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…

VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration

Elizabeth Lang - April 4, 2017

Waves of Central American migration toward the United States have been increasing during the past decade, but the root causes are often misunderstood. To tell the untold stories…

Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 29, 2017

Immigration and environmental issues were some the main topics of discussion among participants in the XVI Summit of the Tuxtla Mechanism, an international summit that ended Wednesday in the Costa…

Finance Ministry investigation finds 120 companies, corporations linked to Panama Papers
Corruption
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Corruption
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Finance Ministry investigation finds 120 companies, corporations linked to Panama Papers

L. Arias - March 22, 2017

Finance Ministry officials disclosed results of the first part of an investigation that found 120 Costa Rican companies and corporations linked to cases in the so-called Panama Papers.…

Central American leaders confident Trump won’t revoke CAFTA
CAFTA
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CAFTA
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Central American leaders confident Trump won’t revoke CAFTA

AFP - January 25, 2017

While President Donald Trump is scrapping or revising major trade accords, Central America believes a pact it has with the United States will emerge unscathed. Government officials…

Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro
Environment
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Environment
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Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro

Kristel Segeren - December 7, 2016

ISLA COLÓN, Panama – It’s about 35 °C and the sun shines vigorously on Isla Colón, the main island of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Not the best…

Here’s how you can donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Here’s how you can donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - November 25, 2016

Hurricane Otto left Costa Rica Friday with significant damage, particularly in parts of the Northern Zone, where 10 deaths and a number of disappearances have been reported as…

Images of Hurricane Otto’s Thursday impact
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Images of Hurricane Otto’s Thursday impact

Tico Times Staff and AFP - November 25, 2016

Hurricane Otto made landfall in Costa Rica at approximately 3:30 pm Wednesday; the eye of the hurricane is moving into the Pacific as of this writing on Thursday…

Strong earthquake off El Salvador felt in Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Strong earthquake off El Salvador felt in Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - November 24, 2016

While the country braces for Hurricane Otto, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake originating off the coast of El Salvador was felt on Costa Rican soil Thursday around 12:45 p.m. local time. This resulted…

PHOTOS: Hurricane Otto begins path of destruction through Central America
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Caribbean
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PHOTOS: Hurricane Otto begins path of destruction through Central America

AFP - November 23, 2016

Otto, the tropical storm that returned to Category 1 hurricane status on Wednesday evening, has already begun affecting parts of Panama and Nicaragua. The sixth Atlantic storm of the…