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Illegal Immigrants in Mexico Are Now Using Uber to Cross Border Points Undetected

(Q24N) Uber may be assisting in illegal immigration, some Mexican officials claim. Arnulfo Leon Campos of Mexico’s National Institute...

US Ambassador to Guatemala Calls Congressmen “Idiots” for Hiring Firm to Improve US Relations

(Q24N) United States Ambassador to Guatemala Todd Robinson openly criticized Congressmen in Guatemala who hired a lobbying firm...

El Salvador Cracks Down on Death Squads From Police, Military

(Q24N) El Salvador's authorities dismantled criminal “death squads” led by military and police members in the eastern part...

Is Mexico ready for gay marriage?

In September, some 100 cities in all 32 Mexican states hosted a so-called “March for the Family” –...

Cuba slams Trump’s reversal of newfound friendship

Pictures of Cuba’s late President Fidel Castro hang on a wall as tourists ride in a vintage car...

Barrio 18 Extortion Scheme Casts Doubt on El Salvador Govt Security Narrative

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org - The Barrio 18 gang in El Salvador allegedly engaged in large-scale extortion of a community...

Russia Sides with Cuban Dictatorship, Calls Trump’s Policy Reversal “Cold War Rhetoric”

Vladimir Putin (left) with Cuba’s President Raul Castro TODAY CUBA – Russia has expressed its “unyielding solidarity” with Cuba...

Guatemalan Newspaper Calls Out US For Contradictory Stance on War against Drugs

Guatemala’s most influential newspaper, Prensa Libre, published a strong criticism of the United States’ recent comments about fighting drugs. The...

In booming Old Havana tourist quarter, Trump speech puts Cubans in a bad mood

© Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images A man wearing a T-shirt with a U.S. flag design walks along a street...

Are Colombians Spreading the Coca Curse to Honduras?

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org - Officials believe a coca plantation recently discovered in Honduras was set up by Colombians, suggesting...

Judge Denies Former President of Panama Bail; Continues In US Federal Holding

TODAY PANAMA - Arrested at his home in Miami on Monday, June 12, former President of Panama Ricardo...

Why it’s not fair to lump Nicaragua with the U.S. when it comes to the Paris climate accord

The Eiffel tower is illuminated in green with the words ‘Paris Agreement is Done’ on Nov. 4, 2016....

U.S. Asks Guatemala To Extradite Former Vice President Over Drug Trafficking Charges

The United States has asked Guatemala to extradite former Vice President of Guatemala Roxana Baldetti for drug trafficking...

Guatemalans Score Win Versus Canada Mining Firm

Q24N - A group of Guatemalan men who faced the brutal suppression of their peaceful protest won a...

Nicaragua Ex-Diplomat Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann Dies at 84

Former Nicaraguan diplomat, priest and intellectual Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann | Photo: Gobierno de Nicaragua TODAY NICARAGUA; Former Nicaraguan diplomat,...

Airbnb Rentals Offer Cuban Residents Much-Needed Extra Income

In its annual report on Cuba, Airbnb highlighted the economic contribution that its platform provides to Cubans. (Flickr) TODAY...

UN Sounds Alarm on Rising HIV Infections in Cuba

The island has seen a nine percent increase in HIV infections, just under Eastern Europe and Central Asia....

Why isn’t Nicaragua in the Paris agreement?

    TODAY NICARAGUA - Ever since US President Donald Trump declared that he would withdraw the US from the...

Why Nicaragua and Trump Are Not Allies Despite Both Opposing the Paris Agreement

So US President Donald Trump has gone ahead and decided to quit the Paris agreement on climate change....

Survivors of the El Mozote Massacre Have New Hopes for Justice in El Salvador

EL MOZOTE, El Salvador (IPS) - Except for a house with its walls riddled with holes made by...

Mexico Drops in World Competitiveness Ranking amid Violence, Widespread Corruption

(Q24N) Mexico’s position on the World Competitiveness Index has fallen once again, now holding position 43 out of...

Mexico Should Follow Colombia’s Example in Combating Fuel Theft, Says Minister

(Q24N) Colombia's finance minister said Mexico should look to the South American country as an example to follow...

Panama’s Strongman Manuel Noriega Dies At The Age of 83

QCR - Manuel Noriega, the feared dictator and the man who knew too much, died in his native...

This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba

TODAY CUBA – A flash of excitement about travel to Cuba after the country opened its borders to...

Coca Plantation ‘Experiment’ in Honduras Raises Eyebrows

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org - Authorities have located coca plantations in Honduras, a sign that the Central American nation could...

DEA Lied to Cover Up Four Deaths in Honduras Narcotics Operation: US Department of Justice

(Q24N) The United States Drug Enforcement Agency is facing a scandal following an investigation that revealed officials misrepresented their role...

Adios Aid. Trump Proposes Drastic Cuts To Aid To Central America

Drug-related violence and poverty drive illegal immigration, but spending on these areas to fall by 45% US President Donald...

U.S. Eyes Private Sector in Central America to Play Larger Role in Crime Reduction, Growth

(Q24N) The United States government will hold a meeting in June in Miami with the presidents of Honduras,...

Central American drought leaves millions in need of humanitarian aid

(Q24N) A prolonged drought across Central America has devastated the region's lakes and rivers. In Guatemala, Lake Atescatempa has...

Former Panama President Wanted by Interpol

TODAY PANAMA –  AN INTERPOL Red Alert was formally issued on Monday, May 22 at the request of...

Northern Triangle: A Never-Ending Crisis?

(Q24N) For years, the set of countries known as the Northern Triangle –Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras– has...

Cuban Dictatorship Invites Over Puerto Rican Terrorist Released by Obama

Cuba President Raul Castro congratulated Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera on his release this week, and invited...

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Illegal Immigrants in Mexico Are Now Using Uber to Cross Border Points Undetected

(Q24N) Uber may be assisting in illegal immigration, some Mexican officials claim. Arnulfo Leon Campos of Mexico’s National Institute of Migration said that transporters of...

Former Ecuador President Correa Calls Trump “Stupid” and Brazil President a “Traitor”

(Q24N) In an interview with the EFE news agency, former President of Ecuador Rafael Correa broke his silence this weekend, with some harsh words...

Mob Turns Violent Againt Police At End Of Soccer Game in San Carlos

A dispute among soccer fans in the final between local teams, Florencia and El Progreso de la Tigra, in Santa Clara de Carlos, turned...

Venezuela’s Maduro Demands Army Loyalty amid New Arrests to Prevent Opposition “Coup”

TODAY VENEZEULA - This weekend was Venezuela’s Army Day, marking the 196th Battle of Carabobo, an important victory that led to the country’s independence. The...

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LGBT March San Jose 2017

Q COSTA RICA - San Jose was filled with color this Sunday to celebrate sexual diversity and demand equal rights for the Lesbian, Gay,...

“We Cannot Let Down Our Guard,” Experts Say On Simultaneous Activity Of Three Volcanos

It's been a while, in fact since 1987 that Costa Rica did not register the simultaneous activity of three volcanos and experts warn that...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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