Category: Central America

El Salvadoran Hostage Crisis Ends after Several Hours

Today in Latin America Top Story — A farmer and his son in El Salvador held 30 people hostage for several hours at an evangelical church north of the capital […] Read More >

Guatemala Commemorates Murdered Folk Singer Facundo Cabral

GUATEMALA CITY — People from all sectors of society gathered on the streets of Guatemala City to show their outrage at the murder of Argentine folksinger Facundo Cabral, which took […] Read More >

U.S. Deports Alleged Former Guatemalan Soldier Wanted For 1982 Massacre

 Today in Latin America Top Story — The U.S. government deported Tuesday a Guatemalan man who allegedly participated in a 1982 massacre that left 162 people dead in the Central […] Read More >

Guatemala Detains 2 Suspects In Killing Of Facundo Cabral; Body Returned To Argentina

Two men have been detained in last weekend’s killing of famed Argentine folksinger Facundo Cabral in Guatemala, according to a Guatemalan investigator. The suspects were seen on a hotel surveillance tape […] Read More >

Guatemala’s Colom Blames Drug Cartels In Death Of Folksinger Cabral

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom said Monday that organized crime groups were behind the shooting death of one of Latin America’s most revered folksingers […] Read More >

Honduras Truth Commission Calls Zelaya Ouster A Coup; Blames Government For 20 Deaths

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Honduran Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded Thursday that the 2009 ouster of then President Manuel Zelaya was a coup. The commission said […] Read More >

Honduran Military Patrols Rural Regions To Fight Drug Traffickers; Employs Brazilian Planes

The Honduran military announced earlier this week that it would now be patrolling rural regions in an effort to bump up security in the country with the highest homicide rate […] Read More >

Leaked Diplomatic Cable Reveals U.S. Panama Express Rendition Program; Hints At FARC In Panama City

A secret agreement between the governments of Panama and the United States allows alleged drug traffickers caught in international waters to be “unofficially” brought to Panama before being sent to […] Read More >

Guatemala Court Rejects First Lady’s Bid For President; Torres Accused Of “Legal Fraud”

The recently divorced first lady of Guatemala’s bid for president hit a road block on Wednesday after the country’s supreme electoral court disqualified her for “supposed legal fraud.” First lady […] Read More >

U.S. Cable Reveals Honduran Resistance Sought Weapons In Nicaragua After 2009 Coup

After the ouster in 2009 of then-Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, the country’s resistance movement sought to obtain weapons from neighboring Nicaragua, according to a confidential cable released by Wikileaks. According […] Read More >