Category: Central America

Obama Pledges Drug-Fighting Assitance to El Salavdor; Ends Latin American Visit Early

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up the final leg of his Latin American tour Tuesday in El Salvador, where he pledged $200 million […] Read More >

Ban Ki-moon Meets With Central American Leaders To Discuss Regional Security

Today in Latin America Top Story — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon promised to support Central America in its fight against insecurity and violence during a meeting with regional leaders in […] Read More >

Court In El Salvador Sentences 10 Gang Members to Prison For Killing Of Journalist Christian Poveda

Today in Latin America Top Story — A court in El Salvador sentenced 10 gang members and a police officer to lengthy prison terms for the 2009 killing of a […] Read More >

Guatemalan First Lady Sandra Torres de Colom Announces Bid For Presidency

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemala’s first lady announced Tuesday that she will enter the race to succeed her husband, President Álvaro Colom. Sandra Torres de Colom confirmed […] Read More >

Guatemala Declares State Of Siege Due To Zeta Presence Near Mexican Border

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Guatemalan government declared a state of siege Sunday and has sent hundreds of troops to a northern province where officials claim a […] Read More >

Nicaraguan Diplomatic Official Killed In New York City

NEW YORK CITY – A Nicaraguan diplomatic official was found dead with his throat slashed in an apartment in the Bronx Thursday, when his driver came to pick him up […] Read More >

Drive-By Shooting At Honduran Soccer Games Leaves Three Dead; Goalkeeper Shoots Reporter With Air Gun

Today in Latin America Top Story — Honduran police announced Monday that a drive-by shooting outside Tegucigalpa’s national stadium killed three people. The shooting took place as around 100 fans […] Read More >

Mudslides In Guatemala Kill Dozens; Colom Declares “National Tragedy”

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mudslides caused by torrential rains have killed dozens of people in Guatemala, with President Álvaro Colom calling it a “national tragedy.” At least […] Read More >

Mexico And Chile Recognize Honduran Government; OAS Report Influences Decision

Today in Latin America Top Story — A year after the coup that overthrew Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, Latin American countries are beginning to recognize the new government in larger […] Read More >

Guatemalan Women May Become Special Asylum Group

NEW YORK — In a few weeks, female Guatemalan asylum seekers might know whether their applications hold better odds. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that a […] Read More >