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The Costa Rican Private Sector Stepping in To Help Fight the Consequences of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Numerous companies are active with donations of necessary materials to organizations in need. Donations from different companies’ business towards educational institutions and to medical centers with foodstuffs such as chicken, oats, and tuna also cleaning and hygiene materials, have become increasing in our country to help cope with...

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False Documents Accused Panamanian Government of Corruption

The demonstration of false public documents signed by a former government official in Panama, as they were circulating on social networks, deconstructed attacks due to alleged corruption by the Executive. On Wednesday, Carlos Garcia, who was appointed deputy minister of the Presidency to replace the resigning Juan Carlos Muñoz, showed...

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President Diaz-Canel Condemns Attack on Cuban Embassy In US

President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday condemned an armed attack on the Cuban Embassy in the United States. In a twit on the attack in Washington at dawn, Diaz-Canel noted that the States should protect the diplomatic missions accredited in their countries. He added that Havana expects an investigation into the attack with a firearm on...

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US Can Soon Start Sending People Seeking Asylum to Honduras

The Trump administration has finalized an agreement with Honduras that would allow some people seeking asylum in the United States to be sent to the Central American country instead. The agreement is similar to one with Guatemala and is part of an administration effort to reduce the flow of migrants across the southwest border by...

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Honduras Air Force Transported to Central America And Dominican Republic Coronavirus Screening Tests Donated By CABEI

The President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, instructed the Air Force to transport and deliver to the Central American nations and Dominican Republic 182,000 COVID-19 rapid test kits donated by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI). The donation was transported in a FAH-001 Legacy aircraft from Panama, where...

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U.S. Coast Guard, International Partners Seize 1,700 Pounds of Cocaine off Central American Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard and Costa Rican authorities seized approximately 1,700 pounds of cocaine Thursday with an estimated value of more than $29 million from a fishing boat in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. While on patrol, a Coast Guard cutter’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65...

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Official Alleges the U.S. Has Deported Many COVID-19-Positive Migrants to Guatemala

Guatemala’s Health Minister Hugo Monroy says migrants deported back to Guatemala from the United States now account for a large number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Monroy made the statement on Tuesday as deportation flights resumed after a one-week suspension in the wake of the discovery of three cases of returned migrants...

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El Salvador’s Jails: Where Social Distancing Is Impossible

Latin America has some of the most overcrowded jails in the world. With prisoners crammed into tiny cells by the dozen, social distancing is impossible and poor medical facilities mean any outbreak of coronavirus would spread like wildfire. The United Nations has urged governments to do more to protect inmates and has suggested the most...

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Mexico Returns Central Americans, Empties Migrant Centers

Mexico has nearly emptied the 65-migrant detention centers it has across the country by returning 3,653 people to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, the National Migration Institute said Sunday, adding the move should help avoid COVID-19 outbreaks in the once-crowded facilities. The institute said in a statement that only 106 migrants...

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Central America: Unrest, Repression Grow Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Gabriel*, 50, considers his work as a vendor selling toilet paper, toothpaste, and food staples at a market near his house in El Salvador as essential to his buyers, his wife and his granddaughter. That’s why he continued to work despite a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus. But police stopped him earlier this month...

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