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…

U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants
Central America
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Central America
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U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants

Paul Handley / AFP - January 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. government announced Monday the end of a special protected status for about 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants, a move that threatens with deportation tens…

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador
Weather
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Weather
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Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador

AFP - December 10, 2017

Three people have died in Costa Rica, includiing two Swiss tourists, and one in El Salvador as a result of intense winds in the region caused by…

Salvadoran man deported from United States suspected in murder at San José hotel
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Salvadoran man deported from United States suspected in murder at San José hotel

Michael Krumholtz - April 4, 2017

A Salvadoran man recently deported from the United States appears to be the principal suspect in the murder of a woman at a San José hotel, authorities…

Strong earthquake off El Salvador felt in Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Strong earthquake off El Salvador felt in Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - November 24, 2016

While the country braces for Hurricane Otto, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake originating off the coast of El Salvador was felt on Costa Rican soil Thursday around 12:45 p.m. local time. This resulted…

‘I feel like they cut me down to the roots’: A Salvadoran refugee’s story
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘I feel like they cut me down to the roots’: A Salvadoran refugee’s story

Zach Dyer - August 16, 2016

Jonathan knew something bad was about to happen but the punch to the head took him by surprise. The blow, landed by one of four members of…

Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official
Central America
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Central America
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Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official

Jill Replogle - July 11, 2016

Six months after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced plans to expand options for Central Americans fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, those plans…

Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July
Business
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Business
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Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July

L. Arias - March 19, 2016

A new cargo ferry service with the capacity to transport up to 100 semitrailers each trip between Costa Rica and El Salvador will launch operations in July, Public Works…

Iron Maiden rocks El Salvador with nod to slain archbishop, then heads to Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Iron Maiden rocks El Salvador with nod to slain archbishop, then heads to Costa Rica

AFP - March 7, 2016

SAN SALVADOR -- British heavy rock band Iron Maiden drew huge cheers from a 9,000-strong crowd in El Salvador's capital late Sunday when it upheld the memory of…