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…

Nicaragua pays Costa Rica for environmental damages
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Nicaragua pays Costa Rica for environmental damages

AFP - March 13, 2018

Nicaragua has paid Costa Rica $378,890 in damages related to the occupation of a disputed border territory, the Costa Rican government confirmed Tuesday. The payment was ordered…

Court of Justice: Nicaragua owes Costa Rica $380,000, must retire troops
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Court of Justice: Nicaragua owes Costa Rica $380,000, must retire troops

AFP - February 2, 2018

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague ruled Friday that Costa Rica owns the north side of Isla Portillo and that Nicaragua must end its…

Court ruling close at hand on Costa Rican, Nicaraguan borders
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Court ruling close at hand on Costa Rican, Nicaraguan borders

AFP - January 21, 2018

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has announced that on Feb. 2, it will issue its ruling about the maritime border between Nicaragua and…

Costa Rica ends year with more than 26,000 ‘irregular migrants’ on the books
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Costa Rica ends year with more than 26,000 ‘irregular migrants’ on the books

AFP and Tico Times Staff - December 20, 2016

See also: Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass Costa Rica saw an "unprecedented" migratory flow into the country this year, with tens of thousands…

Images of Hurricane Otto’s Thursday impact
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Images of Hurricane Otto’s Thursday impact

Tico Times Staff and AFP - November 25, 2016

Hurricane Otto made landfall in Costa Rica at approximately 3:30 pm Wednesday; the eye of the hurricane is moving into the Pacific as of this writing on Thursday…

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

U.S. Congress looks to condition loans to Nicaragua on political changes
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Congress looks to condition loans to Nicaragua on political changes

AFP - September 23, 2016

Nicaraguan politicians and economists expressed concern Thursday after the United States House of Representatives passed a bill calling for economic sanctions against Daniel Ortega's government for restricting free…

As Nicaragua elections approach, banned opposition decries Ortega’s budding dictatorship
Central America
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Central America
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As Nicaragua elections approach, banned opposition decries Ortega’s budding dictatorship

Michael Krumholtz - September 5, 2016

MASAYA, Nicaragua — Protesters circled around the iconic statue of San Jerónimo that leads into the city of Masaya, a half-hour south of the Nicaraguan capital Managua,…

Nicaraguan man sentenced to 183 years in prison for killing US-Costa Rican family 
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan man sentenced to 183 years in prison for killing US-Costa Rican family 

Zach Dyer - July 6, 2016

A Nicaraguan court sentenced Adrián Salmerón to 183 years in prison Wednesday for the killing of a U.S. expat, his Costa Rican wife and three of their…