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Obama seeks $3.7 bn to stem illegal border entries

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 21:05

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:57

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:34

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

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 02:15

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 06:23

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

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 14:25

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.

9 killed in massacre in northern Guatemala

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 09:59

A military spokesperson says that nine members of a family, including a baby and a young girl, were shot to death in a remote part of northern Guatemala.

Surprise contender in Costa Rica second-round presidential vote

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 19:19

Centrist Luis Guillermo Solis took a surprise lead in Costa Rica`s presidential election and will now face a ruling party candidate in a run-off vote in April.

South American monkeys eat 50 varieties of fruit per day

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 14:57

Researchers have found that some monkeys in South and Central America eat as many as 50 different species of fruit a day.

Mexico frees 165 kidnapped migrants: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 00:43

Mexican army has freed 165 migrants, mostly from Central America, who said they were kidnapped and held for several weeks by a criminal gang in northeastern Mexico, authorities have said.

Hero MotoCorp enters Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 21:07

In a statement, the company said it has launched the brand 'Hero' and its range of two-wheelers in Guatemala City, El Salvador and Honduras.

Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 21:16

Heavy rains pounded Central America, where more than 80 people have died in mudslides and flooding over the past week.