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Ixil Mayan genocide survivors gather outside the Guatemalan Supreme Court demanding justice for their loved ones.

Jeff Abbott

“Reforming the law would be a step back for the culture of peace, a step back for the access to justice for the indigenous peoples, and a step back for the victims that were affected by the armed conflict.” Read more

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Reese Erlich

Perhaps the Trump Administration is hoping history will repeat itself, but so far Venezuelans aren’t going for it. Read more

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Jeff Abbott

Since AMLO took over, migrants are finding much different environment than the previous caravans. Read more

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Jeff Abbott

A president who won office on an anti-corruption platform, is moving to end a United Nations agreement that supports investigations into corruption. The Guatemalan president has sought, and found, support within the U.S. Republican Party. Read more

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Jeff Abbott

Migration from Guatemala’s Alta Verapaz has spiked in the last year, in part due to extreme poverty and no avenues for people to improve their situation. The roots of the tragedy run deep. Read more

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Heather Gies

“There’s a significant number of job offers. It won’t be a hassle for them to find a job.” Read more

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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 Read more

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Renata Solan

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

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Jeff Abbott

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

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Jeff Abbott

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

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

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Presidencia El Salvador

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

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