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.…

UPDATED: Tropical storm causes deaths, flooding in Costa Rica and region
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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UPDATED: Tropical storm causes deaths, flooding in Costa Rica and region

The Tico Times and AFP - October 5, 2017

See photos and video from around the country. A tropical storm churning north through Central America killed at least eight people in Costa Rica Thursday, with approximately…

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…

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

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…