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Honduran president and wife test positive for the coronavirus
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Honduran president and wife test positive for the coronavirus

AFP - June 17, 2020

The Honduran president, Juan Orlando Hernández, and his wife, Ana García, tested positive for the coronavirus, the president announced Tuesday in a press appearance. "Over the weekend,…

Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla “Commander Zero,” has died
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Costa Rica
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Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla “Commander Zero,” has died

Julia RIOS / AFP - June 16, 2020

The Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla Edén Pastora, known as "Comandante Cero," died of a heart attack at 83 while he was hospitalized, his relatives reported Tuesday. Pastora died in…

Drop in remittances affecting economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
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Central America
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Drop in remittances affecting economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

Carlos Mario MARQUEZ / AFP - June 16, 2020

Damaris Majano subsists in El Salvador thanks to remittances that her father sends her from Miami. But that aid has been interrupted since the company where the…

Costa Rica tightens controls in the agricultural sector due to coronavirus
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica tightens controls in the agricultural sector due to coronavirus

AFP and The Tico Times - June 11, 2020

Costa Rican authorities announced Wednesday a "health intervention" for agricultural companies and food packers, especially near the border area with Nicaragua, in order to control the COVID-19…

Nicaraguan doctors criticize government secrecy about pandemic
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan doctors criticize government secrecy about pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - June 8, 2020

Nicaraguan medical associations criticized the "unfair secrecy policy" from the Daniel Ortega government in the midst of the country's "biggest health crisis" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Panama returns to strict quarantine after spike in coronavirus cases
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Panama returns to strict quarantine after spike in coronavirus cases

AFP - June 7, 2020

The Panamanian government announced the return of a quarantine by gender in the capital and in an adjoining province after COVID-19 cases spiked only a week after…

Panamanians protest over lifting of quarantine
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Panamanians protest over lifting of quarantine

AFP - June 4, 2020

Trade unions took to the streets of Panama City on Tuesday in protest at the government's decision to reopen the country's economy, claiming it will lead to…

Panama seeks to bring migrants stranded by COVID-19 to Costa Rica
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Panama seeks to bring migrants stranded by COVID-19 to Costa Rica

AFP - June 1, 2020

Panama intends to transport some 1,900 migrants, who have been stranded in that country due to COVID-19 after crossing the inhospitable Darien jungle, closer to the border…

Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala
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Central America
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Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala

AFP - June 1, 2020

Tropical Storm Amanda triggered flash floods, landslides and power outages as it barrelled through El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday, killing 14 people, authorities said, warning of…

LATAM, Latin America’s largest airline, files for bankruptcy in US
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Airlines
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LATAM, Latin America’s largest airline, files for bankruptcy in US

Miguel SANCHEZ / AFP - May 27, 2020

Shares in Latin America's largest airline plunged on the New York and Santiago stock exchanges on Tuesday after LATAM filed for bankruptcy in the US. LATAM has…