Latin America

Venezuela expels El Salvador's diplomats in 'reciprocal' move

Caracas' move comes a day after San Salvador expelled diplomats representing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela expels El Salvador's diplomats in 'reciprocal' move

El Salvador

El Salvador expels Venezuelan diplomats

San Salvador reiterates recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president.

El Salvador expels Venezuelan diplomats

Latin America

Ex-Salvadoran soldiers confirm El Mozote massacre victim accounts

Seventeen military officers are accused of carrying out 1981 massacre of nearly 1,000 women, men and children.

Ex-Salvadoran soldiers confirm El Mozote massacre victim accounts

United States

US extends protected status for Salvadorans by a year

The programme gives more than 200,000 Salvadorans the right to live and work in the United States.

US extends protected status for Salvadorans by a year

Opinion

US's denial of Central America's crisis will backfire

While the caravans no longer march north, the Central American crisis is deepening away from our television screens.

Jan Egeland

by Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland

El Salvador

Jailed ex-president gets two more years for bribery

Court finds Elias Antonio Saca guilty of offering $10,000 in a bid to obtain information on a case against him.

El Salvador: Jailed ex-president gets two more years for bribery

Latin America

Massive blackout hits four countries in Central America

Honduras and Nicaragua experienced significant power cuts, while El Salvador and Guatemala experienced partial outages.

Massive blackout hits four countries in Central America

Asylum Seekers

US Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown

The court allows broad enforcement of a new rule barring nearly all Central Americans from seeking asylum in the US.

US Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown

Women's Rights

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Evelyn Hernandez, who was previously given 30 years for suspected abortion, found not guilty of homicide in retrial.

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Latin America

The 'vicious cycle' driving teen pregnancy in El Salvador

Strict abortion laws, lack of comprehensive sex education and violence contribute to the high level of teen pregnancy.

The 'vicious cycle' driving teen pregnancy in El Salvador

AJ Impact

Mexico says it has kept its promise to US to curb migrant flow

In June, Mexico deployed national guard police to reduce migration from Central America to be the US.

Mexico says it has kept its promise to US to curb migrant flow

Latin America

El Salvador judge expands 1981 El Mozote massacre case

Judge adds three additional charges to case against military officers accused of carrying out massacre of nearly 1,000.

El Salvador judge expands 1981 El Mozote massacre case

Asylum Seekers

Rights groups vow to challenge Trump's new asylum rule

Rights groups call rule preventing most Central Americans from claiming asylum an attempt to 'dismantle asylum system'.

Rights groups vow to challenge Trump's new asylum rule

Women's Rights

El Salvador rape victim jailed for stillbirth goes on trial again

Evelyn Hernandez was sentenced to 30 years for suspected abortion; her conviction was annulled and a new trial ordered.

El Salvador rape victim jailed for stillbirth goes on trial again

Asylum Seekers

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

Legal challenges expected as US law allows refugees to request asylum when they arrive regardless of how they did so.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans