- Russians can visit Costa Rica without visa from May 25
Russian citizens will be able to stay in Costa Rica for 90 days without a visa
Tass. Sat, 25 May 2019 11:37:46 +0300.
- Guatemalan village mourns death of teen who died in US custody
Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, 16, left his Guatemala village to help his family. He died in US custody weeks later.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 24 May 2019 20:31:07 GMT.
- ACLU Seeks $100M for Family of Migrant Killed by Border Agent
The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking $100 million on behalf of the family of a Guatemalan woman who was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, CBS News is reporting.
Newsmax. Fri, 24 May 2019 11:32:53 EDT.
- Mexico proposes US fund Central America development projects
Mexico is proposing that the United States finance seven projects aimed at boosting the economies of three Central American nations whose poverty and violence push desperate people to migrate north
ABC News. Thu, 23 May 2019 21:20:35 -0400.
- Sloth takes its time crawling to safety as workers help the creature after it is washed downriver
Inch by inch, in characteristic sluggishness, the mammal wrapped its long claws around a branch being held by a group of resort workers at Junglewood Falls in Panama.
Daily Mail. Thu, 23 May 2019 22:07:09 GMT.
- How did six migrant children die on US border?
The six - all but one from Guatemala - were detained after they crossed the US southern border.
BBC News. Thu, 23 May 2019 19:01:05 GMT.
- 'Thank God We're OK.' Migrants Tell Of Conditions In A Texas CBP Holding Facility
The facility was shut down for 24 hours after a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in a holding cell. 32 migrants were later identified as positive for influenza and were given medical treatment.
John Burnett. NPR. Thu, 23 May 2019 05:00:55 -0400.
- US border: Sixth death of migrant child in custody
A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died under US care in September in a previously unreported case.
BBC News. Thu, 23 May 2019 03:39:20 GMT.
- Girl, 10, 6th known child to die after US border detention
HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. authorities say a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died last year after being detained by border authorities in a previously unreported case. The death marks the sixth known case in the last year. ...
Washington Times. Wed, 22 May 2019 19:32:22 -0400.
- A rare 'extraterrestrial mud ball' rained down on a small town - CNET
A meteorite that hit Costa Rica last month was unlike anything to impact our planet in the last half century.
Eric Mack. CNET. Tue, 21 May 2019 19:12:21 +0000.
- Nicaragua releases 100 jailed protesters to house arrest
The Nicaraguan government released 100 prisoners to a form of house arrest Monday, including three human rights activists. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 20 May 2019 20:36:41 -0400.
- Fifth migrant child dies after being detained by US border patrol
The Guatemalan government and human rights organisations are calling for an investigation after a spate of migrant deaths
David I Klein. The Independent. Mon, 20 May 2019 23:04:40 GMT.
- High-quality jadeite tool discovered in underwater ancient salt works in Belize
Anthropologists have discovered a tool made out of high-quality translucent jadeite with an intact rosewood handle at a site where the ancient Maya processed salt in Belize.
Science Daily. Mon, 20 May 2019 11:56:53 EDT.
- Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory
The new Observatory is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination. ...
Hsyndicate. Mon, 20 May 2019 17:13:11 +0200.
- Rep. Vern Buchanan: Trump is serious about taking down MS-13
Attorney General Bill Barr traveled to El Salvador this week with the goal of protecting Americans from dangerous gang members crossing the border into our country.
Rep. Vern Buchanan. Fox News. Sun, 19 May 2019 17:07:39 GMT.
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.