Daily Archive for October 3rd, 2005


Women and girls disappear and suffer violent deaths in a small, border city at a rate more than twice as high as in the rest of the country.


A mother of ten children going through a domestic nightmare because of her bitter, self-loathing husband, enters and wins a television contest and her winnings in cash keep the family afloat financially and spiritually.


After a hurricane, correction officers simply walk away from a locked and flooding jail building housing 600 inmates. The prisoners inside spent days without power, food or water, standing in sewage tainted water up to ther necks.


A young nurse meets a world-famous painter when he is recovering from intestinal cancer. He asks her to pose for him, and she consents. Although dismayed by the portrait he produced, the drawing becomes one of the masterpieces of contemporary art.


A beautiful and young woman says that she is considering running for president of the nation, unleashing an onslaught of attacks and ridicule not only from her old enemies, or from the conservative, sexist sectors of society, but, more surprisingly, from her own husband, her family, and her friends.


In the days following an earthquake, terror from crimes seen and unseen, real and rumored, grip a city. The fears delay medical evacuations, drive police officers to quit and ground helicopters and planes.


A man who has won $17 million in the national lottery shows up to collect his prize while wearing a police-issued electronic ankle bracelet.


A man is believed to have been killed by a large crocodile while scuba diving off Australia on Thursday, the second fatal attack in five days.