Central America

Where El Chapo Hid Millions In Cash That Had To Be Counted In Shifts

El Chapo was at one time one of the most influential drug lords in Mexico, with his cartel smuggling tons of drugs into the United States each month. …

Sinaloa Cartel

America's Role in El Salvador's Deterioration

Many Salvadorans stayed in the U.S. after a devastating earthquake. But other disasters in the country were man-made.<p>When Donald Trump said this month he would end temporary protected status for almost 200,000 Salvadorans, the number of immigrants standing to lose protections under this president …

Latin America

Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Loreto, Mexico - USGS

LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Loreto in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur on Friday, the United States Geological Survey reported.<p>The epicentre of the quake was 10kms below the surface, the USGS said.

Mexico

Birmingham office worker discovers deadly wandering spider from Brazil in his Asda bananas!

AN OFFICE worker found one of the world’s most deadly spiders in a bunch of bananas - which had travelled 5,000 MILES from Brazil.<p>Neil Langley bought …

Birmingham, UK

Committee discusses possibility Russian money was funneled through Trump’s exclusive golf course in Doonbeg

The US House Intelligence Committee has released the transcript of a November closed-door interview with Glenn Simpson, whose firm, Fusion GPS, hired …

Donald Trump

West's wealth was built up over centuries from Trump ‘sh*tholes’

Worldview: US and Europe must aid Africa and S America’s rising populations<p>13 minutes ago<p>“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries …

News (Ireland)

Mexico's leftwing frontrunner laughs off Russia jibes and says: I'm no Moscow stooge

As the presidential election nears, Andrés Manuel López Obrador – known as Amlo – has been forced to deny claims of Russian support<p>It could be a scene from a John Le Carré novel: under a leaden sky, a grey-haired man in an overcoat looks out to sea and chuckles quietly at the prospect of a Russian …

Russia

Hopkins Village, Belize: A Taste Of The Simple Life

Hopkins Village, Belize: A Taste Of The Simple Life<p>Jan 19, 2018<p>Many travelers and prospective expats seek quiet locations. Places where life remains …

Belize

The Only Candidate Keeping It Real In This Election Is The One With A Fake Campaign

Frustrated and angry after years of brazen corruption, Sergio Arau is one-upping Mexico’s presidential candidates and running a fake campaign in which he admits what no politician ever will.<p>MEXICO CITY — Mexicans, you’ve been warned: if Sergio Arau becomes president, he will steal as much as he …

World News

For some immigrants, a wrenching dilemma: Stay or leave?

When the Trump administration decided to end protected status for people from El Salvador, Hector Soriano faced a wrenching decision and a big gamble.<p>In the 17 years since he gained protection from deportation — giving him the right to work legally in the U.S. — Soriano established a successful …

Immigration

Skip Winter and Fly to Mexico for $230 Round-trip

If winter just isn’t your thing, you’re in luck. An all-out airfare war between United Airlines and Delta Air Lines has resulted in $230 round-trip …

Air Travel

Former Mexican PRI Chihuahua governor Cesar Duarte sought on corruption charges

Mexico's attorney general is seeking to bring back the former governor to stand trial on corruption and electoral charges. The current governor …

News

Agents find 244 parrots stuffed into bags, boxes in Mexico

MEXICO CITY: Prosecutors in Mexico had received a tip that a man was transporting wildlife, but hardly expected to find 244 parrots stuffed into mesh …

Birds

You Can See Right Through This Frog's Belly

Their organs are visible through their transparent stomachs, giving them the name glass frogs.<p>They are nocturnal, arboreal, and can be found in Central and South America,<p>During the breeding season, they descend from the canopy and live along rivers and streams.<p>Some males protect their eggs until …

Costa Rica

California and Trump administration square off in latest battles over immigration

Standing near a 7-Eleven in Boyle Heights on Thursday morning, Roberto Pedraza hawked tamales and cups of champurrado, the Mexican hot drink, out of insulated jugs stationed on top of plastic crates.<p>He knew the store chain had been a recent target of immigration raids. Federal agents last week …

Immigration

Panama says sunken Iranian tanker had papers in order

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The Iranian tanker that sank after a collision in the East China Sea, causing the worst oil ship disaster in years, had its paperwork in order, according an initial review by maritime authorities in Panama, whose flag it was sailing under.<p>The large tanker Sanchi …

Panama City

Haitians protest Trump outside Trump Tower

Hundreds of Haitian-Americans and Haitians living in New York City protested President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat …

Donald Trump

[OPINION] An Open Letter to President Donald J Trump

<i>This Article was written CEO of Business Leadership South Africa, Bonang Mohale</i><p>President Trump, we have read with consternation reports of your …

Africa

Trump administration losing patience with NAFTA talks, serious about threat to withdraw: sources

The U.S. is running out of patience with Canadian and Mexican resistance to key American proposals ahead of talks next week on a new North American …

NAFTA

Why 'Dreamers' May Hold Key in Budget Talks: QuickTake Q&A

President Donald Trump in September 2017 said he was ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, otherwise known as the "Dreamers" program. That’s …

Immigration

Trump's Attacks On Women Worldwide Mean The Resistance Is Global

The president took a pen and signed a death warrant for millions of women around the world - but we won't be gagged<p>Damon Dahlen/Huffington Post<p>One …

Rights & Freedoms

3 Perfect Destinations for Group Travel

There is definitely something to be said for traveling to a destination on one’s own and having the freedom to move about independently, without …

Travel

Costa Rica's first gay marriage suffers bureaucratic hitch

SAN JOSE: Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognize it until laws forbidding gay marriage are …

Equality

Reregistration Period Now Open for Haitian and Salvadoran TPS

Article ByBernhard MuellerJames Nicholas Garilas Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.Our InsightsOn January 18, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and …

Immigration

Smithsonian Releases Endangered Frogs in Panama | Newsdesk

Once common along highland streams in western Costa Rica and Panama, the variable harlequin frog, <i>Atelopus varius</i>, is endangered throughout its range, …

Smithsonian

No clear frontrunner in Costa Rica presidential election: poll

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Three conservative candidates lead the race to win Costa Rica's presidential election next month, but none of them is likely to garner enough votes to avoid a second-round runoff, according to a poll published on Friday.<p>Costa Ricans will vote for their next president and 57 …

World News

Haiti Removed From DHS' "Temporary Protected Status" List

It’s hard to disregard Trump’s unorthodox comments about Haiti and migration when he continues to add fuel to the fire.<p>The Department of Homeland …

Immigration

Trump Ends Protections for El Salvador

From Consortium News<p>Map of North America with El Salvador in red<br>(Image by (Wikipedia)) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>On Monday, January 8, …

Liberal View

Mexico looks abroad for examples of peace processes to end drug violence

In attempts to curb drug violence and rampant murder rates, Mexican politicians are seeking new paths to peace. Countries with violent histories, …

Latin America

Authers’ Note: Gateway to the South

Welcome to Authers’ Note, in which I will attempt to provide some context and analysis on the world of investment each day, and provide you with a …

Hugo Chavez