Posts Tagged Central America

Top-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves the ball to Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia during a Mexican Tennis Open quarterfinal match in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semifinals.

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Costa Rica’s Alajuelense bests DC United 5-2

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica’s Alajuelense beat D.C. United 5-2 Thursday in the first leg of a two-match CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal.

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Guatemalan rappers promote Mayan language, stories to youth

In this Feb. 9, 2015 photo, hip-hop musicians Yefrey Pacheco, left, Rene Dionisio a.k.a. Tz´utu Baktun Kan, center, and Juan Martinez a.k.a. "Dr. Native" perform a Mayan ritual at the base of the San Pedro Volcano in San Pedro Atitlan, Guatemala. The band, Balam Ajpu, which means Jaguar Warrior or Warrior of Light, raps in the ancient Mayan Tz'utujil language.  "Since the time of the (Spanish) invasion, the (Mayan) worldview was persecuted, even almost snuffed out, but now it's returning to life, relying on music and sustaining itself in art," said Dionisio. "Our commitment as artists is to rescue the ancient art.” (AP Photo/Sonia Perez)

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A group of Guatemalan musicians is on a mission to breathe life into a pre-Columbian language and heritage through a thoroughly modern genre: hip-hop.

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