The national election in Guatemala likely marked the bitter end to what was once the most hopeful anti-corruption movement in the hemisphere.
Slashing aid is counterproductive because foreign assistance can address the root causes of migration, such as violence and poverty, argues one expert.
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.
The 2020 Democratic candidate's plan also includes $5 billion in aid funding to multiple Central American countries.
For many victims of domestic violence, being detained by customs or border enforcement agencies can re-open or exacerbate past traumas.
The story of Mexico's latest crackdown on U.S.-bound Central American migrants began long before Trump's presidency.
Over the weekend, the president announced plans to hold back funds earmarked for El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.
The move proposed by conservatives in El Salvador's parliament has outraged the families of victims and leaders in the Roman Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church's youth rally has drawn 200,000 pilgrims from around the world to Panama City.
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.
Earlier this month, two trucks from the caravan disappeared in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.
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."
Multiple civil rights groups sued the administration on Friday, arguing that a new executive policy violates both United States and international law.
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.
Anyone who enters the U.S. has a right to claim asylum, but the process isn't easy.
The group is utilizing sustainable agroforestry techniques to revitalize their region and tackle food insecurity.
Valeria Gonzalez, 19, votes for the first time, at the Porfiro Brenes school in Moravia, San Jose, on February 4th, 2018.
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.
Behind the devastating crime rates in the region lies an insidious network of political collaboration with violent gangs like MS-13.
Beginning with Quakers arriving in the 1950s, Monteverde has become a distinct conservation community in Central America.