Roatán: Yesterday’s pirate haunt is today’s tourist treasure
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Roatán: Yesterday’s pirate haunt is today’s tourist treasure

Karl Kahler - June 27, 2016

ROATÁN, Honduras — Long before Johnny Depp donned the dreadlocks and eyeliner, the real pirates of the Caribbean made camp on this cutlass-shaped island. This little piece of paradise…

Central American countries promote multi-destination tourism
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Central America
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Central American countries promote multi-destination tourism

L. Arias - June 14, 2016

Government agencies, tourism boards and private companies from all seven countries in Central America have launched a joint partnership to promote multi-destination travel in the region. The…

Barceló hotel chain expands into Panama with 10-year lease of the Occidental
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Central America
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Barceló hotel chain expands into Panama with 10-year lease of the Occidental

Karl Kahler - April 1, 2016

The Barceló hotel chain, owner of the Hotel Barceló San José Palacio, expanded into Panama on Friday with the acquisition by lease of the 4-star, 143-room Occidental…

Guatemala to eliminate customs duties with Honduras
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Guatemala to eliminate customs duties with Honduras

George Rodriguez - February 20, 2015

By the end of 2015, foreign goods could flow freely between Guatemala and Honduras, without costly customs barriers between the Central American nations. Guatemalan President Otto Pérez…

$1 billion for Central America, but not Costa Rica?
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Central America
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$1 billion for Central America, but not Costa Rica?

Zach Dyer - February 6, 2015

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden caught the attention of Central America watchers after publishing an op-ed in The New York Times on Jan. 29, announcing that President…

State Department official: Real improvement in regional security requires ‘new approach’
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Central America
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State Department official: Real improvement in regional security requires ‘new approach’

Larry Luxner - December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States has a moral and historic responsibility to help reduce violence in Central America, but the region’s governments must do their part…

Is the US taxpayer-funded Central America Regional Security Initiative effective at stopping violence?
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Central America
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Is the US taxpayer-funded Central America Regional Security Initiative effective at stopping violence?

Larry Luxner - December 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Cristina Equizábal, a senior fellow at El Salvador’s National Foundation for Development (FUNDE), visited Costa Rica earlier this month – and was shocked…

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Central America is world’s first cluster bomb-free region, says Costa Rica official

AFP - September 3, 2014

SAN JOSÉ -- From Guatemala down to Panama, Central America has become the world's first region to declare itself free from cluster bombs, officials said Tuesday. The weapons,…

PHOTOS: Esquipulas II – 5 presidents who came together to choose their own path
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Central America
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PHOTOS: Esquipulas II – 5 presidents who came together to choose their own path

Norman Stockwell - August 7, 2014

On Aug. 7, 1987, five Central American presidents signed a peace accord known as Esquipulas II, named after the city in Guatemala where the first round of…

Drought hits Central America’s crops, cattle
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Drought hits Central America’s crops, cattle

Blanca Morel | AFP - August 7, 2014

BOACO, Nicaragua – The last raindrop fell three months ago, forcing Carlos Román to take his cattle further and further away to find water and keep them alive…