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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…

Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials

AFP - October 15, 2018

The most recent eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano ended Saturday, an official source said, with locals escaping a repeat of June's eruption that killed 190. However, mild to…

Nicaragua police arrest 20, use stun grenades to end protest
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua police arrest 20, use stun grenades to end protest

AFP - October 15, 2018

Some 20 protesters were arrested Sunday when Nicaraguan police swooped in to break up a meeting of demonstrators gathering for a march against the government of President…

Heavy rains: One death in Costa Rica, at least 13 dead in Central America
News
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News
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Heavy rains: One death in Costa Rica, at least 13 dead in Central America

AFP / Noe Leiva - October 9, 2018

At least 13 people died and thousands were affected by heavy rains throughout Central America over the past few days, according to emergency organizations. There were six reported…

Three brothers jailed in Jinotepe for supporting protests with music
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Three brothers jailed in Jinotepe for supporting protests with music

Mynor García / La Prensa - August 3, 2018

The Esteban brothers, from Jinotepe, Nicaragua, were celebrating an aunt’s birthday at their maternal grandmother’s house on July 10 and slept there that night. The next day, a…

One dead in new round of protests in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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One dead in new round of protests in Nicaragua

AFP - July 4, 2018

Anti-government activists hold a demonstration in Managua, Nicaragua, on July 3, 2018, demanding justice for those killed in recent protests, and the immediate resignation of Nicaraguan President…

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