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  • Doubts deepen over Chinese-backed Nicaragua canal as work starts

    When one of the poorest countries in the Americas and a little-known Chinese businessman said they planned to undertake one of the biggest engineering projects in history, few people took them seriously.
  • Quake hits off Panama's Pacific coast, no damage reported

    A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck off Panama's Pacific coast on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The USGS said the quake, initially reported as having a magnitude of 6.0, was relatively shallow at...

    Experiencing Larry Levis' 'Widening Spell' in Nicaragua

    Experiencing Larry Levis' 'Widening Spell' in Nicaragua
    We stood on the bus stop — a concrete slab and bench roofed with galvanized steel — as our bus disappeared beyond the hill and into the mist blotting the rising sun. It was, in fact, the wrong bus, though that would have been helpful to know...

    Honduras seizes cocaine paste hidden in wooden sticks

    Security forces in Honduras have seized 2,852 wooden sticks stuffed with cocaine paste in the Caribbean port of Puerto Cortes, police said on Tuesday. The paste, which serves as the basis for making cocaine, was found inside the sticks shipped in four of...

    Obama's executive action clouds long-term immigration changes

    To President Barack Obama, his executive action on immigration on Nov. 20 would give millions of undocumented immigrants "a chance to make amends, take responsibility, and give their kids a better future." To Republican House Speaker John Boehner, the...