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.
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.
In the midst of a rapidly growing economy, research budget shortcomings threaten a young scientific community that struggles to stay afloat.
The junta that governed Panama from 1968 to 1989 was hardly Latin America's deadliest. But that doesn't mean it was benign.
Latin America suddenly seems to be lurching to the right – but was it ever that far left in the first place?
Two Central American democracies are in turmoil – but don't call it a revolution.