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Nicaraguan government reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 infections, still far below independent counts
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Nicaraguan government reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 infections, still far below independent counts

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Nicaraguan government reported on Tuesday a weekly increase of 359 new coronavirus cases and 11 more deaths, according to a report from the Health Ministry. That brings…

Under-fire Nicaragua reports significant rise in COVID-19 cases
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Under-fire Nicaragua reports significant rise in COVID-19 cases

AFP - May 27, 2020

Nicaragua, criticized by its Central American neighbors for doing little to halt the spread of the coronavirus, on Tuesday reported a significant rise in COVID-19 deaths and…

Nicaragua breaches obligation to report coronavirus cases and deaths, PAHO says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaragua breaches obligation to report coronavirus cases and deaths, PAHO says

AFP and The Tico Times - May 20, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Tuesday that Nicaragua has breached its obligation to report cases and deaths from COVID-19, and argued that a proper response…

Honduras and Costa Rica take measures to stop the entry of Nicaraguans
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Honduras and Costa Rica take measures to stop the entry of Nicaraguans

Noe Leiva / AFP and The Tico Times - May 16, 2020

Two policemen and a military officer escort a pair of young men off their horses near the shores of the Guasaule River. It's part of their mission to…

Saprissa advances to CONCACAF League finals with epic comeback
Soccer
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Soccer
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Saprissa advances to CONCACAF League finals with epic comeback

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 1, 2019

Costa Rican soccer club Saprissa staged an epic comeback Thursday night to reach the CONCACAF League finals. Three goals in the final 25 minutes against Olimpia (Honduras)…

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…

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…

Opinion: Cutting Northern Triangle foreign assistance, a shot in the foot
Central America
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Central America
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Opinion: Cutting Northern Triangle foreign assistance, a shot in the foot

Mark Wilkins - April 7, 2019

This week, President Trump precipitously cut U.S. foreign assistance to the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. This is a mistake, plain and simple.…