Increased use of renewable energies could help curb climate change, but the water required for their production has dispossessed rural Guatemalans.
History shows that the US court system isn't sympathetic to undocumented migrants when it comes to parental rights.
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.
Decades after the end of a civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, the survivors' search for justice goes on.
Fuego and other volcanoes are considered sacred in the Maya culture, but forced Spanish colonisers to move their new capital city.
Pyroclastic flows are biggest danger in these eruptions.
After colonisation, dispossession and decades of military violence, indigenous women in Guatemala are closing in on justice at last.
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.
In 2005, almost 46,000 children were adopted across borders. Ten years later, just 12,000 were. The foreign adoption system is imploding, potentially putting children's lives in danger.
In an age of increased scrutiny, violent and repressive states are turning to subtler methods of removing dissidents and opponents.
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.
What happens when outsiders step in with good intentions? As the crisis in Guatemala shows, it's complicated.
Joint border security measures between the US and Mexico have created a tough situation for those who fled violence back home decades ago.
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
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.
Young people from Central America continue to cross the U.S. border. Can programs funded by humanitarian assistance targeting root causes of migration help?
Who is responsible when 43 girls burn to death in a state-run children's home?
Three stories show how today's deportations are reminiscent of what immigrants experienced during immigration raids under President Obama.
As obesity has become a health concern globally, weight loss information has proliferated – with questionable effects on its prevalence.
Latin America suddenly seems to be lurching to the right – but was it ever that far left in the first place?