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  • Scandals in Guatemala, Honduras threaten to further destabilize region

    Scandals in Guatemala, Honduras threaten to further destabilize region
    Two Central American presidents, both favored allies of the U.S., are facing corruption scandals threatening to undermine their governments and further erode stability in the volatile region that is a principal source for illegal immigration to the United States.
  • Thousands protest in Honduras cities following scandal

    A protest movement organized over social media in Honduras has led to large demonstrations in cities around the Central American country. The protesters are upset over a scandal involving a purported multimillion-dollar embezzlement of Social Security...

    12 schemes outlined by prosecutors in soccer indictment

    The indictment of soccer officials and marketing and TV executives Wednesday alleges 12 schemes: SCHEME A — 1993, 1995 AND 1997 COPA AMERICAS Traffic Brazil purchased rights for the three tournaments in a deal worth $6.6 million. Nicolas Leoz of...

    Soldier to stand trial on Fort Bragg in Panama slaying

    A Fort Bragg soldier charged in the death of a Panamanian woman last year will face a court-martial on post this fall. The Fayetteville Observer (http://bit.ly/1J7yLMq ) reports Master Sgt. Omar Antonio Velez-Pagan is accused of killing 25-year-old...

    Romero beatification signals Pope Francis' plan for Catholic Church

    Pope Francis' decision to beatify assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero offers the most clear signal yet of the pope's determination to refocus the direction of the world's largest Christian organization. Francis ended years of debate when...