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Caesar salad: one of the US’s most famous dishes was invented in Mexico

It was early Friday afternoon at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest land border crossing in the world, which connects Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego in the US. Some Mexicans were returning home from a week of work, while some Americans were...

‘Don’t get comfortable’: Trump says CA migrants will be ‘sent home’

U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Democrats to vote for his immigration reform to fix the ‘National Emergency' on the United States border with Mexico, saying that migrants from Central America - "the bad 'hombres,' of which there are many, are being detained...

Guaido Officially Requests US Military Support

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, has formally requested the support of United States military forces in the ongoing socio-political crisis in the country, a letter published by his representative Carlos Vecchio said on Monday. “We welcome strategic and operational planning so...

Russia urges US to abandon plan to topple Maduro

The United States and Russia traded words over Venezuela on Sunday with Russia’s foreign minister urging the United States to abandon its “irresponsible” plan to topple Nicolás Maduro and his US counterpart, Mike Pompeo, slamming Russian meddling. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Venezuela’s...

Why Are The U.S. and Russia Clashing Over Venezuela?

Washington Post – There was an unexpected twist Tuesday evening as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s attempted uprising against President Nicolás Maduro’s government appeared to be sputtering out. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Maduro was set to flee Venezuela — but that...

Venezuela: Following The Money

Unraveling Venezuela’s coup. The “final phase” of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s attempt to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office began this morning, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognized as the country’s rightful interim ruler, whips up...

Venezuela: Coup or uprising?

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan leader Juan Guaido’s push for a military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro’s government Tuesday has the support of the United States, while Maduro’s backers such as Russia condemns the push as a coup. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney...

Latin American Migrants Turn to Train Hopping Amid Crackdown in Mexico

Migrants from Latin American countries have once again resorted to illegal freight train hopping in an attempt to evade measures aimed at curbing illegal migration deployed by the Mexican government. The government measures have already proven their effectiveness, significantly complicating travel by other means of...

Pompeo: ‘Iranian Money Remains In Latin America’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there is "no doubt" that Iran has a financial presence in Latin America and that Tehran remains a "global threat." Questioned about whether Iran has some presence in Latin America, Pompeo told Voice of America, "There's no doubt....

Best buddies? Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro tries to woo Donald Trump.

Are United States President Donald Trump and his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, about to become best buddies? And does this mean Trump is developing a soft spot for the South American country? There certainly are signs that seem to suggest this. Bolsonaro has been wooing...

Costa Rica Takes Delivery Of Donated Helicopters By U.S.

Four Bell UH-1 helicopters, donated by the United States, arrived in Costa Rica Friday at noon and were on display to the press at the Base 2 area of the Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in Alajuela. They are part of the United States Air Training...

Why I’m still a Chavista (and how I think the political crisis will end)

Angela Villarreal is 24 years old and comes from a professional middle-class family from a satellite city in Caracas. It is not easy for her to be a Chavista now in Venezuela. Photo Fabiola Ferrero However, Angela Villarreal, 24, remains firm in her ideas despite the economic...

Two Ticos sentenced for trafficking Costa Ricans To The U.S.

The Criminal Court of Pérez Zeledón sentenced two Costa Rican men with surnames Umaña Mora and Umaña Leiva, who formed a criminal organization dedicated to the illicit trafficking of Costa Rican migrants. The Ministerio Publico (Prosecutor's Office) was able to prove that the two men...

What will happen today in Venezuela?

On month after legislative opposition leader Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself ‘interim president” Venezuela will live a historic day this Saturday, February 23, when tens of thousands of people will gather at the borders of the country for a massive mobilization that expects to receive...

U.S. Increases Contribution To Costa Rica To Fight Organized Crime

The United States Congress approved to provide Costa Rica with a US$40.7 million item in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime during 2019. According to the Foreign Ministry, said budget allocation represents an increase of 33% with respect to the aid received from...

Maduro’s End Would Be Just the Beginning of Venezuela’s Road to Recovery

The timing of any power transition in Venezuela, however, will depend on closed-door negotiations between the opposition and key armed forces commanders. For a transition to come quickly and relatively painlessly, it will need to gain the support of most regional and national military...

