Costa Rica leads Latin America in infrastructure investment, but still not enough, says UN

October 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica headed the ranking of infrastructure investment by using 5.4% of its GDP on infrastructure projects, followed by Uruguay (5.08%), Nicaragua (4.93%), Bolivia (4.47%), Peru (4.46%), Brazil (4.1%), Mexico (3.32%), Panama (3.32%) and Argentina (2.89%), in a recent report by the United Nations…

Dozens of children rescued in Colombia sex trafficking sting

Scores of children have been rescued in a raid on a sex trafficking ring in Colombia, including an 11-year-old girl allegedly sold for $1,000. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Tuesday that they found 55 minors and arrested 12 people on Saturday in a joint undercover operation with…

Vatican document challenges Church to change attitude towards gays

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had “gifts and qualities to offer” and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples. Roman Catholic gay rights groups around the world hailed the…

Bolivian President Evo Morales declares victory in bid for third term in office

Bolivian President Evo Morales has declared victory in his bid for a third term in office.Exit polls showed…

Costa Rica on alert for Ebola; Top U.S. general fears “mass migration” from CentAm in case of outbreak

October 13th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica is on high alert for the Ebola virus and a top U.S.…

CIA-backed war against Nicaragua, integrity of U.S. media subject of new film

  By Penelope Poulou October 13th, 2014 (VOA) The journalistic integrity of U.S. media; an illicitly-financed, CIA-backed war against…

Nicaraguan police fight to keep country free of street gangs

By Malcom Alvarez-James October 6th, 2014 (Diálogo) Groups of youths in northern Nicaragua are starting to copy the style…

Could Costa Rica receive Guantanamo detainees? U.S., OAS issue appeal

The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, issued an appeal this week for…

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