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1. 08-07 Panama Canal to limit ship size due to drought
C. 07-07 Guatemala: Ex-ruler Rios Montt found unfit for trial Guatemala
D. 06-13 Nicaragua canal protest: Atlantic-Pacific plan decried Nicaragua
05-23 Romero beatification draws huge El Salvador crowds Saviour of the World square, San Salvador, El Salvador
5. 05-15 14 dead, as truck smashes pickup loaded with funeral-goers Santa Ana, El Salvador
6. 05-03 Costa Rica shipwreck sparks toxic chemical spill alert Puntarenas, Costa Rica
H. 04-10 Obama: ‘days of meddling’ in Latin America are past
I. 04-09 US and Cuba hold highest-level meeting in 50 years Panama

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Panama Canal to limit ship size due to drought Romero beatification draws huge El Salvador crowds Obama and Castro in historic US-Cuba meeting Honduran beauty queen found dead   María José Alvarado Muñoz and her sister were found dead Wednesday, and the sister's boyfriend and another man have been arrested
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2015
05/23 Romero beatification draws huge El Salvador cr...
04/11 Obama and Castro in historic US-Cuba meeting
04/09 US and Cuba hold highest-level meeting in 50 y...
Disasters
2015 2015
Disasters
Crime
2015 2015
Crime
2014
Politics
2014 2014
Politics
08/29 Trapped Nicaraguan miners freed
11/19 Honduran beauty queen found dead
2013
05/10 Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genoc...
12/29 El Salvador begins evacuations near volcano fo...
05/10 Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genoc...
2012
Politics
2012 2012
Politics
11/07 Quake felt throughout Central America, Mexico
02/15 Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire
12/05 John McAfee arrested in Guatemala
2011
Politics
2011 2011
Politics
Disasters
2011 2011
Disasters
05/15 27 headless bodies found in drug region
2010
09/23 Diplomat's throat slashed in NYC
04/26 Noriega extradited to France
01/27 Ex-leader Manuel Zelaya begins exile
12/08 Panama Canal shut by heavy rains
09/04 Heavy rains devastate Guatemala
06/01 More than 175 dead from weekend storm
05/29 Deadly storm hits Central America
09/23 Diplomat's throat slashed in NYC
09/07 18 dead in shoe factory shooting
01/06 Arrest warrants for military high command
2009
12/09 Zelaya seeks refuge in Mexico
12/02 Congress votes against ousted president
11/29 Exit polls: Lobo leads
10/29 Honduras rivals resolve deadlock
09/21 Zelaya returns to Honduras
07/24 Zelaya shortly crosses border
07/19 Honduran negotiations end at impasse
07/05 Honduras denies Zelaya jet from landing
03/15 Leftist Funes claims presidency
11/08 Flooding kills at least 124
01/11 34 dead, dozens missing from quake
10/22 Officials seize cocaine submarine
2008
Politics
2008 2008
Politics
05/30 4 dead after airliner overshoots runway
Crime
2008 2008
Crime
2007
Politics
2007 2007
Politics
09/06 Hurricane Felix death toll nears 100
09/04 Category 5 Felix makes landfall
Crime
2007 2007
Crime
2006
11/07 Ortega wins presidency
11/01 Venezuela, Guatemala quit race
10/22 Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul
Disasters
2006 2006
Disasters
Crime
2006 2006
Crime
2005
Politics
2005 2005
Politics
10/29 Hurricane Beta now Category 2
10/09 Slide toll may hit 1,400
10/05 Hurricane Stan's death toll climbs to 135
Crime
2005 2005
Crime
2004
Politics
2004 2004
Politics
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2004 2004
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12/24 Gang linked to massacre
2002
07/29 Pope greeted by thousands
Disasters
2002 2002
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2002 2002
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2001
Politics
2001 2001
Politics
01/13 7.6 earthquake
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2001 2001
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  Panama Canal to limit ship size due to drought   The Panama Canal Authority says it will temporarily cut the size of ships allowed through because of drought caused by El Nino Guatemala: Ex-ruler Rios Montt found unfit for trial Nicaragua canal protest: Atlantic-Pacific plan decried Romero beatification draws huge El Salvador crowds Map of Saviour of the World square San Salvador El Salvador  Oscar Romero - the Roman Catholic archbishop murdered during the 1980-92 civil war - has been beatified at a ceremony attended by huge crowds 14 dead, as truck smashes pickup loaded with funeral-goers Costa Rica shipwreck sparks toxic chemical spill alert   Obama and Castro in historic US-Cuba meeting Map of conference center Panama City Panama  US President and Cuban President have met on the fringes of the Summit of the Americas, the first formal talks in half a century US and Cuba hold highest-level meeting in 50 years Fire Volcano spews rock and ash, dusting homes in Antigua Honduran beauty queen found dead Map of Santa Barbara Honduras


