El Salvador

People take part in a rally supporting Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in Tegucigalpa on Nov. 5. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

The United States Has a Lot Riding on the Honduras Election

Central America isn’t beyond repair, but there aren’t a lot of good people we can work with right now.

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People gather  outside the National Maternity Hospital where a woman only known as "Beatriz" who is pregnant with a anencephalic baby in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 30, 2013.  A chronically ill Salvadoran woman pregnant with a malformed fetus that doctors say will probably die has lost her Supreme Court bid to have an abortion. The Inter American Human Rights Court on Thursday ordered El Salvador to adopt urgent measures to protect the life of the young Salvadorean mother, who is affected by lupus erythematosus.  AFP PHOTO/Jose CABEZAS        (Photo credit should read Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)

On the Front Lines of El Salvador’s Underground Abortion Economy

Amid an indifferent state and an activist Church, a defiant network of health workers struggle to offer a reprieve from the world’s most restrictive abortion laws.

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This Is What a Molasses Spill Looks Like (And It’s Not Funny)

Hundreds of thousands of gallons of molasses spilled into a river in El Salvador, in what the country's Environment Ministry is calling a three-month emergency.

US ambassador to El Salvador Mari Carmen Aponte (L) and the US Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor during a press conference in San Salvador on August 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ Jose CABEZAS (Photo credit should read Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Can Help Ward Off Venezuela Implosion

It’s time for principle to take precedence over politics.

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It’s Time for the U.S. to Tackle Corruption in Central America

Last year the United States took an important step toward helping the region clean up its bad actors. Now it needs to follow through.

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‘Gangs Don’t Forgive’: The Family Casualties of Central America’s Drug Wars

A new report from the U.N.’s refugee agency sheds light on Central America’s worsening gang violence and the refugee crisis it has created.

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