- El Salvador polls: More power for President Nayib Bukele?
While the election is for the legislative assembly, it is seen as a key test for President Bukele.
BBC News. Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:07:13 GMT.
- El Salvador elections: President Bukele set to gain more control
Civil society groups raise concerns Sunday's vote could speed up deterioration of El Salvador's democratic institutions.
Al Jazeera. Sat, 27 Feb 2021 22:10:15 +0000.
- Surge of 13,000 Central American minors to US border expected in May
Officials discussed investing in Central America to help stem conditions that cause migrant flights.
Fox News. Sat, 27 Feb 2021 14:10:26 GMT.
- Guatemala registers Sputnik V vaccine
Guatemala has become the third Central American state where the Sputnik V vaccine is registered, according to the chief executive of the Russian Direct Investment Fund
Tass. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:23:44 +0300.
- Israel Gives Vaccine to Far-Off Allies, as Palestinians Wait
The donations will go to nations like the Czech Republic and Honduras that pledged to move diplomats to Jerusalem. Critics say Israel has an obligation to inoculate Palestinians under its occupation.
Patrick Kingsley. New York Times. Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:03:34 +0000.
- Climate crisis and Covid have left 8m people in Central America chronically hungry
A year of extreme, climate-driven events compounded by the pandemic has left millions in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua struggling for basic needs
Louise Boyle. The Independent. Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:59:55 GMT.
- Cori Bush backs reprieve for immigrant in Missouri church
Alex Garcia, who fled Honduras in 2004 and entered the US by stowing away on a train to Missouri, took refuge in the Christ Church United Church of Christ in the St Louis suburbs in 2017.
Daily Mail. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:03:25 GMT.
- Watch: Guatemalan player hits himself with object thrown onto pitch
Batanecos FC player Rosbin Ramos picks up an object thrown onto the pitch and pretends to hit himself on the head with it before feigning injury in a bizarre incident during a Guatemalan third division match.
BBC News. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 11:29:54 GMT.
- Immigrants, activists worry Biden won't end Trump barriers
HOUSTON (AP) - For nearly 17 months, the Trump administration tried to deport the mother and daughter from El Salvador. The Biden administration may finish the job. ...
Will Weissert and Nomaan Merchant. Washington Times. Mon, 08 Feb 2021 00:40:18 -0500.
- Biden ending deals with Central America restricting asylum
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Biden administration is withdrawing the U.S. ...
Washington Times. Sat, 06 Feb 2021 20:49:29 -0500.
- Covid 19 coronavirus: Poorer countries seek own vaccine rather than wait on UN
With coronavirus cases still climbing, Honduras got tired of waiting to get vaccines through a United Nations programme, so the small Central American country struck out on its own, securing the shots through a private ...
New Zealand Herald. Sun, 07 Feb 2021 05:00:00 +1200.
- Central America Expects 'Mutual Respect' From Biden Administration
The White House plan includes dealing with endemic corruption' and attacking poverty and insecurity in Central America.
Voice of America. Mon, 01 Feb 2021 23:00:23 -0500.
- Indonesia Seizes Iran, Panama-Flagged Tankers Over Suspected Illegal Oil Transfer
Indonesia says it has seized an Iranian tanker and Panamanian vessel suspected of illegally transferring oil in the Southeast Asian nation's waters.
Radio Liberty. Mon, 25 Jan 2021 08:51:22 +0000.
- Marriot Vacations (VAC) Expands in Central America, Opens Resort
Marriot Vacations (VAC) strengthens vacation ownership business with the opening of Los Suenos resort in Costa Rica.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:52:00 GMT.
- US-bound migrant caravan forced to sleep on highway amid Guatemala crackdown
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 2020, the country's
estimated population was 397,628.
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 2020,
the nation's estimated population was 5,094,118.
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 2020 was 6,486,205.
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 2020, the country's population
was estimated at 17,915,568.
The Republic of Honduras' capital city is Tegucigalpa,
and its national currency is the Lempira. Spanish is the official
language of Honduras, and in 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020 was
estimated at 4,314,767.