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Avianca Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in US

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – Avianca, the second-largest airline in Latin America, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Sunday to reorganize its debt “due to the unpredictable impact” of the coronavirus pandemic. n a statement issued in Bogota, Avianca said that along with “some...

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...

Lysol maker: Please don’t drink our cleaning products

CNN - The company that makes Lysol and Dettol is urging customers not to consume its cleaning products after President Donald Trump suggested the possibility of injecting disinfectants to protect people from coronavirus. Reckitt Benckiser (RBGLY), a British company, warned Friday that human consumption of...

Dictator Daniel Ortega reappears without any plan to face the Covid-19 pandemic

After 34 days of being absent from public and sparking speculation about his health, even rumors of his death, and his administration’s handling of the new coronavirus, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega reappeared on Wednesday in public and assured that the country is fighting “patiently”...

The President Is Trapped

The Atlantic - For his entire adult life, and for his entire presidency, Donald Trump has created his own alternate reality, complete with his own alternate set of facts. He has shown himself to be erratic, impulsive, narcissistic, vindictive, cruel, mendacious, and devoid of...

Costa Ricans would have different treatment when entering the United States

Costa Rica formalized the process to be part of the Global Entry Program of Reliable Travelers of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This week, Fernando Llorca, Costa Rican ambassador to the United States, delivered the formal request to that US department to include...

The Best Places To Retire Abroad In 2020 (Podcast)

The number one for cheap and safe to retire is Austria, dubbed the Swiss alternative... number 3 is Costa Rica, the Swiss of Central America...where you can judge the friendliness of town by how friendly their stray dogs are. Listen to the entire postcast from...

Countries evacuate citizens from China as coronavirus infections rise

Japan and the US were the first to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan on Wednesday as the death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 132. With the number of confirmed cases now at nearly 6,000, the scale of the crisis has now...

The American Dream is much easier to achieve in Canada

(CNN) If you're born in the United States, having wealthy parents matters a great deal to your chances of success, according to a new report. Individuals born into poorer families have a better chance of owning a home, getting a good education and experiencing a...

Costa Rica Keeps On Winning In Tourism

Costa Rica got into 2019 on European catwalks, fashion items, French cuisine, public roads, buses, electric cars, trams and subway stations. Also in film festivals, television programs, biodiversity conservation gardens, sporting events, and social networks. This “Only the Essentials,” tourism campaign by the Instituto Costarricense...

Pompeo: U.S. will maintain pressure on Ortega “until liberties are restored” in Nicaragua

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, highlighted on Monday the pressure exerted by the Trump administration on the administration of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, which has been the target of several sanctions for human rights violations. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “The United States...

How America Ends

Democracy depends on the consent of the losers. For most of the 20th century, parties and candidates in the United States have competed in elections with the understanding that electoral defeats are neither permanent nor intolerable. The losers could accept the result, adjust their ideas...

Would ousting Trump rebuild the country’s faith in government? Lessons from Latin America

The House of Representatives has opened an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. But what happens if a president is impeached? The vice president would take his place, but other parts of the government continue unchanged. Partisan polarization can be magnified in the process. Many...

Multiple Countries Warn Travelers Against Visiting U.S.

Amnesty International, along with Uruguay and Venezuela, joined a growing list of travel warnings for foreign citizens planning U.S. visits; all cited a high level of gun violence following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. “Travelers to the United States should...

U.S. denies requesting Costa Rica immigration pact

Sharon Day, the U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, clarified that her government has not asked Costa Rica to sign an immigration pact like the one he signed with Guatemala, which has unleashed strong criticism. This was reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after a...

Only 3 countries in the world protect the right to bear arms in their constitutions: the US, Mexico, and Guatemala

(Insider) - The right to keep and bear arms is a longstanding, often glorified right protected by the US Constitution. Americans own nearly half of all the civilian-owned guns in the world, and on a per capita basis, the US has far more guns...

US Bill Would Shut Doors to Central Americans

(HW.org) The United States Senate Judiciary Committee on August 1, 2019, forwarded a bill to the full Senate that would all but shut US doors to Central American refugees, Human Rights Watch said today. The Secure and Protect Act (S.1494), introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham,...

Hernández: El Chapo shows economic clout of Mexican cartels

What would you do with US$12.7 billion? Where would you hide it? That's what the US and Mexican governments have been asking themselves for the past week, after a court in New York ordered that this sum be confiscated from the Mexican drug trafficker...

US and Guatemala sign agreement to restrict asylum cases

The United States and Guatemala have signed an immigration asylum agreement intended to control the flow of US-bound migrants from Central America, President Donald Trump announced Friday. The so-called "safe third country" agreement would require citizens of Honduras and El Salvador who enter Guatemala to...

El Salvador To Send Migrants To Work In Australia

The Government of El Salvador asked Australia for "temporary visas" for rural farmers to work in that country and thus prevent more Salvadorans from deciding to migrate illegally to the United States. The head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Rolando Castro, told...

Iran’s Foreign Minister visits Nicaragua to join forces against US “economic terrorism”

At a time when the United States and Iran maintain a tense relationship for the nuclear arms race of the Persian state, Daniel Ortega’s regime strengthened its relationship with the Ayatollah government, receiving Monday that country’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif. Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad...

Hondurans Are Still Fighting the US-Supported Dictatorship

Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras - The US-backed dictatorship here in Honduras is refusing entry to foreign journalists, but you can slip in if you pass yourself off as a tourist. Nationwide protests, which have been churning for months, reached a peak on June...

Trade war sparks Panama Canal reshuffle

Japan has overtaken China to become the second-biggest user of the Panama Canal amid an escalating trade war between Beijing and Washington, canal authorities said Thursday. China’s slip to third is due to decreased shipments of natural and liquid petroleum gas as the Asian giant...

The truth of what is happening in Venezuela explained

A socioeconomic and political crisis that after Hugo Chavez officially took office in February 1999, continued into Nicolas Maduro. It is marked by hyperinflation, climbing hunger, disease, crime and death rates, an massive emigration from the country. Getty Images Several policy changes involving the country’s oil...

Does the United States want to take over Venezuela?

OPINION by David Chávez Salazar – I am apprehensive about the attitude of prominent libertarian figures toward the Venezuelan crisis. Like the chavista leaders, they insist that the United States is behind the chaos in Venezuela, and President Trump can’t wait to send marines...

New requirement for US visa: Ticos must detail their social networks

Costa Ricans who request or renew a visa for the United States must meet an additional requirement: they will have to start providing information about their social media accounts when applying for US visas. The new requirement not only affects Ticos, but all foreign nationals...

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...

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