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.
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.
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 expressed scepticism on Sunday about President Barack Obama`s emergency funding request to stem the surge of children from Central America.
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.
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.
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`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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heavy rains pounded Central America, where more than 80 people have died in mudslides and flooding over the past week.
Six days of heavy rains caused landslides, floods and bridge failures throughout Central America.
Torrential rain in Central America this week forced thousands to abandon their homes and trapped many more.
Heavy rains generated by a low-pressure system hammered Central America for a third day on Friday.
Oficials launched a database dubbed the `Google of Central American weather`, designed to predict natural disasters.
Drug cartels were the driving factor behind rising violence in the region.
Manuel Castillo and 8 others are charged in the slaying of three Salvadorans.
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