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.
Decades after the end of a civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, the survivors' search for justice goes on.
Immigrant raids can cause long-term community trauma. The raids can also lead to new political alliances that reshape the meaning of community.
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.
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.
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?
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.