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Central America: Central geographic region of the Americas
Central America is a region found in the southern tip of North America and is sometimes defined as a subcontinent 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: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The combined population of Central America is estimated at 44.53 million (2016).

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Indigenous leader killed in Costa Rica, second in a year

An indigenous leader from Costa Rica was killed on Monday night during a violent land dispute between groups native to the south of the Central American country and outsiders, police said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Central Americans sent to Mexico by U.S. increasingly victims of kidnappings: aid group

Central Americans asylum seekers sent to Mexico by the United States to await their U.S. court dates increasingly become the victims of kidnappings and other types of violence, aid group Doctors..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Central America


Earthquake rattles Grand Cayman residents [Video]Earthquake rattles Grand Cayman residents

Amateur video shows Cayman residents reacting to a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck in the sea south of Cuba on Tuesday, and shook Grand Cayman.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Mexican security forces detain 800 migrants [Video]Mexican security forces detain 800 migrants

Mexican authorities on Thursday adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 of them who had entered Mexico illegally from Guatemala intending to reach the border with the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:08Published

Migrants clash with Mexican troops at border [Video]Migrants clash with Mexican troops at border

Mexican authorities stopped the latest caravan of Central American migrants attempting to head north on Monday. Migrants clashed with Mexico's national guard and hundreds were detained and deported...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

Migrants, security forces clash at Guatemala-Mexico border [Video]Migrants, security forces clash at Guatemala-Mexico border

Scuffles briefly broke out on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Saturday morning as a group of several hundred mostly Honduran migrants pressed forward to cross, only to be pushed back by Mexican security..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:15Published

Migrants cross river from Guatemala to Mexico [Video]Migrants cross river from Guatemala to Mexico

Hundreds of Central American migrants waded through the shallow Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexic, in a new test of US President Donald Trump's “Central America” strategy to keep them away..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Migrant group camps at Guatemala-Mexico border in bid to reach US [Video]Migrant group camps at Guatemala-Mexico border in bid to reach US

Hundreds of Central Americans are camped on Guatemala border as they prepare to enter Mexico in a group on Monday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

Guatemala faces migration test with new Honduras caravan [Video]Guatemala faces migration test with new Honduras caravan

Guatemala's new president faces an early test of his ability to impose migration controls sought by Washington as a caravan of hundreds of people left neighboring Honduras on Wednesday, aiming to cross..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

 

El Salvador president's power play stokes democracy concerns

el salvador president's power play stokes democracy concerns
President Nayib Bukele's use of armed soldiers in El Salvador's parliament over the weekend has alarmed political foes and rights groups, with growing fears about democratic backsliding in the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

One dead, 81 injured in Mexico after truck ferrying migrants overturns

One person died and 81 others were injured on Tuesday when a truck crammed with Central American migrants flipped over in Southern Mexico on a highway that leads to the United States, according to..
Reuters - Published

Central American countries limit entry from China to fight coronavirus

Central American governments have imposed travel restrictions to try to keep out the coronavirus, including barring travelers who have recently visited China, officials said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Guatemala imposes travel restrictions to stop entry of coronavirus

Guatemala is imposing travel restrictions on people who have recently been in China to prevent the new coronavirus entering the Central American country, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Mexico is the wall: president under fire over migration clampdown

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces growing criticism he is doing U.S. President Donald Trump's bidding after erecting a "wall" of security forces who clashed with Central American..
Reuters - Published

Mexican president says Central American caravans driven by political forces

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday a caravan of Central American migrants that crossed into Mexico this week was not spontaneous, signaling that Honduran activists were..
Reuters - Published

Mexican security forces detain 800 Central American migrants

Mexican authorities on Thursday adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 of them who had entered Mexico illegally from Guatemala intending to reach the border with the..
Reuters - Published

Mexican security forces corral migrants after hundreds enter from Guatemala

Dozens of Mexican security forces corralled a caravan of Central Americans who entered from Guatemala on Thursday, testing Mexico's resolve to contain mass movements of people under pressure from the..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of Central Americans enter Mexico under watch of security forces

Hundreds of Central Americans crossed the Guatemalan border into Mexico early on Thursday, testing the Mexican government's resolve to stem the movement of people north under pressure from the United..
Reuters - Published

Caravan of hundreds of Central Americans moves into Mexico

Hundreds of Central Americans crossed the Guatemalan border into Mexico early on Thursday, testing the Mexican government's resolve to stem the movement of people north under pressure from the United..
Reuters - Published

