Central America | Latest News & Analysis | The Canberra Times

World

Central America

Advertisement
Private jet from Texas crashes in Honduras, all passengers survive

Private jet from Texas crashes in Honduras, all passengers survive

Video images posted online showed what appeared to be area residents pulling people out of the damaged fuselage of the white Gulfstream jet.

Latest

Cuba plane crash death toll rises as survivor dies
Cuba

Cuba plane crash death toll rises as survivor dies

The death toll from a plane crash last week has risen to 111 as one of the three survivors, 23-year-old Grettel Landrove, died in a Havana hospital.

  • by Sarah Marsh
Cuba begins to bury its dead as questions raised over plane crash
Cuba

Cuba begins to bury its dead as questions raised over plane crash

Authorities reveal that the Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed was subject to two serious complaints.

Cuba confirms 110 killed in country's deadliest plane crash since 1989
Air accident

Cuba confirms 110 killed in country's deadliest plane crash since 1989

Cuban authorities said the fiery crash of an aging Boeing passenger jet on Friday shortly after takeoff from Havana had killed 110 of the 113 on board.

  • by Nelson Acosta
Ageing Cuban plane linked to embargo by successive US administrations
Cuba

Ageing Cuban plane linked to embargo by successive US administrations

A week earlier the president of the Cuban Aviation Corporation, bemoaned the US embargo prevented the island from acquiring the resources necessary to operate.

  • by Rick Gladstone & Frances Robles
More than 100 killed in passenger plane crash in Cuba
Air accident

More than 100 killed in passenger plane crash in Cuba

There were three seriously injured survivors among the 114 passengers and crew.

Advertisement
Guatemala asks Swedish, Venezuelan ambassadors to leave
Politics

Guatemala asks Swedish, Venezuelan ambassadors to leave

 Guatemala has asked Sweden and Venezuela to remove their ambassadors from the Central American country, accusing them of interfering in its internal affairs.

Hundreds of people rescued in Interpol human trafficking raids
Crime

Hundreds of people rescued in Interpol human trafficking raids

Hundreds of suspected victims of modern slavery were rescued in a major crackdown on human traffickers in 13 countries.

  • by Anastasia Moloney
Catholic Church to act as mediator as Nicaragua protests continue
Politics

Catholic Church to act as mediator as Nicaragua protests continue

Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes said the church would act as "mediator and witness" in a national dialogue.

Reporter shot dead on live television as Nicaragua clashes worsen
Politics

Reporter shot dead on live television as Nicaragua clashes worsen

Anti-government protests have entered a fifth day as the death toll from the violence rose, aggravating the crisis around longstanding President Daniel Ortega.

  • by Oswaldo Rivas
Cubans doubt change at the top will make a difference below
Cuba

Cubans doubt change at the top will make a difference below

Hopes of a better life are dwindling regardless of the appointment of a new Cuban leader because of Donald Trump's hardline opposition to the communist state.