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Tropical Storm Iota reaches Honduras; cyclone has killed at least eight
Central America
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Tropical Storm Iota reaches Honduras; cyclone has killed at least eight

Noe LEIVA and Julia RIOS / AFP - November 18, 2020

Iota arrived in Honduras on Tuesday as a tropical storm after leaving eight dead and causing extensive damage in Nicaragua, where thousands of people were cut off…

Hurricane Iota tears through Central America after Nicaragua landfall
Central America
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Central America
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Hurricane Iota tears through Central America after Nicaragua landfall

Julia RIOS / AFP - November 17, 2020

Hurricane Iota was barreling through Central America on Tuesday, hours after making landfall as the strongest Atlantic storm this year along a stretch of Nicaraguan coast devastated…

Costa Rica deports 14 Salvadorans suspected of gang membership
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica deports 14 Salvadorans suspected of gang membership

AFP - August 31, 2020

Fourteen Salvadorans suspected of being involved in gangs in their country were deported last week from Costa Rica, where they had been detained at a migrant apprehension…

Violence picks up in Central America after brief truce due to COVID-19
Crime
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Crime
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Violence picks up in Central America after brief truce due to COVID-19

Noe LEIVA / AFP - August 24, 2020

The corpses in bags and under sheets reappeared on the streets of the Honduran capital, marking a spike in violence that affects northern Central America after a…

In virus hotspot Florida, a family mourns — and worries about bills
News
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News
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In virus hotspot Florida, a family mourns — and worries about bills

Leila MACOR / AFP - August 21, 2020

Until the coronavirus crisis erupted, Germán Amaya worked at the luxury Fontainebleau hotel in Miami. But then he lost his job, and his health insurance -- and…

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…

Spanish volunteer doctors arrive in El Salvador to join fight against COVID-19
Central America
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Central America
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Spanish volunteer doctors arrive in El Salvador to join fight against COVID-19

AFP and The Tico Times - July 30, 2020

Some 30 volunteer doctors from Spain arrived in El Salvador on Wednesday to join the fight against the coronavirus at a time when the Central American country…

Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession
Latin America
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Latin America
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Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 27, 2020

Colombian pilot Juan Salazar has gone from fighting the FARC guerrilla in his country to selling homemade bread in Panama as he faces the economic crisis caused…

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…