Protests after death of a 36-year-old woman in custody at immigration detention facility in Arizona.
AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File
A short history of legal challenges to immigrant detention practices in the U.S. may shed light on what's to come for the new administration.
A man flies a kite at the Peace Park in San José, Costa Rica.
Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters
Environmental sustainability has a role in increasing national well-being.
President-elect Trump has been oustpoken on his plans for Mexico, but what policies await the ailing Central America region?
A Costa Rican scholar does his best to predict what the coming years might hold for troubled Central America, about which Trump has uttered nary a syllable.
About 200 convicted illegal immigrants serving their sentences before being deported, in Phoenix.
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File
In his first year of office, Trump's immigration policy will likely focus not on building an expensive wall, but rather on the work that earned Obama the nickname 'Deporter in Chief.'
Residents take part in the Olympic Flame torch relay in Gravata, Pernambuco state, Brazil, May 31, 2016.
Being Brazilian in the US means navigating an identity that doesn't neatly fit into a single check-box, and can be perceived in vastly different ways depending on what part of the country you're in.
Mexico often detains Central Americans before they reach the US border, including children, like Kendri Hernandez, 3 (L) and Andri Yovani, 2.
Beyond the challenges posed by President-elect Trump, Mexico has its own issues with border security, 3,000 kilometres to the south.
Hundreds of small-scale miners are scraping out tiny quantities of increasingly precious gold in El Corpus, southern Honduras.
Are high levels of violence and displacement in Central America and Mexico caused by natural resource exploitation?
Pages from the Grolier Codex, rare surviving fragments of the Maya past.
The handful of Maya books through which we know about their civilisation grows one larger as archaeologists confirm Grolier codex as genuine.
U.S. Marines in Honduras in July 2016.
Violence, poverty and oppression in Honduras are causing thousands to flee to the US. Will the next president own the role of US foreign policy in creating these problems?
Violence in El Salvador is not perpetuated by the gangs alone.
El Salvador stands at the centre of the current refugee crisis in Central America. But gang violence is not the only reason why its people are fleeing their country.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced a permanent rise in Australia’s humanitarian refugee intake to nearly 19,000.
A new policy to take refugees from Central America may be paving the way to solve the refugee problem on Manus Island and Nauru.
Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Donald Trump gave a major speech on immigration this week. This roundup looks at some of his ideas for reform and explains what the experts have to say about this complex issue.
San José, Costa Rica.
A new program seeks to divert Central Americans who are fleeing violence from crossing the U.S. border. An expert on Costa Rica explains why the tiny country was chosen and the challenges they face.
Flotsam mixes with the marginal São José community, overlooked by new-build apartment blocks in Brazil.
Fernando da Veiga Pessoa Flickr
Money and resources in Latin America often don't reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.
The Supreme Court issued a tied decision.
A brief decision from the highest court will impact millions of lives in the U.S. GSU legal expert explains what will change, and what won’t.
Panama City, Panama. The gleaming metropolis reflects a rapid economic growth with a marginal national investment in research and development.
Carlos A. Donado Morcillo
In the midst of a rapidly growing economy, research budget shortcomings threaten a young scientific community that struggles to stay afloat.
Lest we forget: Omar Torrijos’s mausoleum.
Hector Alcibiades via Wikimedia Commons
The junta that governed Panama from 1968 to 1989 was hardly Latin America's deadliest. But that doesn't mean it was benign.
The way we were.
Latin America suddenly seems to be lurching to the right – but was it ever that far left in the first place?
Enough is enough: Guatemalans protesting outside congress.
Two Central American democracies are in turmoil – but don't call it a revolution.
Under threat: Lake Nicaragua, the largest in Central America.
Since it was completed 100 years ago, the Panama Canal has been the only shipping route through the land mass of the Americas. Controlled by the US for most of its history, it allows ships to navigate…