- Over 100 Central American migrants detained in northern Mexico
Mexican police and federal officials on Saturday detained 107 Central American migrants seeking to enter the United States in the border city of Reynosa, the government of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas said.
Reuters. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:17:36 -0400.
- Some remains of Guatemala volcano victims unidentified: official
Guatemalan investigators have been unable to identify about 110 pieces of remains from victims of a volcanic eruption that killed 202 people and left 229 missing last June, a forensic official said Saturday. ...
Yahoo. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:28:32 -0400.
- American anti-vaxxers quarantined after children contract measles in Costa Rica's first case for 13 years
The parents, both of whom are American citizens and have five more children, never vaccinated their kids for measles
Sarah Harvard. The Independent. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:07:50 +0000.
- Nicaragua opposition eyes imminent deal on prisoner releases
Nicaragua's opposition is hoping for approval Friday of a schedule for freeing 640 people considered political prisoners, a leader of the opposition group Civic Alliance told The Associated Press.
Gabriela Selser. Fox News. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:42:02 GMT.
- Nicaragua government to release prisoners to restart dialogue
Opposition prisoners to be released within 90 days in order to restart stalled peace talks, according to a mediator.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:37:24 GMT.
- Costa Rica president wants free elections for Nicaragua
SEATTLE (AP) - Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections and re-establishes a free press, democracy and human rights guarantees. ...
Manuel Valdes. Washington Times. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:35:39 -0400.
- Nicaragua agrees to free all opposition prisoners
The move is aimed at restarting stalled peace talks after months of anti-government protests.
BBC News. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 04:48:13 GMT.
- Trump asylum policy dealt setback in immigration court
SAN DIEGO — Scheduling glitches led an immigration judge to deny the Trump administration's request to order four Central American migrants deported because they failed to show for initial hearings Wednesday in the U.S. ...
Elliot Spagat. Washington Times. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:01:14 -0400.
- The moment Cowboys captain Tyrone Crawford takes on FOUR bouncers during a Florida bar brawl
Dallas Cowboys defensive captain Tyrone Crawford brawled with an entire team of bouncers at a Panama City, Florida bar, as captured in security footage that was revealed on Wednesday.
Daily Mail. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 20:36:07 GMT.
- Guatemala seeks arrest of former attorney general Thelma Aldana
An arrest warrant is issued for former attorney general Thelma Aldana, who is running for president.
BBC News. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 03:59:41 GMT.
- Tiny Costa Rica Has a Green New Deal, Too. It Matters for the Whole Planet.
Costa Rica's first lady is leading a green new deal of sorts for her country. If it succeeds, it would provide a road map to others.
Somini Sengupta, Alexander Villegas and Celia Talbot Tobin. New York Times. Sat, 16 Mar 2019 15:21:39 GMT.
- Transgender Migrants Seek Asylum in the US
With the hope of being granted asylum, members of the LGBTQI community have been arriving at the United States border. They came along with various caravans of undocumented immigrants from Central America. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:39:00 -0400.
- Central American kidney disease epidemic linked to occupational heat exposure
For two decades, Nicaragua and El Salvador have seen increasing mortality from an unusual form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN). ...
Science Daily. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:16:26 EDT.
- El Salvador's president-elect criticizes China
El Salvador's President-elect Nayib Bukele has not decided whether to keep relations with China but says the Asian nation is not being respectful to his country
ABC News. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 20:03:16 -0400.
- Taiwan courts bank to loosen China diplomatic squeeze, sources say
TAIPEI (BLOOMBERG) - Taiwan is studying a bid to host a top meeting of Central America's main regional bank, according to people with knowledge of the matter, in the self-ruled island's latest effort to break China's diplomatic squeeze.
Straits Times. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:46:48 +0800.
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.