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Friday 23 June 2017

American Apparel To Be Made In Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – For the first time in it’s 28 year history, American Apparel, The company, which prided...

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...

Move Aside Castro, Cubans Want Capitalism

Sixty years after the communist revolution it is obvious that Cubans do not abhor, but desire a more...

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.,...

No Major Changes in US Cuba Policy: Business Licenses Issued

TODAY CUBA – The United States government, headed by Donald Trump, has promised to review its policy on...

Research Sheds Light on Obstacles to Leaving El Salvador Gangs

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) A recent study of El Salvador's gang phenomenon has shown that, while it is possible for...

Haunted by the mystery deaths in Nicaragua’s brutal sugarcane fields

Two young boys in rural Nicaragua, photographed by Australian photojournalist Josh Mcdonald. The sugarcane-growing community in which they...

Nicaragua Tourism Revenues Up 10%

Hotel Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa en Little Corn Island. TODAY NICARAGUA – Companies in the tourismt sector expect...

Central America, Colombia and The Needle Trade

Q BUSINESS - Two Colombian companies in the textile and apparel sector are expanding in Central America, with...

The Peasant Farmer Who Stood Up to the President of Nicaragua

Francisca Ramírez, the head of the peasant movement that is leading the fight against the construction of an...

Why Salvadorian Teens Join Brutal Gangs and How Courts Makes Things Worse

Q24N - There were 30 murders in El Salvador on March 15 in El Salvador. Just on March...

Cuban Hospitals Begin Telling Patients There Is No Such Thing as Free Healthcare

Cuban hospitals have begun to issue “symbolic” bills to their patients (Cubanet). TODAY CUBA – A report from Cuban...

Why Cuban Schoolteachers Are Quitting their Jobs Massively

Teachers claim their main reason for leaving is low salaries. (Flickr) TODAY CUBA, MAYABEQUE, CUBA — Teachers and other...

Street Harassment Is A Public Health Problem: The Case of Mexico City

(Q24N) “I actually don’t remember when I was first harassed on the street, but I do remember when I...

New Cuban Documentary Highlights Struggles of Political Prisoners’ Families

TODAY CUBA – A short documentary was shown this Thursday in Miami to raise awareness of struggles of...

Panama Toughens Immigration Policies To Prevent Permanent Tourists

TODAY PANAMA – There appears to be a lot of confusion , that affects expats living in Panama...

Panama Deported 170 Foreigners In First Two Months Of The Year

Foreigners deported from Panama. Photo Newsroom Panama TODAY PANAMA – Panama’s immigration service reports having deported or expelled in...

Audio Reveals Details of Guatemala Fire that Killed 40 Girls

(Q24N) Recordings of three survivors from a massive fire in Guatemala that killed 40 has been released by...

First Real Estate Fund in Nicaragua

INVERCASA TODAY NICARAGUA – The fund managed by Invercasa will focus on acquiring both commercial and residential properties, and...

US Captures First Cuban Refugees in Post “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Era

TODAY CUBA – On Sunday, March 12th, 29 Cuban refugees were caught trying to reach Florida by boat. According to authorities,...

Getting Rid of ‘Bad Hombres?’ Deport El Chapo, His Lawyer Says

Q24N - The lawyer of infamous Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" Guzman is asking President Donald Trump to...

Guatemala President Admits State Responsibility in Shelter Fire

Q24N - As many outraged Guatemalans are calling for his resignation over the fire, Morales said that the...

Meet the Sex Workers Replacing Cops in Nicaragua

Emilia, a member of the Sunflowers of Nicaragua, showing her judicial facilitator ID. | Photo: Reuters TODAY NICARAGUA –...

US Border Mistake Could See Over 200,000 Acres Returned to Mexico

Q24N - A mistake in the border lines between Mexico and the United States could see over 200...

US Report: Central America’s Revitalized Cocaine Corridor

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) The US State Department named the seven Central American countries as havens for laundering the proceeds...

Nicaragua Eliminates Tax on Colombian Imports

Nicaragua Eliminates Tax on Colombian Imports TODAY NICARAGUA – Goods and services imported from the South American country will...

European Parliament Slams Nicaragua For Rights Violations Over Canal

Harrassed: Francisca Ramirez, Coordinator of the National Council for the Defence of Land, Lake and Sovereignty (La Prensa) TODAY...

Nicaragua Launches Hugo Chavez College Program

Hugo Chavez Plaza in Managua, Nicaragua honoring the late Venezuelan leader. (United Socialist Party of Venezuela). Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista...

Over 70 Venezuelan Immigrants Stranded on Panama-Costa Rica Border as Officials Ramp Up Controls

Q24N - Over 70 Venezuelan immigrants, part of a total of 89 people who were prevented from entering  Panama...

Mexicans Blame Wrangler Firing 600 Employees and Factory Closing To The “Trump Effect”

(Q24N) American clothing factory Wrangler has fired 600 workers from its Mexico-based factory, claiming a lack of personnel as well...

President Ortega Highlights Chavez’s Legacy in Latin America

In this undated photo we have Hugo Chaves (left) and Daniel Ortega in triumph.TODAY NICARAGUA (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan...

Money Laundering in Central America

Q24N - The housing market, casinos, concert halls, and the livestock sector are all used to launder money...

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Latin America’s Rural Exodus Undermines Food Security

Q24N (IPS) - In Latin America and the Caribbean, which account for 12 per cent of the planet’s arable land, and one-third of its...

Cartago Kicks Up A Fuss Over San Jose’s New Brand “SJO Vive”

On Wednesday, the Municipality of San José officially unveiled its brand "SJO Vive" to attract Ticos and foreigners to Costa Rica's capital. The ceremony, led...

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Moving To Costa Rica

(HUFFPOST) “I’m thinking about moving to Costa Rica,” are words I see every day in emails, Facebook messages, and from people who have read...

Costa Rica Opens Embassy in Azerbaijan

Costa Rica's Foreign minister Manuel Gonzales, who is on an official visit to Baku, announced the opening of an embassy in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar...

The Best Online Degrees for Starting a Business in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of Central America’s rising stars with an increasingly diverse economy that has moved beyond tourism and agriculture to encompass a...

Former Head of The Fuerza Publica Arrested For Alleged Drug Links

Who would know more about police strategy and tactics other than a former head of the nation's police force? And that is possible why...

Receiving Child Porn On Your Mobile Phone Can Land You In Jail in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - Pay close attention, receiving erotic images of minors on your smartphone via apps such as WhatsApp could expose you to...

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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...

Nude Hotels & Beaches in Costa Rica

Doing what we all think about – going nude in a public, is not so easy in a conservative culture like Costa Rica. What...

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