Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - September 15, 2018

Dozens of people waited for the independence torch in Peñas Blancas, the Costa Rican town on the border with Nicaragua. There, the two countries are divided by…

Daniel Ortega willing to talk to Donald Trump
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega willing to talk to Donald Trump

AFP and The Tico Times - September 11, 2018

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said he’s willing to talk to U.S. President Donald Trump to address the crisis in Nicaragua, even though he condemns a US “military…

Abortion in Latin America: four women’s voices
Abortion
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Abortion
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Abortion in Latin America: four women’s voices

Lucia Lacurcia / AFP - September 4, 2018

To legalize or not to legalize, that is the question on the lips of many legislators in Latin America since Argentina opted not to decriminalize abortion following…

Nicaragua expels UN human rights mission
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaragua expels UN human rights mission

Julia Rios / AFP - September 1, 2018

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government expelled a United Nations human rights mission two days after it published a report criticizing the "climate of fear" in the Central…

Ortega will ask Costa Rica to hand over refugees
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Ortega will ask Costa Rica to hand over refugees

AFP and The Tico Times - August 30, 2018

Daniel Ortega said on Wednesday that he’ll ask Costa Rica to hand over Nicaraguan refugees that committed crimes during protests and political crisis in Nicaragua. Costa Rica…

Ticos and Nicas march united against xenophobia and discrimination
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Ticos and Nicas march united against xenophobia and discrimination

AFP and Tico Times - August 26, 2018

About one thousand Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans marched in San José this Saturday against xenophobia and in support of migrants escaping violence in Nicaragua. The march was…

7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border: USGS
Latin America
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Latin America
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7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border: USGS

AFP - August 24, 2018

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but national authorities said there were no initial reports of…

Ecuador invites Costa Rica and other countries to discuss Venezuelan migration
Latin America
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Latin America
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Ecuador invites Costa Rica and other countries to discuss Venezuelan migration

AFP - August 22, 2018

Ecuador is organizing a meeting with the ministers from 13 countries in South and Central America to discuss the exceptionally high number of Venezuelans migrants escaping the…

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

AFP / Paula Ramon - August 21, 2018

SAO PAULO, Brazil— Brazil's President, Michel Temer, called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build…

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

AFP / Alexander Martinez and Esteban Rojas - August 18, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela—Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the…