Two Central American ambassadors to Israel — Costa Rica’s Esteban Penrod and Guatemala’s Sara Angelina Solís — at a Sept. 14 reception at the Tel Aviv Sheraton honoring Central America’s 196th anniversary of independence.
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The lavish reception at the Tel Aviv Sheraton attracted about 200 diplomats, private executives, government officials, journalists and others.
Costa Rica’s agent before the International Court of Justice Edgar Ugalde (center), and Foreign Minister Manuel González Sánz (right), attend the first day of hearings in The Hague, Netherlands, on July 3.
Nicaragua’s arguments in the border dispute include a map of Costa Rica without the Nicoya peninsula, claiming that the maritime limits disputed before the ICJ should not take that territory into account.
These two file photos show Panamanian General Manuel Noriega taken on October 4, 1989 in Panama (L) and January 4, 1990 in Miami (R). Panamanian officials have announced that Noriega died on May 29, 2017.
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Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela wrote on Twitter that Noriega’s death “closed a chapter in our history.”
“Casa en Tierra Ajena” explores the root causes of Central American migration to the United States.
(Via Casa en Tierra Ajena’s Website)
“It’s an interesting paradox for the U.S. audience because [Central American] migration is produced by an economic activity whose main market is the United States,” says scholar Carlos Sandoval.
Presidents and other leaders from the ten participating countries in the XVI Summit of the Tuxtla Mechanism take the official photo during the inauguration in San José on March 29.
(Via Casa Presidencial)
Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said the Tuxtla Summit was not about the region vs. the United States, but rather about seeking joint solutions to common problems.
Finance Minister Helio Fallas (right) and Vice Minister Fernando Rodríguez (center) said at a press conference that investigated companies and corporations created a total of 410 offshore companies in Panama.
(Via Finance Ministry)
The Finance Ministry investigation has fully identified a total of 69 local companies and corporations with links to cases listed in the Panama Papers. The remaining 51 are still under investigation.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up an executive order to start the Mexico border wall project at the Department of Homeland Security facility in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2017.
Central American government and business leaders said it would make no sense for Trump and the U.S. to axe the Central America Free Trade Agreement, known as CAFTA.
The biggest house in the Isla Colón “plastic bottle village” takes shape.
Kristel Segeren/The Tico Times
One man’s plastic bottles are another man’s village. Meet Robert Bezeau, who is turning trash into an ecological empire in Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Evacuated people register themselves at the Hostel of the Church Upper Room, in Guapiles, Costa Rica, some 100 km from Limon, on November 23, 2016.
Donation options for Hurricane Otto relief are piling up after the storm left its mark on Costa Rica.
A worker repairs power lines damaged by strong winds caused by Hurricane Otto in Limón.
AFP Photo / Ezequiel Becerra
Photos from Hurricane Otto’s landfall Thursday.