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Deadly political attack in El Salvador a ‘setback’ for peace
Central America
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Central America
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Deadly political attack in El Salvador a ‘setback’ for peace

Carlos Mario MARQUEZ / AFP - February 5, 2021

El Salvador, still raw from a civil war that ended three decades ago, united to preserve peace in its upcoming elections after a deadly attack during the…

Mexican president says he has Covid-19
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Mexican president says he has Covid-19

Sofia Miselem / AFP - January 25, 2021

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Sunday that he was infected with the coronavirus, but said his symptoms were mild. "I regret to inform you that…

US, Mexico, Guatemala bar migrant caravans, citing Covid
Central America
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Central America
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US, Mexico, Guatemala bar migrant caravans, citing Covid

AFP - January 24, 2021

The United States, Mexico and Guatemala agreed Friday to bar migrant caravans from passing through their territories due to the Covid pandemic, days after one from Honduras…

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support

AFP - January 22, 2021

Nicaraguans who fled the government of Daniel Ortega to request asylum in Costa Rica are requesting support from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for medical…

Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan
Central America
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Central America
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Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan

Edgar Calderon with Henry Morales Arana / AFP - January 18, 2021

Guatemalan security forces on Monday broke up a caravan of some 4,000 Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on a journey of thousands of kilometers…

New migrant caravan leaves Honduras in pursuit of U.S. dream
Central America
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Central America
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New migrant caravan leaves Honduras in pursuit of U.S. dream

Noe LEIVA / AFP - January 17, 2021

Some 3,000 people left Honduras on foot Friday in the latest migrant caravan hoping to find a welcome, and a better life, in the US under President-elect…

UK bans South American, Panama arrivals over Brazil virus strain
Central America
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Central America
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UK bans South American, Panama arrivals over Brazil virus strain

AFP - January 15, 2021

Britain will ban all arrivals from South America, Panama, Cape Verde and Portugal from 0400 GMT Friday over fears of importing a new coronavirus variant in Brazil,…

El Salvador marks 20 years of dollarization with weak economic impulse
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador marks 20 years of dollarization with weak economic impulse

Carlos Mario MARQUEZ / AFP - January 4, 2021

El Salvador is marking 20 years since dollarization, a measure that sought stability but has not salvaged an economy that isĀ supported by remittances, without much room for…

Mexico’s AMLO expects Biden cooperation on migration
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Mexico’s AMLO expects Biden cooperation on migration

AFP - December 22, 2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he expects US President-elect Joe Biden to help stem the wave of migration from Central America through investment.…

Costa Rica will offer ‘safe entry’ to Nicaraguans seeking asylum
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will offer ‘safe entry’ to Nicaraguans seeking asylum

AFP - November 25, 2020

Costa Rica will try to improve protections for thousands of Nicaraguans who request asylum or refuge in the country through an initiative supported by the UN and…