Bad rainy season leaves dozens dead in Central America
Central America
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Central America
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Bad rainy season leaves dozens dead in Central America

AFP and The TIco Times - October 4, 2017

An unusually intense rainy season in Central America has left dozens dead and thousands more affected by damaged or destroyed homes and roads. Weather observatories said precipitation…

Smartphone app for migrants being piloted in Central America, Mexico
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Smartphone app for migrants being piloted in Central America, Mexico

AFP - September 30, 2017

A smartphone app designed to help migrants safely move through countries is being tested in Central America and Mexico starting this week ahead of a wider roll-out…

Central American envoys in Israel  Don’t forget about us
Central America
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Central America
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Central American envoys in Israel Don’t forget about us

Larry Luxner - September 20, 2017

TEL AVIV — As Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu wrapped up his historic trip to Argentina, Colombia and Mexico — marking the first time any Israeli leader has ever…

Costa Rica offers search-and-rescue teams to Mexico after earthquake
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica offers search-and-rescue teams to Mexico after earthquake

Katherine Stanley - September 19, 2017

As the number of deaths caused by Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico rose above 100, the government of Costa Rica offered aid to the stricken nation. "The…

UPDATED: Mexico reels in response to 7.1 earthquake
Earthquake
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Earthquake
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UPDATED: Mexico reels in response to 7.1 earthquake

Joshua Berger and Jennifer González Covarrubias, AFP - September 19, 2017

At least 100 people were killed when a powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the capital and sowing panic on the anniversary of a devastating…

Irma’s impact on Costa Rica: what to expect this weekend
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Irma’s impact on Costa Rica: what to expect this weekend

Katherine Stanley - September 8, 2017

With Hurricane Irma leaving devastation in its wake throughout the Caribbean and the U.S. state of Florida bracing for its impact, many in Costa Rica are wondering…

Costa Rica has unfair advantage in maritime delimitation claim, says Nicaragua
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica has unfair advantage in maritime delimitation claim, says Nicaragua

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

Costa Rica opened the oral proceedings of its case against Nicaragua before The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday by describing Nicaragua's border claims as…

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83
Central America
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Central America
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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

AFP - May 30, 2017

PANAMA CITY - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, who was ousted from power by U.S. soldiers in 1989 and spent years in prison for drug trafficking…

Defendants captured aboard supposed drug vessel accuse U.S. authorities of torture
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Costa Rica
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Defendants captured aboard supposed drug vessel accuse U.S. authorities of torture

Michael Krumholtz - May 4, 2017

After six men were arrested aboard a boat off Costa Rica's Pacific coast with what authorities said was more than one ton of cocaine, it took more than…

Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep

AFP - April 6, 2017

Panamanian officials apparently dropped a group of 71 unwanted Cubans at the Panama-Costa Rica border Thursday in an operation highlighting a pass-the-buck strategy between Central American countries…