Safety fears lead CONCACAF to cancel women’s U17 event in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Safety fears lead CONCACAF to cancel women’s U17 event in Nicaragua

AFP - April 23, 2018

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) cancelled the remainder of its Women's Under-17 Championship in Nicaragua over safety concerns related to ongoing…

Protests continue, 20 people killed, journalist shot in Nicaragua unrest
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Protests continue, 20 people killed, journalist shot in Nicaragua unrest

AFP - April 22, 2018

More than 20 people have been killed in a clashes between Nicaraguan police and demonstrators in a wave of protests over pension reform, a local human rights…

PHOTOS: Death toll rises to 10 in Nicaraguan protests
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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PHOTOS: Death toll rises to 10 in Nicaraguan protests

The Tico Times - April 21, 2018

Violent protests against a proposed change to Nicaragua's pension system have left at least 10 people dead over two days, the government said Friday. In the biggest…

Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt dies at 91
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt dies at 91

AFP - April 1, 2018

Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt died Sunday at 91 years of age. His trial for genocide had been suspended; Ríos Montt was accused of the murder…

New study explores inequality, church influence in Central America’s slums
Poverty
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Poverty
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New study explores inequality, church influence in Central America’s slums

AFP - March 14, 2018

Young people from Central America’s poor neighborhoods bear the brunt of limited opportunities for work and study and unequal distribution of wealth in their countries, according to…

Central American nations to sign trade deal with South Korea
Foreign trade
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Foreign trade
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Central American nations to sign trade deal with South Korea

AFP - February 20, 2018

Five Central American nations are to sign a free trade deal with South Korea on Wednesday after more than two years of talks to ease tariffs and…

Prison sentence for abortion in El Salvador draws attention to Central American laws
Health
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Health
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Prison sentence for abortion in El Salvador draws attention to Central American laws

Julia Ríos / AFP - February 19, 2018

The recent liberation of Salvadoran woman Teodora Vásquez after 11 years of prison for having an abortion has drawn increased attention to the dramatic situation faced by…

Central American reactions continue following Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark
Immigration
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Immigration
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Central American reactions continue following Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark

AFP and The Tico Times - January 16, 2018

International reactions have continued to U.S. President Donald Trump's description of El Salvador, Haiti and a number of African countries as "shithole countries" during a meeting with…

Trump describes El Salvador, Haiti, African nations as ‘shithole countries’
Immigration
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Immigration
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Trump describes El Salvador, Haiti, African nations as ‘shithole countries’

AFP and The Tico Times - January 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out in a Thursday meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform, demanding to know why the U.S. should accept citizens…

UN official cites violence against Latin women in spread of HIV
Health
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Health
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UN official cites violence against Latin women in spread of HIV

Marco Sibaja / AFP - November 24, 2017

The virus that causes AIDS is continues to spread among women and the gay community in Latin America, due largely to the violence and discrimination that afflict…