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Hurricane, earthquake hit Central America

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega declared a national emergency to handle both potential disasters.

Hurricane Otto heads toward Central America, kills 3

 Tropical Storm Otto strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean as it lurched toward Central America, causing three deaths in Panama and prompting coastal evacuations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Climate change poses huge threat to primates

Climate change poses huge threat to primates

Climate change is likely to pose a huge challenge to the survival of the world's primate populations, including monkeys, apes and lemurs, especially in Central America, the Amazon and southeastern Brazil, as well as portions of East and Southeast Asia, says a study.

Hurricane Earl bears down on Central America

The outlying sweep of a tropical hurricane gliding across the Caribbean started lashing northern Central American countries.

61 migrants from Central, South America rescued in Mexico

Mexico's federal agents and marines rescued 61 Central and South American migrants during two different operations, federal and state authorities said on Saturday.

Deportations stopped for 12 immigrants targeted in US raids

Some of the first Central American families targeted by immigration authorities in recent raids have had their deportations temporarily halted.

Guatemala arrests Ecuadorians smuggling cocaine on boat

Guatemalan anti-narcotics officers have seized 540 kilos of cocaine hidden on a boat.

2016 Copa America to feature six CONCACAF teams

2016 Copa America to feature six CONCACAF teams

The tournament will be played in the US from June 2-26 with the host cities yet to be confirmed.

Chikungunya kills 25 in Colombia

The virus chikungunya has killed 25 people in Colombia in less than a year, the National Health Institute said Monday.

Barack Obama eyes $1 billion for Central America

President Barack Obama`s administration hopes to increase funding to Central America to $1 billion next year as part of a drive to boost relations with southern neighbors, bolster security and stem illegal immigration.

Obama to meet Central American leaders on child migrants

President Barack Obama will meet three Central American leaders Friday to discuss the surge of children crossing the southern US border without parents or papers, in flight from violence and poverty.

Central America to ask for US aid to stem immigration

The leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala plan to ask US President Barack Obama for help funding projects to stem immigration during White House talks next week.

US Republicans sceptical of Obama border request

US Republicans expressed scepticism on Sunday about President Barack Obama`s emergency funding request to stem the surge of children from Central America.

Don`t send kids over border: Obama to Central American parents

President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned parents in Central America not to send their children alone on a perilous journey through Mexico to illegally cross the US border.

Obama seeks $3.7 bn to stem illegal border entries

President Barack Obama on Tuesday requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to help cope with a surge of unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America.

Quake rocks Guatemala, Mexico, newborn baby among five dead

A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday, killing at least five people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides.

Taiwan president to head for Central America

Taiwan`s president was due to leave for Central America later Sunday to shore up diplomatic ties despite a truce with China after decades of "dollar diplomacy".

Life slowly returning to normal in quake-hit Chile

Life was gradually returning to normal in quake-hit Chile officials said today, with power restored to a majority of homes that lost electricity during this week`s massive 8.2 magnitude temblor.

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake hits northern Chile, 5 dead

A major earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for all of South and Central America`s Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Number of days without rain to increase by end of 21st century

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego suggest that by the end of the 21st century, some parts of the world can expect as many as 30 more days a year without precipitation.