Thousands of Guatemalan Catholics broke their own Guinness record for the world’s longest sawdust carpet Thursday with a multi-colored masterpiece stretching down the main avenue of the capital’s historic center.
Hundreds gathered in Parque Central Friday morning to watch the Good Friday procession in front of Metropolitan Cathedral. The procession was made up of members of the Catholic clergy and reenacters who performed the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.
The captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, investigators said Friday, as anger spread over stalled rescue efforts for hundreds of missing passengers trapped by the submerged vessel.
Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who popularized the concept of “magical realism” and told epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.