Efforts by police make Nicaragua the safest country in Central America

Seizures by Nicaraguan National Police of nearly 20,000 illegal firearms during a recent five year span have been a key factor in reducing the homicide rate in the country, authorities said.…

Guatemalan drug lord pleads guilty in US court

August 20th, 2014 (ISH) A Guatemalan with ties to Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel pleaded guilty on August 18 to conspiring to ship more than 450 kilograms (992 pounds) of cocaine to the United States. Waldemar Lorenzana had his plea entered by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in federal court…

Panama Canal turns 100 years old today amid growing pains

Panama Canal turns 100 years old today amid growing pains

August 15th, 2014 (VOA) The Panama Canal turns 100 years old today. Officially opened on August 15th, 1914, the 77-kilometer channel joins the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean at the isthmus of Panama.  It made the world smaller, creating a shortcut for cargo ships that ply their trade from east…

Nicaragua seizes more than 500 kilograms of cocaine in the Pacific

August 15th, 2014 (ISH) Nicaragua’s Naval Force on August 13 seized more than 500 kilograms of cocaine hidden in…

BRICS bank viewed as competitor to IMF

 In July, nations known as the “BRICS,” Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, announced the creation of…

Record drought hits Costa Rica, Central America’s crops and cattle

Central American agriculture ministers held a videoconference on August 7 to seek coordinated actions to cope with a…

Multinational “war games” to defend Panama Canal get underway

Multinational “war games” to defend Panama Canal get underway

By Marcos Ommati August 11th, 2014 (ISH) In January 2014, during a campaign designed to discredit the work done…

Costa Rica amongst countries taking part in Panama Canal defense exercise

Costa Rica amongst countries taking part in Panama Canal defense exercise

Aug. 8, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) – Panamax 2014, an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise focused on ensuring the…

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