Demonstrators demand halt to killings of women in Mexico

Central America 11/03/19, 17:25

Relatives of women and girls murdered or missing in Mexico marched through the capital Sunday carrying over 100 purple crosses inscribed with the names of victims, demanding justice for their loved ones and improved efforts to investigate their cases. Bearing T-shirts and signs with photos of the victims, they walked behind ...

US Homeland Security chief in Panama to talk drugs, migration

Central America 08/22/19, 18:19

U.S. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was in Panama City on Thursday, Aug. 22, to meet with security officials and ministers from Central America and Colombia. He tweeted his arrival for the Ninth Northern Triangle Ministerial and his readiness to engage with his colleagues for solutions facing the region. Yesterday, I ...

US to impose sanctions on all Maduro supporters

Central America 08/06/19, 19:19

The United States is ready to target any individual or country that supports Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime. On Tuesday, speaking from Peru's capital Lima, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said the Trump administration will start enforcing financial embargoes on anybody—at home or overseas—who supports Maduro’s regime. This came a day after ...

Immigration to US has decreased 39%, Mexico reports

Central America 08/03/19, 10:54

Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard announced on July 30, that the number of illegal immigrants heading to the United States from Central America has been greatly reduced. Ebrard explained that although 144,278 immigrants arrived in May, in June the number was 87,648, which represents a 39 percent decrease, ...

Tainted alcohol kills 19 in Costa Rica, officials confirm

Central America 07/22/19, 05:30

The Costa Rican Health Ministry said it has confirmed 19 deaths from the consumption of alcohol tainted with methanol. The ministry said in a Friday report that the investigation is continuing, but it has counted 14 men and five women who have died since early June after drinking adulterated liquor. The ...

The story behind the recent price regulation in Cuba

Central America 07/12/19, 15:25

Two weeks ago, the Cuban Ministry of Finance published a new list of prices for products sold in CUC (the Cuban equivalent of the dollar) and in pesos. The inventory of prices of food and hygiene products, among others, was included in a list of just 13 pages, which already gives ...