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U.S. and Central America Working to Protect Labor Rights of Immigrants Working Here

The Labor Department on Monday signed cooperation agreements with Ecuador, Honduras, Peru and The Philippines to make known and protect the labor rights of immigrants from those countries who are working in the United States. continue reading »

Severe and Permanent Drought Predicted for Mexico and Parts of Central America

According to a 2011 study, if current warming trends continue, Mexico and many sections of the United States as well as the majority of Central America could face severe and permanent drought conditions in the future. continue reading »

Another Secret Service Ho-Down, This Time with Prostitutes & Strippers from El Salvador

The U.S. Secret Service said Thursday it is investigating allegations that agents frequented a strip club and patronized prostitutes in El Salvador ahead of President Barack Obama's March 2011 visit to the Central American country. continue reading »

U.S. and Dominican Republic Formally Agree to Share Forfeited Assets

Attorney General Eric Holder and Dominican Prosecutor General Radhamés Jiménez Peña met in Washington, D.C. this week, to sign a permanent agreement to share forfeited assets between the governments of the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Nicaragua Launches U.S. Facebook Page with Travel Sweepstakes

Today, Nicaragua, the hot new travel destination in Central America, is launching its new U.S. Facebook page with a sweepstakes contest. continue reading »

Top Tax Officials in Costa Rica Resign en Mass for Not Paying Their Own Taxes

In an effort to reduce an increasing federal deficit, Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla has pushed for a tax hike, all the while without knowing that allegedly several of her staff members were not paying their own taxes. continue reading »

U.s. to Help Guatemala Create Anti-Narco Force in Country

Guatemala plans to create a military unit to fight drug trafficking in the Pacific region and in San Marcos, a province on the border with Mexico, with U.S. support, Defense Minister Ulises Anzueto said. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to El Salvador & Belize on Citizen Security Issues

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights María Otero is traveling to El Salvador March 26-28 and to Belize March 28-29. continue reading »

Frontman for ‘Los Illegales’ and Renown Dominican Singer Hospitalized

Dominican singer Vladimir Dotel was hospitalized in Santo Domingo due to heart problems, doctors said. continue reading »

7 Die in Accident in Santiago, Dominican Republic

At least seven people were killed and one was seriously injured in a traffic accident early Sunday in Santiago, a city in the northern Dominican Republic, the National Police said. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Removes 68 City Dump Child Laborers

The Domincan Republic’s Department of Labor along with the Unit against Child Labor (UTI) removed 68 children working at the Rafey dump in Santiago as well as the city market, ‘Hospedaje Yaque.’ continue reading »

Anti-Dengue Vaccine Ready to be Tested on Humans Says Cuba

Cuba this year will run clinical trials on a vaccine against dengue fever, leaders of the project announced Wednesday at the International Biotechnology Congress in Havana. continue reading »

ATF to Help Honduras Investigate Deadly Prison Fire

At the request of the Honduran government, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today activated its International Response Team (IRT) to investigate the fire that swept through a national correctional facility in Comayagua, Honduras continue reading »

STUDY: Justice Elusive for Women Victims of Sexual Violence in Central America

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) publishes today the Report Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence in Mesoamerica. continue reading »

Dutch Helping Nicaraguan Famers Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and two Dutch non-governmental organizations, Hivos and SNV, are launching a $6.3 million biogas market development continue reading »

Manuel Noriega Arrives in Panama, Starts 60 Year Prison Sentence

Former strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, who was extradited from France, has started serving more than 60 years in prison in Panama, with officials assigning him continue reading »

Revered Haitian-Dominican Advocate, Sonia Pierre Dies at 48

Sonia Pierre, the outspoken defender of the rights of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic, died suddenly yesterday of a massive heart attack at the age of 48. continue reading »

Honduras Obtains $180 Million in Loans to Reform Pension System & Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved three loans for Honduras for a total of $180 million to support reforms to the pension system continue reading »

Dominican Republic First Lady to Be Vice Presidential Candidate in Upcoming Election

The ruling PLD party has proclaimed First Lady Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez as its vice presidential candidate for the next elections in 2012 when her husband's term finishes. continue reading »

Mirabel Sisters Killed by Dictator Trujillo Remembered Today on International Day of Non-Violence

Today the world commemorates International Day of Non-Violence against Women, and the Dominican Republic remembers the three Mirabal sisters who were murdered by dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo's henchmen on this day in 1960. continue reading »