- Kidnapped American is found dead in Costa Rica one year after his family paid $1million ransom
William Sean 'Tony' Creighton, left, was kidnapped in Costa Rica in September 2018. His Porsche found crashed in Heredia, right, and his remains have now been found in Quepos.
Daily Mail. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:22:53 GMT.
- Honduras strict abortion law: Women judged no matter the verdict
Honduran women accused of having abortions - even if not convicted - face years of stigmatisation.
Al Jazeera. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:28:46 GMT.
- Migrant Mothers and Children Sue US Over Asylum Ban
The plaintiffs are 126 women and children from 59 families, mostly from the impoverished and violent Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
Voice of America. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 02:48:23 -0400.
- Business Lessons From The Surfboard
When I ventured to Costa Rica for surf camp, my only real goal was to avoid serious injury. Little did I know, I would learn business lessons I could bring back to the office. ...
By Committee Of 200, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:54:00 -0400.
- Honduras protests: Clashes erupt on Independence Day
Riot police and protesters clash in Honduras as the country marks its independence from Spain.
BBC News. Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:37:29 GMT.
- Conservation of a Central American region is critical for migrating birds
A new article identifies a previously overlooked area that is critical for conservation: the region between southern Mexico and Guatemala where songbirds fuel up for a grueling flight across the Gulf of Mexico.
Science Daily. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:16:03 EDT.
- Trump immigration plans: Supreme Court approves asylum curbs
The policy effectively blocks most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the US.
BBC News. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:02:28 GMT.
- Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States. ...
Mark Sherman. Washington Times. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:20:44 -0400.
- US Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits
The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States.
Irish Independent. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 22:24:39 +0100.
- Canadian military member sucker punched and beaten to death in Florida
A member of the Canadian military has died of injuries sustained in a weekend incident in Panama City, Fla. Local police have made an arrest in the death of Master-Cpl. Martin Brayman.
CBC News. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:42:33 EDT.
- Advocates say Salvadorans encountering US work permit issues
BOSTON (AP) - An immigrant group says some natives of El Salvador are encountering work permit issues. ...
Washington Times. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:26:46 -0400.
- Embassy of Guatemala Celebrates Independence Day at the Friends of Zion Museum
JERUSALEM, Sept. 8, 2019 -- Last night, at the Friends of Zion Museum, the Embassy of Guatemala in Israel celebrated Guatemala's 198th Independence Day, which was the embassy's first anniversary in Jerusalem. ...
PR Newswire. Sun, 8 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000.
- BancorpSouth Closes Summit Financial & Van Alstyne Mergers
BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) closes mergers with Van Alstyne, TX-based Van Alstyne Financial Corp and Panama City, FL-based Summit Financial Enterprises.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:59:00 GMT.
- 9 Months After Salvadoran Woman Took Refuge In Maryland Church, She Still Can't Leave
NPR's Leila Fadel first met Rosa Gutierrez Lopez in January, after she sought refuge at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church. If she leaves the property, she risks being deported to El Salvador.
Leila Fadel. NPR. Sun, 01 Sep 2019 10:20:56 -0400.
- Many From Africa, Haiti Seek Asylum at US Southern Border
While most migrants who arrive at America's southern border are from the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the U.S. ...
Voice of America. Sat, 31 Aug 2019 03:15:56 -0400.
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.