U.S. Department of Defense
Face of Defense: Belize Native Returns Home in U.S. Uniform
While Army Sgt. Karen Burbank was growing up in Belize City, Belize, her mother always emphasized that if she stuck with her education, she would succeed.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Orchid named after UC Riverside researcher
One day about eight years ago, Katia Silvera , a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Riverside, and her father were on a field trip in a mountainous area in central Panama when they stumbled upon an orchid they had never seen before.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Winter cruises in Jamaica from East Midlands Airport
THOMSON Cruises' brand new winter 2014/15 line up goes on sale on November 14, 2013, and its Platinum ship Thomson Dream, will be moving to the exciting new home port of Montego Bay in Jamaica.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Lewis W. Diuguid: A lonely, tough existence for blacks in Guatemala
The tour that my partner Bette and I took of this Central American country included stays in nearly a half-dozen hotels over close to 10 days on the invitation of anthropologist Robert Hinshaw and his wife, Linda.
Panama President to Face Corruption Charges in Italy
Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli will be indicted and prosecuted in Italy on extortion and corruption charges as soon as he leaves office later this year in a burgeoning scandal that affects the integrity of the Panama Canal.
Travel World News
Belize: SunBreeze Offering FAM Rates on Island of Ambergris Caye
SunBreeze Hotel and SunBreeze Suites, Ambergris Caye, Belize have released a FAM rate special this summer for travel agents wanting to sell Belize.
Blood moon delights sky gazers
The moon took on a reddish hue as it appeared in different phases between 2 and 4:30 a.m. ET.
Inter Press Service
Turtles Change Migration Routes Due to Climate Change
Waves and high tides are eating away at the beaches in Costa Rica's Cahuita National Park, where the vegetation is uprooted and washed into the sea.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Carnival Dream sets sail from Erato Street Cruise Terminal
The 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream, the largest-capacity year-round cruise ship to homeport at the Port of New Orleans, left Monday afternoon on its first six-day cruise from the Erato Street Cruise Terminal.
US Embassy 'frightened' for safety of missing woman
The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua says it's being kept "up to date" on the disappearance of U.S. citizen Karen Colclough , 37, and is "frightened for her safety."
The New Zealand Herald
2 women Dutch tourists still missing in Panama
Authorities in Panama say they haven't found any clues about two female tourists from the Netherlands who went missing near a popular tourist destination two weeks ago.
ZunZuneo's Nicaragua connection
There has been a lot of discussion about the "Cuban Twitter" project of USAID. Alan Gross even cited it as the reason for his hunger strike.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
NEWTravel to Nicaragua for dramatic scenery and beautiful beaches
The largest country in Central America has been on travel writers' hotlists for years but it is finally stepping into the spotlight.
Lynnfield Native Missing in Nicaragua
Karen Colclough, 37, of Wilson, Wyoming, was with a Christian mission group in Nicaragua when she disappeared on April 11. The six-person mission, organized by the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole and Agros International of Seattle, had finished its work and was at the Barcelo Montelimar resort, resting before heading home, according to her ... (more)
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Annual butterfly show at Krohn Conservatory begins Saturday
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Sail sweetly on Guatemala's Rio Dulce
A boat trip up the Rio Dulce is a highlight of any trip to Guatemala . This wide, wide river flows from Lake Izabal to the Caribbean Sea on the east coast of the country.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Truly Panama Announces Official Launch and Unique Collection of Tour Packages
Panama is fast gaining popularity among travelers for its rich culture, bio-diverse, protected natural environment, stable government, friendly, safe and affordable communities and idyllic, hurricane-free weather.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
RIU Opens the 573-room Riu Playa Blanca in Panama
RIU Hotels & Resorts has opened its second hotel in Panama, which has involved a total investment of 100 million Dollars.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Ant invasion, dog bite part of 'best family vacation ever'
Watching three teen boys come together for a swim under a waterfall makes this family vacation the "best ever" for parents, too.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
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Panama opens first metro in Central America
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Panama's metro/subway opened on Saturday, becoming the first subway in Panama and Central America.