UPDATED: 150 rescued after landslides leave motorists trapped on Route 32
Latin America
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Latin America
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UPDATED: 150 rescued after landslides leave motorists trapped on Route 32

Alexander Villegas - July 15, 2018

UPDATE: The National Emergency Commission announced that as of 9 a.m. on Sunday, all 150 people that were trapped on Route 32 have been rescued. The route…

Honduras identifies 459 children separated from families in US
Honduras
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Honduras
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Honduras identifies 459 children separated from families in US

AFP - July 15, 2018

A total of 459 Honduran children separated from their parents as a result of Washington's "zero tolerance" immigration policy have now been identified, officials said Friday, a…

Two dead in Nicaragua protest violence as Ortega calls for ‘peace’
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Two dead in Nicaragua protest violence as Ortega calls for ‘peace’

Maria Isabel Sanchez/AFP - July 14, 2018

Nicaraguan forces on Friday attacked a university in Managua and a neighborhood in opposition bastion Masaya, killing two in the latest violence to convulse the Central American…

Four judges reprimanded over Chinese cement scandal
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Four judges reprimanded over Chinese cement scandal

AFP and Tico Times - July 13, 2018

Four judges from Costa Rica’s Supreme Court (CSJ) were reprimanded for “serious misconduct” after dismissing a case against legislators related to influence peddling in the Chinese cement…

Panama prosecutors request 21-year spying sentence for ex-president
Latin America
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Latin America
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Panama prosecutors request 21-year spying sentence for ex-president

AFP - July 10, 2018

Panamanian prosecutors demanded a 21-year sentence for spying against ex-President Ricardo Martinelli during an indictment hearing in the capital, Panama City. Martinelli, who was extradited back to…

Recycling drive collects 12 tons of plastic, falls short of Guinness World Record
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Recycling drive collects 12 tons of plastic, falls short of Guinness World Record

AFP - July 9, 2018

An eight-hour recycling drive in La Sabana, San Jose, collected more than 400,000 plastic bottles this Sunday. The drive, spearheaded by the Ecolones initiative, collected 12 tons…

Poachers or poached eggs? Sustainable turtle egg harvesting in Ostional
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Poachers or poached eggs? Sustainable turtle egg harvesting in Ostional

Emily Neidhardt - July 9, 2018

As someone who has worked for a sea turtle conservation program in Florida, I don’t generally advocate the harvesting of any endangered species’ young. Even so, I’ve…

At least 14 dead after raid by pro-government forces in southwest Nicaragua
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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At least 14 dead after raid by pro-government forces in southwest Nicaragua

AFP - July 9, 2018

At least 14 people are dead after government and paramilitary forces clashed with protesters in southwest Nicaragua, according to a human rights group. The clash, which came…

Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold
Abortion
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Abortion
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Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold

AFP and Tico Times - July 7, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado asked this week to postpone a discussion about abortion rights, warning legislators that it will polarize the country and distract from other important issues,…

Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: Finding a solution
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: Finding a solution

Helene Engler - July 6, 2018

In the second half of this series, Helen Engler looks at the debate surrounding wildlife electrocutions and what some activists are trying to do to solve the…