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Demonstrators gathered in front of the White House to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to terminate temporary protected status for citizens of Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 9. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

How One Top Diplomat Took a Stand Against Trump’s Immigration Policy

The under secretary of state feared that canceling the temporary protected status for some immigrants would be a blight on U.S. foreign policy.

Santos Rodriguez, a 70-year-old Honduran, walks through a cornfield affected by the drought in San Buenaventura on Aug. 15. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

The Hungry Caravan

Violence isn’t the only reason migrants are fleeing Central America. A four-year drought has destroyed harvests and lives—and has pushed the hungry northward.

Central American migrants enter the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, on April 29. (Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images)

Jobs and Opportunity Are the Only Path to Peace in Central America

The United States must foster free trade and economic growth in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, or the vicious cycle of violence will persist.

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.

People gather outside the National Maternity Hospital in El Salvador on May 30, 2013. (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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