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November 12, 2006 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
In the nine years since she left a dead-end hotel job to work in online gaming, Susan Foderingham became a testimonial to this tiny Caribbean nation's drive to diversify an economy overly dependent on tourism. By processing bets and payouts, the 35-year-old single mother tripled her income, bought a car and sent her son to private school. She had begun saving to open her own lighting and electrical business.
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January 18, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
I took my second trip with Guatemala Charities Fundraisers Tours in November. Their aim is to help women's and children's charities in Guatemala, and their trips are wonderful and inexpensive. There are many opportunities to meet local people, appreciate the culture and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. Visits to Antigua, Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlán and its Maya villages are all highlights. Guatemala Charities Fund Raisers Tours; (949) 387-7163, escallemarketing@cox.net , http://www.sellin.com/GCFR/14S.html Mary Lou Sortais By email
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WORLD
March 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
Prime Minister Lester Bird conceded defeat Wednesday in general elections marked by corruption charges, ending a family dynasty that has dominated this Caribbean island nation for more than half a century. The next leader, labor activist and longtime opposition leader Baldwin Spencer, danced a traditional jig to a calypso beat and promised to punish "crimes against the people." "We have them now! Yes! Yes! Yes!" excited islanders chanted in the streets.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Wow, guys. Wow. First of all, let's give a slow clap to ABC for completely throwing me off my game. Heading into this week, I was convinced Drew was going to be the one who said he wanted to leave. That sneaky little promo from a few weeks back had me fooled -- you know, the one where Drew is like, “I don't think this is going to work out”? And then the cuts make it seem like Brooks is the one who is blindsided? That's not what happened. In fact, Des really had the strongest feelings for Brooks -- a fact I was suspicious of because of how much it was being played up by the editors in recent episodes.
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December 10, 2000 | SCOTT WILSON, Scott Wilson is a research librarian for The Times
In a lush valley 5,000 feet up in the mountains lies this 457-year-old city, dwarfed by the three volcanoes that surround it. Visitors from around the world are drawn here, partly by its beauty and history, but mostly by its 60 Spanish-language schools. Foreigners spend anywhere from two weeks to two months in Antigua in intensive, one-on-one language training, and eventually they yearn for a break from verb conjugations and pronunciation drills.
SPORTS
October 11, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
The U.S. national soccer team didn't lose any players to injury or illness on its three-hour flight to Antigua on Thursday. And that passes for great news given that Team USA is already down four players heading into two crucial World Cup qualifiers, beginning Friday against Antigua and Barbuda. The U.S. needs at least a win and a draw in its next two games to assure itself of a place in the next round of regional qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. After playing in Antigua Friday, the U.S. team plays Tuesday against Guatemala in Kansas City, Kan. But the U.S. squad will have to accomplish that without Landon Donovan, the national team's all-time leading scorer, as well as midfielder Brek Shea and left backs Fabian Johnson and Edgar Castillo.
NEWS
August 21, 1990 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After languishing for more than a year as virtual castaways on this scrubby tropical island in the eastern Caribbean, the shaggy remnants of a herd of llamas and alpacas from the high slopes of the Andes may soon be rescued under a plan put together by the World Society for the Protection of Animals. But the future welfare of the 130 or so survivors from a herd that originally numbered 268 is still uncertain as an embarrassed Antiguan government, the government of Peru, the entrepreneurial American importer of the animals and the protection society continue to haggle over an agreement to fly them to an Andean refuge.
SPORTS
October 7, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times
Let's dispense with the myriad possibilities and mathematical permutations and cut directly to the chase: For the U.S. to be sure of advancing to the next round of World Cup qualifying, it needs at least a win and a draw in its remaining semifinal matches against Antigua and Barbuda and Guatemala. The U.S. will be favored in both matches — it plays Antigua on Friday in Antigua and Guatemala on Oct. 16 in Kansas City, Kan. — but that will mean nothing once the whistle blows. "You have to explain to people that even if you are, on paper, the big favorite, for your opponent the game against the United States is the game of the year — and maybe the game of the decade," U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann said.
SPORTS
June 7, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
So this is what Juergen Klinsmann meant when he talked about developing a U.S. style of soccer. "Maybe we don't want to hurt people, but that's what you've got to do," Klinsmann, coach of the United States national team, said last week after his team was routed, 4-1, by Brazil in an international friendly. "We've got to step on their toes more and get them more frustrated. " Why should the country that brought the world the Ultimate Fighting Championship, tackle football and talk radio be satisfied with gentlemanly soccer?
TRAVEL
January 18, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
I took my second trip with Guatemala Charities Fundraisers Tours in November. Their aim is to help women's and children's charities in Guatemala, and their trips are wonderful and inexpensive. There are many opportunities to meet local people, appreciate the culture and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. Visits to Antigua, Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlán and its Maya villages are all highlights. Guatemala Charities Fund Raisers Tours; (949) 387-7163, escallemarketing@cox.net , http://www.sellin.com/GCFR/14S.html Mary Lou Sortais By email
SPORTS
October 12, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Eddie Johnson's second goal of the game in the 90th minute bailed out a shaky U.S. national team Friday, lifting it to a crucial 2-1 win over Antigua & Barbuda in a World Cup qualifier at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds in Antigua. The U.S. entered the match needing a win and a tie in its final two games in the semifinal round of regional qualifying to assure itself of a spot in next year's CONCACAF final. The U.S. meets Guatemala on Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan., in its final game.
