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Elderly Wisconsin Man Charged with Child Sex Exploitation of Minor from Belize

Today a grand jury in the Eastern District of Wisconsin returned a one-count indictment against Roland J. Flath for traveling to a foreign country and engaging in and attempting to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor less than 18 years of age. continue reading »

International Fund Allocated to Support Guatemala’s Human Rights

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced a $10 million contribution from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund to support efforts to entrench the respect of human rights and strengthen the security and justice systems in Guatemala. continue reading »

El Salvador Awaits President Obama’s Visit and His “Commitment” to Immigration Reform

The Catholic Church in El Salvador awaits “a word of commitment“ from the President of the United States Barack Obama, during his upcoming visit to the Country on the 22nd and 23nd of March, for his part in pursuing the approval of immigration reform. continue reading »

Secretary of UN to Visit Guatemala: Peace Building and Impunity on the Agenda

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Guatemala next week for a three-day visit that will focus on peace building issues and the Central American country’s efforts to combat impunity. continue reading »

73 Dominicans Deported from Greece Arrive Home from via Charter at a $630,000 Cost

The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic (DR) says that 73 Dominicans who were deported from Greece arrived yesterday. continue reading »

Secretary of State Clinton’s Official Remarks After Meeting with Costa Rican Minister Rene Castro

it is a great pleasure for me to welcome Dr. Castro here today. I first met him when he was the incoming foreign minister, and he welcomed me to the Pathways for Prosperity Summit in San Jose. And it’s wonderful for me now to see you, Minister, here in Washington. continue reading »

Bible is Translated into K’iché, Most Popular of Mayan Languages Spoken

During the study of the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, Bishop Julio Cabrera, presented the recent publication of the Bible translated into K'iché, continue reading »

PBS NewsHour Honors Inter’l Women’s Health Day with Compelling Show on Women of Guatemala

PBS NEWSHOUR marks International Women’s Health Day (March 8) with a two-part series from Guatemala focusing on two major struggles women face in that country. continue reading »

Haitian Children Die Under ‘Unusual’ Religious Circumstances in the Dominican Republic

Two Haitian children found inside a church in Puerto Plata did not die of cholera Dominican Republic authorities are saying. The two deceased children were found together with four others who were alive but in a very serious condition. continue reading »

Two Haitian Nationals Accused of Killing Four-Yr Old of “Extreme Alcohol Poisoning”

Formal charges are pending against the Haitian father and aunt of a four-year old girl who died from “extreme alcohol poisoning” this past Saturday. continue reading »

Travel to Dominican Republic Hits 4.0 Million Mark in 2010

According to the Dominican Republic's (DR) Central Bank there were 4,124,543 non-resident air arrivals for 2010. This represents 132,240 more non-resident arrivals continue reading »

The Border Dispute that Google Ignited between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Heading to UN Court

Though the San Juan River in Central America has been a source of dispute for centuries, it was Google’s map system showing an erroneous border continue reading »

Dominican Republic Resumes Deportation of Haitians

The Dominican Republic is now closing the open door policy it had to its Haitian neighborhoods, in place since the devastating earthquake of January 12 2010. continue reading »

Honduras Set to Modernize Central America’s Largest Port

Honduras will expand and modernize Central America’s biggest port, the Puerto Cortes, with $135 million of loans from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »