A powerful magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador late Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala near the country's border with Mexico Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The U.S. men's national team had a chance at a three-point road haul in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying go by the wayside, yielding a late goal to Guatemala and settling for a 1-1 draw at Estadio Mateo Flores. Here are U.S. player ratings from the match (as always, based on a scale of 0-10):
WARSAW -- Three thoughts on the U.S.' 1-1 tie at Guatemala on Tuesday, which moved the U.S. into pole position in its semifinal-round World Cup qualifying group with four points, followed by Jamaica (four with less goal differential), Guatemala (one) and Antigua and Barbuda (one).
My three thoughts heading into the U.S.'s World Cup qualifier at Guatemala on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET, PPV, UStream). Can't see the game? Follow our live blog with Avi Creditor and Co., beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET.
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Panama on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security is investigating the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia, in addition to four congressional committees as well as internal reviews by the agency, the military and the White House.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to a KIRO reporter about a new report of Secret Service misconduct in El Salvador.
The Secret Service continued to be rocked Thursday by allegations of its agents' transgressions, though one U.S. government official cautioned against assuming there are systemic problems or that they are not properly investigated.
The U.S. Treasury Department added a Guatemalan man to its drug kingpin list Tuesday, describing him as a "critical link" between Colombian drug producers and Mexico's Zetas cartel.
At least 11 people died and another 50 were injured when the driver of double-decker bus traveling from Bolivia to Argentina lost control of the vehicle, which veered three meters off a cliff, Argentinean state media said.
It was a Friday evening in February when Adrian Vasquez, an 18-year-old from the town of Rio Hato, Panama, accepted an invitation from two friends to accompany them on what was proposed as an overnight fishing expedition.
The United States men's Olympic soccer team had its hopes dashed Monday night after a dramatic late goal killed its chances of going to London.
The unthinkable transpired in Nashville, Tenn., as the favored U.S. Under-23 men's national team failed to get out of its own group in its attempt to qualify for the summer's Olympics following a 3-3 draw with El Salvador. Here are three thoughts and player ratings following a stunning result:
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is serving time in prison for crimes committed during his rule, was taken to a hospital, Panamanian police said Sunday.
American Airlines' parent is meeting with its unions this week to lay out cost cuts it wants to implement as part of its bankruptcy reorganization -- moves that could cost many of the company's 81,000 workers their jobs and a portion of their pension benefits.
Flanked by police officers with assault rifles, and riding down a highway in the back of a police pickup, police commissioner Julian Hernandez explains the difficult task of fighting crime.
CNN's Kaj Larsen travels to Honduras, a corridor for cocaine smuggling with the highest homicide rates in the world.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega arrived Sunday evening in his home country, nearly 22 years after U.S. forces forcibly removed him from office.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega returns to his country after 22 years. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Panamanian officials are preparing for the return of former dictator Manuel Noriega, who is scheduled to be extradited from France this weekend, Panama's foreign minister told CNN en Español.
The United States is on the verge of losing a fierce advocate for democracy in Latin America. Mari Carmen Aponte, ambassador to El Salvador, was initially nominated by President Obama in late 2009. He made her a recess appointment in August 2010. She has hit the ground running in a Central American country that, thanks to her tireless work, has become a close partner and ally of the United States. It was the first Latin American country to send troops to Afghanistan.
Nicaragua's election officials have officially declared President Daniel Ortega's victory, but opponents are protesting the results.
Soldiers looking for drugs in the southern border state of Chiapas instead found 140 migrants inside a tractor-trailer.
Left-leaning Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega easily won re-election with more than double the votes of his closest rival, election officials said on Monday, amid complaints of voting irregularities.
Rina strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane off the coast of Central America on Monday, as officials in Nicaragua searched for more than two dozen missing storm evacuees.
The death toll from recent rain and flooding in Central America rose to at least 91 Wednesday as the deluge rivaled what the region witnessed during the deadly Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
Heavy rain that has killed at least 60 people in Central America is not expected to let up soon, authorities said Monday.