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Aug. 7   Panama  


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Jul.28  Colombia  5.9-magnitude earthquake shakes region along Colombia-Panama border
Jul.7   Guatemala


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Jun.13   Nicaragua


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May.23   El Salvador  
May.15   El Salvador
May.3   Costa Rica


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Apr.11   Panama  
Apr.10  Panama  Obama: ‘days of meddling’ in Latin America are past
Apr.9   Panama


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Feb.7   Guatemala


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Jan.8  Costa Rica  4 dead in tourist catamaran wreck off Costa Rica


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Dec.22  Nicaragua  Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project
Nov.20  Honduras  Boyfriend confesses to killing Miss Honduras, sister
Nov.19   Honduras  
  María José Alvarado Muñoz and her sister were found dead Wednesday, and the sister's boyfriend and another man have been arrested
Oct.30  Costa Rica  Eruption at Turrialba volcano rains ash on 4 provinces Oct.27  Nicaragua  Tropical Storm Hanna soaks Nicaragua, Honduras Oct.18  Nicaragua  Nicaragua rains: Downpours leave 22 dead Sep.7  Nicaragua  Small meteorite strikes Nicaraguan capital, leaves crater Aug.31  Nicaragua  Some trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain Aug.29   Nicaragua   Trapped Nicaraguan miners freed   Rescuers using long ladders tried to get food and water to miners trapped in a gold mine, as the effort to reach the 24 men entered 2nd day   Guatemala Jews 'forced' to leave Guatemala village Aug.20   Guatemala Head of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash Jul.7  Chiapas  2 dead in magnitude-6.9 earthquake in southern Mexico, Guatemala Jul.5   Honduras Honduras losing hope in search for trapped miners Jun.29  Northeastern Brazil  Costa Rica go through on penalties over Greece Jun.20  Northeastern Brazil  Costa Rica stuns Italy Jun.14  Northeastern Brazil  Costa Rica stun Uruguay May.19   El Salvador El Salvador evacuates 1,000 people near volcano Apr.11   Nicaragua New 6.6-magnitude quake shakes Nicaragua Mar.5  Venezuela  Venezuela breaks ties with Panama Feb.11   El Salvador Long journey ends at home for man drifting at sea

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Dec.29   El Salvador El Salvador begins evacuations near volcano following ash burst
Aug.13  Panama  U.N. inspectors set to look over North Korean shipment Jul.17  North Korea  North Korea to Panama: Release our ship, crew Jul.16   Panama     Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship   Panama authorities discovered military equipment hidden inside a North Korean-flagged ship that originated in Cuba May.28  Honduras  Gangs talk truce in world's murder capital May.20  Guatemala  Rios Montt's conviction overturned May.10   Guatemala   Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide Map of Guatemala City Guatemala  A court in Guatemala has found former military leader Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity May.3  Costa Rica  Obama foresees no US troops in Syria

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Dec.5   Guatemala     John McAfee arrested in Guatemala   John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally Nov.7  Guatemala  Quake felt throughout Central America, Mexico Sep.13  Guatemala  Guatemala volcano triggers alert Sep.5  Costa Rica  Powerful earthquake rocks Costa Rican capital May.13  Panama  Castaway sues over rescue failure Feb.18  Honduras  Honduras buries jail fire victims Feb.16  Honduras  Honduras fire victims 'total 355' Feb.15  Honduras  Deadly Honduras jail fire probed   Honduras   Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire
Map of Comayagua Honduras
  At least 272 inmates were dead and the fate of 105 others was unknown as families clamored to learn whether their loved ones perished.    Many victims were burned or suffocated to death in the...


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Nov.7  Nicaragua  Daniel Ortega heads for presidential win Nov.6  Guatemala  Perez Molina wins Guatemalan election May.15   Guatemala   27 headless bodies found in drug region
Map of Peten Guatemala  The decapitated bodies of 25 men and two women have been found at a ranch near Guatemala's border with Mexico

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Dec.8   Panama Panama Canal shut by heavy rains
Oct.30  Honduras  Soccer shooting leaves 14 people dead Sep.23  New York  Diplomat's throat slashed in NYC Sep.7   Honduras 18 dead in shoe factory shooting Sep.5  Guatemala  Rain, landslides kill 36 Sep.4   Guatemala Heavy rains devastate Guatemala Jun.1   Guatemala   More than 175 dead from weekend storm  The death toll from Tropical Storm Agatha continued to grow, with 152 reported killed in Guatemala, 16 in Honduras and nine in El Salvador May.30  El Salvador  Storm kills 6 in El Salvador May.29   Guatemala   Deadly storm hits Central America  Tropical Storm Agatha unleashed torrential rains over Guatemala, southeast Mexico and much of El Salvador, triggering flash floods and mudsl... Apr.26   Miami Noriega extradited to France Feb.7  Costa Rica  Costa Rica elects first woman president Jan.27  Dominican Republic  Ex-leader Manuel Zelaya begins exile Jan.6   Honduras Arrest warrants for military high command

