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Storm Eta death tolls rise in Panama, Mexico, Honduras
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Storm Eta death tolls rise in Panama, Mexico, Honduras

AFP - November 8, 2020

Torrential rain and a bitter cold front linked to storm system Eta have claimed at least 20 lives in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said…

Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala

AFP - November 7, 2020

About 150 people have either died or remain unaccounted for in Guatemala due to mudslides caused by powerful storm Eta, which buried an entire village, President Alejandro…

Four die in Guatemala landslides caused by storm Eta
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Guatemala
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Four die in Guatemala landslides caused by storm Eta

AFP - November 5, 2020

At least four people, including two children, died in landslides as tropical depression Eta powered through Guatemala after wreaking devastation in parts of neighboring Central American countries,…

U.S. State Department lifts ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. State Department lifts ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 13, 2020

The United States on Tuesday lifted a warning that advised its citizens to avoid all travel to Costa Rica. Costa Rica, which had been under the strictest…

Guatemala rules out new Covid-19 closures in effort to protect economy
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Guatemala
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Guatemala rules out new Covid-19 closures in effort to protect economy

AFP - October 9, 2020

Guatemala on Thursday ruled out applying new closures to contain the coronavirus pandemic given the impact previous ones have had on the economy, said Guatemalan President Alejandro…

Guatemala sends back almost 3,500 US-bound Honduran migrants
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Central America
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Guatemala sends back almost 3,500 US-bound Honduran migrants

AFP - October 5, 2020

Guatemala has sent back almost 3,500 Honduran migrants from a caravan that was heading to the United States over concerns they might spread Covid-19, President Alejandro Giammattei…

U.S. State Department drops ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Guatemala & Nicaragua, but not Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. State Department drops ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Guatemala & Nicaragua, but not Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 1, 2020

The United States this week lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all travel to Nicaragua and Guatemala, but it kept its strictest advisory for Costa…

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

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
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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…