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Scuba diving in Belize, we were outnumbered by the sharks
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Scuba diving in Belize, we were outnumbered by the sharks

Karl Kahler - September 29, 2016

AMBERGRIS CAYE, Belize — The swarm of sharks seemed to be as curious about us as we were about them. Twenty meters deep at the Tackle Box,…

Relaxing in style in Granada, Nicaragua’s best hotels and spas
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Central America
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Relaxing in style in Granada, Nicaragua’s best hotels and spas

Michael Krumholtz - September 8, 2016

There are plenty of vacations in Central America that can treat the adrenaline-seeker or those travelers who like to go off the beaten path. There are other types of…

As Nicaragua elections approach, banned opposition decries Ortega’s budding dictatorship
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Central America
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As Nicaragua elections approach, banned opposition decries Ortega’s budding dictatorship

Michael Krumholtz - September 5, 2016

MASAYA, Nicaragua — Protesters circled around the iconic statue of San Jerónimo that leads into the city of Masaya, a half-hour south of the Nicaraguan capital Managua,…

Roatán: Yesterday’s pirate haunt is today’s tourist treasure
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Roatán: Yesterday’s pirate haunt is today’s tourist treasure

Karl Kahler - June 27, 2016

ROATÁN, Honduras — Long before Johnny Depp donned the dreadlocks and eyeliner, the real pirates of the Caribbean made camp on this cutlass-shaped island. This little piece of paradise…

Central American countries promote multi-destination tourism
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Central American countries promote multi-destination tourism

L. Arias - June 14, 2016

Government agencies, tourism boards and private companies from all seven countries in Central America have launched a joint partnership to promote multi-destination travel in the region. The…

Barceló hotel chain expands into Panama with 10-year lease of the Occidental
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Central America
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Barceló hotel chain expands into Panama with 10-year lease of the Occidental

Karl Kahler - April 1, 2016

The Barceló hotel chain, owner of the Hotel Barceló San José Palacio, expanded into Panama on Friday with the acquisition by lease of the 4-star, 143-room Occidental…

Guatemala to eliminate customs duties with Honduras
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Guatemala to eliminate customs duties with Honduras

George Rodriguez - February 20, 2015

By the end of 2015, foreign goods could flow freely between Guatemala and Honduras, without costly customs barriers between the Central American nations. Guatemalan President Otto Pérez…

$1 billion for Central America, but not Costa Rica?
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Central America
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$1 billion for Central America, but not Costa Rica?

Zach Dyer - February 6, 2015

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden caught the attention of Central America watchers after publishing an op-ed in The New York Times on Jan. 29, announcing that President…

State Department official: Real improvement in regional security requires ‘new approach’
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Central America
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State Department official: Real improvement in regional security requires ‘new approach’

Larry Luxner - December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States has a moral and historic responsibility to help reduce violence in Central America, but the region’s governments must do their part…

Is the US taxpayer-funded Central America Regional Security Initiative effective at stopping violence?
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Central America
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Is the US taxpayer-funded Central America Regional Security Initiative effective at stopping violence?

Larry Luxner - December 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Cristina Equizábal, a senior fellow at El Salvador’s National Foundation for Development (FUNDE), visited Costa Rica earlier this month – and was shocked…

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