Invasion unlikely, but fever builds in Venezuela, Reports

Caracas is a city where everyone knows the dominant political affiliation of each neighbourhood. Basically, the east belongs to the opposition, much of the west to the Chavistas. Many opposition supporters would be reluctant to venture into the poor barrios where President Nicolas Maduro can...

Invasion fever in Venezuela

As the Lima Group countries ready for an emergency meeting on Venezuela hosted by Canada, here in Venezuela on Sunday, Nicolas Maduro attended the latest in a string of almost daily military exercises. Anti-government protesters hold Venezuelan flags as they block a highway to demand...

US: ‘Choose a Side’ on Venezuela

The United States on Saturday called on the world to “choose a side” on Venezuela and urged countries to financially disconnect from the government Nicolas Maduro, while the European Union is getting set to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s rightful leader. Venezuelan...

Gauido Declared Himself President After Pence’s Call

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself Venezuela’s Interim President after he received a call on Tuesday from the United States Vice President Mike Pence, who pledged Washington’s support for Guaido, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. The report comes a few days after US...

Ortega Dialogues With The United States and the European Union

The United States and the European Union (EU) are making efforts in parallel to achieve the return of the national dialogue where the peaceful solution to the sociopolitical crisis in Nicaragua is agreed, as the situation in the country worsens because the Daniel Ortega...

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido Declares Himself President

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, with the support of the United States and many Latin American nations and prompting Nicolas Maduro to break relations U.S. and giving its personnel 72 hours to leave the country. Juan Guaido, President of...

The United – Avianca – Copa Alliance

After a process that took two years, on November 30, the airlines Avianca  (Colombia), United (U.S.) and Copa (Panama) signed a commercial alliance, will allow the three to share revenue from flights and coordinate schedules. Avianca, Copa and United are already tied through a code-sharing...

Costa Rica named as a host nation for Gold Cup 2019

Costa Rica's Estadio Nacional (National Stadium) will be the site of the first two Group B matches for next summer's edition of Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) championship. Costa Rica's first match in the 2019 Gold Cup will be played...

Maduro Doesn’t Care That People Call Him a ‘Dictator’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that he was not a ‘dictator,’ but a ‘modest man’. © REUTERS / Miraflores Palace “I don’t care that people call me a dictator. Those who say I’m a dictator can go to hell. I know who I am...

Mexico, Guatemala Police Suppress Migrant Caravan at Border (Photos)

Thousands of migrants have traveled in a caravan, mostly on foot, from Honduras to the Mexico - Guatemala border, the journey has stretched for over 640 kilometers (400 miles). Their hope to reach the United States, however, they are have encountered a somewhat insurmountable obstacle...

Migrant Caravan, Exodus, Rejects Mexico’s Plan to Contain Them

Participants in the 7,000-strong Migrant Caravan, or Central American Exodus as it has been branded by its organizers, have rejected a proposal by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto titled “You Are in Your Home.” The plan, which was announced Friday, sort to offer members of...

Ortega Says Planned US Sanctions Will Bring Poverty To Nicaragua

President Daniel Ortega criticized Saturday the draft sanctions that the United States Congress is discussing against his government saying such actions would bring poverty and economic troubles to his Nicaragua. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega waves to his supporters during a march in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday,...

Northern Triangle Exceeds US$ 10 billion in remittances

Remittances sent by migrants to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, the Northern Triangle of Central America, exceeded US$10 billion dollars between January and July of this year, according to their central banks. Guatemala leads with the highest flow of dollars and a growth of 10.62%...

Mexico’s President-elect Says Nobody Can Threaten His Country With Border Wall

Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said presumably referring to United States President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall that Mexico will not be threatened under his administration. "Our goal is to make Mexico a powerful country… Nobody will threaten us that they...

$6 Million in Bogus Organic Fruit Sold to U.S., Costa Rican Report Finds

How do you know whether food certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is actually organic? You don’t, according to Costa Rican lawmakers who investigated bogus organic pineapple exports to the United States. A Costa Rican congressional committee says American consumers paid premium prices for...

Tico Boy Rescued in Arizona Desert Moved To NY Shelter To See His Mother

The Costa Rican boy they left abandoned on Tuesday in the Arizona desert, by his uncle, will be transferred to a shelter in New York City, so he can see his mother. The woman resides in that State illegally, according to the Ministry of Foreign...

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