'Mexico doesn't want us': migrants get stuck at Mexico-Guatemala border

Hundreds of Central Americans trying to reach the United States were stuck at the Mexico-Guatemala border on Wednesday after the Mexican government beefed up security to meet U.S. demands to contain..
Reuters - Published

New Guatemalan government won't cancel U.S. asylum deal

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo on Wednesday said the new government in the Central American nation will continue to receive Honduran and El Salvadoran migrants returned from the United States..
Reuters - Published

Mexico halts migrant caravan, deports hundreds to Honduras

Mexico's government said on Tuesday that it largely halted a caravan of undocumented Central Americans migrants who waded across a river into Mexico, and says others who attempt to enter the country..
Reuters - Published

Mexico says halted migrant caravan that entered country illegally

Mexico's government said on Tuesday that it largely halted a caravan of undocumented Central Americans migrants that waded across a river into Mexico, and says others who attempt to enter the country..
Reuters - Published

Migrants wade across river, trying to enter Mexico

Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico on Monday in a new test of US President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the US..
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. Secretary of State says Nicaragua is authoritarian regime

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday described Nicaragua as an authoritarian regime and urged the Central American country's embattled president, Daniel Ortega, to support free and fair..
Reuters - Published

Children go missing as Central American migrants clash with Mexican police

Mexican security forces fired tear gas at rock-hurling Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico earlier on Monday, in a chaotic scramble that saw mothers separated from their..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Central American migrants ford river into Mexico, chuck rocks

Hundreds of Central Americans waded across a river into Mexico on Monday, some clashing with waiting security forces, in a new challenge for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's efforts to contain..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-bound migrant caravan in tense standoff at border between Mexico and Guatemala

A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to help the United States..
Reuters - Published

Large migrant caravan prepares to enter Mexico from Guatemala

A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to help the United States..
Reuters - Published

Migrant caravan gathers on Guatemala border to enter Mexico en masse

Hundreds of Central Americans gathered on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Sunday, aiming to cross en masse early on Monday in what could prove a stiff test of the Mexican government's pledge to satisfy..
Reuters - Published

Mexico blocks hundreds of migrants from crossing border span

mexico blocks hundreds of migrants from crossing border span
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Mexican authorities closed a border entry point in southern Mexico on Saturday after thousands of Central American migrants tried to push their way across a bridge spanning..
WorldNews - Published

Migrants enter slowly at Guatemala-Mexico border after scuffles

Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after brief clashes earlier in the day when dozens of people tried to force their way across the border and were..
Reuters - Published

Mexico escalates border security to block migrant caravan

Mexico deployed around 200 National Guard officers to the Guatemalan border on Friday in an effort to block a huge migrant caravan traversing Central America toward the United States.
France 24 - Published

Migrant Surge into Guatemala Reaches 3,500, Heads for Mexico

migrant surge into guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for mexico
More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Mexico says monitoring approach of migrant caravan from Guatemala

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday his government was monitoring the situation on his country's southern border as a caravan of Central American migrants approached from..
Reuters - Published

New Guatemala government arrests former mayor in corruption raids

Guatemala's government said on Thursday prosecutors carried out raids and arrested a former mayor accused of corruption as the U.S. embassy announced it had revoked visas for some ex-officials in the..
Reuters - Published

Guatemalan president cuts ties with Venezuela: state news agency

Guatemala's new President Alejandro Giammattei said on Thursday his country was cutting diplomatic ties with Venezuela and closing its embassy in Caracas, the Central American country's state news..
Reuters - Published

El Salvador's top Anglican bishop urges U.S. to not deport son

The top Anglican bishop of El Salvador has urged the United States not to deport his son back to the troubled Central American nation, fearing brutal gangs who have threatened to murder the 34-year-old..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to send police to Honduras to provide support in immigration control

The United States will send police to Honduran borders to train and support the Central American country's authorities in immigration control, acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said at..
Reuters - Published

U.S. and Mexico moving closer on need to develop Central America: Mexico

Mexico and the United States are increasingly in agreement on the need to lift economic development of Central America in order to curb illegal immigration from the region, Mexican Foreign Minister..
Reuters - Published

U.S. implements plan to send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala

Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be sent to Guatemala under a bilateral agreement signed by the Central American nation last year, according to documents sent to U.S. asylum officers..
Reuters - Published

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