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2006-04-17 23:48:37

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Central American neighbors Honduras and El Salvador will on Tuesday formally bury a border squabble that dates back to a short but bloody 1969 conflict known as the Soccer War. Presidents Manuel Zelaya of Honduras and Tony Saca of El Salvador will meet at the frontier town of El Poy to agree the boundary marking their 233 mile border. "This is an historic event. By concluding the boundary, we can focus together on solutions to...

2006-04-05 21:14:49

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Left-wing mayors in El Salvador joined Venezuela on Wednesday to create a joint venture that will provide the poor Central American nation with cheaper fuel, in counter to U.S. free-market policies Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, an ally of Cuba and a fierce critic of "imperialist" U.S. foreign policy, has reached out to Latin American and Caribbean neighbors with scores of such accords as part of his self-styled socialist revolution. The new company, Alba...

2006-04-04 18:56:58

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - Central American governments could wipe out violent street gangs in two months by treating them like opponents in a war, El Salvador's police chief said on Tuesday. The tattooed street mobs, blamed for a rampage of murders, rapes and robberies and also operating in southern Mexico and in the United States, grew out of Hispanic youth gangs in Los Angeles and have around 100,000 members, police say. "If this were a war and war concepts were...

2006-03-24 06:47:25

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A lethal algal bloom dubbed "Red Tide" by scientists caused a mysterious mass die-off of sea turtles on the Pacific shores of El Salvador, a U.S. conservation group said on Friday. "A 'Red Tide' event that occurred off the coast of El Salvador late last year directly caused the deaths of some 200 sea turtles," the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a statement. WCS said the cause of death was revealed by tests on tissue samples from...

2006-02-23 20:19:43

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - The United States will allow around 300,000 Salvadoran, Honduran and Nicaraguan immigrants on temporary permits to stay in the country for one more year, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador said the permits, known as Temporary Protected Status, were extended to help Central America recover from devastating hurricanes that hit the region last year. The vast majority of immigrants to benefit from the move are from El...

2006-02-23 14:54:18

By Fernanda Ezabella SALVADOR, Brazil (Reuters) - U2 frontman Bono and British DJ Fatboy Slim are among the foreign celebrities joining Carnival festivities in Salvador, northeastern Brazil, one of the world's biggest street parties. The Salvador Carnival, which takes place in the heartland of African Brazil, gets less fanfare internationally than the Rio de Janeiro bash but is just as popular in Brazil. Between 1.5 million and 2 million people are expected in the city as...

2006-01-29 16:39:29

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of mourners said farewell on Sunday to former communist guerrilla chief Schafik Handal, who died last week, in the country's biggest street gathering in over 25 years. Handal was a senior leader of the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, or FMLN, rebel group that fought a series of U.S.-backed right-wing governments throughout the 1980s in a war that claimed around 75,000 lives. The son of Palestinian immigrants,...

2006-01-16 20:11:23

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - More than 100 rare sea turtles have washed up dead on Pacific beaches in El Salvador this month, and scientists said on Monday they were struggling for an explanation. A total of 119 dead turtles have been found at different points along El Salvador's coast since the start of the year. The turtles belong to the Olive Ridley, Hawksbill and Green turtle species. "The final cause is still unknown," said Claudia Vega, a veterinarian with the El...

2005-10-18 04:54:48

LONDON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Wilma is likely to become a full-blown hurricane soon as it gathers strength in the Caribbean and aims at Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Cuba and south Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday. In the most active storm season for decades, vicious hurricanes have already battered the U.S. Gulf coast, killing many and halting much of the United States' oil industry. In Guatemala and El Salvador, Hurricane Stan caused floods and...

2005-10-06 01:46:07

By Mario Linares TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - Raging brown floodwater and banks of mud covered chunks of Central America and southern Mexico on Thursday after days of torrential rain and mudslides killed at least 162 across the region. Rescue workers battled to get to remote villages, where hillsides have collapsed under the downpour, and thousands of evacuees from urban shantytowns hunkered down in emergency shelters as rain continued to pound the region. The death toll soared on...

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Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

2007-12-18 13:00:42

The Blue-and-white Mockingbird (Melanotis hypoleucus), is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist mountain vegetation and heavily degraded former forest.

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.