Central American leaders confident Trump won’t revoke 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…

U.S. woman to be deported after living in airport in Colombia
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Colombia
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U.S. woman to be deported after living in airport in Colombia

AFP and The Tico Times - January 5, 2017

Sure, holiday lines at Juan Santamaría International Airport might make it feel like you're living at the airport occasionally – but can you imagine really taking up…

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

Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year
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Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year

Zach Dyer - July 7, 2016

Asylum-seekers are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras at a scale never before seen in the region, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday. The Office of the…

Costa Rica ‘cautiously’ rejoins SICA
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ‘cautiously’ rejoins SICA

Zach Dyer - July 1, 2016

Foreign Minister Manuel González announced Thursday that Costa Rica would rejoin the Central American Integration System, SICA, after a six-month hiatus. González told reporters in an audio…

Anger builds where Obama seeks shelter for migrant children
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Anger builds where Obama seeks shelter for migrant children

Lauren Etter and Jennifer Oldham | Bloomberg - February 16, 2016

Amid a resurgence in the pace of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S. border, President Barack Obama is facing angry opposition as he searches for places to…

US religious groups offer sanctuary to immigrants targeted in new raids
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US religious groups offer sanctuary to immigrants targeted in new raids

Antonio Olivo | The Washington Post - January 6, 2016

Religious groups and activists vowed Wednesday to offer refuge to undocumented immigrants who are the targets of ongoing federal raids in the United States meant to combat a…

Central America’s violent Northern Triangle registers 17,422 homicides in 2015
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Crime
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Central America’s violent Northern Triangle registers 17,422 homicides in 2015

AFP - January 5, 2016

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Central America's so-called Northern Triangle -- Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras -- recorded a total of 17,422 murders in 2015, 11 percent higher…

In Costa Rica visit, Guatemala president-elect Jimmy Morales reaffirms opposition to drug decriminalization
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Guatemala
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In Costa Rica visit, Guatemala president-elect Jimmy Morales reaffirms opposition to drug decriminalization

Zach Dyer - November 26, 2015

So, a president and a president-elect walk into a news conference…stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Guatemalan president-elect and former comedian Jimmy Morales reaffirmed his…

U.S., Mexican scholars launch ambitious dialogue on Central America migration issues
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Immigration
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U.S., Mexican scholars launch ambitious dialogue on Central America migration issues

Larry Luxner - October 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — Three Latin America-focused think tanks have teamed up to publish the first seven of a planned 15 policy briefs analyzing various aspects of Central American…