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Honduras distributing electoral documentation

Guarded by the Armed Forces and destined to 18,293 polling stations, the transfer operation will carry around 2,220 electoral containers to the Atlantic, Colon, Ocotepeque, Copan and Yoro jurisdictions in the first route. The army will also ensure the permanence of those containers, the technological package and the biosecurity equipment...

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Nicaragua’s Ortega seeks re-election in questioned vote

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega seeks a fourth consecutive term in elections Sunday against a field of little-known candidates while those who could have given him a real challenge sit in jail. The opposition has called on Nicaraguans to stay home in protest of an electoral process that has been roundly criticized as not credible by...

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What’s Behind the Dominican Republic’s New Surge in Covid-19 Cases?

Only a couple of weeks ago, Francis de la Nuez and his wife were elated about expecting a baby girl. But Covid-19 put a tragic end to their hopes, cutting short a 34-week pregnancy. Walking outside the Dr. Marcelino Vélez Santana Regional Hospital in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s capital, de la Nuez told CNN …...

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Nicaraguans Heading to Honduran Border to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Honduras, one of the last countries in Central America to receive COVID-19 vaccine, has designated a portion of its stockpile for citizens of neighboring Nicaragua as fewer Hondurans line up to be vaccinated. Since Monday, Nicaraguans have been flocking to Nicaraguan border towns to be vaccinated with Pfizer and Moderna, rather than the...

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Panama Would Become the First Central American Country to Approve Medical Cannabis

Panama is 90 days away from having the law ready and becoming the first country in Central America to allow the use of medical cannabis. After a long road led by activists who defend the legalization of cannabis for therapeutic and medicinal use, Panama’s National Legislative Assembly approved at the end of August a bill …...

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President of Panama Questioned Aids for Green Programs

Panama President Laurentino Cortizo questioned today the financial aid that emerging nations such as Panama should receive for the development of green programs, as part of agreements signed during the Climate Summit in Paris. In his speech before the plenary session of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) meeting in...

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Migrant Caravan Advances Slowly in Southern Mexico, Some Reject Visas

About 3,000 mostly Central American migrants advanced slowly on Friday along a highway near Mexico’s border with Guatemala after some rejected overtures from immigration agents to stop, preferring instead to take their chances on the northern trek. The caravan made up of mostly of women and children arrived earlier in the day in...

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ILO: Pandemic Impact on Jobs Is Worse Than Expected

The jobs recovery is stalled worldwide and disparities between advanced and developing economies threaten the whole global economy, warned the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday.  The agency is projecting that global hours worked this year will be 4.3 per cent below pre-pandemic levels, the equivalent of 125 million...

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House to House Vaccination in Jamaica Begins

At least nine health centers across Jamaica have begun house to house vaccination as of Sunday, October 24, 2021. Healthcare teams, including public health nurses and community health aides from Hanover, Manchester, St. Elizabeth, Trelawny, Westmoreland, St. Ann, St. Mary, Portland, and St. Thomas have been deployed. They will go house...

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Exclusive: Haiti’s Senate Leader Calls on Prime Minister to Resign

Haiti’s Senate leader Joseph Lambert has joined calls for embattled Prime Minister Ariel Henry to resign. “Ariel Henry must resign because he has lost the trust of the country and he has failed to give results,” Lambert said on Tuesday in an exclusive interview with CNN at the senator’s home in Port-au-Prince....

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