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# central-america - Monday 16 November, 2020

Hurricane Iota set to become dangerous Category 4 as it nears Central America
# Hurricane Iota
# Hurricane Iota

Hurricane Iota set to become dangerous Category 4 as it nears Central America

Nov 16th 2020, 9:00 AM 12,758 Views 5 Comments

The area is still recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Eta.

# central-america - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Eta makes landfall on Cuba as Guatemala searches for victims
# Storm Eta
# Storm Eta

Eta makes landfall on Cuba as Guatemala searches for victims

Nov 8th 2020, 3:36 PM 15,535 Views 3 Comments

Fifteen people were confirmed dead and at least 109 were missing, many of them in a landslide, authorities in Guatemala said.

# central-america - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in northern Guatemala
# Storm Eta
# Storm Eta

Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in northern Guatemala

Nov 7th 2020, 9:06 AM 11,580 Views 2 Comments

The storm touched down in Central America as a hurricane on Tuesday.

# central-america - Monday 1 June, 2020

Tropical Storm Amanda kills 17 in El Salvador and Guatemala
# Central America
# Central America

Tropical Storm Amanda kills 17 in El Salvador and Guatemala

Updated Jun 1st 2020, 8:01 PM 22,933 Views 13 Comments

El Salvador said a quarter of the rain that the country normally receives in a year fell in 70 hours.

# central-america - Saturday 15 June, 2019

'Sport is sport and the best and worst thing about it is it's always going to be there'
# Around The World And Back
From The42
# Around The World And Back

'Sport is sport and the best and worst thing about it is it's always going to be there'

Jun 15th 2019, 10:00 AM 15,525 Views 2 Comments

Dublin star Aisling Maher is back at it after living the Central American Dream last summer.

# central-america - Friday 30 November, 2018

Women in Central American migrant caravan go on hunger strike to put pressure on US authorities
# Mexico
# Mexico

Women in Central American migrant caravan go on hunger strike to put pressure on US authorities

Nov 30th 2018, 7:17 AM 10,764 Views 37 Comments

More than 6,000 people are currently in the Mexican city of Tijuana hoping to apply for asylum.

# central-america - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Nearly 200 US-bound migrants found packed into bottom of truck
# Mexico
# Mexico

Nearly 200 US-bound migrants found packed into bottom of truck

Feb 4th 2018, 8:03 AM 14,351 Views 23 Comments

More than 300 Central American men, women and children were taken into custody as part of the operation.

# central-america - Sunday 16 April, 2017

"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"
# Nicaragua
# Nicaragua

"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"

Apr 16th 2017, 7:00 PM 24,619 Views 12 Comments

A generation of women in Nicaragua are working to improve their lives in a society that isn’t always friendly to women.

# central-america - Friday 22 January, 2016

Zika virus: Travel warning issued for pregnant Irish women
# Birth Defects
# Birth Defects

Zika virus: Travel warning issued for pregnant Irish women

Jan 22nd 2016, 9:54 PM 28,260 Views 5 Comments

A total of 19 countries are covered by the warning.

# central-america - Saturday 16 January, 2016

This country's new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president
# None Of The Above
# None Of The Above

This country's new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president

Jan 16th 2016, 11:15 AM 16,933 Views 12 Comments

So meta.

# central-america - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Bodies of seven prisoners found stuffed into rubbish bins
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

Bodies of seven prisoners found stuffed into rubbish bins

Aug 26th 2015, 10:46 PM 16,909 Views 17 Comments

Their remains showed signs of torture, authorities in Guatemala said.

# central-america - Monday 6 October, 2014

Column: In El Salvador, a total ban on abortion has led to death and decades of imprisonment
# Women
# Women

Column: In El Salvador, a total ban on abortion has led to death and decades of imprisonment

Oct 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 207 Views 131 Comments

In El Salvador, one of only nine countries in the world that has a total ban on abortion, suicide accounts for 57% of all deaths of pregnant girls aged under 19.

# central-america - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Relatives gather for wake of 'twice killed' drug cartel boss
# The Craziest One
# The Craziest One

Relatives gather for wake of 'twice killed' drug cartel boss

Mar 16th 2014, 12:02 PM 15,408 Views 9 Comments

Nazario Moreno, head of the Knights Templar, was killed last week. He was supposed to be dead already.

# central-america - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

El último día: President concludes Central America tour today
# Michael D
# Michael D

El último día: President concludes Central America tour today

Oct 30th 2013, 8:52 AM 4,199 Views 16 Comments

President Michael D Higgins brings the curtain down on a landmark tour of Central America with some final meetings in Costa Rica today.

# central-america - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

PICS: President Michael D Higgins meets Brazilian legend Pelé
# Heroes
# Heroes

PICS: President Michael D Higgins meets Brazilian legend Pelé

Oct 23rd 2013, 8:16 AM 7,263 Views 83 Comments

We’re sure Galway United came up…

# central-america - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Buenos días: President Higgins goes to Central America for 12-day trip
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Buenos días: President Higgins goes to Central America for 12-day trip

Oct 19th 2013, 12:57 PM 6,533 Views 49 Comments

President Higgins left this morning for his official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

# central-america - Monday 27 August, 2012

Brief tsunami warning issued after 7.3-mag quake off El Salvador
# Central America
# Central America

Brief tsunami warning issued after 7.3-mag quake off El Salvador

Aug 27th 2012, 8:56 AM 2,787 Views 1 Comment

The warning affected parts of many Central American countries, but the biggest wave registered a mere four inches.

