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

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