Investigation continues into causes of plane crash in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Investigation continues into causes of plane crash in Costa Rica

AFP - January 2, 2018

Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) officials collect information on Jan. 1, using a drone, to help them determine why a small plane crashed the day before in Corozalito,…

Plane crash causes still unknown in Costa Rica; pilot was cousin to ex-President Chinchilla
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Plane crash causes still unknown in Costa Rica; pilot was cousin to ex-President Chinchilla

The Tico Times and AFP - December 31, 2017

As authorities prepare to begin an investigation into the cause of the New Year's Eve plane crash that claimed the lives of 10 U.S. tourists and 2…

2018: A big year for Latin American elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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2018: A big year for Latin American elections

by Tupac Pointu/AFP - December 29, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Next year will be a big election year for Latin America, a region where democracy in many countries is only decades young, and where…

Following Trump, Guatemala begins process to move embassy to Jerusalem
Central America
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Central America
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Following Trump, Guatemala begins process to move embassy to Jerusalem

Edgar Calderón / AFP - December 26, 2017

Guatemala said Monday it is starting the process of moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, after President Jimmy Morales announced the day before that he would…

Ticos show support for Hondurans as Tegucigalpa returns to normal
Central America
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Central America
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Ticos show support for Hondurans as Tegucigalpa returns to normal

AFP - December 21, 2017

People gathered in the Costa Rican capital Wednesday to demonstrate their solidarity with the people of Honduras following their disputed Nov. 26 presidential election. "Honduras deserves support…

ICE seeks annulment of $112 million payment to Italian company
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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ICE seeks annulment of $112 million payment to Italian company

AFP - December 20, 2017

The state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) asked for an annulment of the mediation proceedings that require the institute to provide a large payment to the Italian…

Billionaire Piñera to return as Chile’s president
Chile
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Chile
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Billionaire Piñera to return as Chile’s president

Paulina Abramovich / AFP - December 18, 2017

Electoral authorities said the 68-year-old conservative, who previously led the South American nation from 2010-2014, won 54 percent of the vote, nearly eight points above his leftist rival Alejandro Guillier.

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets
Central America
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Central America
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Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets

Noe Leiva / AFP - December 15, 2017

Supporters of the leftist opposition in Honduras blocked streets in various cities around that country on Friday, despite political repression, to celebrate the "victory" of their candidate,…

Honduras concludes voter recount, no winner declared
Central America
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Central America
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Honduras concludes voter recount, no winner declared

AFP - December 4, 2017

Honduran electoral authorities concluded a recount early Monday, more than a week after a bitterly contested presidential election, that put President Juan Orlando Hernández in the lead.…

BREAKING: Costa Rican prosecutor dies after shooting at his home
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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BREAKING: Costa Rican prosecutor dies after shooting at his home

Katherine Stanley - November 23, 2017

Costa Rican prosecutor Hans de la O Solís died early Thursday morning after being shot at his home in the southern part of the capital, San José.…