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Geographic region in the Americas

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Central America: Geographic region in the Americas
Central America is sometimes defined as a subregion of the Americas. This region is bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Central America consists of seven countries: El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The combined population of Central America is estimated at 44.53 million (2016).


This Tripura horticulturist has grown state's first commercial dragonfruit plantation [Video]

This Tripura horticulturist has grown state's first commercial dragonfruit plantation

A Tripura horticulturist, P Das has successfully grown the state's first commercially viable dragonfruit plantation. The middle-aged horticulturist was into rubber plantation but with abundance of..

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Advocates are on the ground in Central America looking for the "unreachable" parents of 545 children who could be eligible for court-mandated reunifications.
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Thirteen people are killed in violence across the Central American nation in 24 hours at the weekend.
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Migrant caravan sets off from Honduras with eyes on U.S. border

It's the first major group of Central American migrants to set off since the coronavirus pandemic prompted nations to lock down their borders.
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El Salvador president denies negotiating with gang

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador President Nayib Bukele denied a report Friday that his government has been negotiating with one of the country’s most powerful gangs to lower the murder..
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Tropical Storm Nana forms in Caribbean, forecast to hit Central America as a hurricane

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Honduran president hospitalized for Covid-19, treated for pneumonia

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been hospitalized for Covid-19 and is being treated for pneumonia, a health official said on Wednesday, a day after the Central American leader's diagnosis..
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Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan revolutionary, dead at 83

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — One of the most mercurial, charismatic figures of Central America’s revolutionary upheavals, Edén Pastora, died early June 16. He was 83. On Aug. 22, 1978, Pastora, better..
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US deportation flights to Guatemala resume

us deportation flights to guatemala resume
The United States resumed deportation flights to Guatemala Tuesday, nearly a month after the Central American country refused to accept them. A flight from Alexandria, Louisiana landed in the..
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Salvadoran president vetoes coronavirus law again - legal team

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has for the second time vetoed emergency legislation passed to regulate the Central American country's coronavirus policy and usher in a gradual reopening of its..
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Panama reinstates some curbs on people movement to fight coronavirus

Panama's government on Saturday said it would reimpose curbs on the movement of people in two provinces with the highest incidence of coronavirus following the latest increases in new infections in the..
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Stranded in Central America, migrants demand passage to U.S. border

Panama has stepped up border controls in the vast and wild Darien Province that neighbors Colombia, authorities said on Thursday, after some members of a group of 1,900 migrants from as far afield as..
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African, Caribbean migrants continue trek towards U.S. border

Migrants from Africa and the Caribbean, stranded in Honduras after Central American countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, on Wednesday kept marching north in an..
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Storm Amanda leaves at least 18 dead in Central America

storm amanda leaves at least 18 dead in central america
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Deaths from Storm Amanda rise to 20 in Central America

Torrential rains at the weekend caused by Tropical Storm Amanda have killed at least 20 people in Central America, authorities said on Monday, as remnants of the weather front moved north into Mexico..
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El Salvador's Congress OKs law to reopen economy, President Bukele vows veto

El Salvador's Congress passed a new emergency bill to address the impact of the coronavirus crisis and gradually reopen the Central American nation's economy, while President Nayib Bukele has vowed to..
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Defying pandemic, gay couples hold first marriages in Costa Rica

Marco Castillo and his boyfriend, Rodrigo Campos, waited just a few hours to take advantage of a new law in Costa Rica that made the country the first in Central America to allow same-sex marriage.
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Guatemala president scolds U.S. for deporting migrants with coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei criticized the United States on Thursday for sending back migrants infected with the novel coronavirus to his Central American country and straining its weak..
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At centers for stranded migrants in Panama, 59 test positive for coronavirus

Fifty-nine migrants in Panamanian migration centers have tested positive for the coronavirus, a health official said, as thousands of migrants in the Central American nation wait to advance on their..
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El Salvador's president proposes re-opening of economy from June 6

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said on Monday he would propose to lawmakers to gradually re-open the economy from June 6, in the wake of strict curbs to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in..
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Nicaragua reports more pneumonia deaths, some tied to COVID-19

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said on Monday that 309 people have died of pneumonia since January in the Central American country, 87 more people than in the same period last year, but that only..
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How Covid-19 is threatening Central America's economic lifeline

