Granada, Nicaragua: One dead, 20 injured in police-protester standoff
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Granada, Nicaragua: One dead, 20 injured in police-protester standoff

AFP and The Tico Times - June 5, 2018

A teenager was killed and 20 people injured by bullet wounds Tuesday in a conflict between protesters and riot police in Granada, Nicaragua, a popular tourist destination.…

Costa Rica’s plastic invasion
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rica’s plastic invasion

Juan Carlos Piñar - June 5, 2018

Excerpted from a series on plastic use and pollution in Costa Rica and the world, coming next week to The Tico Times. In the script of a…

Costa Rica’s Epsy Campbell speaks out against Venezuelan elections
News
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News
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Costa Rica’s Epsy Campbell speaks out against Venezuelan elections

AFP and The Tico Times - June 5, 2018

Various members of the Organization of American States urged the body Monday to reject Venezuela's elections and to begin moves to kick Caracas out of the club.…

Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

Henry Morales and Edgar Calderón / AFP - June 4, 2018

Rescue workers pulled more bodies from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano, bringing the death toll to at least…

Night of terror leaves 5 dead in Nicaraguan protests
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Night of terror leaves 5 dead in Nicaraguan protests

Julia Ríos / AFP - June 4, 2018

At least five people died in the flashpoint city of Masaya in Nicaragua during a night of clashes between police and anti-government protesters, a human rights group…

Don’t pass on a chance of a fish to crow about
Fishing
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Fishing
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Don’t pass on a chance of a fish to crow about

Todd Staley - June 4, 2018

Most visiting anglers come to this country with either marlin, sailfish, or tarpon on their bucket list. These are all spectacular fish and great angling challenges, available…

OAS calls on Nicaragua to stop violence against demonstrators
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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OAS calls on Nicaragua to stop violence against demonstrators

AFP - June 2, 2018

The head of the Organization of American States condemned killings in Nicaragua by "repressive forces and the armed forces," and called on the government President Daniel Ortega to stop…

World Bank supports Costa Rican spending cuts
Economy
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Economy
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World Bank supports Costa Rican spending cuts

AFP - June 1, 2018

The World Bank expressed support Thursday for the spending cuts proposed by the government of Costa Rica to address the country's fiscal deficit, which has reached 6.2…

Nicaraguan death toll hits 100 as Ortega vows to remain
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaraguan death toll hits 100 as Ortega vows to remain

Julia Ríos / AFP - June 1, 2018

The death toll from weeks of violent unrest in Nicaragua rose to 100 Thursday as embattled President Daniel Ortega rejected calls to step down and the Catholic Church, which has…

Nicaragua: one and a half months of a deadly crisis
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua: one and a half months of a deadly crisis

AFP - May 31, 2018

Nicaragua has been rocked since April 18 by anti-government protests which have been severely repressed by the authorities, leaving nearly 100 dead and hundreds more wounded. The…