Category: Central America

Rudy Giuliani Will Advise El Salvador on Security, Justice Reform

On Dec. 2, El Salvador’s business community announced it had hired former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to advise the Salvadoran government on how to curb soaring crime driven […] Read More >

Alternatives to Detention Leave Some Honduran Immigrants in “Shackles”

NEW YORK — On an average weekday Eva, a 39-year-old woman from Honduras, never leaves a 15-block radius in the Bronx. From bringing her two children to school, to taking […] Read More >

Nicaraguan Protesters March Against Canal Project

Top Story — Thousands marched through the Nicaraguan capital of Managua on Wednesday to protest the construction of a transoceanic canal, two weeks ahead of the project’s start-date. The demonstrators […] Read More >

As The World Looks To Mexico, News From Another Massacre Goes Unnoticed

The world has been focusing for almost two months on the disappearance and reported killing of 43 Mexican students by a drug gang — an act in which government forces […] Read More >

Missing Beauty Queen, Sister, Found Dead in Honduras

Top Story — The bodies of reigning Miss Honduras María José Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofía, 23, were found in a riverbank grave in an area west of the […] Read More >

Violence Against Women Is Widespread in El Salvador’s Gangs

Top Story — The number of women and girls immigrating to the United States from Central America after being kidnapped or raped has risen sharply over the last year, The […] Read More >

A Day on a New York City “Rocket Docket”

The minors and their guardians sit in the fluorescent-lit room and stare at the sketch on the whiteboard. The image represents a map of Mexico and the U.S. separated by […] Read More >

Community Roundtable in El Salvador Seeks to Mitigate Violence

ILOPANGO, El Salvador — In 2012, the two major Salvadoran gangs, MS-13 and the 18th Street Gang, brokered a truce supported by the government. The gang leaders agreed to stop […] Read More >

Officials Make Plans to Address Migrant Crisis, Despite Tensions

Top Story – Officials from the U.S., Mexico and Central America are moving to address the unaccompanied minor crisis, but friction over the issue persists. U.S. justice officials met on […] Read More >

State of Emergency in Guatemala Town After Clashes

Top Story — Guatemala declared a “state of prevention” Monday in a municipality outside Guatemala City after eleven people died in violence last week, the Associated Press reported. The emergency measures […] Read More >