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Central America

Cuban tourism skyrockets in wake of US push to rekindle ties
People have long thought of Cuba as a last bastion resisting the clutches of Coca Cola, McDonald’s and rampant capitalism. But now the US is moving in, tourists are flocking to the island republic to experience it before the rot sets in.

23.03.2015 09:03

Mexican volcano spews ash 29,000 ft in the air (VIDEO)
​A huge ash column exploded into the sky from one of Central America’s most dangerous volcanoes on Wednesday, reaching airplane-level heights of the atmosphere.

21.01.2015 22:40

Mexico’s disappeared students: Police arrest gang hit man
Police in gang-ravaged Mexico have arrested an alleged hit man for a local drug cartel in the case of the 43 abducted college students. The September disappearance and subsequent events saw the entire country erupt in protest over a corrupt government.

17.01.2015 10:25

​China to boost investment in Latin America to $250bn within decade
The Chinese government will invest $250 billion in Latin American and Caribbean countries over the next 10 years in an attempt to strengthen its presence in a region dominated by the US.

08.01.2015 08:36

‘Nicaragua Canal - potential threat to the US and Western powers’
The Nicaragua Canal can become an alternative route through Central America for China and Russia, as well as an alternative route for potential military use right in America’s backyard, international consultant and author Adrian Salbuchi told RT.

26.12.2014 08:53

Nicaragua starts work on $50bn canal between two oceans
The Nicaraguan alternative to the Panama Canal will be a waterway connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans and is to be the most ambitious construction project in Latin America.

23.12.2014 07:53

Pennsylvania judge rules Obama’s immigration action unconstitutional
A Pennsylvania federal court judge ruled in a deportation case that President Barack Obama exceeded his executive powers when he announced his executive order on immigration policy.

17.12.2014 00:12

Mexico feds directly involved in student massacre, witness torture – independent probe
An investigative report by the Mexican media outlet has allegedly uncovered new evidence in the case of the 43 massacred students. It claims that the Federal Police was directly involved in the attack, contrary to the authorities’ statements.

16.12.2014 04:13

‘Mexico has to change’: Pena Nieto pledges reform after 43 students ‘massacred’
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said he will introduce constitutional reform after 43 trainee teachers were allegedly handed by police to a drug gang and then brutally murdered. He pledged to bring corrupt local authorities under the “rule of law.”

27.11.2014 23:50

Blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ sees 300k Americans infected with deadly disease
The United States is being infected by Chagas, a deadly disease spread by the feces of a parasite nicknamed the 'kissing bug'. It bites sleeping victims, ingests the blood and defecates on them; patients then unknowingly rub the feces into open membranes.

10.11.2014 20:29

Noam Chomsky calls US 'world's leading terrorist state'
The United States is the “world's leading terrorist state,” based on its deadly, CIA-run operations in the likes of Nicaragua and Cuba, according to new op-ed by historian and social philosopher Noam Chomsky.

04.11.2014 17:45

Why the Day of the Dead is not Halloween (PHOTOS)
Skulls set on shrines, candles flickering in the dark while skeletons converge on the streets...Halloween? No. The biggest fright night of the year gives way to the Mexican tradition of celebrating the dead.

01.11.2014 08:50