A 1993 amnesty agreement has meant that perpetrators of massacres during El Salvador’s civil war have gone free. But will a recent court ruling change that?
Pope Francis I was elected after five rounds of voting.
Defense attorneys said Ríos Montt never knew the army was committing massacres.
Chavistas wearing red shirts crowded the capital streets of Caracas.
The Tico government suggested this week that a temporary border in the Atlantic Ocean be implemented pending final negotiations.
Officials promise a new election within 30 days.
Official: U.S. military and intelligence agencies currently have “no intention” of carrying out such an attack.
New rules aim to protect lobsters' main reproductive period.
Human Rights Watch criticized Mexican government for failing to investigate at least 249 "disappearances."
The agency also will issue a $1.6 billion loan.
Losses in regional coffee harvests could reach 4 million quintales (sacks of 46 kilos), experts say.
The increase was registered despite the deportation from the U.S. of 40,635 Guatemalans in 2012.
Many groups in the region praised the pontiff’s resignation.
Efraín Ríos Montt and retired Gen. José Rodríguez face genocide charges.
Henry López has lived in Costa Rica since 2006, and in 2008, he obtained refugee status,
A new radar will be installed in Nicaragua.
A joint police operation was carried out in 11 countries.
The country left the regional forum in 2010 claiming it was a “a den of immunity” for corrupt politicians.
Ángel Salinas was killed on his way to work.
Costa Rican foreign minister says Nicaragua is trying to discredit the country.
Epicenter was located off the Pacific coast of Nicaragua.
Guatemalans say insecurity, economy and unemployment are the country’s main problems.
It has been a month since Chávez has been seen in public.
“This assembly grants you all the time that you need to attend to your illness,” National Assembly speaker Diosdado Cabello told the ailing leader.
2012 was the least violent year in the country since 2003.
Holiday party turned into a booze-fueled orgy with prostitutes.
San Cristóbal volcano became active spewing ash columns of up to 500 meters high.
Vice President Nicolás Maduro said Monday that Chávez could be sworn in by Supreme Court justices.
Chávez experienced "complications" from his most recent surgery, including bleeding, aides confirmed.
The ruling socialist party won in 20 of Venezuela’s 23 states.
“The region has shown some resilience,” ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena said.
The Venezuelan president's cancer surgery lasted at least six hours.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson did not speculate as to the future of a Venezuela without Hugo Chávez.
Court ruling brings 31 years of impunity to an end.
Cuban medical team says treatment of Venezuelan leader is “urgent.”
One of the vessel’s occupants was dead when Costa Rican officials arrived on the scene.
John McAfee was rushed to a hospital with a heart condition on Thursday, his lawyer said.
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Repairs will cost an estimated $207 million, U.N. agency says.
Nicaragua: Colombia's move is “desperate” and meaningless.
No Colombian Navy ships were spotted in what is now considered Nicaraguan territory.
Costa Rica will take over the presidency of the OAS Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission.
A decades-long dispute over Caribbean territory claimed by Nicaraguan and Colombia has come to an end.
Forty-four Guatemalans died from the magnitude-7.4 quake on Nov. 7.
Nicaragua challenged Colombia in 2001 at the International Court of Justice over the sovereignty of the islands.
McAfee and a neighbor allegedly had a recent dispute over dogs.
Two other relatives of the suspects already are under U.S. sanctions for their suspected criminal activity.
With some 30,000 members in the U.S. and Central America, Mara Salvatruchas have been expanding their presence, participating in murders, racketeering, drug trafficking and sex trafficking, the U.S. government said.
The budget earmarks almost $8 billion for education, health, jobs, housing and other social services.
Members of the drug cartel decapitated 27 farmworkers in the northern Petén region.
Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes announced that he would inaugurate the tourist route this week to draw people interested in learning about “the life, pastoral work and prophetic message of our archbishop and martyr, Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero.”
The cost of the project has been estimated at $30 billion and is likely to take over a decade to complete.
Israeli news media and members of the U.S. Congress started a whirlwind rumor that Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah is operating military training camps in northern Nicaragua. The Tico Times examines the truth behind the gossip.
Former Peace Corps volunteer Jason Puracal was released last week after spending two years in a Nicaraguan prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit. The Tico Times talks to Puracal about his first days of freedom.
Archeologists have discovered 3,450 structures.
The Marines intend to help the Guatemalan military curb drug trafficking during the two-month operation.
Former Sandinista revolutionary-turned-capitalist Humberto Ortega -the Nicaraguan president's younger brother- has some surprising thoughts on drug trafficking, organized crime and the future of his country's democratic development.
He didn’t have a lot of friends in the U.S. during the Contra war of the 1980s, but now, President Daniel Ortega seems to have even fewer northern allies now that the United States is threatening to cut off aid to the Central American country.
Analysts are skeptical a proposed canal project will see the light of day, largely due to the international economic crisis and Nicaragua’s own political instability.
Faced with mounting protests and violence, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli withdrew this week two bills from the National Assembly that would have sold off state assets in mixed public utility companies and created a new court chamber for “constitutional guarantees.”
When the Central America-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was first proposed, Nicaragua's Sandinistas called it a "Yankee" trick to economically dominate the region. Since then, Nicaragua has outperformed other countries in economic growth under the agreement.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad laughs off Western accusations of a growing nuclear program during Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s inauguration.
Otto Pérez Molina believes Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel is trying to take over the drug trade in Guatemala. He is seeking to confirm reports that rival drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been in Guatemala.
In another strange incident between neighbors, a power overload from Costa Rica accidentally caused a blackout in almost all of Nicaragua on Tuesday night.
Tens of thousands died during the former Guatemala strongman's rule from 1982-1983.
Five U.S. citizens were part of the group held for 14 hours in a Guatemalan pueblo.