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Matt Chandler

Humanitarian crises

'Life without dignity' for stateless on Haiti border

Thousands from the Dominican Republic are deported to Haiti camps where cholera is a major problem.

Human Rights

Stateless in the Dominican Republic

Haitian descendants stripped of citizenship in Dominican Republic fight deportation hoping to earn formal status.

Poverty & Development

As murders soar, El Salvador gangs want to talk truce

A year after truce collapses El Salvador gangs seek new path to engage government in another truce process.

Human Rights

Mexico: Growing old in poverty

Caught in cycle of poverty feeding off the informal labour market, Mexico poor grow old on the job, have no retirement.

Education

Schools shutting out US-educated Mexicans back home

Children originally from Mexico or born in the US are being turned away from Mexican schools.

Human Rights

Mexico journalist's firing angers free speech advocates

Dismissal of broadcast journalist Carmen Aristegui prompts petition to get her reinstated and accusations of censorship.

Addiction

The rising cost of heroin in small-town USA

Heroin-related deaths have quadrupled nationwide in the United States as consumption of the drug has sharply risen.

Human Rights

Missing students and Mexico's worst massacre

The 1968 Tlatelolco massacre anniversary marked amid desperate search for 43 missing students taken by police.

Environment

Beating Big Oil? Ecuador's pristine Yasuni

Scientists say Yasuni forest is full of compounds offering a plethora of solutions to global health problems.

Latin America

Searching for El Salvador's disappeared

Families of disappeared persons have little recourse in finding their loved ones as gang violence remains rampant.