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Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes off Central America: USGS

A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck north of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning in the area, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Jan 10, 2018, 08:45 AM IST

Latin America is world`s most violent region for women: United Nations

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said on Wednesday, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous.

Nov 23, 2017, 05:47 AM IST

Tropical storm bears down on Mexico, US after leaving 26 dead in C. America

New Orleans, where levees were breached during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and other cities on the US Gulf coast were under hurricane watch.

Oct 07, 2017, 07:18 AM IST

Tropical storm Nate kills 23 in central America

Tropical storm Nate has killed 22 people in the Central American nations of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras as it battered the region with heavy rain ahead of hitting the US mainland later this week, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.

Oct 06, 2017, 18:19 PM IST

Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, heads for US

Tropical Storm Nate killed at least 22 people in Central America on Thursday as it pummeled the region with heavy rain while heading toward Mexico`s Caribbean resorts and the US Gulf Coast where it could strike as a hurricane this weekend.

Oct 06, 2017, 08:43 AM IST

Donald Trump proposes deep US spending cuts in Mexico, Central America

President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed drastically slashing U.S. foreign aid spending in Mexico and Central America, which are struggling with drug violence, graft and poverty that prompts many from the troubled region to migrate north.

May 24, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off Central America: USGS

The earthquake occurred at 1041 GMT some 79 kilometres south-southwest of Acajutla, El Salvador at a depth of six miles, according to the USGS.

May 12, 2017, 18:06 PM IST

Hurricane, earthquake hit Central America

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

Nov 25, 2016, 08:28 AM IST

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.

Nov 23, 2016, 06:46 AM IST

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.

Aug 12, 2016, 00:15 AM IST

Hurricane Earl bears down on Central America

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

Aug 04, 2016, 04:51 AM IST

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.

Jun 12, 2016, 09:24 AM IST

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.

Jan 06, 2016, 12:35 PM IST

Guatemala arrests Ecuadorians smuggling cocaine on boat

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

Jan 05, 2016, 03:11 AM IST

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.

Nov 06, 2015, 14:47 PM IST

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.

Apr 28, 2015, 08:08 AM IST

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.

Jan 30, 2015, 07:19 AM IST

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.

Jul 25, 2014, 06:16 AM IST

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.

Jul 20, 2014, 04:25 AM IST

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.

Jul 14, 2014, 00:42 AM IST