Dozens of people have been killed in Central America as heavy rains continue to hammer the region.
After 14 years of undernourishment and overcrowding, Elena, Kaitlyn and Alyssa heard the roar of other rescued African lions Wednesday at their spacious new home in Colorado.
The smartly-dressed, blond woman emerged from a tony restaurant on Avenida Reforma, one of Guatemala City's main boulevards. A tall, broad-shouldered and barrel-chested man preceded her, his eyes calmly scanning the parking lot from behind dark sunglasses. Two other similar-looking bodyguards trailed behind her as they walked toward a luxury SUV.
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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega opened the door to the possibility of his country going back to international bodies in an attempt to get a $17 billion payout from the United States.
HOUSTON -- U.S. player ratings in its 1-0 win over Panama (scale of 1-10).
The U.S. is one game away from reaching Saturday's Gold Cup final, but first Bob Bradley's men must overcome a Panama team that beat them in the group stage.
HOUSTON -- Five things on my mind as we get ready for the Gold Cup semifinals on Wednesday between the U.S. and Panama (7 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer, Univisión) and Mexico and Honduras (10 p.m. ET, same channels):
HOUSTON -- Things are lining up brilliantly for a U.S. soccer team still looking to put things right after some unappealing results. In the Twitter universe, you'd hashtag this one #WeekOfRedemption.
When it comes to advancing out of the first round, into elimination play, the CONCACAF Gold Cup format is almost comically forgiving. Teams play three first round matches, an exercise that serves to eliminate only 4 of 12 nations before quarterfinal play.
This is the Gold Cup, not the World Cup, right?
One more win should seal the deal as the U.S. seeks a Gold Cup second round spot, but it may not come easily Saturday in Florida against a stubborn, experienced and defensively strong Panamanian team.
Five storylines to follow as the CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off Sunday:
Spain's National Court issued an arrest warrant Monday for 20 Salvadoran military officials in connection with the slayings of six priests, their housekeeper and her daughter more than two decades ago.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Panama early Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The President maintains his focus on international crises in Japan and Libya and discusses his trip to Latin America.
It's his first trip to South America, one that many doubted would happen at all.
With President Obama in Latin America to talk trade this weekend, he faces a new stalemate at home on key treaties that he wants wrapped up this year.
Eleven gang members were convicted and sentenced in El Salvador for the killing of a foreign filmmaker who had documented their lives, the country's attorney general's office said.
Costa Rica and Nicaragua both must refrain from sending or maintaining civilians, security forces or police in a disputed border area, the International Court of Justice ordered Tuesday, offering each side something it could claim as a victory.
Costa Rica will take its border dispute with Nicaragua to international court Tuesday.
In July 2009, the U.S. ambassador in Panama received an unexpected message on her BlackBerry. It came from newly elected President Ricardo Martinelli, and said simply, "I need help with tapping phones."
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Costa Rica has taken its border dispute with Nicaragua to international court, repeating claims that its territory has been invaded.
The permanent council of the Organization of American States has approved a resolution asking troops to withdraw from the disputed border area between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Pirates hijacked Friday night a Panamanian freighter with 29 Chinese sailors in the Arabian Sea on the northern Indian Ocean, the China Marine Rescue Center said Saturday, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Panama officials will lead the investigation into what caused a fire in a Carnival Cruise Lines ship, the National Transportation and Safety Board said Thursday.
Costa Rica will take its border dispute with Nicaragua to the United Nations and the International Court of Justice, if a resolution is not found, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla said.
At least 16 people died and another 22 were injured Wednesday in a fire at a juvenile detention center in El Salvador, said Mauricio Ramirez Landaverde, the interim chief for the national civil police force.
The secretary-general of the Organization of American States announced Monday that the two sides in a Central American border dispute had agreed to talks, but the responses from Costa Rica and Nicaragua showed that they remained far from resolution.
