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UNICEF: 19,000 Migrant Children Have Crossed Dangerous Jungle

On their trek north toward the United States, some 19,000 migrant children have crossed the dangerous jungle sprawling the border between Panama and Colombia so far this year, UNICEF said Monday. The number of children who crossed the Darien Gap is almost three times higher than the total for the previous five years, it said …...

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More Than 60% Of the Cuban Population Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Cuba vaccinated 60.6 percent of its entire population (just over 11 million 180 thousand) with the complete anti-Covid-19 plan, the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) reported today. In total, 6,777,771 inhabitants of the island have already received the three doses included in the national immunization program, a figure that includes...

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White House Says U.S. and Panama Officials Discussed Infrastructure Needs in Meetings

A U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser met with Panama’s president, Laurentino Cortizo, and other officials to discuss the Central American country’s infrastructure needs and transparency, the White House said on Friday Daleep Singh, the U.S. deputy national security adviser for international economics, also traveled to...

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These Are the Cartels That Capture, Extort and Torture Migrants In 8 Mexican States

Every night, César cleans the manure off his only pair of sneakers. He works at a stable taking care of cows and calves, but he doesn’t get a salary. The owner of the animals pays him with milk, which César sells going house to house. What he earns from the sales, about $5 a day, …...

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Panama Remains on The List of EU Tax Havens

Panamanian experts questioned the decision of the European Union to keep Panama on its list of tax havens because it ignores efforts in the fight against money laundering. The economist Raúl Moreira made statements to La Estrella de Panamá assuring that the ruling ‘intends to impose on our country a tax system that escapes our...

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Migrant Crisis Could Bring 1M People To US-Mexico Border, Guatemalan Activist Warns

The “root causes” of migration have only worsened since VP Kamala Harris’ June visit to Central America, the activist claims. Failure by the Biden administration to adequately address the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border could result in far greater numbers of people trying to enter the U.S., an anti-corruption activist in...

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Jamaicans Encouraged To Take Vaccine

Jamaica Minister of Health and Wellness encouraged Jamaicans to take the COVID-19 vaccine as the country has plenty of supplies available. Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufto says there are about 568,615 doses of vaccine ready to be administered. These include 390,180 doses of the AstraZeneca brand for first...

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How Hope, Fear and Misinformation Led Thousands of Haitians to the U.S. Border

Some left to find work. Others to escape violence or racial discrimination in other countries. But many believe ‘there is nothing to go back to.’ They have arrived this week by the thousands, Haitians who had heard of an easy way into the United States. In what appeared to be an endless procession across the …...

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Haiti’s Former PM Denies Links to Pandora Papers

Haiti’s former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe denied today his active link with offshore companies as he took office from 2012 to 2014, regarding the Pandora Papers scandal. On a press release, he recalled that before being head of Government, he was an ‘international entrepreneur,’ and participated as a shareholder in...

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Guatemala’s Former Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Faces Arrest

Guatemalan officials confirmed Friday they are trying to arrest a fired anti-corruption prosecutor whose ouster led the United States to reduce cooperation with the Central American nation’s legal system. The arrest warrant for Juan Francisco Sandoval was confirmed by the spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, Juan Luis...

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