Latest Central America News

US sanctions Mexican international cartel lieutenant

Jan. 30, 2023 18:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Monday on an international operator for the Sinaloa drug cartel whose activities span the globe. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control blocked any U.S. properties of José Angel Rivera Zazueta and two...

Coyotes master fitting into South Florida’s urban sprawl

Jan. 15, 2023 03:19 AM EST

John Ciccarelli and his buddy Ernest Slavis were out for an innocent Christmas Eve of Catholic Mass followed by some gambling. After worship at St. Maurice at Resurrection Catholic Church, they headed across the street to the Casino @ Dania Beach, where they expected an adrenaline...

Kaptur, longtime Ohio Democrat: Congress overlooks heartland

Jan. 02, 2023 09:06 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — When the new Congress convenes on Tuesday, Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur will become the longest-serving woman in its history. Yet after 40 years, she sometimes feels like an outsider. Not because she’s a woman or now in the minority party in the House....

Glass act: Scientists reveal secrets of frog transparency

Dec. 22, 2022 14:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now you see them, now you don’t. Some frogs found in South and Central America have the rare ability to turn on and off their nearly transparent appearance, researchers report Thursday in the journal Science. During the day, these nocturnal...

Migrants flee more countries, regardless of US policies

Dec. 22, 2022 09:56 AM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — In 2014, groups of unaccompanied children escaping violence in Central America overwhelmed U.S. border authorities in South Texas. In 2016, thousands of Haitians fled a devastating earthquake and stopped in Tijuana, Mexico, after walking and taking buses through up to 11...

Young Spain squad and its 'tiki-taka' stumble at World Cup

Dec. 07, 2022 06:11 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Spain lost to Morocco 3-0 in a penalty shootout in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Tuesday, failing to make it to the quarterfinals for the third straight time since winning its last world title in South Africa in 2010. La Roja also lost in a shootout in the...

Honduras suspends rights in 2 big cities amid gang crackdown

Dec. 05, 2022 19:34 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras became the second country in Central America to impose a state of exception suspending some constitutional rights to help fight street gangs when a decree took effect Monday. The extraordinary measures target the capital Tegucigalpa and the...

Mexico pledges to complete huge elevated train in one year

Dec. 05, 2022 18:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s troubled Maya Train tourist project will now include a 45-mile (72 kilometer) stretch of elevated trackway through the jungle, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday. López Obrador has changed his mind a number of times on his pet...

5 killed in bar shooting in Mexican resort of Acapulco

Dec. 05, 2022 17:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five men were were gunned down Monday in a bar in Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. Prosecutors said one possible suspect had been detained the attack. Three of the men died inside the bar, and two outside or at a hospital. Also Monday...

FBI says fugitive has been extradited from Mexico to Tucson

Dec. 05, 2022 17:10 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A fugitive wanted for his involvement in a criminal drug enterprise has been extradited from Mexico and returned to Tucson, but his wife and another co-conspirator remain at large, according to the FBI. Authorities said 45-year-old Manuel Gortari-Redondo was...