Latin America’s military is making a comeback

It was a momentous day for Latin America: On March 11, 1990, Augusto Pinochet, the region’s last military dictator, finally handed power to an elected civilian president.Since then, democracy has put down roots in the Americas to such an extent that few expect a repeat of the bloody…

UN sanctions operator of N. Korean ship caught smuggling arms in Panama

UN sanctions operator of N. Korean ship caught smuggling arms in Panama

July 29th, 2014 (VOA) The United Nations imposed sanctions on the operator of a North Korean ship seized last year by Panama while trying to smuggle arms from Cuba. The Security Council’s North Korea sanctions committee voted late Monday to place an international asset freeze and travel ban on…

U.S. President asks Central American leaders to help stop migrants

By Luis Ramirez July 28th, 2014 (VOA) President Barack Obama met with leaders of three Central American nations Friday to ask for their help in stemming the flow of thousands of unaccompanied minors to the southern U.S. border. Obama told the presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras at…

Panama’s economy will grow by as much as seven percent this year

Panama’s economy will grow by as much as seven percent this year

July 23rd, 2014 (ISH) Panama’s economy will grow by as much as seven percent this year, thanks in large…

Tourists flock to Panama for canal centennial

Tourists flock to Panama for canal centennial

July 22nd, 2014 (ISH) PANAMA CITY – On Aug.15, the Panama Canal will celebrate 100 years since it opened and…

US National Guard to be deployed to Texas border as surge of CentAm children continues

July 22nd, 2014 (VOA) The governor of the U.S. state of Texas said he is planning to send 1,000…

Nicaragua: Gunmen attack Sandinista supporters, 5 killed, 24 wounded

July 21st, 2014 (VOA) Unidentified gunmen staged separate attacks on two buses carrying supporters of Nicaragua’s governing party that…

El Salvador rides tourism wave as surfers take notice

El Salvador rides tourism wave as surfers take notice

July 21st, 2014 (ISH) PUERTO DE LA LIBERTAD, El Salvador – The string of fishing towns along the Pacific…

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