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Organized Real Estate Fraud Rings Threaten Property Owners in Costa Rica
With owners of expensive lots kept away from Costa Rica because of COVID-19 restrictions, organized property fraud rings have enlisted corrupt notaries to steal properties.
COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Latin America and the Caribbean
Since the first case of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean was reported in Brazil on February 26, 2020, the region has reported nearly 22.2 million cases and more than 700,000 COVID-related deaths. Countries have actively worked...
Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back
Once one of the world's most powerful travel documents, the might of the United States passport has been diminished during the pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases near the 29 million mark, some nations continue to view American vacationers ...
Italy blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, using EU powers for the first time
Italy invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia on Thursday, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the EU and drug giant AstraZeneca.
‘Shot Trips’ To Dubai, Florida, Tel Aviv, Havana: Covid-19 Vaccine Tourism Takes Off
It started in December 2020 with reports that Indian tour operators were eying up trips to London or New York to transport guests to parts of the world where they could get a Covid-19 vaccination.
Some 50 countries have already started vaccinating against COVID-19
Some fifty countries have already started their vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus, just a year after the first alert launched by the Chinese authorities to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Mexico Set to Become World's Largest Legal Cannabis Market
Mexico is home to the world's most powerful drug cartels, who have terrorized the country for years. But the country is poised to try something different in tackling the gangs by legalizing at least one of their products: marijuana.
U.N. Report: In The Age Of Humans, 'The Dominant Risk To Our Survival Is Ourselves'
On the United Nations' new Planetary Pressures-Adjusted Human Development Index, the United States drops 45 places from its overall ranking, a reflection of the country's outsize environmental impact.
UN Report: In The Age Of Humans, 'The Dominant Risk To Our Survival Is Ourselves'
On the United Nations' new Planetary pressures-adjusted Human Development Index, the United States drops 45 places from its overall ranking, a reflection of the country's outsize environmental impact.
COVID-19 Vaccines in Central America
A country by country guide to COVID-19 vaccines in Central America. Which countries in Central America are receiving which vaccines and when?
Hurricane Iota will make landfall this Monday night in Nicaragua
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Hurricane Iota will make landfall in Nicaragua on the night of this Monday, November 16.
Hurricane Iota strengthens to category 2, advances towards Nicaragua and Honduras
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a warning ensuring that the hurricane Iota strengthened to category 2.
Hurricane Eta rises to category 4 before reaching the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras
The powerful hurricane Eta strengthened this Monday to category 4 as it approached the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras, with threats of devastating rains in Central America, according to relief agencies of both countries and t...
Costa Rica fully opens its air borders to tourism 1 November
Costa Rica will fully open its air borders, closed since March due to the covid-19 pandemic, before the start of the high season for international tourism in November, the government announced this Friday.
Peaks, outbreaks and deaths, but ... how about the aftermath of COVID-19?
Spikes, outbreaks, infections, deaths, the world got used to these words around COVID-19; America (18,031,681 infections) and Europe (7 million infections) are struggling to contain the virus that already has 37.6 million affected worldw...
Government talks with protesters to end protests in Costa Rica
The Government of Costa Rica continues this Saturday with days of dialogue in the northern and southern areas of the country, where protesters maintain roadblocks for the eleventh day in protest against a possible financial agreement wit...
Paradises of Money and Faith: The Religious Leaders Using Churches to Launder Illicit Cash Across the Americas
When Erik Súñiga died in U.S. custody in April, he left a rich religious and political legacy in the Guatemalan town where he founded an evangelical church, and served as mayor for over a decade.
These are the top 10 countries to retire in, according to US expats who made the move well before the coronavirus pandemic
International Living's Retirement Index, an annual comprehensive guide to global retirement destinations curated by US expats, was released. The ranking takes several factors into consideration, including the cost of healthcare, the cost...
Pandemic could widen the gender gap between, IMF warns
The health crisis, which is going to generate a 4.9% decrease in the global GDP, affects more women than men since they occupy more jobs in more affected sectors such as the service industry, retail trade or hospitality.
2.7 million companies estimated to go under in Latin America and Caribbean due to the coronavirus pandemic
The most severe impact of the pandemic in the region is estimated at the closure of 2.7 million companies in the next six months, most of which are micro-businesses with the loss of 8.5 million formal jobs that could go into informality,...
The pandemic is worsening in India and America; second wave threatens Europe
The Covid-19 pandemic is spreading in India, where it will take weeks to reach its peak, and in America, particularly in the United States and countries like Argentina, Brazil or Mexico, while the European countries that have opened thei...
Panama denies permission to hold Dominican elections in its territory
The Government of Panama denied its permission to organize the presidential and legislative elections of the Dominican Republic in its territory, scheduled for next July 5, the electoral authorities of this country announced this Saturday.
They Used To Be Strangers. Now They’re Organizing Some Of The Largest Protests In America’s Biggest City.
“I don't believe a peaceful protest is possible, because a protest, by our definition, makes people uncomfortable. It disturbs people,” one organizer said, “but we are adamant about being nonviolent.”
Officials: More than half of local cases have recovered
More than half of the coronavirus cases in Cayman have fully recovered, according to Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, who reported one new positive COVID-19 result today (8 May).
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