# central-america - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn

Jun 6th 2012, 1:40 PM 2,645 Views 12 Comments

It’s the first time the telecoms group has reached profits of this level. It operates across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific.

# central-america - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report
# Fire
# Fire

Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report

Feb 16th 2012, 7:35 AM 1,869 Views 4 Comments

Officials have confirmed that 358 people died in the blaze, making it the world’s deadliest prison fire in a century.

# central-america - Monday 13 February, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs?

Feb 13th 2012, 10:27 AM 8,626 Views 224 Comments

The Guatemalan president wants to discuss legalising drugs, believing it’s the only way to control them. Should Ireland follow suit?

Guatemalan President's call for legalisation of drugs criticised
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

Guatemalan President's call for legalisation of drugs criticised

Feb 13th 2012, 9:24 AM 1,565 Views 15 Comments

The new president of the country took office in January and has been speaking out about discussing the decriminalisation of drugs in Central America.

# central-america - Monday 12 December, 2011

Ex-dictator Noriega extradited to Panama to finish sentence
# Panama
# Panama

Ex-dictator Noriega extradited to Panama to finish sentence

Dec 12th 2011, 2:05 PM 700 Views 1 Comment

Noriega has been extradited by France to face charges of embezzlement and murder in his home country.

# central-america - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Ortega poised to win third term in Nicaragua
# Nicaragua
# Nicaragua

Ortega poised to win third term in Nicaragua

Nov 6th 2011, 7:57 AM 170 Views 6 Comments

The former revolutionary’s win could see him with a mandate that could allow him to make constitutional changes guaranteeing perpetual re-election.

# central-america - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America
# Central America
# Central America

Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America

Oct 18th 2011, 2:56 PM 429 Views 1 Comment

El Salvador and Nicaragua declared natural disasters yesterday, as landslides and floods continue to devastate the region.

# central-america - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Belfast man dies while on holiday in Central America
# Tragic
# Tragic

Belfast man dies while on holiday in Central America

Aug 24th 2011, 8:03 AM 611 Views 1 Comment

Gaelic footballer Michael McLean died after a hiking accident in Nicaragua at the weekend.

# central-america - Monday 14 March, 2011

O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man
# Digicel
From Business ETC
# Digicel

O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man

Mar 14th 2011, 3:10 PM 1,330 Views 1 Comment

Denis O’Brien’s Honduras and El Salvador telecommunications businesses are to be acquired by Mexican businessman Carlos Slim – recently named as the world’s richest man by Forbes.

# central-america - Friday 11 March, 2011

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly

Mar 11th 2011, 9:24 PM 3,633 Views 0 Comments

The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake

Mar 11th 2011, 9:10 PM 1,559 Views 2 Comments

The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters

Mar 11th 2011, 7:34 PM 1,162 Views 0 Comments

Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people

Mar 11th 2011, 4:32 PM 1,890 Views 0 Comments

With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake
# Bad Science
# Bad Science

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake

Mar 11th 2011, 3:59 PM 3,335 Views 11 Comments

Reports that scientists had established a link between the activities of the sun and moon with the today’s Pacific tsunami have been dismissed by Irish astronomers.

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded
# Japan
# Japan

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded

Mar 11th 2011, 2:40 PM 10,174 Views 0 Comments

Cities, towns and farmland seriously damaged by the 8.9 magnitude quake today, which then triggered tsunami.

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland
# Japan Tsunami
# Japan Tsunami

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland

Mar 11th 2011, 2:39 PM 1,305 Views 0 Comments

Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage
# Pacific
# Pacific

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage

Mar 11th 2011, 2:26 PM 2,619 Views 0 Comments

Indonesia and Guam have both lifted their tsunami warnings, after waves of just 10 centimetres hit the eastern Indonesian coast.

In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path
# Tsunami
# Tsunami

In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path

Mar 11th 2011, 1:42 PM 14,899 Views 0 Comments

Weather centres around the Pacific rim show trajectory of deadly wave.

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia

Mar 11th 2011, 1:39 PM 19,512 Views 0 Comments

A volcano has erupted in Indonesia, just hours after an earthquake in Japan created a Pacific-wide tsunami.

Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs
# Pacific Tsunami
# Pacific Tsunami

Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs

Mar 11th 2011, 12:47 PM 1,675 Views 0 Comments

People in the areas affected by the Pacific tsunami have uploaded photographs on social networking sites.

Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact
# Pacific Tsunami
# Pacific Tsunami

Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact

Mar 11th 2011, 12:01 PM 7,727 Views 0 Comments

The Pacific tsunami has hit Taiwan causing minimal damage – it is due to hit the vulnerable Indonesia islandssoon.

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross
# Pacific Tsunami
# Pacific Tsunami

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross

Mar 11th 2011, 10:53 AM 1,902 Views 0 Comments

The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.

Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast
# Tsumani Warning
# Tsumani Warning

Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast

Mar 11th 2011, 9:19 AM 2,110 Views 0 Comments

Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America and the rest of the Pacific Ocean have been issued with tsunami alerts.