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Central America’s First Children’s Burn Hospital Gets Support from U.S. Health Organizations

Crowds of politicians, patients and physicians gathered on the grounds of the Leonardo Martinez Hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, last week to celebrate the inauguration of Central America's first, and only, continue reading »

Dominican Female Narco Uses Pregnancies & Breastfeeding as Her Get Out of Jail Card–17 Times

Elena Tonton Simon has the most drug arrests on record in the Dominican Republic yet she has not seen a lot of prison time thanks to her pregnancies and breastfeeding practices. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Guatemala to Discuss Intercountry Adoption

Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs is visiting Guatemala through August 24 to accompany Senator Mary Landrieu and officials from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services continue reading »

Internet Hacker Anonymous Threatens Dominican Republic Govt. Sites (VIDEO)

The internet hacker group, Anonymous, is now threatening to attack the government websites of the Dominican Republic in retaliation for what the group perceives as inadequate education for their young. continue reading »

Hurricane Irene Warnings for Dominic Republic and Puerto Rico, Then Heading to Florida

The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico are bracing themselves for what might be the first hurricane of the season, if Tropical Storm Irene continues gaining strength. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Cultural Artifacts are Returned After Being Illegally Imported into U.S.

A collection of 67 artifacts illegally imported into the United States were returned to the Dominican Republic during a joint repatriation ceremony in Santo Domingo. The repatriation of these artifacts is the result of a series of seizures and several investigations. continue reading »

University of Michigan Ends Study Abroad Program in El Salvador After Armed Robberies of Students

The University of Michigan has announced that it has cancelled an internship program based in the Central American country of El Salvador after three of its students were robbed at gun point. continue reading »

‘People to People’ Travel Tours Start to Cuba

On January 28th President Obama reinstated ‘people-to-people’ travel to Cuba and yesterday inaugural trips started leaving Miami. Now everyday American can travel to the island nation if they are affiliated with a travel group promoting direction relations with the people of Cuba. continue reading »

First Catholic Diocese in the Americas Celebrates 500th Yr Anniversary in Dominican Republic

With a solemn Eucharistic celebration, presided by the papal legate, Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Archbishop Emeritus of Sevilla, the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic yesterday concluded the jubilee celebrations for the 500th anniversary of its foundation by Pope Julius II, on August 8 1511. continue reading »

UN Helps Belize Fight Highest Incidence of AIDS in Central America

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing an HIV/AIDS grant agreement with Belize to treat and prevent the disease among the large number of teens and young adults in the country, which has the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS in Central America. continue reading »

Spain Grants $25 Million to Honduras for Rural Water & Sanitation Improvements

Honduras will receive a $25 million grant from the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean to expand and improve drinking water and sanitation services in rural communities with fewer than 2,000 people, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said today. The Honduran government will contribute $2.5 million to the program. continue reading »

Killing of DR TV Host, Makes for 20th Journalist Killed in Latin America in 2011

On Tuesday the body of a Dominican Republic TV host, Jose Agustin Silvestre was found in a pond with two gun shots to the head, making him the 20th journalist killed in Latin America thus far in 2011. continue reading »

NARCO NEWS:  Cocaine Sub Located in Honduras with $250 Million Worth of Drugs Aboard

The Honduran government with assistance from a U.S. Coast Guard patrol have seized a submarine with tons of cocaine aboard. The submarine-like water craft appears to be made of fiberglass and was found about 50 feet below the water surface in the province of Gracias a Dios (Thanks to God). continue reading »

EU Issues Cholera Travel Alert for Dominican Republic, 6 Tourists Affected in Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic hotel sector has announced a series of measures to prevent the spread of cholera, after six tourists - two Europeans and four Chileans - contracted the disease after a stay in Punta Cana. continue reading »

Nicargua Obtains Financing for $22 Million to Improve Electrical Service Throughout Country

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved the second loan, for $22 million, for Nicaragua's National Sustainable Electrification and Renewable Energy Program (PNESER, for its initials in Spanish). continue reading »

Cholera Makes a Comeback in Haiti, 1,000 New Cases in June

As the rainy season in Haiti begins there are renewed fears that another deadly cholera outbreak is very possible. There were more than 5,800 deaths in Haiti reported from the outbreak that started last year, though many suspect the number was much higher. continue reading »

The Murder of A Dozen Honduran Journalists Drawing International Criticism

The head of the United Nations agency that works to defend press freedom spoke out about the recent slayings of another two journalists in Honduras, where at least a dozen reporters have been killed in the past 18 months. continue reading »

ODD NEWS: River in Costa Rica Disappears Due to Earthquake

This week Costa Rica experienced several moderate earthquakes with thousands of after shocks, which is not usual for this Central American nation. What is usual is that Guacalito River located near Armenia de Upala simply disappeared and turned into a muddy mess. continue reading »

20% Teen Pregnancy Rate & 29% Teen Unemployment Worrisome for Dominican Republic’s Future

The UN Population Fund (UNFP) is reporting on two fronts that Dominican Republican teens are facing large obstacles with a high unemployment rate and high teen pregnancy rate. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Obtains $78 Million in Loans to Build First-Ever Wind Farms

The Inter-American Development Bank on Thursday approved two loans for a total of $78.3 million to support the construction of two wind farms in the Dominican Republic. The projects, part of the country’s new investment in electric power production, will add a total of 80.6 megawatts to the existing electricity production capacity, estimated at 3000 megawatts. continue reading »