Nicaragua bishops push on with mediating crisis talks
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua bishops push on with mediating crisis talks

AFP - July 23, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua's bishops are to forge on with mediating talks aimed at resolving their country's political and economic crisis despite President Daniel Ortega claiming they…

Costa Rica sets up shelters for Nicaraguan migrants
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Costa Rica sets up shelters for Nicaraguan migrants

AFP and Tico Times - July 20, 2018

Costa Rican Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Epsy Campbell announced Thursday that Costa Rica has built two shelters to house Nicaraguan migrants fleeing the country’s…

Costa Rica’s hidden enemy: the terciopelo
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s hidden enemy: the terciopelo

Kevin Kichinka - July 20, 2018

J began to black out from the pain and loss of blood about an hour after the terciopelo bit him on his right foot. He was a…

More heavy rains expected this weekend, red alerts issued
Weather
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Weather
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More heavy rains expected this weekend, red alerts issued

Alexander Villegas - July 19, 2018

Another tropical wave is expected to hit Costa Rica on Friday and Saturday, bringing heavy rains to the Caribbean coast and northern part of the country. The National…

Nicaragua forces triumphant after storming opposition stronghold
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaragua forces triumphant after storming opposition stronghold

AFP / Marc Burleigh and Blanca Morel - July 18, 2018

Forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega asserted control over a key opposition stronghold on Wednesday after a long battle that has sharpened international condemnation and alarm over…

Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal

AFP and Tico Times - July 16, 2018

The president of Costa Rica's Supreme Court (CSJ), Carlos Chinchilla, left his position this Monday after being reprimanded for his role in an influence-peddling scandal involving imported…

Solving Costa Rica’s traffic and pollution problem
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Solving Costa Rica’s traffic and pollution problem

Daphne Blanchard - July 16, 2018

The explosive growth of its gasoline-dependent transportation sector has caused an embarrassing stain on Costa Rica’s green reputation. While it touts 99 percent of its electricity as…

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…