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

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.