Trump has expanded and escalated the most punitive policies he inherited from his predecessors.
A photo of a drowned father and his 23-month-old daughter at the US-Mexico border has prompted horror and outrage on social media. Can it spur aid for migrants?
Done right, aid fosters greater stability and boosts the economy. That reduces incentives to move away.
Thousands of Central American migrants are trying to cross the U.S. southern border. One scholar followed their paths to find out why they make the dangerous, sometimes deadly, journey.
Thirty-seven-year-old Nayib Bukele is the first modern president who doesn't represent either of El Salvador's two mainstream parties. Can he fix what ails this troubled Central American country?
Nayib Bukele is an ambitious 37-year-old, who claims to transcend partisan politics, and who prefers Facebook Live to press conferences.
Central Americans who came to the US in the 1980s fleeing civil war drew on their background fighting for social justice back home to help unionize farmworkers, janitors and poultry packers in the US.
Immigration experts explain who's really trying to cross the US-Mexico border, what they want — and why immigration, even undocumented immigration, actually benefits the country.
The psychological health of migrant children will be deeply impacted by their flight from gang violence, and the experience of crowded unhygienic conditions and tear gas at the U.S. border.
As the US federal government shifts toward harsher and more restrictive immigration policies, local authorities are pushing back with the "sanctuary cities" movement.
As a pediatrician, I'm not letting State Department warnings stop me from leading surgical missions.
The Trump administration sees plenty of problems in Central America – but it seems to be doing everything it can to make them worse.
Social psychologist Ignacio Martín-Baró's work reminds us of the urgency to bring all psychology into the orbit of liberation. Doing so allows a necessarily ambitious conception of liberation.
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.
Trump justice officials portray the Salvadoran gang MS-13 as a powerful drug cartel staffed with criminal undocumented immigrants. That's a dangerous mistake if you actually want to prevent violence.
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.
Young people in El Salvador are finding themselves caught up in the war between the gangs and the state.