Category: Central America

Obama Administration Lawyers Charge Salvadoran Ex-General With Human Rights Abuses

Today in Latin America Top Story — A former Salvadoran general, who was a close ally to the United States during the 1980s, faces deportation from the U.S. on charges […] Read More >

Honduran Government Responsible For Murders And Human Rights Abuses, Resistance Leader Says

NEW YORK — While the Honduran government and former U.S. President Bill Clinton claim that the Central American nation is protecting human rights and combating drug-trafficking, Honduras is actually killing […] Read More >

Nicaraguan Electoral Council Gives OK To Daniel Ortega Candidacy

Today in Latin America Top Story — Nicaragua’s Supreme Electoral Council decided Tuesday to formally allow President Daniel Ortega to run for reelection, the Associated Press reports. Opposition politician María […] Read More >

Obama Pledges Drug-Fighting Assitance to El Salavdor; Ends Latin American Visit Early

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up the final leg of his Latin American tour Tuesday in El Salvador, where he pledged $200 million […] Read More >

Ban Ki-moon Meets With Central American Leaders To Discuss Regional Security

Today in Latin America Top Story — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon promised to support Central America in its fight against insecurity and violence during a meeting with regional leaders in […] Read More >

Court In El Salvador Sentences 10 Gang Members to Prison For Killing Of Journalist Christian Poveda

Today in Latin America Top Story — A court in El Salvador sentenced 10 gang members and a police officer to lengthy prison terms for the 2009 killing of a […] Read More >

Guatemalan First Lady Sandra Torres de Colom Announces Bid For Presidency

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemala’s first lady announced Tuesday that she will enter the race to succeed her husband, President Álvaro Colom. Sandra Torres de Colom confirmed […] Read More >

Guatemala Declares State Of Siege Due To Zeta Presence Near Mexican Border

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Guatemalan government declared a state of siege Sunday and has sent hundreds of troops to a northern province where officials claim a […] Read More >

Nicaraguan Diplomatic Official Killed In New York City

NEW YORK CITY – A Nicaraguan diplomatic official was found dead with his throat slashed in an apartment in the Bronx Thursday, when his driver came to pick him up […] Read More >

Drive-By Shooting At Honduran Soccer Games Leaves Three Dead; Goalkeeper Shoots Reporter With Air Gun

Today in Latin America Top Story — Honduran police announced Monday that a drive-by shooting outside Tegucigalpa’s national stadium killed three people. The shooting took place as around 100 fans […] Read More >