Guatemala has ended its Fuego volcano rescue mission and declared 110 dead. But people in the hot, ash-covered eruption zone say that the real death tally is much higher and that they'll keep digging.
Who's in charge of deciding how immigrants coming over the US-Mexico border are treated? Both Congress and the executive branch have power, a legal scholar explains.
Trump hopes migrants won't come if they know their children will be taken away. That grim logic ignores the inescapable dangers that drive thousands of Central Americans to flee their homes each year.
History shows that Latin American presidents usually don't last long after they use violence to repress mass protests. Is Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega the next to fall?
Decades after the end of a civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, the survivors' search for justice goes on.
Trump's anti-immigrant policies are leading more Central Americans to stay put in Mexico. Mexico's presidential candidates have a lot to say about that, and none of it involves mass deportations.
Countries have some flexibility in interpreting UN agreements on refugee rights. But Sessions' decision that abused women don't qualify for asylum in the US is an extraordinarily severe ruling.
Interviews with hundreds of unaccompanied minors in Los Angeles reveal that relationships with US sponsors can be complicated.
Fuego and other volcanoes are considered sacred in the Maya culture, but forced Spanish colonisers to move their new capital city.
The Trump administration sees plenty of problems in Central America – but it seems to be doing everything it can to make them worse.
Chytrid fungus has caused a global "amphibian apocalypse," killing frogs worldwide. Now some appear to be evolving resistance – but a closely related fungus threatens newts and salamanders.
For 11 years, Daniel Ortega's regime has been unshakable. But Nicaragua's autocratic leader is vulnerable after weeks of deadly protest. Now, some citizens are calling for him to resign.
Some 200 Central Americans who fled violence at home want to apply for asylum in the US. Trump says they're 'not welcome.' Here, key info on the 'caravan' to the US-Mexico border.
By remorselessly crushing political dissent, Daniel Ortega has squandered his people's goodwill and eroded his power base.
Why use bullets when you have crayons?
After colonisation, dispossession and decades of military violence, indigenous women in Guatemala are closing in on justice at last.
Pregnant teens take their own lives, raped children are denied abortions and women who suffer stillbirth are imprisoned for 30 years -- El Salvador's torturous anti-abortion regime must end.
Nearly 40 percent of voters in Costa Rica supported an anti-gay evangelical for president. Maybe progressive Costa Rica is more like its troubled neighboring countries than it once seemed.
On March 24, 1980, an outspoken Salvadoran bishop was murdered after decrying his country's military regime. Thirty-eight years and one civil war later, Pope Francis is set to declare him a saint.
The U.S. government has ended the protective status of 200,000 Salvadoran migrants. If deported, they would go back to one of the world's deadliest places. How did violence in El Salvador get so bad?