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Central American migrants: The tragedy in the midst of the pandemic

Those who stayed face a precarious reality, with job losses, overcrowding, without access to medical. Those who return, deported, were in many cases exposed to contagion risks in prisons, detention centers and on the journey back. The Donald Trump administration has been - in fact...

13 Spanish words and expressions used in American English

Languages can be very generous. They usually lend words to each other. For example, in Spanish, we use many English words such as email, link, ok, bye ... We also transform them and play "soccer", eat "hamburgers" and even "Google". But what happens the other...

Costa Rica’s Monetary Policy Rate Falls Again

A “high uncertainty” in the global economy, associated to the tensions between the U.S. and China, together with the slow growth of production in Costa Rica caused the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) to reduce, for the fifth consecutive time this year, its...

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...

Florida Resident Sentenced In Lottery Scam Linked to Costa Rica

A resident of Florida, Fernando Reyes, 38, was sentenced today to 12 months and a day in prison for conspiracy and mail fraud, targeting the elderly and forwarding from victims to his co-conspirators in Costa Rica, reported the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of...

No More US Financial Aid for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

United States President Donald Trump has ordered to suspend financial assistance to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) said. The U.S.-based outlet Politico reported that some US$627 million, which Congress allocated to the Central American countries last year, are "blocked"...

Guatemalan Girl Dies of Dehydration in US Custody

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, who traveled to the United States with the Central American caravan, died of dehydration while in U.S. custody. She had been detained last week for crossing the U.S. border illegally. The girl and her father were detained by immigration authorities on...

US Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Attempt to Reinstate Asylum Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco denied Friday the Donald Trump Administration's judicial maneuver to delay Judge Jon Tigar's order blocking enforcement of its asylum policy. "We agree with the district court that the rule is likely inconsistent with...

The Central American Migrant Crisis: What is the Ultimate Solution?

  The Central American migrant crisis has sparked a nationwide debate over immigration, brought to the forefront by policies resulting in the separation of children from their mothers at the border.   The vast majority of these illegal immigrants are from three Central American countries known as...

Pressuring Nicaragua: U.S. Prepared To Take Action If Ortega Government Fails To Cooperate

The Trump administration is crafting a range of options, including potential sanctions, against the government of Nicaragua and President Daniel Ortega if it fails to properly address the concerns of student groups, church leaders and other civic players about increasing violence and political repression. “We’re...

Pence calls on Latin America to join US in isolating Venezuela, suspend election

Washington - The Trump administration called on Latin American and Caribbean nations Monday to take bold moves against Venezuela that will make allies squirm, including kicking the crisis-ridden country out of the region's main diplomatic body and launching money-laundering probes of Venezuelan officials in...

U.S. Remittances To Costa RicaUp In First Quarter of 2017

According to data published by the Banco Central (Central Bank), as part of the quarterly balance of payments (which records Costa Rica's transactions with the rest of the world), the country's total remittance income in the first quarter reached US$127 million, which US$99 million...

Costa Rica To Face U.S. In Gold Cup Semifinals After With Panama

Costa Rica beat Panama 1-0 in Wednesday's quarter-finals Gold Cup play, courtesy of an own goal - 'autogol in Spanish' - by Anibal Godoy,  to reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals. Godoy headed Costa Rica's David Guzman’s free kick into his own net in the...

352 Costa Ricans Have Been “Deported” From or “Denied” Entry To The U.S. In The Past Year

Q COSTA RICA - Although the news of 'denials' and 'deportations' of Costa Ricans from the United States went viral on the social networks following the inauguration of President Donald Trump and his signing of the 'travel ban', authorities in Costa Rica, however, in...

You’re Fired! The Making Of An Entrepreneur

Q24N (Forbes.com) - It’s January 5th, 2009 the first trading day of the new year. I’m Co-Head of Investments at Ramius Capital, leading our team meeting getting everybody excited and prepared for 2009 (following the global financial meltdown of 2008). My boss's assistant hands...

Ecuador Going Back To Demanding Visas For Cubans

QCOSTARICA - Thursday, Ecuador's Foreign Minister, Xavier Lasso, said the South American country will return to requiring visas of Cubans who enter the country, starting December 1. According to the official statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador (Ministerio de...

How the U.S. ‘Solved’ the Central American Migrant Crisis

(Via Alernet.org) La Bestia 'Train of Death' is running empty now. For years, the freight trains collectively known as “The Beast” carried Central American migrants north through Mexico on their quest to reach the U.S. border, fleeing extreme poverty and violence in their home countries. Hundreds...

Russia Heads to Latin America To Find Salve For Sanctions

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (Moscow) — Russia took its global charm offensive to Latin America this week, as the Kremlin seeks to counter Western sanctions over its policies in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Over the past few days, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reassured Cuba of ongoing...

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