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#Central America

# central-america - Monday 1 June, 2020

Tropical Storm Amanda kills 17 in El Salvador and Guatemala

El Salvador said a quarter of the rain that the country normally receives in a year fell in 70 hours.

# central-america - Saturday 15 June, 2019

'Sport is sport and the best and worst thing about it is it's always going to be there'

Dublin star Aisling Maher is back at it after living the Central American Dream last summer.

# central-america - Friday 30 November, 2018

Women in Central American migrant caravan go on hunger strike to put pressure on US authorities

More than 6,000 people are currently in the Mexican city of Tijuana hoping to apply for asylum.

# central-america - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Nearly 200 US-bound migrants found packed into bottom of truck

More than 300 Central American men, women and children were taken into custody as part of the operation.

# central-america - Sunday 16 April, 2017

"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"

A generation of women in Nicaragua are working to improve their lives in a society that isn’t always friendly to women.

# central-america - Friday 22 January, 2016

Zika virus: Travel warning issued for pregnant Irish women

A total of 19 countries are covered by the warning.

# central-america - Saturday 16 January, 2016

# central-america - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Bodies of seven prisoners found stuffed into rubbish bins

Their remains showed signs of torture, authorities in Guatemala said.

# central-america - Monday 6 October, 2014

Column: In El Salvador, a total ban on abortion has led to death and decades of imprisonment

In El Salvador, one of only nine countries in the world that has a total ban on abortion, suicide accounts for 57% of all deaths of pregnant girls aged under 19.

# central-america - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Relatives gather for wake of 'twice killed' drug cartel boss

Nazario Moreno, head of the Knights Templar, was killed last week. He was supposed to be dead already.

# central-america - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

El último día: President concludes Central America tour today

President Michael D Higgins brings the curtain down on a landmark tour of Central America with some final meetings in Costa Rica today.

# central-america - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

PICS: President Michael D Higgins meets Brazilian legend Pelé

We’re sure Galway United came up…

# central-america - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Buenos días: President Higgins goes to Central America for 12-day trip

President Higgins left this morning for his official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

# central-america - Monday 27 August, 2012

Brief tsunami warning issued after 7.3-mag quake off El Salvador

The warning affected parts of many Central American countries, but the biggest wave registered a mere four inches.

# central-america - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn

It’s the first time the telecoms group has reached profits of this level. It operates across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific.

# central-america - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report

Officials have confirmed that 358 people died in the blaze, making it the world’s deadliest prison fire in a century.

# central-america - Monday 13 February, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs?

The Guatemalan president wants to discuss legalising drugs, believing it’s the only way to control them. Should Ireland follow suit?

Guatemalan President's call for legalisation of drugs criticised

The new president of the country took office in January and has been speaking out about discussing the decriminalisation of drugs in Central America.

# central-america - Monday 12 December, 2011

Ex-dictator Noriega extradited to Panama to finish sentence

Noriega has been extradited by France to face charges of embezzlement and murder in his home country.

# central-america - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Ortega poised to win third term in Nicaragua

The former revolutionary’s win could see him with a mandate that could allow him to make constitutional changes guaranteeing perpetual re-election.

# central-america - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America

El Salvador and Nicaragua declared natural disasters yesterday, as landslides and floods continue to devastate the region.

# central-america - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Belfast man dies while on holiday in Central America

Gaelic footballer Michael McLean died after a hiking accident in Nicaragua at the weekend.

# central-america - Monday 14 March, 2011

From Business ETC O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man Digicel

O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man

Denis O’Brien’s Honduras and El Salvador telecommunications businesses are to be acquired by Mexican businessman Carlos Slim – recently named as the world’s richest man by Forbes.

# central-america - Friday 11 March, 2011

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly

The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake

The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters

Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people

With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.

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Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake

Reports that scientists had established a link between the activities of the sun and moon with the today’s Pacific tsunami have been dismissed by Irish astronomers.

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In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded

Cities, towns and farmland seriously damaged by the 8.9 magnitude quake today, which then triggered tsunami.

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland

Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage

Indonesia and Guam have both lifted their tsunami warnings, after waves of just 10 centimetres hit the eastern Indonesian coast.

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In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path

Weather centres around the Pacific rim show trajectory of deadly wave.

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia

A volcano has erupted in Indonesia, just hours after an earthquake in Japan created a Pacific-wide tsunami.

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Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs

People in the areas affected by the Pacific tsunami have uploaded photographs on social networking sites.

Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact

The Pacific tsunami has hit Taiwan causing minimal damage – it is due to hit the vulnerable Indonesia islandssoon.

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross Pacific Tsunami This post contains images

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross

The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.

Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast

Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America and the rest of the Pacific Ocean have been issued with tsunami alerts.