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El Chapo: True Drug Bosses Are Still At Large

The sentence handed down on July 17 to the Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as El Chapo, made headlines around the world. Many people felt a sense of satisfaction that he received a life sentence plus 30 years in prison and...

Where can you retire nicely on just $30,000 a year … outside the US?

Where to retire on a budget? It might be time to think outside the United States or Canada. A new report by International Living, lists five destinations where you can coast on less than US$30,000 a year. Retiring in a new country requires studying up....

Mexico not ready for safe third country agreement with U.S.: ambassador

(Reuters) - Mexico is not ready to sign a safe third country agreement with the Trump administration regarding asylum seekers at their shared border, the Mexican ambassador to the United States said on Thursday. Martha Barcena, speaking at an event in Washington, said the United...

Latest plan by U.S. to deny Central American asylum seekers protection is illegal

QZ.com - The Trump administration introduced a new rule that would essentially ban Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the US today, the latest attempt to radically rewrite US immigration policy outside of Congress. The new rule, issued jointly by the Department of Justice...

Mexican president López Obrador has a woman problem

After the leftist firebrand Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the Mexican presidency in a landslide last year, he vowed to “govern for all, starting with the poor.” In Mexico, “the poor” includes many women, who earn 34% less than men for doing the same job....

Former Playboy Bunny Visiting Costa Rica

Mexican actress, model, and singer, best known for playing the leading role in ¡Anita, no te rajes! ("Anita, Don't Give Up!") in 2004, Ivonne Montero, and who was the cover of Playboy magazine in 2017, is visiting once again in Costa Rica. La "guapa" (beauty),...

Hail storm buries parts of Guadalajara, Mexico in ice (Photos)

A deluge of hail engulfed the outskirts the city of Guadalajara, in western Mexico, on Sunday, half-burying vehicles in ice and damaging nearly 200 homes. The freak hail storm in one of Mexico's largest cities came as temperatures hovered around 31 Celsius (88 Fahrenheit) in...

June 29 went from being a great day to to a damn day for La Sele

Five years ago, Costa Rica's national team, La Sele, defeated Greece the white spot to qualify for the quarterfinals, in the unforgettable Brazil World Cup 2014, this time, last night, they had to accept a defeat in penalties against Mexico. They weren't cruised, nor were...

Their Own Governments Driving Central Americans to the U.S.

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are, by all accounts, countries ravaged by gang violence, drug trafficking and extreme poverty. It’s these elements that have driven wave after wave of illegal immigration to the U.S., drawing the ire of President Donald Trump. And yet the bond...

Immigration Will Deport Four Men Suspected Members Of ISIS

The Dirección de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - Costa Rica's immigration service - confirmed that it began deportation proceedings for the two Egyptian and two Iraqi citizens suspected members of the Islamic State. The four men were arrested in Nicaragua on Tuesday after entering illegally...

Costa Rica To Face Mexico, US Takes On Curacao In Gold Cup Quarterfinals

A loss to Haiti pits Group B runner-up Costa Rica against Group A winner Mexico in the quarterfinal play of the Gold Cup (Copa Oro) on Saturday. Mexico, the Gold Cup favorite, cruised through the group stage winning all three games, while Costa Rica struggles,...

Costa Rica Loses To Haiti, Now Face Mexico in Gold Cup Quarterfinals

It didn't go well for the Ticos last night, in the last of the three games in the opening round of the Copa Oro (CONCACAF Gold Cup), Costa Rica's national team losing to Haiti 2-1 at Harrison, N.J. The loss means Costa Rica wound up...

Che Guevara: The face that launched a thousand…

Che Guevara’s image is seen as a global icon crossing multiple social and cultural boundaries exemplified in street protests and in diverse visual messaging such as posters, logos, t‐shirts and slogans. June 14th would have been Guevara’s 91st birthday, yet many questions remain: Why do...

Gas revolution planned for Northern Triangle

A plan unveiled last month in Mexico that focuses on the need to develop the economies of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, collectively known as the Northern Triangle of Central America, sees natural gas as a key driver of development. The central part of the...

Latin America’s Darling of the Telenovelas Dies at 54

Edith González was a hurricane in acting. Everything, absolutely everything, she devastated. Her fierceness sowed fear in Doña Bárbara (2008), her charm seduced in Salomé (2001) and her blue eyes were moving in Corazón Salvaje (1993). There was never a telenovela (soap opera) in which...

