Violence erupted across Honduras as the country responded to a presidential election that’s too close to call. No matter who wins, the bloodshed is likely to continue.
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Nearly two weeks after its election, Honduras still does not have a president. Clashes across the country have killed a dozen protesters, and police are now refusing to enforce a national curfew.
Arrests aside, until the politicians who collude with gangs are stopped, crime in Central America will likely continue unchecked.
Corruption, not gang warfare, is the root cause of the record violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Until public officials stop shielding criminal groups like MS-13, lawlessness will reign.
Solo puede haber democracia plena y un estado de derecho donde la mujer vale como ser humano y no solamente como incubador de vida.
Un 75% de todos los abortos en América Latina son ilegales y arriesgados, según un nuevo informe. En Centroamérica, la prohibición del aborto corresponde con una falta generalizada de democracia.
A Salvadoran man believed to be a member of the MS-13 gang as he is arrested.
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Trump's plans to crack down on immigration could create the same conditions that led to MS-13's birth and expansion.
A Salvadoran family who fled to the U.S. when armed men killed the father.
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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.
A woman cries during the funeral of a victim of a fire at a children’s shelter in Guatemala.
Young people from Central America continue to cross the U.S. border. Can programs funded by humanitarian assistance targeting root causes of migration help?
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?
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?
Enough is enough: Guatemalans protesting outside congress.
Two Central American democracies are in turmoil – but don't call it a revolution.
A boy contemplates the guns handed in during an amnesty for gang members in Panama City. How do communities respond to violence?
Many communities struggle with crime, violence and abuse, but they are not all the same. Those that look to local expertise for solutions offer hope in a world where success in preventing violence is rare.
Friends and relatives attend the funerals of Maria Jose and Sofia Alvarado
On November 19, the bodies of sisters Maria Jose and Sofia Alvarado were found dumped in a grave outside the provincial town of Santa Barbara in western Honduras. In a country that has the highest murder…
These children are just a few of thousands feeling gang violence in central America.
The spectacular arrival of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children at the southern frontier of the US over the last three years has provoked a frenzied response. President Obama calls the…