M. Ramos, originally from San Marcos, Guatemala, appeared before Judge Irma Lopez in his first hearing to set a date to turn in his asylum application.


Related Topix: World News

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Star Online

Guatemala's Fire volcano rumbles back to life

Guatemala's Fire volcano erupted Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years, causing panic in nearby villages and prompting aviation authorities to re-route air traffic.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, World News