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Panama plans October 12 reopening for international flights
Central America
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Panama plans October 12 reopening for international flights

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 2, 2020

Starting October 12, Panama will welcome international tourists from across the world, the government announced via executive order. As of that date, nationals, residents and foreigners who…

El Salvador will resume international flights on September 19
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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El Salvador will resume international flights on September 19

AFP and The Tico Times - August 18, 2020

Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador will reopen to international passenger flights on September 19, after a six-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the…

Honduran president and wife test positive for the coronavirus
Central America
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Central America
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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,…

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

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

Costa Rica proposes pilot plan to streamline borders during crisis
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica proposes pilot plan to streamline borders during crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - May 22, 2020

Costa Rica on Thursday proposed to Central American governments a pilot plan to streamline the transit of goods across borders, a situation that has been complicated by…

Tourism in Central America takes a heavy hit from coronavirus pandemic
Central America
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Central America
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Tourism in Central America takes a heavy hit from coronavirus pandemic

Oscar Batres / AFP - March 24, 2020

Deserted beaches, empty mountain hotels, closed shops: the novel coronavirus hit Central American tourism hard in the height of the high season, plunging companies in the sector…

Central America agrees to regional plan vs. coronavirus; Costa Rican film festival suspended
Central America
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Central America
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Central America agrees to regional plan vs. coronavirus; Costa Rican film festival suspended

AFP and The Tico Times - March 13, 2020

Central American leaders agreed Thursday to formulate a regional contingency plan to deal with the new coronavirus pandemic. The agreement, adopted after a teleconference meeting of members…

Presidents discuss reforming or closing the Central American Parliament
Central America
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Central America
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Presidents discuss reforming or closing the Central American Parliament

AFP and The Tico Times - March 5, 2020

The presidents of five Central American countries seek to reform or even close the Central American Parliament (Parlacen), the regional legislative body questioned for its ineffectiveness, Guatemalan…

Terminal disease threatens citrus production in Central America
Central America
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Central America
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Terminal disease threatens citrus production in Central America

Carlos Mario Marquez / AFP - February 26, 2020

Huanglongbing (HLB), a devastating and incurable disease that affects citrus fruits, is impacting Central America, an expert told AFP, threatening a region that gets $866 million annually…