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Honduras’ Truth Commission Expected to Help Strengthen Rule of Law in Country

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today took note of the publication of the report of the truth and reconciliation commission in Honduras, saying he hopes the document will contribute to strengthening democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the Central American country. continue reading »

El Salvador Now Being Considered a Preferred Port of Call for Cruises

El Salvador’s tourism ministry is celebrating news that the Royal Caribbean cruise liner is considering them as a port of call, they are among a list of other carriers looking to visit this Central American country. continue reading »

Dominican Republic on High Alert for Disease Due to Continuous Rainfall

The Ministry of Public Health has once more ordered a maximum alert for the Dominican Republic and its National Epidemiological System in response to the increased rainfall that is affecting the entire country, which up to yesterday had caused the displacement of 45 people and cut off one area. continue reading »

New Law en El Salvador Threatens Judicial Independence UN Says

Gabriela Knaul, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, said the legislation – which passed by El Salvador’s national assembly and was promulgated by the executive – could be considered “an affront to the principles of separation of powers and independence of the judiciary, fundamental elements of any democracy and any rule of law.” continue reading »

¡No Mas!  Guatemalan Court Blocks Recently Divorced First Lady from Running for Presidency

Apparently Guatemalan election officials saw and thought what most people of that country saw and thought of the First Lady’s pending divorce from the President –it’s a farce. continue reading »

Leon Cathedral in Nicaragua Added to Distinguished UNESCO World Heritage Site List

The United Nations has added cultural sites in Ukraine, Mongolia, France and Nicaragua to the World Heritage List, closing out this year’s selection with a total of 25 sites, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported today. continue reading »

Americans Are Most Willing To Help Costa Rica, Dominican Republic On Latest List of Defense Partners

The United States has defense treaties with more than 50 nations, but Rasmussen Reports is finding that most Americans aren't willing to go to bat militarily for the majority of them continue reading »

Sanctioned ‘Red Light Districts’ Maybe Coming to Dominican Republic

Certain areas of cities and tourism destinations could be earmarked as vice-friendly zones in the future in the Dominican Republic. Under the plan, sex for sale would be restricted to these areas. continue reading »

Central American Security Conference Garners 10 Presidents and Secretary Clinton in Attendance

President Leonel Fernandez of the Dominican Republic will join US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 10 Presidents, 40 delegations and international institutions at the International Conference for Support to the Central American Security Strategy that will be held on June 22-24 in Guatemala, according to official sources. continue reading »

Tragedy in Costa Rica:  American Teen Fatally Shot by Hotel Security Guard

A tragic accident has occurred this week in Costa Rica where a 16-year old Kansas teenager was fatally shot by the hotel security guard where his school group was staying. continue reading »

Eggs Front and Center of Crime Spree in Dominican Republic

Thieves and assailants in Santo Domingo and other urban areas are now using eggs mixed with water to carry out robberies and assaults on cars and trucks. Their tactic, generally employed at night, is to throw eggs continue reading »

Dominican Expatriates Will Get to Vote for 2012 President of Dominican Republic

A new bill establishes that expatriate Dominicans can vote in the 2012 presidential elections abroad and will elect seven overseas legislators. Two of these will represent the Caribbean Basin and Latin America, three will be elected for Canada and the United States and two for Europe. continue reading »

President of Costa Rica to be Honored for Her Conservation Efforts

Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, will receive a prize for Excellence in National Stewardship of the Ocean, for expanded protection of the waters around Coco Island. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Set to Expand Lending to Corporate Sector

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Banco BHD of the Dominican Republic signed the contracts for $17.5 million financing facility that will strengthen Banco BHD’s capital to further expand its long-term lending to the corporate sector, including small continue reading »

Honduras to Spend $37 Million to Improve Basic Education

Honduras will improve basic education for more than 100,000 students with the help of a $37 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The financing will help students to learn more in basic education schools that serve the country’s poorest population. continue reading »

Hundreds Injured and 12 Dead in Dominican Republic during Easter Break

Dominican Republic officials are announcing that 12 people have died while over three hundred have been injured during the country’s Easter break. continue reading »

U.S. Officials to Travel to Guatemala to Discuss Intercountry Adoptions

Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs will visit Guatemala from April 24-25 to accompany Senator Mary Landrieu for meetings on intercountry adoption. continue reading »

Belize is Honeymoon Choice for Newlywed Reese Witherspoon and Family

The nation of Belize is one of the lesser known Central American countries - that is until newlywed Reese Witherspoon and agent/husband Jim Toth chose it for their ‘familymoon’. continue reading »

Nicaragua Lets Go of Idea to Become Libya’s UN Envoy

After the U.S. threatened to refuse a diplomatic visa for a Nicaraugan diplomat hoping to act as Libya's representative to the United Nations, the idea has been scrapped. Miguel D'Escoto Brockman, a former Maryknoll priest, is a government minister continue reading »

Did Miss Dominican Republic Pay to Win her Crown?

Some say its rough to be beautiful and the envy of others, but try being the New Miss Dominican Republic, Dalia Fernandez – who believes envy is destroying her win. continue reading »