MANAGUA, Nicaragua

Director at school that hired prolific pedophile resigns

An international school that hired a teacher believed to be one of the most prolific pedophiles in memory said Tuesday that it had accepted the resignation of its director, who has been criticized for not turning the suspect in to police immediately.

The American Nicaraguan School said in an email to parents and staff Tuesday that Gloria Doll had resigned, effective next month.

In March a maid working for the school brought Doll a memory drive containing lewd images of drugged male students taken by William Vahey during previous jobs in London and Venezuela. Doll fired Vahey, who flew back to the U.S. and killed himself.

The school notified U.S. law-enforcement authorities through the Embassy in Managua but Doll was criticized in Nicaragua for not telling local police before he left the country.


‘Lost’ snake rediscovered after almost eight decades

A species of snake that had been “lost” for almost 80 years has been rediscovered on a remote Mexican island.

According to a study published in the PLOS ONE scientific journal, the Clarion nightsnake was found again on one of the Revillagigedo Islands, more than 400 miles off Mexico’s Pacific coast.

The original, and until recently the only, spotting of the species was made by American naturalist William Beebe in a 1936 visit to Clarion, one of the four Revillagigedo Islands. He returned with one snake preserved in a glass jar.

Subsequent visits failed to find more nightsnakes, and no further sightings were reported over the years from the island, which is inhabited only by a small detachment of Mexican marines.