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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…

El Salvador president accused of ‘attempted coup’
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador president accused of ‘attempted coup’

AFP and The Tico Times - February 11, 2020

The head of El Salvador's parliament on Monday accused President Nayib Bukele of an "attempted coup" after soldiers entered the building while Bukele demanded lawmakers approve a…

Guatemalan indigenous people march in support of Evo Morales
Bolivia
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Bolivia
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Guatemalan indigenous people march in support of Evo Morales

AFP - November 15, 2019

Hundreds of indigenous people marched through the Guatemalan capital on Thursday in support of Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales, who was granted asylum in Mexico after resigning amid…

Hoping for justice, El Salvador unearths bones from its deadliest massacre
Central America
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Central America
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Hoping for justice, El Salvador unearths bones from its deadliest massacre

AFP and The Tico Times - November 7, 2019

A forensic team unearthed Wednesday the bones of 11 victims of the more than 800 killed during El Mozote massacre, which was committed by the Salvadoran Army…

Remembering Tan-Sahsa Flight 414, the deadliest plane crash in Central American history
Central America
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Central America
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Remembering Tan-Sahsa Flight 414, the deadliest plane crash in Central American history

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 21, 2019

On Oct. 21, 1989, Tan-Sahsa Flight 414 crashed while on approach to Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. One-hundred and thirty-one passengers died in the accident, making…

Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’
Central America
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Central America
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Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’

AFP and The Tico Times - October 18, 2019

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, said Wednesday that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive "targeted assistance in the areas of law enforcement and…

US prosecutor says Honduran president took fortune in drug bribes
Central America
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Central America
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US prosecutor says Honduran president took fortune in drug bribes

Laura Bonilla / AFP - October 3, 2019

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez took millions of dollars in bribes from drug lords including jailed Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a US prosecutor said Wednesday…

United States and El Salvador sign immigration agreement
Central America
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Central America
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United States and El Salvador sign immigration agreement

AFP and The Tico Times - September 20, 2019

The United States and El Salvador reached an immigration agreement on Friday, the interim secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, and Salvadoran Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill reported…

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…