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 […]


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 […]


Eric Justin Toth, on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, escorted by National Police agents, Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Photo)

FBI shows new photo of teacher in child porn case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has released a new photograph of a former D.C. elementary school teacher who was arrested in Nicaragua over the weekend on child pornography charges in hopes it will encourage any other potential abuse victims to come forward.


Powerful earthquake reported in Costa Rica

NOSARA, Costa Rica (AP) – A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday. There were no immediate accounts of injuries, but communications were down near the epicenter. […]



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