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Jeff Abbott

“I want my daughter to have a better life, I want her to walk.” Read more

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Jeff Abbott

“On the global level, these conservative organizations and churches are organized.” Read more

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Meredith Beeson

Many in the U.S. are unaware of the connection between refugees fleeing Honduras, and the struggle there for environmental justice. Read more

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In his new film, director Manuel Correa casts a cool eye on the oddly surreal social landscape of the country after years of civil war. Read more

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Francisco Anzola

U.S. humanitarian aid to Central America has long failed to achieve its goals. But ending it is likely to make matters worse. Read more

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In her new book, Carolyn Forché recounts travels in El Salvador during some of its bloodiest days in the dark Reagan 1980s. “The refugees now coming from Central America are normal people,” she says, “running away from something that we helped create Read more

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Reese Erlich

Whenever officials in Washington, D.C. set out to overthrow a foreign government, mainstream U.S. media outlets are there to give a helping hand. Read more

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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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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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