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Government of Guatemala warns that the country has become a cocaine producer
Central America
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Central America
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Government of Guatemala warns that the country has become a cocaine producer

AFP and The Tico Times - September 19, 2019

Guatemala has become a cocaine-producing country and is no longer used just for transit and storage, Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart said Wednesday, after the country located coca…

Police repress Independence Day demonstrations in Honduras
Central America
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Central America
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Police repress Independence Day demonstrations in Honduras

AFP and The Tico Times - September 16, 2019

Hundreds of Honduran police officers attacked with tear gas more than 1,000 people marching in parallel to Sunday's parade organized by the government to commemorate the 198th…

System failure causes power outage through much of Central America
Central America
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Central America
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System failure causes power outage through much of Central America

AFP and The Tico Times - September 16, 2019

A failure in a regional electrical interconnection system on Monday caused a blackout in Honduras and Nicaragua, and partially affected the systems in Guatemala and El Salvador,…

NGOs and others denounce repressive wave against Ortega adversaries in Nicaragua
Central America
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Central America
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NGOs and others denounce repressive wave against Ortega adversaries in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - September 14, 2019

Nicaragua is experiencing a repressive wave with extrajudicial executions and actions to intimidate the opponents of the government of the socialist Daniel Ortega, activists and opposition leaders…

The ‘orphans’ of the Venezuelan exodus
Latin America
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Latin America
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The ‘orphans’ of the Venezuelan exodus

Andrea Tosta / AFP - September 13, 2019

Frankeiber yearns for December to hug his parents, given the promise of reunion. Like him, many children have remained in Venezuela while their parents are forced by…

US invokes regional defense treaty after military exercises in Venezuela
Latin America
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Latin America
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US invokes regional defense treaty after military exercises in Venezuela

AFP and The Tico Times - September 12, 2019

The United States on Thursday invoked the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) in the face of "bellicose" military exercises by the government of Nicolás Maduro on…

USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis
Latin America
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Latin America
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USA and other countries in the region will ask to activate TIAR in the face of Venezuela crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - September 10, 2019

Update (2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10): Carlos Trujillo, the US ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), said Tuesday that the goal of activating the…

Pic of the Day: Alvarado and new Panamanian president Laurentino Cortizo
Panama
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Panama
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Pic of the Day: Alvarado and new Panamanian president Laurentino Cortizo

The Tico Times - August 31, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado is in Panama, where he met with the country's new president, Laurentino Cortizo. The two leaders agreed to work together on migration, security and…

Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 30, 2019

Responding to a call for international collaboration, Costa Rica's Health Ministry is helping Honduras as it faces a deadly outbreak of dengue fever. Costa Rica donated insecticides…

Ex-FARC leader issues call to arms in Colombia
Colombia
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Colombia
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Ex-FARC leader issues call to arms in Colombia

AFP - August 29, 2019

Colombia's conservative President Ivan Duque said Thursday he would send a special army unit to hunt down ex-FARC leaders who announced they were taking up arms again.…

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