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Panama restricts the entry of foreigners to the country
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Panama restricts the entry of foreigners to the country

AFP and The Tico Times - March 16, 2020

The Government of Panama will prohibit, starting Monday, March 16, the entry of foreigners who do not have a residency in the country. "As of March 16…

Central America agrees to regional plan vs. coronavirus; Costa Rican film festival suspended
Central America
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Central America
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Central America agrees to regional plan vs. coronavirus; Costa Rican film festival suspended

AFP and The Tico Times - March 13, 2020

Central American leaders agreed Thursday to formulate a regional contingency plan to deal with the new coronavirus pandemic. The agreement, adopted after a teleconference meeting of members…

Latin America steps up measures against coronavirus spread
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Latin America steps up measures against coronavirus spread

AFP - March 12, 2020

Latin American countries stepped up measures to slow the advance of the coronavirus Wednesday, announcing a slew of restrictions on travelers from the worst-affected countries and shutting…

More than 100,000 have fled Nicaragua crisis: UN
Central America
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Central America
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More than 100,000 have fled Nicaragua crisis: UN

AFP - March 10, 2020

More than 100,000 people have fled Nicaragua in the two years since the Central American country plunged into political and social crisis, the United Nations refugee agency…

Presidents discuss reforming or closing the Central American Parliament
Central America
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Central America
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Presidents discuss reforming or closing the Central American Parliament

AFP and The Tico Times - March 5, 2020

The presidents of five Central American countries seek to reform or even close the Central American Parliament (Parlacen), the regional legislative body questioned for its ineffectiveness, Guatemalan…

Latin American leaders repressed protests in 2019, according to AI
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin American leaders repressed protests in 2019, according to AI

AFP and The Tico Times - February 27, 2020

Millions of people turned to the streets of Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Honduras in 2019 with social claims, but authorities responded…

Terminal disease threatens citrus production in Central America
Central America
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Central America
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Terminal disease threatens citrus production in Central America

Carlos Mario Marquez / AFP - February 26, 2020

Huanglongbing (HLB), a devastating and incurable disease that affects citrus fruits, is impacting Central America, an expert told AFP, threatening a region that gets $866 million annually…

Panama seizes five tons of drugs from a submersible
Central America
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Central America
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Panama seizes five tons of drugs from a submersible

AFP and The Tico Times - February 20, 2020

Panamanian authorities seized five tons of drugs aboard a "semi-submersible home-made device," in an operation in which four Colombians were arrested, the country's National Aeronaval Service (SENAN)…

El Salvador president accused of ‘attempted coup’
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador president accused of ‘attempted coup’

AFP and The Tico Times - February 11, 2020

The head of El Salvador's parliament on Monday accused President Nayib Bukele of an "attempted coup" after soldiers entered the building while Bukele demanded lawmakers approve a…

Inviting rival to State of the Union, Trump vows to ‘smash’ Venezuela’s Maduro
News
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News
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Inviting rival to State of the Union, Trump vows to ‘smash’ Venezuela’s Maduro

AFP - February 5, 2020

United States President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "smash" the rule of Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro as he welcomed his rival to his annual address before…

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