Army’s role under the spotlight in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Army’s role under the spotlight in Nicaragua

María Isabel Sánchez / AFP - June 29, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The presence of armed and hooded paramilitaries on the streets of Nicaragua has sparked calls for the army to intervene to end two months…

Nicaragua clashes leave eight dead including baby: rights group
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua clashes leave eight dead including baby: rights group

AFP - June 25, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – At least eight people including a baby were killed Saturday when pro-government forces clashed with opponents in Nicaragua, according to a rights group. Seven…

Protests, calls for attention in Costa Rica as Nicaragua crisis worsens
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Protests, calls for attention in Costa Rica as Nicaragua crisis worsens

AFP - June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – As Nicaraguans and people of Nicaraguan descent protested once more in San José, Costa Rica, against the regime of President Daniel Ortega, Costa Rican…

Nicaraguan crisis leaves vital street market with economic bruises
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaraguan crisis leaves vital street market with economic bruises

Maggy Donaldson / AFP - June 11, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – In taking over his family's shoe business in Nicaragua's largest market, vendor José Miguel Gutiérrez thought he was set for life. However, as his country…

Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search

gar Calderón and Henry Morales Arana / AFP - June 7, 2018

GUATEMALA CITY – The threat of fresh landslides forced emergency workers Thursday to suspend a search for victims of a major eruption of Guatemala's Fuego Volcano, the…

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…

Amnesty: Nicaraguan government using mobs to suppress opposition
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News
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Amnesty: Nicaraguan government using mobs to suppress opposition

AFP - May 29, 2018

Nicaragua is using paramilitary groups dubbed "Sandinista mobs" to suppress demonstrations against the government of Daniel Ortega, the human rights group Amnesty International said in a report…

Costa Rica, Panama refuse to acknowledge Venezuelan election results
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica, Panama refuse to acknowledge Venezuelan election results

AFP - May 21, 2018

Costa Rica and Panama were two of 14 countries in the Americas to announce they would not acknowledge the results of Sunday's elections in Venezuela in which…

Controversy surrounds Costa Rica’s decision on gender identity
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News
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Controversy surrounds Costa Rica’s decision on gender identity

The Tico Times - May 16, 2018

Costa Rica's Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) announced Monday that citizens can change the name on their government issued ID cards to fit their "self-perceived gender," setting off…