Guatemalans Vote in an Atmosphere of Distrust and Corruption (in Photos)
The national election in Guatemala likely marked the bitter end to what was once the most hopeful anti-corruption movement in the hemisphere.
Why Cutting Off Aid to Central American Countries Won't Curb Migration to the U.S.
Slashing aid is counterproductive because foreign assistance can address the root causes of migration, such as violence and poverty, argues one expert.
Viewfinder: A Raid on Suspected Human Traffickers in Guatemala
A Guatemalan policeman prepares to take part in an early morning raid during which a suspected human trafficker was taken into custody on May 29th, 2019, in Guatemala City.
Beto O'Rourke's Immigration Plan Would Treat the Problem More Like a Refugee Crisis
The 2020 Democratic candidate's plan also includes $5 billion in aid funding to multiple Central American countries.
What Detention Does to the Women Fleeing Violence in Central America
For many victims of domestic violence, being detained by customs or border enforcement agencies can re-open or exacerbate past traumas.
Mexico's Mass Arrests of Central American Migrants Follow Years of U.S. Pressure
The story of Mexico's latest crackdown on U.S.-bound Central American migrants began long before Trump's presidency.
Trump's Cuts to Foreign Aid Could Intensify the Migration Crisis. Is That What He Wants?
Over the weekend, the president announced plans to hold back funds earmarked for El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.
Alleged War Criminals May Be Granted Amnesty by El Salvador's Parliament
The move proposed by conservatives in El Salvador's parliament has outraged the families of victims and leaders in the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Francis Addresses Immigration Issues During World Youth Day in Panama (in Photos)
The Catholic Church's youth rally has drawn 200,000 pilgrims from around the world to Panama City.
Viewfinder: A New Migrant Caravan Travels to the Border
Members of a caravan of Central American migrants walk along a highway on their way toward the United States on January 20th, 2019, in Huixtla, Mexico.
As the Migrant Caravan Moves North, Dangers Remain Close at Hand
Earlier this month, two trucks from the caravan disappeared in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.
Field Notes: Outside a Soup Kitchen for Central American Immigrants
Hermosillo, Mexico: Central American immigrants walk to a soup kitchen for some much-needed sustenance after traveling by Mexican freight train—known among the caravaners as "the beast."
Civil Rights Groups Immediately Sue as Trump Tries to Block Asylum Seekers
Multiple civil rights groups sued the administration on Friday, arguing that a new executive policy violates both United States and international law.
Migrants From Central America Face a Long Road to Asylum
As the caravan of migrants heads north, one case demonstrates how difficult attaining asylum can be for people who face violence and even certain death if they return home.
What Asylum Means for the U.S. and the Central American Migrants Who Want It
Anyone who enters the U.S. has a right to claim asylum, but the process isn't easy.
A New Tradition: Inside An All-Female Coffee Growers' Cooperative in Honduras
The group is utilizing sustainable agroforestry techniques to revitalize their region and tackle food insecurity.
Viewfinder: Polling Stations Open for Costa Rica's Presidential Election
Valeria Gonzalez, 19, votes for the first time, at the Porfiro Brenes school in Moravia, San Jose, on February 4th, 2018.
Surf Tourism Is a Fun Vacation That's Killing Central American Economies
Ethnographers are working on solutions to help prevent Central American economies from being overtaken by surf tourists. But the real answer may lie in surfing itself.
How Political Corruption Fuels Gang Violence in Central America
Behind the devastating crime rates in the region lies an insidious network of political collaboration with violent gangs like MS-13.
How a Small Town in Costa Rica Is Defining Conservation for Central America
Beginning with Quakers arriving in the 1950s, Monteverde has become a distinct conservation community in Central America.