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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…

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…

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…

Pompeo calls on Ortega to cease Nicaragua repression
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pompeo calls on Ortega to cease Nicaragua repression

AFP - January 21, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called on the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to stop silencing its political opponents in the troubled Central…

United States will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, DHS says
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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United States will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, DHS says

AFP - January 7, 2020

Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be deported to Guatemala, part of a controversial migration deal between the Central American nation and Washington, the US…

NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua
Central America
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Central America
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NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - December 11, 2019

Nicaraguan opponents jailed for protesting against President Daniel Ortega suffer torture and sexual abuse at the hands of their jailers, revealed an NGO report released Tuesday in…

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