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Heavy Rains in Central America Take Their Toll, 66 Deaths Reported Thus Far

A week of torrential rains throughout the Central American region have left at least 66 dead and displaced thousands of others, with Honduras suffering the most losses at 28. continue reading »

Progress Report on Secretary Napolitano’s Meeting with Honduran President

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today met with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa to discuss aviation and maritime security, and information sharing between the United States and Honduras. continue reading »

Guatemala Issues Formal Apology to Deposed Former President Jacobo Arbez’ Family, 57 Yrs Later

For the first time in 57 years, the government of Guatemala is issuing an official apology to the family of the former President of the Republic of Guatemala, Colonel Juan Jacobo Arbenz Guzman, for human rights violations by the Guatemalan state. continue reading »

Panama Asks UN to List Certain Woods As Endangered

The Governments of Madagascar and Panama have requested the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to list 91 hardwood species in an effort to curb the increase in illegal timber trade by enabling verification of legal origin under CITES standards. continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Visit Dominican Republic

Clinton will travel to the Dominican Republic October 5 for the fourth Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas ministerial. The government of the Dominican Republic will host the event, involving high-level government officials, continue reading »

Small Business Sector in El Salvador to Get Boost from $30 Million in Funding

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $30 million to El Salvador to finance the Program to Support Production Development for International Integration continue reading »

Dominican-American Francisco Nunez Wins MacArthur Genius Award

Dominican-American Francisco Nunez, a choral conductor and composer who has made a difference to the lives of so many inner-city children in New York City, has been awarded the 2011 Genius Award by the MacArthur Foundation. The award comes with a prize of US$500,000 that the winner can spend as he pleases. The funds will be received over a five year period, and Nunez has already announced they will help add more singers to the program. continue reading »

Honduras to Benefit from $21 Million Aid to Cut Poverty in Rural Areas

Small producers in rural areas of Honduras will be the main beneficiaries of a new United Nations-backed project that will invest $21 million to combat poverty in the north of the country. continue reading »

Pre-Columbian Artifact Looted from Grave Returned to Belize

Nearly 75 attendees gathered at the Embassy of Belize this past weekend to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the country's independence from England. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) added to the celebration by returning a piece of history – a pre-Columbian feasting bowl, common to northern Belize – to the Belizean government. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Guatemala on Your 190th Year of Independence

Today, all of Guatemala is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 190th Year of Independence

Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Honduras on Your 190th Year of Independence

Today, all of Honduras is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 190th Year of Independence!

    Today, all of Nicaragua is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox.
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Panama Spends $250 Million on Coastal Radar System to Stem Drug Trafficking

Panama’s Vice Minister of Public Safety has announced the country spent $250 million to stem drug trafficking in the country and to specifically avoid having the drugs enter Panama’s borders. continue reading »

Panama to Strengthen Its Fiscal Management and Obtain More Public Investment

With a $50 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Panama will strengthen its fiscal management to help raise public investment through a sustainable increase in tax revenues and improved efficiency and transparency in public expenditure management. continue reading »

Early Lead for Ex-General in Guatemala Presidential Election, Issue of Security on Everyone’s Mind

Guatemalans apparently voted their sense of national insecurity due to narco traffickers and violent gangs when they went to the polls this weekend to elect a new President. continue reading »

Nicaragua to Spend $20 Million to Support Housing for Low-Income Families

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of $20 million in financing to support a housing and neighborhood improvement program focused on low-income families in Nicaragua. continue reading »

Panama to Improve Health Services in Indigenous and Rural Areas

Panama will revamp its primary health care system and improve maternal, neonatal and chronic disease care with a loan of up to $50 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Meets with Honduras’ Secretary of Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met yesterday with Honduran Secretary of Security Oscar Alvarez to discuss joint U.S.-Honduras security strategies and to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the bilateral use of traveler information to strengthen international air transportation security. continue reading »

Dominican Conjoined Twins Coming to the States for Possible Separation Surgery

Dominican Republican conjoined twins Maria Teresa and Teresa Maria will travel to Virginia to the Children's Richmond Hospital for a final test prior to possible separation surgery. The case is described as complex because they share a liver and small intestine. continue reading »