Nicaragua ship accident dead, rescued flown to Managua

Jan 25, 2016

Nicaragua ship accident dead, rescued flown to Managua

Foreign tourists who survived when their ship capsized off an idyllic Caribbean island were flown to mainland Nicaragua Sunday with the bodies of fellow passengers killed in the accident. Thirteen people drowned when the small tourist ship capsized off the coast of Little Corn ...

Dec 29, 2015

Central America states agree breakthrough on stranded Cuban migrants

Central American countries on Monday agreed on a breakthrough in the case of thousands of U.S.-bound Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica, after weeks of often acrimonious regional diplomacy. In a meeting in Guatemala City, representatives from several of the countries said they would ...

Central America tests drought-resistant beans

Dec 26, 2015

Central America tests drought-resistant beans


‘These beans are miraculous because they beat drought,” crowed Manuel Ceren, a farmer in El Salvador trying out a hybrid, climate change-defying crop produced by Salvadoran, Colombian and Honduran experts. In Quezaltepeque, a village 30 km north of San Salvador, Ceren and 13 other ...

Aug 13, 2015

Costa Rica coach Wanchope quits after fistfight

Costa Rican national team coach Paulo Wanchope resigned Wednesday after he was involved in a fistfight at a match in Panama. The Central American nation’s soccer federation said in a statement that Wanchope had decided to “step aside” a day after the incident. Wanchope ...

Jan 15, 2015

Man commits suicide in Costa Rican church

A man committed suicide in Costa Rica on Wednesday by shooting himself in the head inside a Catholic church that attracts multitudes of pilgrims, authorities said. As pilgrims often do, the 66-year-old entered on his knees to the Basilica of Our Lady of the ...

Jan 9, 2015

Four dead in tourist catamaran wreck off Costa Rica

A catamaran carrying dozens of foreign tourists on a pleasure cruise capsized off Costa Rica on Thursday, killing four people, emergency officials said. The boat, which was on a day trip to the popular Tortuga (Turtle) Island, sank completely about 9 miles (15 km) ...

Oct 31, 2014

Central Costa Rica volcano erupts; ash sprinkles capital

Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano staged its most powerful eruption in years overnight, belching a plume of gas and ash that was reported to sprinkle the capital San Jose some 50 km (30 miles) away, emergency services said on Thursday. Some people were being evacuated ...