December 14, 2017

Nicaragua named host for 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship

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Eight teams to compete for regional championship and three available spots in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 MIAMI – CONCACAF announced Tuesday that Nicaragua will host the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship from April 19-29, 2018. The eight-team competition will crown the region’s champion and qualify three teams to the FIFA U-17 […]

Taiwan defense minister to tour Central America and Caribbean, transit in U.S.

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By Matthew Strong,From Taiwan News Invitation by Nicaraguan armed forces chief at origin of tour TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) will pass through New York and Los Angeles on his way to and from five Central American and Caribbean allies, officials said Tuesday. Relations with the region have come under a closer […]

Honduras to host 2017 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship

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Eight club teams will compete for the Confederation’s Futsal Club championship in August Miami (Wednesday, July 19, 2017) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that Honduras will host the 2017 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship, scheduled for August 21- 26, 2017. The invitational tournament, featuring eight of the […]

Injury related 23-player roster changes announced for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Competition kicks off today in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area; Tickets for the summer’s official tournament on sale at www.GoldCup.org Miami – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the injury related 23-player roster changes made by the Participating Member Associations for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, as […]

Navy PC Zephyr and Coast Guard make $22.5M bust in Caribbean

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By: Mark D. Faram from Navy Times In the Navy’s version of the popular TV show, “Deadliest Catch,” the coastal patrol vessel Zephyr and its embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment have made a large haul of illicit drugs. The Zephyr, along with the Karel Doorman-class multi-purpose frigate HNLMS Van Amstel of the Royal Netherlands Navy, pursued and […]

Meet the Mexico Bureau Chief. (His job has changed since Trump.)

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By LIZZIE WADE From New York Times Azam Ahmed had been walking for hours in the sweltering humidity of southern Mexico, hiding from the police the whole way, when he realized his long day was about to get longer. Mr. Ahmed, the New York Times bureau chief for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, was […]

[94] days to go to CONCACAF Gold Cup as Nicaragua completes Field of 12

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Tickets for this summer’s marquee event available at www.GoldCup.org  MIAMI – CONCACAF announced Wednesday – 100 days out from the inaugural match – that the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup field is set with Nicaragua’s qualification as the 12th and final participating nation in this year’s continental championship. Nicaragua prevailed over Haiti, 4-3 on aggregate, following […]

Puerto Rico FC added to Caribbean Club Championship field

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Miami  – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced the addition of Puerto Rico FC to the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship field. As current champion of the Luis Villarejo Cup, Puerto Rico FC will represent Puerto Rico in the Caribbean championship, which is set to kickoff next month in […]

Catholic church in El Salvador calls for mining ban

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From Democrat Herald SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador has asked the small Central American country’s legislature to ban metal mining. Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas said Monday that the country’s mining law is so obsolete that it makes El Salvador especially vulnerable to exploitation. In October, El […]

A new hurricane called Otto has formed in the Caribbean and is expected to get stronger

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Associated Press From Business Insider Forecasters say Otto has gained hurricane status in the Caribbean as it edges closer to parts of Central America. The Miami-based U.S. National Hurricane Center says Otto strengthened Tuesday and now has top sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). The forecasters say the storm is centered about 235 miles […]