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- El Salvador delays next steps in reopening economy as COVID-19 cases rise
El Salvador's presidential office on Sunday postponed the second phase of the economy's reopening by two weeks, citing a still-rising number of coronavirus infections. ...
Yahoo. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 12:14:38 -0400.
- US judge strikes down Trump border ban aimed at Central Americans
Ruling ends restrictive policy that had halted most asylum claims by migrants seeking entry at the US southern border.
Al Jazeera. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:43:19 GMT.
- Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes Mexico, tsunami threat possible for Central America
The coast of southern Mexico was rattled by a powerful earthquake on Tuesday morning that triggered a tsunami alert for Pacific coastlines along Central America.
Travis Fedschun. Fox News. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 15:58:24 GMT.
- Mexico earthquake: 7.4 magnitude quake hits south of country
There is a tsunami risk along the country's southern coast and for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador
Alex Woodward. The Independent. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:58:00 GMT.
- Panama exhumes remains of 19 victims from 1989 US invasion
The remains of 19 people are removed from a cemetery in a fresh bid to identify all the victims.
BBC News. Mon, 22 Jun 2020 01:07:03 GMT.
- Scotland: Andy Roxburgh & Stuart McCall on Italia 90 World Cup
Andy Roxburgh and Stuart McCall tell the tale of Costa Rica catastrophe, Swedish success and Brazilian agony in Scotland's 1990 World Cup campaign.
BBC News. Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:10:22 GMT.
- Protesters Demand Guatemala Ease Coronavirus Lockdown Rules
Demonstrators want country to reopen economy.
Voice of America. Thu, 18 Jun 2020 23:47:56 -0400.
- UPDATE 1-Panama extends suspension of international flights due to coronavirus
Panama's civil aviation authority said it will extend a suspension of international flights by a month due to the coronavirus crisis, according to a statement on Wednesday.
Reuters. Wed, 17 Jun 2020 12:39:01 -0400.
- Most Russians stranded in Latin America repatriated, says diplomat
Repatriation of Russians from Central America and Ecuador is in the works, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman
Tass. Wed, 17 Jun 2020 18:54:21 +0300.
- Costa Rica bridge built from shark poachers' confiscated gear
The bridge, called the Genius River Bridge, is located on Cocos Island, which is almost 350 miles south of the Costa Rican mainland.
Daily Mail. Tue, 16 Jun 2020 18:04:35 GMT.
- Renovations Reveal Rare Maya Murals Hidden in Guatemalan Home
The wall paintings may chart the decline of Spanish colonial influence and resurgence of indigenous culture
Smithsonian. Thu, 11 Jun 2020 18:30:26 +0000.
- Researchers document the first use of maize in Mesoamerica
Researchers investigated the earliest humans in Central America and how they adapted over time to new and changing environments, and how those changes have affected human life histories and societies.
Science Daily. Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:11:58 EDT.
- Tropical storm Amanda kills 17 in El Salvador and Guatemala
Rains from Tropical Storm Amanda left at least 17 dead and seven missing while causing extensive damage across El Salvador and Guatemala that pushed thousands of people into shelters amid the coronavirus pandemic.EL Salvador ...
New Zealand Herald. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:05:40 +1200.
- Resisting Lockdown, Nicaragua Becomes a Place of Midnight Burials
The country is one of the last to reject the strict measures introduced globally to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Families say they are paying the price.
Alfonso Flores Bermúdez and Frances Robles. New York Times. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 08:06:04 +0000.
- PriceSmart (PSMT) to Open Eighth Warehouse Club in Costa Rica
PriceSmart (PSMT) announces that it is going to open its 46th warehouse club in Liberia, Costa Rica on Jun 17.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Wed, 27 May 2020 14:13:00 GMT.
The Central American nations include Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
and Guatemala, as well as Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. For
official news and information about selected nations in Central America,
visit the government websites highlighted below.
Belize's capital city
is Belmopan, and its national currency is the Belize Dollar.
English is the official language of Belize, and in 2007, the country's
estimated population was 294,000.
The Republic of Costa Rica's capital city is San Jose,
and its national currency is the Costa Rican Colon.
Spanish is the official language of Costa Rica, and in 2007,
the nation's estimated population was 4,134,000.
The Republic of El Salvador's capital city is San Salvador,
and its currency is the US Dollar. El Salvador's official language
is Spanish, and the country's estimated population in 2007 was 6.948,000.
The Republic of Guatemala's capital city is Guatemala City,
and its national currency is the Quetzal. Spanish is the most
widely used language in Guatemala, and in 2007, the country's population
was estimated at 12,728,000.
The Republic of Honduras' capital city is Tegucigalpa,
and its national currency is the Lempira. Spanish is the official
language of Honduras, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population
The Republic of Nicaragua's capital city is Managua,
and its national currency is the Cordoba. Nicaragua's official
language is Spanish, and in 2007, the country's estimated population
The Republic of Panama's capital city is Panama City,
and its national currency is the Balboa. Panama's most commonly
used language is Spanish, and the nation's population in 2007 was
estimated at 3,242,000.