Latin America


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Trump has now revoked temporary protected status for immigrants from four countries, the latest being El Salvador. Union VP Jaime Contreras, explains what the protected status has meant for people and what is being done to fix the immigration system. more

Jan 10, 2018 10:00 AM Dispatches

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Jeff Abbott

Elite police forces refuse to crack down on popular uprisings after the country's questionable presidential election. more

Dec 11, 2017 3:05 PM Dispatches

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Andres Thomas Conteris

Hondurans are protesting the outcome of an intense presidential race that gave the election to the rightwing incumbent, contrary to initial results. The country is in a full-scale crisis—highways blocked, fires started, and one death. more

Dec 4, 2017 1:34 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Ben Feibleman

The priests, and a housekeeper and her daughter, were slaughtered by a special unit of the Salvadoran military trained by the United States of America. more

Nov 20, 2017 2:38 PM Dispatches



It may be the first time anywhere that a head of state is being tried for genocide and crimes against humanity by a domestic court and not an international tribunal. more

Nov 2, 2017 3:26 PM Dispatches


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Monseñor Romero ~ ¡Presente! Óscar Romero on his centenary, soon to be named the first Central American-born Saint. more

Aug 15, 2017 3:19 PM Dispatches


Shannon Young

There’s no shortage of issues that require investigative attention, and a core group of Mexican journalists are doing remarkable work under duress and in dangerous conditions. Their work is both an example and a lesson. And they need our support. more

Jun 15, 2017 7:05 AM Dispatches

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Dawn Starin

Anytime festivals call for piñatas, Donald Trump has become the go-to figure throughout the western hemisphere for thumping, bashing, walloping, and burning. more

May 5, 2017 7:29 AM Dispatches



For-profit immigrant detention centers, failing to meet daycare center standards, released 500 asylum seekers at bus stations around the city. Here's how the community responded. more

Apr 30, 2017 12:40 PM Dispatches

Remembered as a hero who gave his life to help the everyday people of Nicaragua rebuild. more

Apr 28, 2017 2:53 PM Dispatches


Daniel Cima

The Honduran activist, whose murder may have been planned at the highest levels of government involving elite U.S.-trained military officers, continues to inspire people to defend their rights even in the face of continuing death threats. more

Mar 6, 2017 10:48 AM Dispatches

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Joe Anderson

Getting closer to this “truth” is part of an ongoing struggle in Spain, and throughout the world, to come to some reconciliation with a brutal past. more

Jan 26, 2017 10:59 AM Magazine

Part great escape, part poetry in motion, the film shows a different side of the great poet’s revolutionary spirit. more

Dec 16, 2016 3:08 PM Dispatches

Rio suffers from serious problems, the very features, I would argue, that made it so attractive to the International Olympic Committee. more

Aug 16, 2016 2:19 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

There may even be a case for reparations. more

Jun 1, 2016 6:50 PM Op-Eds 15 Comments

The successor government has already made huge mistakes. more

May 23, 2016 10:03 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

A person fleeing persecution is supposed to present herself to an immigration officer to claim asylum. Following the law is not illegal. more

Jan 7, 2016 6:17 PM Op-Eds

How the murder capital of the world became a poster-child of urban innovation. more

Dec 24, 2015 3:25 AM Magazine 4 Comments

How the murder capital of the world became a poster-child of urban innovation. more

Dec 24, 2015 3:25 AM Magazine

The plight of Central Americans desperate to escape violence and poverty by fleeing to the U.S., remains an under-told story. more

Sep 18, 2015 7:32 PM Dispatches

Salvadoran Americans have become stereotypically associated with gangs. Continuing media coverage of the issue, most recently of a massive law-enforcement crackdown on Nov. 15 targeting a Salvadoran-American gang in Los Angeles, has helpe... more

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