SPORTS
October 11, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
The U.S. national soccer team didn't lose any players to injury or illness on its three-hour flight to Antigua on Thursday. And that passes for great news given that Team USA is already down four players heading into two crucial World Cup qualifiers, beginning Friday against Antigua and Barbuda. The U.S. needs at least a win and a draw in its next two games to assure itself of a place in the next round of regional qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. After playing in Antigua Friday, the U.S. team plays Tuesday against Guatemala in Kansas City, Kan. But the U.S. squad will have to accomplish that without Landon Donovan, the national team's all-time leading scorer, as well as midfielder Brek Shea and left backs Fabian Johnson and Edgar Castillo.
SPORTS
October 10, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
The U.S. soccer team, which found out Tuesday it would not have Landon Donovan in uniform for a pair of crucial World Cup qualifers, learned Wednesday that two other players would miss Friday's match with Antigua & Barbuda after Edgar Castillo was ruled out with a foot injury and Fabian Johnson was sidelined for at least a match with flu. With two matches left in this round of qualifying, the U.S., Jamaica and Guatemala each have seven points in group play. But only the top two finishers advance to the final round of regional qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, meaning the U.S. needs at least a win and a draw from its matches with Antigua and its Oct. 16 game with Guatemala to assure it won't miss the tournament for the first time since 1986.
SPORTS
October 7, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times
Let's dispense with the myriad possibilities and mathematical permutations and cut directly to the chase: For the U.S. to be sure of advancing to the next round of World Cup qualifying, it needs at least a win and a draw in its remaining semifinal matches against Antigua and Barbuda and Guatemala. The U.S. will be favored in both matches — it plays Antigua on Friday in Antigua and Guatemala on Oct. 16 in Kansas City, Kan. — but that will mean nothing once the whistle blows. "You have to explain to people that even if you are, on paper, the big favorite, for your opponent the game against the United States is the game of the year — and maybe the game of the decade," U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann said.
SPORTS
June 7, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
So this is what Juergen Klinsmann meant when he talked about developing a U.S. style of soccer. "Maybe we don't want to hurt people, but that's what you've got to do," Klinsmann, coach of the United States national team, said last week after his team was routed, 4-1, by Brazil in an international friendly. "We've got to step on their toes more and get them more frustrated. " Why should the country that brought the world the Ultimate Fighting Championship, tackle football and talk radio be satisfied with gentlemanly soccer?
TRAVEL
February 20, 2011
Antigua Inn in Santa Fe, N.M., has just four suites, each with hand-carved furniture, hand-painted tile work, tribal rugs and other artistic furnishings matched to each room's theme. Set in a 100-year-old adobe building, the hideaway has the most modern of amenities, such as 3-D TVs, house-roasted coffee beans and a jazzy espresso/cappuccino maker in every room. Continental breakfast. Antigua Inn, 622 Castillo Place, Santa Fe; (505) 954-1231, http://www.antiguainn.com. Rooms from $229.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2004 | From Reuters
Antigua and Barbuda have successfully challenged a U.S. ban on Internet gambling, diplomatic sources said, dealing the U.S. another setback at the World Trade Organization. A U.S. trade official, speaking on condition that she not be identified, confirmed that a WTO panel had issued a final report that was "largely unchanged" from its preliminary ruling against the United State's ban one month ago.
TRAVEL
March 9, 2008
Frank Rudiger of Simi Valley was headed to Costa Rica in 2004 but first detoured to Guatemala and visited the old colonial city of Antigua. "On most days . . . the square is just filled with these vendors mostly selling woven materials," Frank said, and one was trying to get his wife's attention. That's when he snapped the vendor's portrait with his Nikon D100.
TRAVEL
October 31, 2010
We lucked into this superb new bed-and-breakfast in Santa Fe. It's only four suites, each featuring hand-carved furniture, hand-painted tile work, tribal rugs and other artistic furnishings matched to the individual theme of each suite. It's set in an old adobe building yet features the most modern amenities. Antigua Inn, 622 Castillo Place, Santa Fe; (505) 954-1231, http://www.antiguainn.com . Doubles from $139. Sandy Rand Pacific Palisades
BUSINESS
June 20, 2009 | Don Lee
Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, accused of defrauding investors of $7 billion, paid Antigua's top bank regulator more than $100,000 to conduct fake audits and mislead U.S. investigators, according to an indictment unsealed Friday. Federal prosecutors said the alleged bribes helped Stanford and colleagues conceal an elaborate Ponzi scheme that lured about 30,000 investors, many in the U.S.
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