- Nicaragua detains business union leaders as crackdown widens
The detainees face charges of trying to overthrow President Daniel Ortega, among other things.
Straits Times. Fri, 22 Oct 2021 09:37:22 +0800.
- How Florida could save Christmas: Port authority tells cargo vessels to divert to sunshine state
Florida officials say they can save Christmas by welcoming steamships stranded in California to the Jacksonville port via the Panama canal (map pictured). Florida's port (inset) has available space
Daily Mail. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:37:08 GMT.
- WATCH: Protesters in Guatemala demand wartime pay
Ex-soldiers in Guatemala flooded the streets near Congress and set fires, demanding bonus pay for serving in the country's civil war from 1960 to 1996.
ABC News. Thu, 21 Oct 2021 04:50:13 -0400.
- El Salvador congress upholds total abortion ban
El Salvador's congress has voted yet again to uphold the country's total ban on abortions
Via Ap News Wire. The Independent. Wed, 20 Oct 2021 23:21:46 GMT.
- Guatemala: Riot police deployed after protesters breach Congress, set cars alight
Riot police were deployed and lawmakers had to be evacuated amid the protests.
BBC News. Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:23:48 GMT.
- Tony Gonzales: Terrorists heading to U.S. blocked by Panama
Panama has caught 52 people on terrorist watch lists who were en route to the U.S., a Republican congressman said in a new podcast Monday, citing a conversation with Panama’s foreign minister. Rep. ...
Stephen Dinan. Washington Times. Mon, 18 Oct 2021 18:20:06 -0400.
- Delta to Launch New Los Angeles, New York and Orlando Flights to Panama
Delta will launch new nonstop flights to Panama City, Panama (PTY), from Los Angeles and Orlando on Dec. 18, and from New York-JFK on Dec. 20. Delta will also add a second Saturday flight from Atlanta on Dec. 18.
Travel Industry Wire. 2021-10-18 12:21:56 EST.
- Thousands protest in El Salvador against Bukele government
President Bukele downplays San Salvador protests against economic and judicial policies, including Bitcoin move.
Al Jazeera. Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:37:17 +0000.
- Nearly $7 Million Awarded in First Earthshot Prizes
Costa Rica and the city of Milan were among the five winners that each received one million pounds, or nearly $1.4 million, to continue sustainability and conservation efforts during a ceremony in London.
Isabella Kwai. New York Times. Sun, 17 Oct 2021 23:13:51 +0000.
- Panama wins qualifier 1-0 as Berhalter shuffles US lineup
Kellyn Acosta walked off with his head bandaged, Matt Turner juggled multiple balls that were tossed in during the final few minutes, when security twice chased fans off the field.
Fox News. Mon, 11 Oct 2021 03:09:18 GMT.
- Guatemala police free 126 migrants from abandoned container
Police say the mainly Haitian migrants were left by smugglers paid to take them to the US.
BBC News. Sun, 10 Oct 2021 03:18:54 GMT.
- New Italian ambassador hails Russia as major economic partner
Giorgio Starace served as a counselor at the Italian mission to the United Nations in New York, as well as at the Italian embassies in Guatemala, India, and China, and as ambassador to Abu Dhabi and Tokyo
Tass. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 14:25:28 +0300.
- Apple (AAPL) Rumored to Start Apple Pay Service in Chile
Apple (AAPL) has been planning to start offering its Apple Pay service in Chile and Costa Rica, which will expand adoption.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:56:00 GMT.
- El Salvador aims to double size of military within five years
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele has announced plans to double the size of the Salvadoran military by 2026, from 20,000 up to 40,000 troops, in a bid to ...
Janes 360. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:05:09 Z.
- Pre-Election Crackdown on Civil and Political Rights in Nicaragua Worsens
UN human rights chief Michele Bachelet says Nicaraguans should be able to exercise their right to vote without intimidation, violence, or administrative interference.
Voice of America. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 07:50:17 -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 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.