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- Court: Migrant child with head injury can see neurologist
HOUSTON (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a 5-year-old Guatemalan child in U.S. custody must be allowed to be seen by a pediatric neurologist for a head injury he suffered before his family was arrested. The 9th U.S. ...
Nomaan Merchant. Washington Times. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 20:59:44 -0500.
- George Clooney's coffee beans 'are picked by child labourers'
A probe showed youngsters doing up to six-day weeks picking beans and shifting heavy loads to weighing areas in Guatemala. George Clooney pledged 'work will be done'.
Daily Mail. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:34:03 GMT.
- Franco-Nevada Hits New 52-Week High: What's Driving the Rally?
Commencement of the Cobre Panama project and higher gold prices driving Franco-Nevada (FNV) share-price rally.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:04:00 GMT.
- Grupo Kattan mulls $70m wovens facility in Honduras
Manufacturing giant Grupo Kattan is seeking a venture partner to help build a $70m woven fabric plant in Honduras, the company's president and owner, Jacobo Kattan, has told just-style.
Just Style. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:37:00 GMT.
- Costa Rica makes biggest ever cocaine haul
Police found more than five tonnes of the illegal dug hidden in a shipment of flowers, officials say.
BBC News. Sun, 16 Feb 2020 07:45:17 GMT.
- Tropical Snakes Suffer as a Fungus Kills the Frogs They Prey On
Surveys of reptiles in central Panama show the ripple effects of an ecological crisis
Smithsonian. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 21:41:25 +0000.
- Honduras violence: Gunmen storm court building to free MS-13 leader
The attack by some 20 men in military fatigues and police uniforms leaves four officers dead in Honduras.
BBC News. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 11:02:47 GMT.
- Constitutional crisis in El Salvador over Bukele's security plan
Backed by military officers, President Bukele briefly occupied legislature to demand vote on loan for security forces.
Al Jazeera. Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:15:29 GMT.
- El Salvador's president, backed by soldiers, briefly occupies Congress
President Nayib Bukele and a group of soldiers armed with automatic weapons briefly occupy El Salvador's Congress, stepping up a pressure campaign to force lawmakers to back a crime-fighting plan.
CBC News. Mon, 10 Feb 2020 09:20:28 EST.
- Troops Occupy El Salvador's Legislature To Back President's Crime Package
Police and army soldiers, carrying rifles and dressed in battle fatigues, entered the building to show support for President Nayib Bukele's $109 million loan plan to better equip them.
Scott Neuman. NPR. Mon, 10 Feb 2020 05:06:00 -0500.
- America Ferrera honors 'warrior ancestors' on Oscars red carpet
"Tonight, I bring my own warrior ancestors with me, the indigenous Lenca tribe of Honduras," America Ferrera posted on Instagram.
Otrc. ABC News. Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:25:23 +0000.
- Nicaragua lifts newsprint ban on embattled La Prensa newspaper
"The newsprint has been liberated!" read the headline on Saturday's front page.
Sydney Morning Herald. Sun, 09 Feb 2020 17:45:57 +1100.
- Report: 138 Killed, 70 Tortured After El Salvador Deportation
After being deported back to El Salvador, 138 migrants and asylum seekers have been killed, and more than 709 others have been raped or tortured, according to Human Rights Watch.
Newsmax. Thu, 06 Feb 2020 21:02:46 EDT.
- El Salvador Says it's Not Ready to Receive Asylum Seekers
Guatemala started receiving asylum seekers in November, and Honduras and El Salvador are expected to follow.
Voice of America. Thu, 06 Feb 2020 01:13:22 -0500.
- Scientists document collapse of the white-lipped peccary
Populations of white-lipped peccaries, a 'new world' pig-like species usually found throughout Central American tropical forests, are in freefall, new research finds.
Science Daily. Wed, 05 Feb 2020 13:23:12 EST.
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.