- Nicaragua's Ortega says he will restart talks with opponents
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega says he will restart talks with his opponents, more than six months after breaking off the last dialogue and unleashing a round of arrests.
Fox News. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:48:39 GMT.
- Homeland Security, Democrats seem to find rare common ground on immigration
Nielsen, Dems in rare agreement after trips to Central America. Both sides say more should be done to help people so they don't want to leave their home countries.
ABC News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:11:54 -0500.
- Secluded And Sustainable: Get Away From It All At This Lake Nicaragua Island Property
Experience tranquility, delicious food and private island privacy.
By Rana Good, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:06:00 -0500.
- UPDATE 1-Millicom spends $1.65 bln on Telefonica Central America mobile businesses
Millicom International Cellular , a cable and mobile operator in Latin America and Africa, said on Wednesday it bought the mobile telecommunications assets of Spain's Telefonica in Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua for $1.65 billion .
Reuters. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:48:14 -0500.
- Furious mob burns thieves to death after breaking them out of jail
Oliver Francisco Gonzalez Gonzalez, 19, and Victor Armando Reyes Chachagua, 18, had been accused of blackmailing taxi drivers in the eastern Guatemalan department of Izabal.
Daily Mail. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:55:50 GMT.
- Loan of $100 million from Taiwan gives lifeline to Nicaragua's Ortega
Nicaragua's congress on Tuesday accepted a $100 million loan offered by Taiwan, giving a line of support to President Daniel Ortega's government, which has become increasingly isolated after a brutal crackdown on protesters last year. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:45:39 -0500.
- Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many months
A migrant man died in Border Patrol custody on Monday, following the deaths of two Guatemalan children in the agency's custody in December.
Yahoo. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:12:21 -0500.
- Man handed 216 year prison sentence after leading protests against Nicaraguan president
'It is an exaggerated, ridiculous and political sentence'
Shehab Khan. The Independent. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:30:49 +0000.
- 20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America's oldest marine mammal
A researcher searching the shoreline of the Panama Canal for fossil plants instead found an ancient sea cow. ...
Science Daily. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:17:20 EST.
- Nicaraguan activists sentenced to more than 200 years
Medardo Mairena and Pedro Mena, who led anti-government protests, are found guilty of "terrorism".
BBC News. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:10:58 GMT.
- Honduran lawmaker loses seat for defamation conviction
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - A Honduran lawmaker was stripped of her seat in Congress on Monday after being convicted last month of defaming and slandering a local banker. ...
Washington Times. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:43:07 -0500.
- Sweden calls back Guatemala ambassador over UN probe tensions
Sweden said Sunday it had recalled its ambassador to Guatemala for consultations, citing the "political situation in the country and bilateral relations" Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.
The Local. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:12:48 +0100.
- A Locked Door, a Fire and 41 Girls Killed as Police Stood By
Guatemalan officers stood by for nine minutes as the fire raged at a government-run home. It was the culmination of a long history of abuse.
Azam Ahmed. New York Times. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:45:39 GMT.
- A locked door, a fire and 41 girls killed in Guatemala as police stood by
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA (NYTIMES) - As fire swept through the classroom, the pleas from the 56 girls locked inside began to fade.
Straits Times. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:59:30 +0800.
- Trump administration sends back first migrant families to Mexico
The Trump administration has sent the first asylum-seeking Central American families back to Mexico to await the results of their asylum cases in the United States.The families were transferred Wednesday as part ...
Rafael Bernal. The Hill. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:44:39 +0000.
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.