AJ Impact

Los Angeles battles Trump, bans private detention centres for now

California is fighting the US federal government over the fate of unaccompanied child migrants.

Los Angeles battles Trump, bans private detention centres for now

Asylum Seekers

'No human rights': Mexico blocks migrant caravan headed north

National Guard use pepper spray, shields to break up caravan of asylum seekers, migrants outside Tapachula.

'No human rights': Mexico blocks migrant caravan headed north

Latin America

Prominent Guatemala migrant shelter receives threats: Director

Country's rights ombudsman calls for probe into threats against Casa del Migrante, which hosts migrants heading north.

Prominent Guatemala migrant shelter receives threats: Director

Asylum Seekers

New Guatemalan gov't to stick with controversial US asylum deal

The so-call 'safe third country' agreement has drawn widespread criticism from migrant rights advocates.

New Guatemalan gov't to stick with controversial US asylum deal

Hezbollah

Honduras declares Hezbollah a 'terrorist organisation'

The move comes just days after Guatemala's new president also signaled he'd keep country's embassy in Jerusalem.

Honduras declares Hezbollah a 'terrorist organisation'

Asylum Seekers

Chaos at Guatemala-Mexico border as caravan tries to advance

Migrants and asylum seekers fear crossing border in small numbers will lead to their deportations back to Honduras.

Chaos at Guatemala-Mexico border as caravan tries to advance

Latin America

Mexico begins allowing Hondurans through southern border

A standoff had initially led to the closing of the border.

Guatemala

Guatemala breaks off diplomatic relations with Venezuela

President Giammattei issues order two days after taking office as Caracas calls his administration as a 'bad joke'.

Guatemala breaks off diplomatic relations with Venezuela

Asylum Seekers

US sends asylum seekers to Guatemala as new caravan heads north

More than 2,000 Honduran migrants and asylum seekers leave for US, despite expected obstacles on route and at borders.

US sends asylum seekers to Guatemala as new caravan heads north

Corruption

Guatemalan officials arrested for corruption after leaving office

The officials, including an ex-congresswoman and ex-mayor, lost immunity after a new administration was sworn in.

Guatemalan officials arrested for corruption after leaving office

Latin America

Guatemalan president says Mexico plans to contain new caravan

Guatemala's new president says Mexico intends to stop a migrant caravan headed to the United States.

Guatemalan president says Mexico plans to contain new caravan

Latin America

Guatemalan president takes office amid asylum deal controversy

Alejandro Giammattei has not stated his position on contentious deal that allows US to send asylum seekers to Guatemala.

Guatemalan president takes office amid asylum deal controversy

Corruption

Guatemalans demand arrest of outgoing president for corruption

Jimmy Morales' immunity will lapse for just a few hours on Tuesday before he's sworn into Central American Parliament.

Guatemalans demand arrest of outgoing president for corruption

Immigration

Mexican asylum seekers fear deportation to Guatemala

Under new US rules, Mexican asylum seekers can be flown to Guatemala to seek refuge there instead.

Mexican asylum seekers fear deportation to Guatemala

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