Asylum Seekers

US can soon start sending people seeking asylum to Honduras

Critics slam new US-Honduras deal, which was released the same day the US indicted a Honduran ex-national police chief.

US can soon start sending people seeking asylum to Honduras

Latin America

El Salvador prison crackdown: Activists criticise president

El Salvador's president has launched a crackdown on gang members in prisons.

Coronavirus pandemic

El Salvador inmates crammed together in prison lockdown

The lockdown comes amid fears over the spread of the coronavirus in Latin America's unruly prisons.

Latin America

El Salvador prisons: President authorises use of lethal force

Despite coronavirus fears due to overcrowding, prisoners are placed under 24-hour lockdown.

Coronavirus pandemic

Central America: Unrest, repression grow amid coronavirus crisis

Tear gas, arbitrary detentions and short-term humanitarian programmes have been the government reaction to protests.

Central America: Unrest, repression grow amid coronavirus crisis

Opinion

Forty years on, El Salvador's war is still not over

Forty years after Archbishop Oscar Romero's assassination, neoliberal violence is still wreaking havoc in El Salvador.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Coronavirus pandemic

Central American countries ramp up measures to fight coronavirus

Leaders and experts worry the countries are doubly vulnerable because of weak, resource-stripped healthcare systems.

Central American countries ramp up measures to fight coronavirus

Human Rights

Groups slam new El Salvador law to prosecute civil war crimes

Rights groups and families of victims call the newly approved measure an 'amnesty law in disguise'.

Groups slam new El Salvador law to prosecute civil war crimes

Human Rights

2019 saw violent crackdown on protesters across Americas: Amnesty

Amnesty International says last year 'brought a renewed assault on human rights across much of the Americas'.

2019 saw violent crackdown on protesters across Americas: Amnesty

Latin America

Constitutional crisis in El Salvador over Bukele's security plan

Backed by military officers, President Bukele briefly occupied legislature to demand vote on loan for security forces.

Constitutional crisis in El Salvador over Bukele's security plan

Human Rights

At least 138 deported from US to El Salvador were killed: HRW

Human Rights Watch report comes as the Trump administration makes it harder for Central Americans to seek asylum in US.

At least 138 deported from US to El Salvador were killed: HRW

Latin America

El Salvador general admits army carried out El Mozote massacre

US-trained Atlacatl Battalion killed some 1,000 people in Latin America's most brutal massacre of 20th century.

El Salvador general admits army carried out El Mozote massacre

El Salvador

El Calabozo massacre: Remains of six returned 38 years later

Families fight for justice nearly four decades after El Salvador soldiers shot dead more than 200 in August 1982.

El Calabozo massacre: Remains of six returned 38 years later

Corruption

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

As elections loom and protests rattle the region, here are the stories to look out for this year.

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

Opinion

How the US made the so-called 'safe third countries' unsafe

Despite Donald Trump's claims, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are everything but safe.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez