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  • Bagel battle hits Costa Rica

    Two entrepreneurs have opened bagel stores in Costa Rica, much to the delight of local Jews and expatriate Americans.

  • Monument to Zionist priest may be moved

    A Costa Rican town wants to move a monument to a prominent local priest, who was a leading Zionist, out of the public park, but Jewish groups and the priest’s family aren’t thrilled about the move.

  • Panama home to strong Jewish community

    For a country once colonized by Catholic missionaries, Panama has managed to produce a remarkably consolidated and Orthodox Jewish community, although the nation has not yet produced a homegrown rabbi.

  • Nicaraguan Jewry rebuilds

    Nicaragua´s entire Jewish population fled the country in the early 1980s; their return is a sign that the country is slowly emerging from the shadow of the Sandinista revolution.

  • Few clues in Panama 10 years after bombing

    Ten years after a bomber blew up a commuter plane over Panama, killing a dozen Jews, authorities still have no idea who was behind the attack.

  • El Salvadoran Jews breathe sigh of relief

    Concern that El Salvador would immediately move its embassy in Israel to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem appear unfounded following the defeat of a former leftist rebel in the country´s presidential election.

  • Palestinian candidates vie in El Salvador

    El Salvador’s tightest presidential campaign since the conclusion of its civil war ends Sunday, with the two leading candidates boasting Palestinian roots and diametrically opposed ideologies.

  • Costa Rica awaits extradition request

    Costa Rican authorities are awaiting the arrival of an extradition request for accused Nazi collaborator Bohdan Koziy, who was indicted on war crimes charges this week.

  • Costa Rica may extradite alleged war criminal

    Accused Nazi war criminal Bohdan Koziy, who has been in Costa Rica for nearly two decades, may soon be extradited to Poland, ending an impasse Costa Rica has faced for two years as it sought a country to expel Koziy to.

  • Costa Rica, El Salvador get show of support

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Jan 5 (JTA) — Costa Rica and El Salvador may not be feeling lonely these days thanks to heavy tourism, but visits like the one this week from the leadership of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations are still welcome. Of course, unlike other visitors, the six-person delegation…