Asylum Seekers

Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan

Analysts say Guatemala lacks conditions for safety of its own population, let alone asylum seekers from other countries.

Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan

Immigration

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Critics of the plan argue it is cruel to cut off aid to governments grappling with hunger and violence.

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Mexico

'We can't become the wall': Rights groups decry US-Mexico deal

Rights activists, migrants fear what the recent Mexico-US migration deal means for thousands fleeing poverty, violence.

'We can't become the wall': Rights groups decry US-Mexico deal

US-Mexico border

Girl, 10, sixth known migrant child to die in US custody

Officials say 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in US custody in September 2018 in a case not previously reported.

Girl, 10, sixth known migrant child to die in US custody

Asylum Seekers

US: Young migrants seeking legal status sue Trump administration

In latest lawsuit of its kind, four young migrants say the US government is unfairly denying their claims.

US: Young migrants seeking legal status sue Trump administration

United States

Top Republican questions Trump's plan to cut Central American aid

State Department said on Saturday it was cutting off aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Top Republican questions Trump's plan to cut Central American aid

Latin America

Male aggressors in El Salvador get prison, and masculinity class

Country's courts focusing on gender-based crimes take a two-pronged approach to sentencing: punish and rehabilitate.

Male aggressors in El Salvador get prison, and masculinity class

Latin America

Activists question Central America-US security cooperation deal

Central American and Mexican activists worry focus on security to address migration neglects root causes.

Activists question Central America-US security cooperation deal

Latin America

El Salvador: Justice demanded for 1982 killing of Dutch reporters

New push for justice comes as Salvadoran congressional committee considers amnesty proposal.

El Salvador: Justice demanded for 1982 killing of Dutch reporters

People & Power

Walk in their Shoes

People & Power follows two migrant caravans as they head through Mexico to the US border.

Latin America

War, amputation, refuge: A Salvadoran migrant's story

Jose de Eugenio Lopez has fled his El Salvador home three times. Last month, he received protection in Mexico.

War, amputation, refuge: A Salvadoran migrant's story

Women's Rights

El Salvador frees three women convicted for suspected abortions

Court commutes sentences of three women who say they were prosecuted after suffering miscarriages, obstetric emergencies

El Salvador frees three women convicted for suspected abortions

Latin America

Central Americans confront amnesty for war crimes

Opposition grows to legislative initiatives in Guatemala and El Salvador that would set war criminals free.

Central Americans confront amnesty for war crimes

Opinion

Cold Warrior Elliott Abrams returns to battle in Venezuela

The US has chosen a prominent warmonger to promote 'democracy' in Venezuela.

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Latin America

Central American caravans advance amid shifting border policies

Thousands head north, some obtaining humanitarian visas in Mexico, while others fear US's 'Remain in Mexico' policy.

Central American caravans advance amid shifting border policies