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Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park Featured on Netflix’s show

“Our Great National Parks” is a five-episode TV series, that allows its viewers to embark on a journey to visit 13 mighty and stunning...

Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a US mosque next week

U.S. President Barack Obama will make the first visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque, the White House announced Saturday, part of the administration's push to promote religious tolerance at a time when rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism is growing.

Armed ‘Jesus’ nabbed after plotting to kidnap Obama’s dog Bo

A heavily armed man claiming to be Jesus allegedly plotted to kidnap one of the Obama family's dogs and has been arrested.

Pope Francis to visit Cuba in latest move to support US-Cuba relations

Cuba is one of the least Catholic nations in Latin America, where along with a sizable number of the religiously unaffiliated, both Pentecostalism and Afro-Cuban Santeria, an Afro-Caribbean religion, are thriving. The pope's announced visit to the island is probably more about politics than religion, one expert said.

Presidents Obama, Solís meet at Summit of the Americas

U.S. President Barack Obama and Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís held their first one-on-one meeting during the Summit of the Americas in Panama Friday....

Obama looks to Cuba shift to win back Latin America at summit

With much of Latin America struggling with slowing growth, leaders including Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff are arriving in Panama with plans to engage the U.S. more substantively than in previous years.

Poll shows vast majority of Cubans welcome closer ties with US

While over 6 in 10 expect renewed U.S. relations to change the economic system, more than half expect the political system to remain the same. Cubans are far more upbeat about their nation's education and health-care systems, with at least two-thirds saying they are "very" or "somewhat" satisfied with each.

Costa Rica President set to meet with Obama at Summit of the Americas

Solís said he would make a case to Obama for including Costa Rica in the proposed $1 billion aid package designed for the Northern Triangle countries: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala.

Uruguay says it won’t take more Guantanamo inmates

Uruguay resettled six Guantánamo inmates as refugees in December in a bid to help U.S. President Barack Obama fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the offshore prison. But the country's new leader says no more.

Tracking seafood ‘bait-to-plate’ to end global fraud and protect threatened stocks

Of wild-caught seafood that ends up in U.S. fish counters, as much as 32 percent of it is imported illegally, often by boats operating lights-out at night, hauling in tons of animals that will never be counted. The Obama administration's plan includes an ambitious system that aims to track every wild fish and crustacean from where it is caught to where it is shipped in the U.S.

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