- Punishing hurricanes to spur more Central American migration
At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. ...
Fox News. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 20:52:21 GMT.
- Guatemala's controversial budget 'shelved' amid protests
The Speaker of Congress says lawmakers made the U-turn for the sake of the country's stability.
BBC News. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:04:15 GMT.
- Congress building set on fire as violence erupts in Guatemala
Hundreds of people have broken into congress in Guatemala and burned part of the building amid growing protests in the Central American country.
Sky News. Sun, 22 Nov 2020 07:16:00 +0000.
- Protesters in Guatemala set fire to Congress building
The demonstrations in Guatemala City rocked a nation still recovering from back-to-back hurricanes that displaced thousands of people, destroyed homes and obliterated infrastructure.
Sydney Morning Herald. Sun, 22 Nov 2020 17:33:11 +1100.
- Guatemala: Congress on fire after protesters storm building
The building went up in flames after demonstrators - who oppose the new budget - staged an attack.
BBC News. Sun, 22 Nov 2020 04:58:31 GMT.
- Protesters burn Guatemala's Congress as demonstrations against president escalate
Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala's Congress and burned part of the building on Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a budget that cut ...
New Zealand Herald. Sun, 22 Nov 2020 12:24:44 +1200.
- Guatemala protesters torch Congress as simmering anger boils over
A contentious budget bill pushed thousands into the streets to call for an end to corruption, among other demands.
Al Jazeera. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 23:57:44 +0000.
- More heavy rain expected in parts of Central America already flooded by Eta, Iota
The region is expecting another 10 inches of rain.
ABC News. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 11:25:21 -0500.
- Royal Navy provides support for Honduras hurricane aid relief
RFA Argus, pictured off the coast of Honduras recovering a Merlin Helicopter from 845 Naval Air Squadron is providing assistance to the US army who are dropping aid to the region.
Daily Mail. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 12:20:00 +0000.
- Iran Says It Seized Panama-Flagged Tanker For Alleged Fuel Smuggling
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has detained a Panama-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was carrying 300,000 liters of illegal oil, local media report.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 20:53:52 +0000.
- Hurricane Iota: Sausage dogs rescued from Honduras flooding
Two dachshunds have been rescued from fast-moving floodwaters by firefighters in Honduras.
Tom Richell. The Independent. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:09:01 GMT.
- Large predatory fish thrive on WWII shipwrecks off North Carolina coast
Results of an expedition to a sunken U-boat and Nicaraguan freighter offer a detailed glimpse into unexpected 'islands of habitat.'
Science Daily. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 19:25:50 EST.
- Hurricane Iota Live Updates: Landslide Warning as Storm Hits Nicaragua
The storm has left three dead, and is moving across parts of Central America that are still reeling from Hurricane Eta.
New York Times. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 23:06:23 +0000.
- NHC: Iota to Transform into Major Hurricane
Hurricane warnings are in effect for Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras.
Voice of America. Mon, 16 Nov 2020 02:27:07 -0500.
- Hurricane Iota 'rapidly strengthens' on path to Central America
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.