Strong quake hits Costa Rica-Panama border, likely ‘significant damage’: USGS

Map locating Costa Rica-Panama border where the 6.3-magnitude quake hit on Wednesday, according to USGS (AFP Photo/AFP) San José (AFP) – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with … Read More

Central America Encourages Migrants to Leave—And Then Rakes in U.S. Dollars

The three Northern Triangle nations have done little to provide for the poor. Central American refugees ride a cargo truck in Mexico. Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are, by all accounts, countries ravaged by gang violence, drug trafficking and … Read More

Strong quake hits Costa Rica, no reports of major damage

A strong 6.5 magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Costa Rica near its capital city San Jose on Sunday night, but there were no initial reports of injuries or damage to infrastructure. There was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat, the … Read More