Many communities rely heavily on remittances but these are drying up due to coronavirus lockdowns.
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U.S. charges ex-Honduran police chief 'El Tigre' with drug conspiracy

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced drug trafficking charges against a former chief of the Honduran National Police, the latest in a string of U.S. drug cases against officials of the Central..
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Guatemala says 50 migrants deported from U.S. test positive for coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday a total of 50 migrants deported by the United States to Guatemala have tested positive for coronavirus, including 14 sent to the Central..
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The translators giving indigenous migrants a voice

Indigenous Central American migrants can be left voiceless when facing US immigration authorities.
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Honduras extends curfew by one week in fight against coronavirus

The government of Honduras on Sunday extended a curfew through April 26 in an effort to contain the coronavirus which has infected 472 people and killed 46 in the impoverished Central American country.
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Guatemala says 32 on deportation flight from U.S. infected with coronavirus

Thirty-two Guatemalan migrants on a deportation flight from the United States earlier this week have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Central American nation's health ministry.
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Deported from U.S., Guatemalans fear infection in mass quarantine

More than 230 deported Guatemalans being held in mass quarantine at a sports center in the Central American nation's capital are fearful they may have been exposed to the coronavirus after compatriots..
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Cuba will send medical team to Honduras to fight the coronavirus: health minister

Honduran Health Minister Alba Consuelo Flores said on Thursday that a Cuban medical brigade would join local medics in the fight against the novel coronavirus as it spreads in the poor Central American..
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El Salvador's congress extends national coronavirus emergency law

El Salvador's congress on Sunday extended a national emergency law that allows the government to prolong certain health measures aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Central..
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Guatemala registers 16 new coronavirus cases, infections rise to 153 - president

Guatemala reported 16 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the Central American nation's total to 153 cases, President Alejandro Giammattei said.
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nicaraguan president missing in action for nearly one month and counting
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Prosecutors reveal multi-million-dollar bribes for Qatar World Cup

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US prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox..
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Guatemala seeks curbs on U.S. deportation of immigrants

Guatemala has asked the United States to limit its deportations of immigrants to the Central American country to 25 persons per plane because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, Health..
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Guatemala bans internal travel for Easter to curb coronavirus spread

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has banned travel between the different departments of the Central American country before and during Easter to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Thousands of Central Americans detained for flaunting coronavirus rules

Thousands of people have been detained across Central America for violating rules put in place by their governments to curb the fast-spreading new coronavirus in a region that has fewer medical..
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Panama registers 1,475 coronavirus cases, 37 deaths

Panama's health ministry said on Thursday it had registered 1,475 coronavirus cases in the Central American country, an increase of 158 from a day earlier.
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Migrants in Central American limbo as coronavirus relocation plans falter

Thousands of African, Haitian and Asian migrants bound for the United States have amassed in immigration shelters in Panama and Costa Rica as plans to relocate them to less crowded areas to lower the..
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273 Americans stuck in Central America flown back to U.S. on ICE deportation flights

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Panama reports 116 new coronavirus cases and nine total deaths

Panama registered 116 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, health officials said, bringing the Central American country's total number of cases to 674.
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Costa Rica confirms 30 new coronavirus cases, total now at 231

Costa Rican Health Minister Daniel Salas said on Thursday that there are 30 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the Central American nation, bringing the total number or cases to 231.
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ICE deportation planes begin to ship stranded U.S. citizens home

Planes used by the U.S. government to deport Central American nationals will bring back U.S. citizens in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as coronavirus travel restrictions reduce commercial..
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Panama reports nearly 30% jump in new coronavirus cases

Panama health officials reported 68 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, up 28% from the previous day, bringing the total number of infected persons in the Central American country to 313.
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Some Central Americans awaiting U.S. asylum to be allowed legal entry to Mexico

Mexico's foreign ministry said late on Saturday that it will allow a limited number of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States to legally enter Mexico in order to minimize the..
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'Zero season': Costa Rica tourism industry braces for coronavirus meltdown

Hoteliers, tour operators and restaurant owners in Costa Rica are bracing for their worst season on record after the Central American country closed its border until mid-April to tackle the coronavirus..
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Mexico to let U.S. return Central American migrants caught at border

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that Mexico will allow the United States to return to Mexico Central American migrants caught trying to enter the United States illegally at the..
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Honduran government says confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 24

The Honduran government said on Thursday the number of registered cases of coronavirus infection in the Central American country had risen to 24.
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