20 C
san jose, costa rica
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Home Central America

Central America

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...

Fire Destroys Managua’s Central Market

TODAY NICARAGUA - A fire over the weekend destroyed Nicaragua's Mercado Oriental, one of the biggest markets in...

Central America Second To Syria In World’s Worst Conflict Zone

(Q24N) Death tolls have declined in world conflict zones but civilians remain pawns of armed groups, increasingly in...

Cuba Launches Landmark Libertarian Party “Jose Marti”

We, the members of the Cuban Libertarian Party, do not fear any attacks against our bodies, because our...

‘La Patrona’ Escape from Guatemala Prison Spotlights Institutional Corruption

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org - A former mayoral candidate turned criminal leader in Guatemala has escaped from one of the...

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...

Drug Traffickers Destroying Large Sections of Central America Forests: Report

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) A new study estimates that up to 30% of all deforestation in three Central American countries...

Central American Trauma Ignored as 9 in 10 Refugees Report Kidnapping, Murder, Rape

(Q24N) A new study reports that 92 percent of refugees from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America...

Gap between Rich and Poor in Panama Increases

Panama City from the Ancon Hill, a 654-foot hill that overlooks the capital city TODAY PANAMA (Prensa Latina) The...

Panama Canal expansion fuels Miami growth

Brickell Avenue, home to self-exiled Ricardo Martinelli TODAY PANAMA, By Mark Scheinbaum – MIAMI The folks who buy a...

Honduras, The Country That Hates Women

(Q24N) "Here in Honduras, women aren’t worth anything," said Teresa Muñoz, mother of murdered Miss Honduras beauty pageant...

Nicaragua, A Place of Unforced Coexistence

Before I dive into my love for Nicaragua, I have to confess that my journey there was and...

Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind

TODAY NICARAGUA – The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s recent assessment of Nicaragua reinforces the narrative that the country...

What Are Some of Nicaragua’s Popular Food?

TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua is an interesting place, with a tumultuous history and a relatively peaceful present. and...

Australian Backpackers Kidnapped in Guatemala Live To Tell Their Story

(Q24N) Two young Australian backpackers have told their horror account of being kidnapped, assaulted and robbed at gunpoint...

Panama to Ban Use of Plastic Bags

Plastic bags in Panama supermarkets and warehouses could be part of history by next year TODAY PANAMA – The...

White House Promises Major Break with Obama’s Cuba Policy

TODAY CUBA – On Wednesday, a senior State Department official said president Donald Trump will be considering “significant differences”...

Judge Orders Medical House Arrest for Noriega Be Maintained for 1 Year

DAVID, Panama – Former Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega remains in “critical” condition and a Panamanian judge on Tuesday...

Indigenous Hondurans Fight ‘Right-Wing Invaders’ Burning Crops

(Q24N) The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, COPINH, issued a statement on Thursday slamming...

Nicaragua Remittances Up 6%

Remittances to Nicaragua up 6% in 2016 over the previous year, the majority of coming from the United...

Nicaragua Reports Cases of Zika Reaches 1,863; Of Which 986 Are Pregnant

Pregnant teens in Casa Campo in La Dalia. PRESS / L.E. M(Today Nicaragua) Health authorities reported today 12...

End of an era in Cuba?

TODAY CUBA – The Cuban government’s traditional May Day parade Monday is the last to be overseen by...

Mafia of the Poor: Gang Violence and Extortion in Central America

Q24N (via Crisigroup.org) Born in the aftermath of civil war and boosted by mass deportations from the U.S.,...

Has A Dictatorship Started in Nicaragua?

By Byron Rodríguez Palacios, Panampost.com – Both Nicaragua and its current President Daniel Ortega are very complicated topics...

Valiant Effort to Save Blue Whale Stranded on South Nicaragua Beach

TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS -- Locals and tourists bonded on Nicaragua's Popoyo beach (near Rivas) as they attempted to...

U.S. Embassy Clarifies Fake News About Nicaraguans Visa

The U.S. Embassy in Managua. Photo LA PRENSA/Uriel MolinaTODAY NICARAGUA – A fake news report circulating this Wednesday...

Is Putin building a base in Nicaragua to spy on US citizens?

TODAY NICARAGUA - US officials are keeping a keen eye on a Russian complex nestled on the edge...

Nicaragua v. USA (1986)

NICARAGUA JOURNAL (Examiner.com) -- The Republic of Nicaragua v. The United States of America (1986) is a public...

Life Inside The Prison That Guards Are Too Afraid To Enter Is Truly Terrifying

The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is arguably the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere and is...

El Salvador: Gang violence increases

A month after the end of their two-year truce, gangs have reorganized themselves in El Salvador. Gang members have...

Nicaragua Sex Workers Open Office In Defence Of Rights

MANAGUA (QNicaragua) – Nicaraguan sex workers have for the first time set up an office to assist in...