Trump's plans to crack down on immigration could create the same conditions that led to MS-13's birth and expansion.
Despite Trump’s rhetoric, Mexicans are no longer crossing the border in massive numbers. Data show a new group of migrants is arriving, and for very different reasons.
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
Who is responsible when 43 girls burn to death in a state-run children's home?
Americans are shocked Russia meddled in our election. But there are centuries of precedent – and, at times, it’s been the U.S. meddling.
From Chinese laborers to 'bad hombres,' the US settler mentality has perpetuated an immigration system that pushes out unwanted groups and bypasses the Constitution.
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.
Environmental sustainability has a role in increasing national well-being.
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.
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.'
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.
Beyond the challenges posed by President-elect Trump, Mexico has its own issues with border security, 3,000 kilometres to the south.
Are high levels of violence and displacement in Central America and Mexico caused by natural resource exploitation?
The handful of Maya books through which we know about their civilisation grows one larger as archaeologists confirm Grolier codex as genuine.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
Money and resources in Latin America often don't reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.