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Dec.9  Honduras  Zelaya request for Mexico passage denied  Honduras  Zelaya seeks refuge in Mexico Dec.2   Honduras Congress votes against ousted president
Nov.29   Honduras Exit polls: Lobo leads Nov.8   El Salvador Flooding kills at least 124 Nov.5  Nicaragua  Ida weakens to tropical storm Oct.29   Honduras     Honduras rivals resolve deadlock  The interim leader says he is ready to sign a pact to end its crisis which could include the return of ousted President Manuel Zelaya Oct.22  Guatemala  Officials seize cocaine submarine Oct.16  Honduras  Ousted Zelaya has deadline Sep.24  Honduras  Interim government holds 'informal' talks Sep.21  Honduras  Curfew as Zelaya returns   Honduras     Zelaya returns to Honduras  Ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya returned to the capital city, where he is planning to meet with his critics to arrange for his return to... Sep.12  Guatemala  Army 'stole' children for adoption Sep.9  Guatemala  Food crisis at emergency level Aug.24   Honduras Envoys call for return of ousted Zelaya Jul.25  Nicaragua  Zelaya returns to Honduran border Jul.24   Honduras     Zelaya shortly crosses border  Ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya walked under a border chain and returned to his country nearly a month after the coup Jul.19  Costa Rica  Honduran negotiations end at impasse Jul.5   Honduras Honduras denies Zelaya jet from landing  Honduras  Clashes as Honduran crisis grows  Honduras  Honduras 'to stop Zelaya plane' Jul.4  Washington  Americas group suspends Honduras  Honduras  Zelaya vows to return to Honduras Jun.29  Honduras  Police, demonstrators clash Jun.28  Honduras  Congress names provisional president   Honduras     President Zelaya forced into exile
  Troops have ousted the president and flown him out of the country after a power struggle over plans to change the constitution
 Manuel Zelaya said he had been kidnapped by soldiers
Jun.25  Honduras  President challenges government May.3  Panama  Martinelli claims victory as president Mar.15   El Salvador Leftist Funes claims presidency
Jan.11   Costa Rica 34 dead, dozens missing from quake Jan.8  Costa Rica  Strong quake kills 15

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May.30  Honduras  4 dead after airliner overshoots runway Feb.29  Guatemala  Bus crash kills 57

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Sep.15  Honduras  Moderate quake shakes Honduras Sep.6   Nicaragua   Hurricane Felix death toll nears 100   Rescuers searched for survivors. The bodies of 25 fishermen were found along Miskito Coast, believed to be from a group of 109 Miskito India...  Nicaragua  Felix death toll rises above 40 Sep.4  Nicaragua  Category 5 Felix makes landfall Jul.4  Guatemala  Sochi gets 2014 Winter Olympics

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Nov.20  Guatemala  Fire kills 15 in market Nov.7   Nicaragua   Ortega wins presidency
  Former Marxist guerrilla leader bounced back to power in a presidential-election victory.    The 60-year-old president-elect won with 38%, 9 point...
Nov.1   UN Security Council Venezuela, Guatemala quit race
Oct.22   Panama   Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul   About 80% have approved a plan to widen the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of ships Oct.16  UN Security Council  No winner for seat Jun.9  Germany  Germany 4-2 Costa Rica, in Cup opening

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Oct.29  Nicaragua  Hurricane Beta now Category 2 Oct.10  Guatemala  Landslide areas considered mass graves Oct.9   Guatemala   Slide toll may hit 1,400
  Village buried under tons of dirt and debris may be declared a Mayan mass grave as rescuers give up digging Oct.5   El Salvador   Hurricane Stan's death toll climbs to 135  Heavy rains pounded Central America, pushing rivers over their banks and unleashing a string of deadly mudslides

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Dec.24   Honduras   Gang linked to massacre  The Mara Salvatrucha gang could be responsible for massacre of 26 bus passengers

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Jul.29  Guatemala  Pope greeted by thousands

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Nov.5  Nicaragua  Right claims poll victory Jan.13   El Salvador 7.6 earthquake

before year 2000
Aug. 15, 1914   Panama   Opening of Panama Canal
Map of Panama Canal Panama
  The United States took over the project in 1904, and took a decade to complete the canal. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama