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The Silent Darién (VIDEO)

The Darien Gap (el Tapón del Darién in Spanish) is considered by some to...

Where Is The Border Between North and South America?

The Panamanian border with Colombia is the demarcation between North and South America. The...

The Panama Canal’s Forgotten Casualties

It was the greatest infrastructure project the world had ever seen. When the 77...

Summit Of America Leaders Urged To Take Stronger Measures To Isolate Venezuela’s Maduro

(Reuters) - The Heads of State and Government of Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile,...

Stop and Search? This Poor Community in Brazil Says Yes, Please.

Rio De Janeiro: To quell a burst of carjackings, supermarket lootings and murders, military...

Step Back in Time With the Mennonites of Bolivia

On a foggy night twelve years ago, Jordi Busqué thought he was hallucinating. He...

US-China Trade War May Boost Mexico, Central America Apparel Makers

Apparel makers in Mexico and Central America could benefit from the US's $50 billion...

MS13 Is a Street Gang, Not a Drug Cartel — and the Difference Matters

In October 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that pursuing the Mara Salvatrucha, a...

Latin America Falls Short on Anti-Crime Efforts: US State Department

(Insightcrime.org) An annual report by the US State Department on international drug trafficking suggests...

Russia to Continue Pursuing Cooperation Policy in Latin America

Moscow will follow the US policy with respect to the countries of Latin America...

Serving time with Mom in prison: cruel sentence, or a child’s right?

From the pint-sized toilets to the colorful bedrooms and backyard filled with overturned tricycles,...

42 Of The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World Are in Latin America

Latin America has the sad title of being the region that hosts the largest...

Google Brings Free WiFi to Mexico, First Stop in Latin America?

MEXICO CITY - Alphabet's Google said on Tuesday that it will launch a network...

Potent Mexico City earthquake was a rare ‘bending’ quake, study finds – and it could happen again

Six months have passed since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City, toppling 40...

Time To Pay Attention to Latin America In An Era of Change

The United States should look beyond the traditional paradigm of security, migration, and narcotics...

Latin American countries sign legally binding pact to protect land defenders

Officials from 24 Latin American and Caribbean states have signed a legally binding environmental...

Only One Country Ready to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, According to Scientists

Brazilian mathematicians considering humanity's chances of surviving a zombie uprising have calculated that to...

Latin America poised to agree world’s first legal pact for nature defenders

Latin American countries are poised to agree the world’s first legally binding convention to...

Populism and Division: Latin America At The Ballot Box

It does not seem long ago that analysts were predicting a new chapter in...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working...

Latin America Focuses on Attacking Pockets of Rural Poverty

(IPS) - Identifying territories where rural poverty is most entrenched in Latin America and...

Automated Digital Tools Threaten Political Campaigns in Latin America

(IPS) - The use of technological tools in political campaigns has become widespread in...

What is behind the International Criminal Court? A carousel of lies and on-paper victories

The International Criminal Court (ICC), the one everyone talks about and deposits their hopes...

Why Trump is Wrong to Blame Migration for MS13 Expansion, Violence

Insightcrime.org - President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union Address to...

Moralist Upsurge in Brazil Revives Censorship of the Arts

RIO DE JANEIRO (IPS) - It is not yet an official policy because censorship...

Resisting US Military Bases and Pentagon Strategies in Latin America

“The United States appear to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery...

The NewYorkTimes Has A Sh*thole Moment of It’s Own, Compares Oscar Perez to Che Guevara

It seems that every time the Times is ready to turn a corner on...

InSight Crime’s 2017 Homicide Round-Up In Latin America & Caribbean

(Insightcrime.org) Record highs, all-time lows, and a few surprises: 2017 proved a remarkable year...

Trump’s First Year and Latin America (Video)

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A Brazilian Politician Is Trying to Ban Bitcoin

You’ve probably heard and read about all the massive gains Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies...

Latin America’s Renewable Energy Revolution

For centuries Latin America’s natural resources have helped move the world economy. From the...

Latin America’s Left Prepares for Six Election Battles

In 2018, at least six Latin American countries will have elections: Mexico, Colombia, Brazil,...

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Nicaragua Tells Costa Rica To Mind It’s Own Business. Diplomatically Of Course!

After the director general of Costa Rican Foreign Policy, Christian Guillermet expressed concern of the violence in Nicaragua since Thursday, the Nicaragua Foreign Ministry...

Nicaraguans In Costa Rica Call For Peaceful March

A Facebook group called Comunidad Nicaragüense Residente en Costa Rica (Resident Nicaraguan Community in Costa Rica) is calling for a march on the Nicaragua...

Immigration Defers Fine On Overstaying Tourists

The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - Costa Rica's immigration service - announced Thursday night that the fine for those foreigners overstaying...

3 Dead, Dozens Injured in Nicaragua Protests

Tragedy. At least three people died last night during protests against reforms to the Nicaraguan Institute of Social Security (INSS), reported various media and...

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By 2022, the Metropolitan Area of San Jose (GAM) will have an elevated rapid passenger train (Metro), which would help reduce traffic congestion, President-elect...
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The Silent Darién (VIDEO)

The Darien Gap (el Tapón del Darién in Spanish) is considered by some to be the most dangerous and inhospitable place in Latin America,...

Cuba and the New China Model: why it would never work on the island

Over the years I have debated with friends and foe over U.S. – Cuba policy and possible paths for Cuba’s democratization. In these encounters,...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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Why Can Electric Cars Be Cheaper Than Gasoline Cars?

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Canada Calls On Costa Rica Family For A Plan to Reduce Care Expenses Of Child with Down Syndrome

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Canada has asked the Costa Rican family living in Toronto for a plan to explain how they can make...

Costa Rica: Technology and community fight crime

The Integrated System for the Improvement of Police Strategy (SIMEP) will change the way police operate in Costa Rica. The Costa Rican government is investing...

Daylight Savings Time

If you are like me, having lived in Costa Rica for a long time, you may not have realized that Daylight Savings Time kicked...

London’s Colombian Drug Cartel Smuggled Cocaine in Bananas

TODAY COLOMBIA - Members of a Colombian drug cartel have been sentenced for smuggling more than 100 kilos of high quality cocaine worth US$35.4...