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US imposes sanctions on Nicaragua bank, senior officials
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US imposes sanctions on Nicaragua bank, senior officials

AFP - October 9, 2020

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Nicaraguan bank and two senior officials, expanding pressure over the leftist government's crackdown on protests and alleged corruption.…

Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war
Business
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Business
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Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war

AFP - October 6, 2020

The Panama Canal broke its cargo transit record in fiscal year 2020 with the passage of 475 million tons through its waters, despite the pandemic and the…

Guatemala sends back almost 3,500 US-bound Honduran migrants
Central America
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Central America
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Guatemala sends back almost 3,500 US-bound Honduran migrants

AFP - October 5, 2020

Guatemala has sent back almost 3,500 Honduran migrants from a caravan that was heading to the United States over concerns they might spread Covid-19, President Alejandro Giammattei…

Fear in Nicaragua as Ortega prepares new laws ahead of elections
Central America
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Central America
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Fear in Nicaragua as Ortega prepares new laws ahead of elections

Julia RIOS / AFP - October 5, 2020

Faced with a political crisis and a falling economy, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is preparing a package of laws that, according to analysts, would serve to neutralize…

Panama plans October 12 reopening for international flights
Central America
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Central America
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Panama plans October 12 reopening for international flights

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 2, 2020

Starting October 12, Panama will welcome international tourists from across the world, the government announced via executive order. As of that date, nationals, residents and foreigners who…

False information punishable by years in prison under proposed Nicaraguan law
Central America
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Central America
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False information punishable by years in prison under proposed Nicaraguan law

AFP - September 29, 2020

Deputies from Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's party on Monday proposed a law that would make spreading fake news on social media punishable by up to four years…

Managua airport resumes flights after coronavirus closure
Central America
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Central America
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Managua airport resumes flights after coronavirus closure

AFP - September 21, 2020

Managua's international airport on Saturday received its first commercial flight almost six months after airlines suspended routes as a precaution during the Covid-19 pandemic, local media reported.…

Costa Rica expands network of tsunami-alert sirens in ocean towns
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica expands network of tsunami-alert sirens in ocean towns

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 18, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) is installing tsunami-alert sirens in five Puntarenas towns, the institution announced this week. The communities of Tivives, Jacó, Esterillos Oeste and Quepos…

Costa Rica deports 14 Salvadorans suspected of gang membership
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica deports 14 Salvadorans suspected of gang membership

AFP - August 31, 2020

Fourteen Salvadorans suspected of being involved in gangs in their country were deported last week from Costa Rica, where they had been detained at a migrant apprehension…

Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 28, 2020

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguan refugees in neighboring Costa Rica are going hungry and eat only once or twice a day, the UN refugee agency warned Friday. According to the…