La Prensa publishes blank front page to protest Nicaraguan government
Central America
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Central America
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La Prensa publishes blank front page to protest Nicaraguan government

AFP - January 20, 2019

La Prensa, Nicaragua's oldest newspaper, had a blank front page this Friday for the first time in its 93 years. The special front page was protesting the…

Nicaraguan resistance group claims responsibility for police killings near Costa Rican border
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan resistance group claims responsibility for police killings near Costa Rican border

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - January 18, 2019

A Nicaraguan resistance group named “Los Atabales” has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks on Nicaraguan police officers near the border with Costa Rica. Four Nicaraguan police officers…

Four Nicaraguan police officers killed near the border with Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Four Nicaraguan police officers killed near the border with Costa Rica

Alexander Villegas - January 18, 2019

Nicaraguan police said four of the country's police officers were killed near the border with Costa Rica on Thursday at 4 p.m. Nicaraguan officials claim that the…

Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan, drawing fire from Trump
Central America
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Central America
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Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan, drawing fire from Trump

Noe Leiva / AFP - January 15, 2019

Hundreds of Hondurans have set out on a trek to the United States, forming another caravan that U.S. President Donald Trump cited Tuesday to justify building a…

President Alvardo expected to attend Pope’s mass in Panama
News
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News
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President Alvardo expected to attend Pope’s mass in Panama

AFP and The Tico Times - January 11, 2019

At least seven nations’ leaders are scheduled to attend the last mass that Pope Francis will give at the World Youth Day, to be held this month…

Music and migration: The struggles of Ceshia Ubau
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Music and migration: The struggles of Ceshia Ubau

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - January 6, 2019

When Ceshia Ubau began her musical career in Nicaragua, she knew one day she would leave the country. She’d take advantage of the first opportunity, a scholarship…

Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody

AFP - December 25, 2018

An 8-year-old migrant from Guatemala died in government custody on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said, the second child fatality in U.S. detention this month. The…

Nicaraguan-Costa Rican journalist Lucía Pineda jailed and accused of inciting terrorism in Nicaragua
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaraguan-Costa Rican journalist Lucía Pineda jailed and accused of inciting terrorism in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - December 25, 2018

Lucía Pineda, news director at the now-closed 100% Noticias in Nicaragua has been accused and arrested on terrorism charges against Daniel Ortega’s government. The Nicaraguan government released…

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a journalist who fights Ortega’s regime in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a journalist who fights Ortega’s regime in Nicaragua

Denis Rousseau and Julia Ríos / AFP; Translated by The Tico Times - December 23, 2018

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, who has covered corruption for more than a decade, faces the wrath of the government whose police raided and occupied the offices…

Honduran president during US-funded ‘Contra’ war on Nicaragua dies
Central America
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Central America
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Honduran president during US-funded ‘Contra’ war on Nicaragua dies

AFP - December 22, 2018

Roberto Suazo Cordova, president of Honduras during the US-financed "Contra" war against Nicaragua in the 1980s, died on Saturday, officials said. Suazo, who was president from 1982…