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System failure causes power outage through much of 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,…

The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigration
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigration

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 22, 2019

The acting Homeland Security secretary of the United States, Kevin McAleenan, called for cooperation from Central American countries and Colombia to combat irregular migration from Asia and…

Central American countries raise alert about banana wilt
Central America
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Central America
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Central American countries raise alert about banana wilt

AFP and The Tico Times - July 14, 2019

The International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (Oirsa) issued an alert on Sunday to prevent the advance of the destructive wilt disease in banana plantations across Central…

UNICEF executive director talks drought, immigration during visit to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UNICEF executive director talks drought, immigration during visit to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 5, 2019

ULLOA, Heredia — Along with ministers from nearly 60 countries, Henrietta Fore, the executive director of UNICEF, attended this week's Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Sector Ministers'…

A pilgrimage for a saint: El Salvador mourns
Central America
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Central America
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A pilgrimage for a saint: El Salvador mourns

AFP - March 25, 2019

Hundreds of Salvadorans paid tribute this weekend to their first saint, San Salvador Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, murdered 39 years ago by a right-wing assassin. Catholics participated…

Gang-weary Salvadorans elect Nayib Bukele as new president
Central America
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Central America
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Gang-weary Salvadorans elect Nayib Bukele as new president

Oscar Batres and Carlos Mario Marquez / AFP - February 4, 2019

Salvadorans on Sunday elected Nayib Bukele, the popular former mayor of San Salvador, as the Central American country's new president -- a result that ends the near…

El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth

AFP - December 19, 2018

A judge in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 20-year-old rape victim originally charged with murder after giving birth prematurely in a toilet. Imelda Cortez's daughter survived…

Help wanted: Tijuana offers Central American migrants a job
Central America
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Central America
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Help wanted: Tijuana offers Central American migrants a job

AFP / Yemeli Ortega - November 23, 2018

They're not just migrants, they're builders, cooks, painters and seamstresses: the caravan of Central Americans gathering at the U.S. border boasts an attractive workforce and Tijuana, their…

Trump: US to begin cutting aid to Central America over migrant caravan
immigration
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immigration
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Trump: US to begin cutting aid to Central America over migrant caravan

AFP - October 23, 2018

President Donald Trump said Monday the United States will begin cutting aid to three Central American nations because of their governments' failure to stop a migrant caravan…

Trump warns Honduran president to stop migrants en route to U.S.
Immigration
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Immigration
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Trump warns Honduran president to stop migrants en route to U.S.

AFP - October 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Donald Trump warned his Honduran counterpart on Tuesday that he must stop a caravan of thousands of migrants that left his country…

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