Javier Tovar
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Venezuela's public sector surviving on 'starvation salary'
by Javier Tovar - June 11, 2021 - 11:14am
In Venezuela, the minimum wage is not even enough to buy a kilogram of meat.
Capsule living: a 'cheap' option for young people flocking to LA
by Javier Tovar - November 16, 2019 - 11:35am
Kay Wilson packed up her life in a hurry and moved to Los Angeles... only to find that what she paid in Pennsylvania for a nice studio apartment would only get her a 2.9-square-meter box in California.
US 'medical tourists' seek cheap health care abroad
by Javier Tovar - October 14, 2019 - 5:52pm
When Veronica Merrill decided to undergo stomach surgery for weight loss, she found two options: pay $12,000 at home in the United States, or have it done in Mexico for $4,000. 
Avengers assemble for final battle in 'Endgame'
by Javier Tovar - April 24, 2019 - 11:55am
Pundits are predicting a debut weekend that could break records with the first billion-dollar opening in history.
US 'House of Horrors' parents jailed for torture, abuse
by Javier Tovar - April 20, 2019 - 11:43am
A California couple were handed life sentences Friday after admitting to imprisoning and torturing 12 of their 13 children in a grisly "House of Horrors" case that shocked the world.
Filmmaking icon Tim Burton soars to new heights with 'Dumbo'
by Javier Tovar - March 24, 2019 - 10:02am
He has never liked the Big Top, mainly due to the caged animals and freaky clowns, but for legendary director Tim Burton there is no denying the romance of running away to join the circus.
Luke Perry, star of 'Beverly Hills, 90210' dead at 52
by Javier Tovar - March 5, 2019 - 8:50am
Actor Luke Perry, who rose to fame as a heartthrob in the hit 1990s television series "Beverly Hills, 90210," died on Monday at the age of 52, triggering an outpouring of grief from friends and former co-stars.
With 'Roma,' Alfonso Cuaron reinvents how he makes films
by Javier Tovar - February 17, 2019 - 9:38am
Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron has experimented before with styles and genres, from space epic "Gravity" to road trip coming-of-age tale "Y Tu Mama Tambien" to fantasy flick "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of ...
'Roma,' 'The Favourite' lead Oscars nominations with 10 each
by Javier Tovar - January 23, 2019 - 9:45am
Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," an ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, and offbeat royal romp "The Favourite" on Tuesday topped the Oscar nominations with 10 each, as streaming giant Netflix earned its first-ever...
Cuaron's 'Roma' a top winner at Critics' Choice Awards
by Javier Tovar - January 14, 2019 - 6:35pm
Hollywood's award season was in full swing late Sunday, with Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma"—an ode to the director's childhood in 1970s Mexico City—the big winner at the Critics' Choice Awards.
Hillenburg, SpongeBob SquarePants creator, dies at 57
by Javier Tovar - November 28, 2018 - 8:34am
Stephen Hillenburg, the biology teacher turned creative genius behind the wildly successful "SpongeBob SquarePants" children's animation series has died, Nickelodeon announced.
Stan Lee, Marvel legend and father of superheroes, dies at 95
by Javier Tovar - November 13, 2018 - 3:12am
Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens, has died
Ex-marine kills 12 in California bar packed with students: police
by Javier Tovar - November 9, 2018 - 2:35am
A 28-year-old former Marine opened fire in a California country music bar packed with college students, killing 12 people including a police officer as dozens of terrified youngsters stampeded towards the door, authorities...
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