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- Mexican Journalist Shot to Death in Eastern State of Veracruz
Over 100 journalists have been murdered in the Central American nation since 2000
Voice of America. Wed, 01 Apr 2020 03:14:28 -0400.
- Coronavirus: Teenager home after 59-hour trip from Honduras
Flossy Reeves was a volunteering as an English teacher when the borders were closed due to Covid-19.
BBC News. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:53:20 GMT.
- Coronavirus: Cruise ship off Panama coast transfers passengers
Healthy people on a cruise liner lying off Panama are being moved to another ship after four died.
BBC News. Sun, 29 Mar 2020 04:23:02 GMT.
- Four people die from coronavirus on MS Zaandam cruise liner with around 300 Britons onboard
Four people have died on a cruise liner stranded off the coast of Panama after a coronavirus outbreak infecting over 130 people onboard. They are thought to be 'older' passengers (pictured, MS Zaandam).
Daily Mail. Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:13:25 +0000.
- Four passengers die on board cruise ship stranded near Panama
The Zaandam, with 1,800 passengers, has been prevented from docking in several countries due to coronavirus fears.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:32:31 GMT.
- 4 passengers die on stranded cruise ship carrying 247 Canadians
Four passengers have died on board a Holland America Line cruise ship currently sailing off the coast of Panama. Many other passengers on the Zaandam have flu-like symptoms and two have tested positive for COVID-19.
CBC News. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:48:22 EDT.
- Central America factories shutter as virus dents demand
Mexican and Central American garment factories are shutting down as regional governments respond to the coronavirus outbreak and US demand slumps as retailers face widespread shutdowns to contain the global health emergency.
Just Style. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:39:00 GMT.
- Save For Six International Players, The Rockies Were Able To Get Their Minor Leaguers Home Quickly From Spring Training
Five players from Venezuela, unable to enter their country, and one from Panama remain in Scottsdale, Ariz.
By Jack Etkin, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:20:00 +0000.
- Government of Honduras reinforces measures in response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
More than 4200 tests entered the country Biomedical equipment, protection kits and shelters are some of the actions taken for infected patients and healthcare providers. ...
PR Newswire. Thu, 19 Mar 2020 02:09:00 +0000.
- Migrant Group Sues Government to Stop 3 Children from Deportation
Group seeking asylum with father already in US; says their lives would be in danger if sent back to El Salvador.
Voice of America. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:54:51 -0400.
- DHS Considers Turning Back Asylum-Seekers to Stem Virus
NBC News reported that a senior White House official said the plan is being explored because of fears of a mass migration from Central American countries such as Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador once the virus begins to strike there.
Newsmax. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 21:48:11 EDT.
- Guatemala halts flights carrying deportees, asylum-seekers sent by US
Guatemala on Tuesday said it was halting incoming flights carrying deportees and asylum-seekers sent by the U.S. as a safety precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.
Bradford Betz. Fox News. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:08:11 GMT.
- Costa Rica caterpillar decline spells trouble for ecosystems
Scientists have uncovered alarming declines in caterpillar diversity and their parasites across 22 years of monitoring in a protected forest in Costa Rica. ...
Mongabay. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:58:16.
- Coronavirus: El Salvador declares quarantine as pandemic spreads
The country of El Salvador declared a quarantine on Wednesday to prevent the spread of coronavirus there.
Wls. ABC News. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 00:04:42 +0000.
- Nicaragua: After two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled the country
Over the past two years, more than 100,000 people in Nicaragua have sought asylum abroad, reportedly fleeing persecution and human rights abuses, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
UN News Centre. Tue, 10 Mar 2020 11:53:15 -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.