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The Organization of American States will send its secretary-general to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to mediate a border dispute between the two countries, the body announced Thursday.
Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla is urging citizens to exercise restraint as her government seeks a diplomatic course to resolve a boundary dispute with neighboring Nicaragua.
Costa Rica on Wednesday made its case in front of the permanent council of the Organization of American States that Nicaraguan troops had made an incursion onto their territory.
The Tuskegee syphilis experiment of the 20th century is often cited as the most famous example of unethical medical research. Now, evidence has emerged that it overlapped with a shorter study, also sponsored by U.S. government health agencies, in which human subjects were unknowingly being harmed by participating in an experiment.
Matthew weakened into a tropical depression Saturday but continued to drench Central America, bringing with it a threat of flash floods and mudslides, forecasters said.
Tropical Storm Matthew was strengthening Friday and could become a hurricane -- bringing heavy rains, flash floods and mudslides to Central America, forecasters said.
Connect the World continues its series of connecting two countries with one another. See what connects Panama and UAE.
Panama and the United Arab Emirates are crucial trade hubs thanks to two of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century -- Dubai's Jebel Ali port and the Panama Canal.
A man who provided legal advice to 10 U.S. Baptists accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children after January's earthquake has been extradited from the Dominican Republic to the United States on alien-smuggling charges, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
A third migrant survived a massacre that left 72 dead in a Mexican border state, and could play a key role in authorities' investigation of the crime, El Salvador's president said.
Tina Follett and her husband Patrick are in Panama on a two-week all-expenses paid trip. But Tina isn't on vacation. She's there to get surgery.
Panamanian officials have unearthed three bodies linked to the five slayings an American man has confessed to committing, the lead prosecutor in the case told CNN.
Panamanian authorities began searching Tuesday afternoon for the bodies of five people that an American man has confessed to killing, the lead prosecutor in the case told CNN.
William Adolfo Cortez -- the man suspected in four homicides in Panama, including the death of one American -- and his wife were arrested in Nicaragua on Monday, a Costa Rican official told CNN.
A man suspected in the deaths of three people in Panama is now wanted in the slaying of an American woman whose body was found last week, Panama's national police said Saturday.
Authorities in Guatemala say they've detected an increase in vibration inside a volcano that killed three people when it erupted in May.
A 16th person has died from burns suffered in a Sunday night arson attack on a mass transit bus in El Salvador, authorities said Friday. Two other people were shot to death in a separate attack on another bus around the same time.
At least 11 passengers were killed and eight others injured Sunday night when assailants set fire to a mass transit bus in San Salvador, El Salvador, police said.
A portion of beach in Panama City, Florida, was closed Saturday after a large oil container with BP markings washed ashore, local authorities said.
The death toll from Tropical Storm Agatha continued to grow Tuesday, with 152 reported killed in Guatemala, 16 in Honduras and nine in El Salvador.
At least 115 people have died after a tropical storm battered Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the weekend, officials in those countries reported.
The death toll from the eruption of a volcano in Guatemala has risen to at least three people, an official said Friday.
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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega arrived Tuesday morning in France -- where he was extradited to stand trial on charges that he laundered drug money.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is taken to France for trial. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
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A man who provided legal advice to 10 American Baptists accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children after the earthquake there was arrested Thursday night in the Dominican Republic and accused of human trafficking, the country's anti-narcotics agency said Friday.
Three Salvadoran gang members were arrested Monday in connection with the killing of French filmmaker Christian Poveda last June, police said.
To hear some Guatemalans tell it, three coordinated attacks that killed four prison officials in five hours Monday hardly raised anyone's pulse.
The Atlantic hurricane season starts Sunday, and government forecasters are predicting an above-normal season, with as many as five major hurricanes. The eastern Pacific's first tropical storm of the year formed Thursday off Central America.
CNN's John Zarrella reports a new survey finds many people falling into dangerous hurricane habits.
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