05272017

Otto moves over Costa Rica, weakening but still dangerous

San Jose –  The eye of Hurricane Otto passed over Costa Rica Thursday afternoon bringing winds of at least 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour and dumping rain in the northern part of the country, the National Weather Institute, or IMN, [...]

15 Guatemalan consuls in U.S. meet to craft immigration plan

Guatemala City –  Guatemala’s 15 consuls in the United States are meeting here Thursday with Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales with the aim of finalizing an immigration strategy after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump announced [...]

Nicaragua suspends tsunami warning after powerful quake

Managua –  Nicaraguan authorities on Thursday suspended the tsunami alert they had announced after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the country’s northern Pacific coastal region earlier in the day, although its epicenter was in [...]

Manhunt underway after gunman bursts into French monks’ residence, kills woman

PARIS –  French police searched Friday for a masked gunman suspected of stabbing an elderly woman to death in a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southern France, authorities said. An unusually large police [...]

Gunman bursts into French monks’ residence, kills woman

PARIS –  The French gendarmerie says a masked gunman has burst into a retirement home for monks in southern France and killed an elderly woman with a knife. The press service for the national military police couldn’t [...]

Uruguay expects more than 10 pct. increase in summer tourist arrivals

Montevideo –  Uruguay’s deputy tourism minister said that based on current trends the number of international tourist arrivals during the current Southern Hemisphere summer season, which peaks in December and January, should rise [...]

Macri inspects potable water distribution project in northern Argentina

Buenos Aires –  Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Thursday inspected the construction of a potable water distribution system that he said would create equal opportunities for some 16,500 people who live in the northern province of Chaco, [...]

US service member killed by explosive device in Syria

A U.S. service member embedded with the Kurdish-leg Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Syria died Thursday from injuries from a blast by an improvised explosive device, military officials said. In a statement released [...]

Number of bodies found in clandestine graves in southern Mexico rises to 12

Mexico City –  A total of 12 bodies have been found in three clandestine graves in Zitlala, a municipality in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, officials said Thursday. “Through Wednesday afternoon, 12 [...]

8 soldiers killed in suicide car bombing in Egypt’s Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt –  Egypt’s military spokesman says Islamic militants have exploded a suicide car bomb at a checkpoint in northern Sinai and clashed with troops, leaving eight dead. Mohammed Samir said in a statement [...]