A mysterious disease that has killed thousands of laborers in the tropics could be a sign of the growing health threat posed by climate change.
The cause is still a mystery but the impact of a dangerous chronic kidney disease was so overwhelming that the Nicaraguan town was rechristened the island of widows.
As a deadly epidemic plagues agricultural workers, Costa Rica's president announced new rules to limit heat stress and dehydration.
Central America’s health ministries sign a declaration committing to a series of steps to combat the ailment's reach.
Deadly disease is devastating communities in Central America, where it has decimated the ranks of sugarcane workers.