Guatemalan President Calls for Support from Rich Nations as Central America Faces Difficult Future

President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala delivered a fiery speech at an event hosted by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE). He laid the blame for climate change affecting Central America at the advanced industrialized nations and called on the rich nations to "create a wall of prosperity in Central America" or face "hoards … Continue reading Guatemalan President Calls for Support from Rich Nations as Central America Faces Difficult Future

Nicaragua responds to Costa Rica COVID testing by closing border

On Monday, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced his decision to closed the border between Costa Rica and his country. The decision came less than two weeks after Costa Rica implemented a policy requiring all truck drivers entering the country to test negative for COVID-19, according to the Associated Press. Sixty-one truckers tested positive with most … Continue reading Nicaragua responds to Costa Rica COVID testing by closing border

Ten migrants deported to Guatemala from the US test positive for COVID

The Associated Press reports, based on information from an anonymous Guatemalan health official, that 10 Guatemalans deported from the United States on a May 13 flight from Louisiana tested positive for COVID-19. The 52 others on the flight will be tested for the coronavirus. Deportees are sometimes tested days before they are put on a … Continue reading Ten migrants deported to Guatemala from the US test positive for COVID

Mexico to partially reopen economy

Government officials in Mexico announced that the country will reopen parts of the economy beginning next week. The Associated Press reports that the construction, mining, and car and truck manufacturing will be permitted to resume operations on May 18. Why it matters Mexico is a global manufacturing powerhouse. According to the Organization of American States, … Continue reading Mexico to partially reopen economy