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The Honduran government justifies the violence against the LGBTQ community by invoking article 142.3 of the Law of Police and Social Coexistence, which protects “good manners and public morals.” This law cost twenty-seven-year-old Jonathan Cruz his l more

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Renata Solan

At the epicenter for climate injustice, Nicaraguans plant solutions. more

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There is a battle brewing among countries seeking influence in Central America, and China is leading the way. Its goals include gaining political influence, and severing the region’s diplomatic relations with Taiwan. more

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Jeff Abbott

Stressed by poverty, insecurity, and the controversial reelection of their president, a caravan offers hope. more

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Jeff Abbott

The Catholic Church resisted, stating that Romero was far too political. more

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Elena Hermosa

A Guatemalan court found that the army committed genocide against the Maya Ixil, but at the same time acquitted the chief of military intelligence of wrongdoing. more

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They’re baaaaack. New surveillance missions spell out a return of Washington’s meddling in Latin American politics. more

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“Nicaragua isn’t like Cuba. It’s not like Venezuela. People here aren’t scared. If he does something the people don’t like, they’ll take him out.” more

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The current administration's “America First” policy is a directive for the U.S. to meddle in the destiny of Central and South America. more

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Jeff Abbott

While Guatemala’s President tries to end investigations into government corruption, the country's citizens flee the effects of underfunded public services and privatization. more

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An intense political crisis has led to dramatic intimidation tactics and condemnation from the international community. more

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Jeff Abbott

The drought is driving many small landholders to leave their homes in the hopes of providing for their families. They see themselves as having no other choice. more

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The underlying cause of the violence they are escaping is a trail of blood and culpability that can be traced right back to the United States. more

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Jeff Abbott

The U.S. government for decades intervened in Guatemala to throttle indigenous efforts toward land reform—including training the country’s military in making people “disappear.” People there continue to reckon with the loss. more

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He sits down with The Progressive: “Any trade war, no matter how small, can easily escalate, with grave consequences.” more

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Jeff Abbott

“When the time came. . . there was nothing. There were no calls to warn us.” more

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The former Guatemalan dictator leaves behind a legacy as “a genocidaire against indigenous people.” more

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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

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Jeff Abbott

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

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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

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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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