Consensus coming closer on taxing digital economy

(BNamericas) Nearly 130 countries have agreed on a global roadmap proposed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which could lead to an international consensus to level out the taxation of internet giants by the end of 2020. The 129 members of OECD’s...

Not all smartphone, social media users know they’re on the internet

What is the internet? And who is an internet user? The questions may seem straightforward, but more than a decade of research in the United States and abroad suggests that some people who use the internet may not be aware that they’re doing so. Results...

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...

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...

Ticos Stranded In Cancun

A group of 180 Costa Ricans are currently stranded in Cancun, Mexico, traveling from San Jose early Wednesday morning only to find that their hotel rooms are not available. Some of the travelers on the trip organized by DestinosTV sent a note back to family...

Migrants’ stories: Why they flee

Massive influxes of Central American families seeking asylum in the United States are overwhelming U.S. immigration facilities. The crisis along the U.S. southern border led directly to the forced resignation on April 7 of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, whom President Donald Trump believed ineffectively...

Trump Accuses Central American Migrants As “Thugs” and “Criminals”

US President Donald Trump has accused immigration from Central American entering the United States from the Mexico border of perpetrating crimes and stirring up violence and denounced his country’s asylum program as a "scam". In Las Vegas on Saturday, speaking at an event, Trump underscored...

Nicaraguan boy, aged two, struck in throat by bullet, seeks asylum at U.S. border

MATAMOROS, Mexico (Univision News) – William Gonzalez, Meylin Rugama and their two-year-old son William, have spent weeks living in a makeshift camp at one end of the international bridge in Matamoros. William González (r), Meylin Rugama (l) and their infant son, William, aged two. Photo:...

Costa Rica and Central America is an extension of Mexico?

Rico's TICO BULL - “Trump Cuts Aid to 3 Mexican Countries”was the on-screen banner for an episode of “Fox & Friends” on Sunday during a segment on the Trump administration’s cut of hundreds of millions of dollars of promised foreign aid to help Honduras,...

Costa Rica and Mexico Abolish Double Taxation

On March 21, Ley 9644, the income tax treaty with Mexico, which avoids the double taxation of income and wealth taxes, was published. According to KPMG, the new treaty defines certain terms and conditions for the country where income is to be taxed. For Costa...

Costa Rica On The Hunt For More Mexican Tourists

After nearly 100,000 Mexican tourists visited Costa Rica in 2018, this year the authorities plan to intensify the country's promotion in Mexico's main cities. According to the latest estimates, this year about 508,000 Mexicans would be considering vacationing in Costa Rica. From the Pro Imagen Group...

New Migrant Caravan Enters Mexico Undocumented Despite Humanitarian Visas

Hundreds of Central American migrants entered Mexico undocumented through an open border, in spite of the Government's offer to give a humanitarian visa to transit freely for a year in the country. Between Thursday and Friday, over a thousand Central American migrants crossed the border...

Mexico Prepares for New Migrant Exodus Heading to the US

Authorities from Mexico and Central America met Wednesday to prepare for the arrival of new migrant caravans that intend to head to the United States, Hector Gandini, the spokesman for the Mexican Ministry of the Interior said. Mexico's National Institute of Migration's commissioner, Tonatiuh Guillen,...

Mexico: Caravan Migrants Protest Closure of Shelter in Tijuana

Mexican federal police closed a migrant shelter in the border city of Tijuana Friday, prompting protests by Central Americans who remained there after traveling in the migrant caravan to the United States. Authorities in Tijuana cited sanitary reasons for the closure of the shelter named by the migrants...

Mexico’s President Is Selling Presidential Plane and Flying Commercial

Mexico's new president is selling his version of Air Force One and flying commercial instead. It's only been three days since Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office, but some of his campaign promises are already in motion. Can you imagine boarding a commercial...

Handful of caravan migrants launch hunger strike at U.S. border

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - A handful of the thousands of Central American migrants camped out at the U.S.-Mexican border waiting to plead their case for asylum in the United States launched a hunger strike on Thursday to protest the Mexican police blocking their way. Members...

Thousands Evacuated as Guatemala Volcano Erupts Again

(TelesurTv) Authorities in Guatemala declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people early Monday after the country's fiery Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth time this year, sending bursts of ash and lava down the mountain. The volcano last erupted in early November without...

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