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Hurricane Otto heads towards Central America, kills 3

Hurricane Otto heads towards Central America, kills 3

Hurricane Otto was forecast to strengthen in the Caribbean as it churned toward Central America, causing three deaths in Panama and prompting coastal evacuations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Otto became the seventh hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic season earlier in the day when the US-based National Hurricane Center updated it from a tropical storm. […]

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mexico hunts for missing after landslides kill 45

Mexico hunts for missing after landslides kill 45

Aug 09, – Trudging through mud that was sometimes up to their knees, emergency teams used sniffer dogs to find more bodies in the rubble and worked to dig damaged homes out of the muck. Hundreds of soldiers and rescue workers searched for the missing Monday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Earl triggered landslides […]

August 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
More than 1,000 migrants ‘violently’ cross to Costa Rica from Panama

More than 1,000 migrants ‘violently’ cross to Costa Rica from Panama

Apr 13, – The incident risked reviving a recent crisis in which thousands of Cubans determined to make it to the United States became stranded in Costa Rica because their passage north through Central America was blocked. More than 1,000 migrants, most of them Cubans, “violently” crossed the border from Panama into Costa Rica on […]

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cuba blames U.S. for migrant crisis in Central America

Cuba blames U.S. for migrant crisis in Central America

Nov 18, – The Cubans have been making their way north from Panama to Costa Rica to Nicaragua, seeking to eventually reach the United States, where Cubans receive special treatment that welcomes them without a visa. But Nicaragua, a close ally of Cuba, closed its border with Costa Rica on Sunday to stop them. Cuba’s […]

November 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
El Salvador bans 14 international footballers for life

El Salvador bans 14 international footballers for life

Sep 21, – El Salvador has banned 14 of its international footballers for life amid a match-fixing scandal. The list includes some of the country’s most well-known and experienced players. “The disciplinary commission of El Salvador Football Federation (FESFUT) has decided to ban from all football-related activities 14 internationals,” Carlos Mendez (pictured above), president of […]

September 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ex-dictator denies he ordered Guatemala genocide

Ex-dictator denies he ordered Guatemala genocide

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt denied on Thursday that he ordered the extermination of Ixil Mayas as he testified for the first time at his genocide trial. The 86-year-old ex-general, who ruled Guatemala from March 1982 to August 1983 during the height of its civil war, said prosecutors hadn’t proved […]

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