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Large Numbers of Migrants flee Central America for the U.S. since Trump elected

reuters.com reported Central American countries warned on Thursday that large numbers of migrants have fled their poor, violent homes since Donald Trump’s surprise election win, hoping to reach the United States before he takes office next year.

Trump won the Nov. 8 vote by taking a hard line on immigration, threatening to deport millions of people living illegally in the United States and to erect a wall along the Mexican border.

Trump’s tough campaign rhetoric sent tremors through the slums of Central America and the close-knit migrant communities in U.S. cities, with many choosing to fast-forward their plans and migrate north before Trump takes office on Jan. 20. Read Article

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Hurricane Otto threatens Central America

accuweather.com reported hurricane Otto, over the southwestern Caribbean Sea, will threaten part of Central America with flooding, mudslides and damaging winds this week. Otto is hovering just off the coasts of Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It became the seventh hurricane of the season Tuesday afternoon. Otto will drift inland over Central America later this […]

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El Salvador: Women serving prison terms for abortions they said they never had

thedailybeast.com/Nina Strochlic Inside the women’s prison in El Salvador, set on the outskirts of the capital in a dangerous neighborhood called Ilopango, at least 21 women are serving sentences for abortions they say they never had. All of these women claim they are jailed for miscarrying their babies. In the prison’s leafy courtyard, a petite […]

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U.S to spend $1.5 million in Mexico, Central America for wildlife preservation

dailycaller.com reported the U.S. will spend around $1.5 million on wildlife preservation in Mexico and Central America next year as part of the Wildlife Without Borders program. The two grants will fund wildlife conservation efforts that look at the whole region, not just a single country. The “existing protected areas within Central America alone are […]

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Number of Africans, surge in Latin America trying to get to the U.S.

The number of Africans fleeing to the region en route to the United States has been increasing. telesurtv.net reported an increasing number of African refugees fleeing violence are travelling through various parts of Latin America to eventually reach U.S. with the hopes of building a new life. However, they are facing roadbloacks, complications and corruption […]

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Nicaragua: Russia constructing electronic intelligence facility

ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK freebeacon.com/Bill Gertz reported the Russian government is building an electronic intelligence-gathering facility in Nicaragua as part of Moscow’s efforts to increase military and intelligence activities in the Western Hemisphere. The signals intelligence site is part of a recent deal between Moscow and Managua involving the sale of 50 […]

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So far in 2016, 26,000 unaccompanied children apprehended at US-Mexican border

Central American child refugees continue to pour into the US csmonitor.com reported in the first six months of 2016, UNICEF said almost 26,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the US-Mexican border. Thousands of unaccompanied children continue to migrate from dangerous parts of Central America to the US southern border, according to a United Nations report […]

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Mexico fails in managing increased migration flows from Central America

phys.org reported Mexico launched the Comprehensive Plan for the Southern Border (CPSB) in 2014 in an attempt to manage increased migration flows from Central America. But two years after the plan’s implementation, it has yet to accomplish its goals of securing Mexico’s southern border, according to an issue brief from Rice University’s Baker Institute for […]

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Former President of El Salvador dies while under house arrest

usatoday.com reported former Salvadoran President Francisco Flores died Saturday in a private hospital in the capital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, his party confirmed. Flores, 56, had been in a coma since undergoing emergency surgery. Flores, who led El Salvador from 1999 to 2004, was under house arrest on charges of embezzlement and illegal enrichment. […]

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U.S. to expand refugee program for thousands fleeing violence in Central America

US to expand refugee admissions for Central Americans fleeing violence Theguardian.com reported John Kerry announces new effort to offer migrants ‘safe and legal alternative to dangerous journey’ in which they face threat of human smugglers. The US is to expand its refugee programme to help thousands of people fleeing violence in Central America avoid a […]

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El Salvador: 2015 most violent on record in reported murders

Violent deaths in El Salvador spiked 70% in 2015, figures reveal theguardian.com reported at least 6,657 people were violently killed in the Central American country, making last year the most violent since the height of 1983 civil war. El Salvador saw a 70% spike in violent deaths in 2015, making last year the bloodiest since […]

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Stranded Cubans in Costa Rica to be granted pemission to continue to U.S.

bbc.com reported Central American nations have reached an agreement to allow several thousand Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica for over a month to continue their journey towards the United States. The migrants will be airlifted to El Salvador and put on buses, which will take them to the US. American legislation gives Cuban migrants […]

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Zika Alert for Central and South America

biprepwatch.com reported the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued travel notices this week regarding recent outbreaks of the Zika virus in Mexico, and parts of Central and South America. The CDC reports that the virus has been reported in the following countries as of Thursday: El Salvador, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Suriname, […]

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U.N. South America economy to contract 0.8 percent, Central America to expand

South America to contract 0.8% and Central America will expand 4.6% in 2016, says UN office mercopress.comLatin American and Caribbean economies will contract 0.4% on average in 2015 and will grow just 0.2% next year, as a result of the complex external scenario, according to new projections unveiled on Thursday by the UN Latin America […]

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Central America: Food Crisis Looming for 2015 due to projected low harvests, drought, coffee rust

fews.net reported as a result of projected poor harvests in 2014, the reduction in coffee-sector income for day laborers, and a more rapid than usual increase in the prices of some staple foods, extremely poor households across large areas of Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador will experience a rapid deterioration in their food security […]

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