Central America

A fungus called coffee rust has already caused more than $1 billion in damage across the Latin American region. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup. At issue is a fungus […]

05/18/2014

San Ysidro border crossing

US to migrants: Crossers won’t qualify for reform

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States issued a warning on Wednesday to migrants thinking of crossing the border, saying they won’t qualify for any potential immigration reform that might be enacted in the […]

12/18/2013

(AP Photo)

Warm November set month’s heat record for planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — November was a hot month for planet Earth. Government scientists reported Tuesday that last month set a heat record. They say it was the warmest November on record, across Earth, […]

12/17/2013

A worker from the health ministry fumigates the backyard of a home where the man who lives there sits in his wheelchair in the neighborhood of Waspam in Managua, Nicaragua on July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Dengue epidemic looms for Central American region

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Central America is on track to have one of its worst years ever for the painful, sometimes fatal disease of dengue, prompting governments across the region to mobilize against the mosquito-borne […]

08/09/2013

Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega (AP Photo)

Nicaragua fast-tracks huge project

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua is trying to revive a centuries-old dream of building an inter-ocean canal, a project experts say could take 11 years to build, cost $40 billion and require digging about 130 […]

06/07/2013

President Barack Obama visits Costa Rica. (AP Photo)

Obama begins quick visit to Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a two-day trip to Costa Rica, his first stop in the Central American nation as president. Air Force One touched town in the capital […]

05/03/2013

(AP Photo)

Halle Berry, Michael Kors launch Watch Hunger Stop

NEW YORK (AP) — Halle Berry says she’s a woman of compassion and Michael Kors says he’s a man of action. Together, they want to make a dent in the battle against hunger around the world.

04/08/2013

(Photo credit: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

Airport worker turns in $7,000 in lost cash

ATLANTA (AP) — A part-time parking deck worker at Atlanta’s airport says she never thought about keeping the envelope with $7,000 in cash she found on the curb outside the international terminal.

03/06/2013

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Apprehensions of non-Mexican migrants up in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Non-Mexican illegal immigrants account for a slender majority of the agency’s recent apprehensions in South Texas, Border Patrol officials said Friday.

12/21/2012

John McAfee (AP photo)

Guatemala gov’t: McAfee to leave for US

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – A Guatemala Interior Ministry official says John McAfee is leaving for the U.S. on Wednesday. The official says the software company founder has received written notice of his release from detention […]

12/12/2012

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