“I was rotting in El Chipote,” university student Bayardo Siles talks about his days in jail
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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“I was rotting in El Chipote,” university student Bayardo Siles talks about his days in jail

La Prensa / Luis Eduardo Martínez M. - August 28, 2018

Before fleeing Nicaragua, Bayardo José Siles Rodríguez, a university student and human rights activist from Matagalpa, was illegally locked up in prisons across three departments for ten…

Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe

AFP - August 28, 2018

Spanish police said Monday they have seized 67 kilograms of cocaine found inside dozens of hollowed-out pineapples at Madrid's main wholesale fruit and vegetable market. The drug-stuffed…

Drought in Central America straining food supply of more than 2 million people
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Drought in Central America straining food supply of more than 2 million people

AFP - August 25, 2018

A drought affecting several countries in Central America has caused significant losses in crops, affecting more than two million people, warned the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)…

Katja Bader and the animals of Jacó
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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Katja Bader and the animals of Jacó

Mary Ann Stark - August 23, 2018

Animal life in the Pacific coast area of Jacó turned around completely in 1998 with the arrival of Katja Bader. Spay and neuter campaigns, health checks, educational…