Corruption, inequality remain key issues in Central America’s latest election cycle
Business
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Business
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Corruption, inequality remain key issues in Central America’s latest election cycle

Larry Luxner - February 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Panama’s economy will grow by 7 percent this year, but because of glaring inequality, most Panamanians will never see that prosperity. In Guatemala, corruption…

Costa Rica is Central America’s most honest country, says latest TI corruption index
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica is Central America’s most honest country, says latest TI corruption index

Larry Luxner - December 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ticos like to complain about bribery, tax evasion, kickbacks and other dirty deeds, but business executives and foreign investors still perceive Costa Rica as…

State Department official: Real improvement in regional security requires ‘new approach’
Central America
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Central America
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State Department official: Real improvement in regional security requires ‘new approach’

Larry Luxner - December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States has a moral and historic responsibility to help reduce violence in Central America, but the region’s governments must do their part…

After 7 months on the run, El Salvador’s ex-President Flores turns himself in
Crime
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Crime
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After 7 months on the run, El Salvador’s ex-President Flores turns himself in

AFP - September 5, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – In a surprise move on Friday, El Salvador's former President Francisco Flores turned himself in to authorities in San Salvador to face…

Arrest warrant issued for Salvadoran ex-President Flores
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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Arrest warrant issued for Salvadoran ex-President Flores

AFP - May 7, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – A Salvadoran judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for former President Francisco Flores, who may have fled the country after being accused…