Asylum Seekers

US can soon start sending people seeking asylum to Honduras

Critics slam new US-Honduras deal, which was released the same day the US indicted a Honduran ex-national police chief.

US can soon start sending people seeking asylum to Honduras

Coronavirus pandemic

Central America: Unrest, repression grow amid coronavirus crisis

Tear gas, arbitrary detentions and short-term humanitarian programmes have been the government reaction to protests.

Central America: Unrest, repression grow amid coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus crisis exposes another pandemic in Honduras: Analysts

Analysts worry corruption will exacerbate the crisis facing Honduras's already strained healthcare system.

Coronavirus crisis exposes another pandemic in Honduras: Analysts

Coronavirus pandemic

Central American countries ramp up measures to fight coronavirus

Leaders and experts worry the countries are doubly vulnerable because of weak, resource-stripped healthcare systems.

Central American countries ramp up measures to fight coronavirus

Human Rights

2019 saw violent crackdown on protesters across Americas: Amnesty

Amnesty International says last year 'brought a renewed assault on human rights across much of the Americas'.

2019 saw violent crackdown on protesters across Americas: Amnesty

Latin America

Three Honduran policemen killed in shoot-out to free MS-13 leader

Alexander Mendoza, a notorious MS-13 figure also known as 'El Porky', escaped during the attack.

Three Honduran policemen killed in shoot-out to free MS-13 leader

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

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.

Honduras

Hondurans march towards Mexico seeking a better future

As living standards in Honduras deteriorate, more and more people are leaving the country in search of a better life.

Hondurans march towards Mexico seeking a better future

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

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

Opinion

How the US made the so-called 'safe third countries' unsafe

Despite Donald Trump's claims, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are everything but safe.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Latin America

At least 16 killed in Honduras jail in more prison unrest

Government has declared 'state of emergency' in prison system, giving control of institutions to police and military.

At least 16 killed in Honduras jail in more prison unrest

Prison

At least 18 prisoners dead in Honduras jail riot

Country plagued by spiralling crime rate that is increasing migration among young people fearful of gang violence.

At least 18 prisoners dead in Honduras jail riot