Latest Central America News

Tropical Storm Bonnie moving over Nicaragua toward Pacific

Jul. 02, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie swept into Nicaragua bringing the threat of flooding from heavy rain, while heading for a predicted fast crossing on the way to the Pacific and a possible strengthening into a hurricane. Bonnie came ashore late Friday on Nicaragua's...

4 bound bodieds found in burned-out helicopter in Mexico

Jul. 01, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The bound bodies of four people were found Friday in the burned-out wreckage of a helicopter in Mexico’s Gulf coast Hustaeca region, along with signs indicating they were killed by a drug gang, authorities said. The killings were the second act of grisly...

Tropical Storm Bonnie hits Nicaragua's Caribbean coast

Jul. 01, 2022 23:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie hit the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua near the border with Costa Rica late Friday and was expected to make a quick march across Central America and potentially develop into a hurricane after reemerging in the Pacific. The U.S. National...

US men's soccer reach 1st Olympics since 2008 with U-20 win

Jul. 01, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

The United States qualified for its first Olympic men's soccer tournament since 2008 when the Americans beat Honduras 3-0 at San Pedro Sula on Friday night in the semifinals of the Under-20 championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Paxten Aaronson of the...

Mexico launches new oil refinery, denies solar permits

Jul. 01, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The office of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the new Gulf coast oil refinery he ordered built is “a dream come true." López Obrador “inaugurated” the partially finished Olmeca oil refinery in Dos Bocas, a city in his home...

Daughter of slain Mexico reporter dies of wounds from attack

Jul. 01, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The daughter of a reporter slain earlier this week in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas died Friday of wounds suffered in the attack that killed her father. On Wednesday, Antonio de la Cruz became the 12th journalist killed so far this year in...

Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday

Jul. 01, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights Friday than they did earlier this week. The Transportation...

In a small village, prayers and hope for missing migrants

Jul. 01, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

SAN MARCOS ATEXQUILAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Clutching rosaries, residents of this mountain village stared at photographs of three of their own atop the altar at the local church, praying that teenagers Jair, Yovani and Misael were not among the 53 migrants who perished inside a stifling trailer in...

Migrants walk north from southern Mexico in protest

Jul. 01, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Some 2,000 migrants, most Venezuelans, walked out of this southern Mexico city early Friday en masse to pressure authorities into allowing them to continue to the United States border at a time attention is focused on immigration. The latest large public...

El Salvador's Bitcoin-boosting leader buys $1.5 million more

Jun. 30, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s Bitcoin-boosting president was back at it again Thursday, doubling down on his country’s losing investment in the cryptocurrency by buying over $1.5 million more. President Nayib Bukele wrote on his Twitter acount after posting...