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.
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.
Amnesty: Honduras, Guatemala Deadliest Countries for Environmental Activists
Indigenous rights activists are increasingly being murdered with impunity.
From Cocaine Cowboys to Narco-Ranchers
As the drug trade takes over Central America, drug barons have found an increasingly reliable option for laundering their cash: cows.
How one man tried to tackle deep-rooted corruption in Guatemala — and barely made it out alive.
Guatemalan President Offers Trump ‘Cheap Labor’ To Build Border Wall
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has a laugh at the expense of Donald Trump.
‘The Field of Battle Is the Courts of Justice’
Guatamala's left says the country's ongoing war crimes trials are an overdue reckoning. The country's military says they're a "legal lynching."
Jimmy Morales Can’t Fix Guatemala
As Guatemala wrestles with the ghosts of its civil war past, its new president may already be a lame duck.
Why Ukraine Must Outsource Its Fight Against Corruption
Kiev is losing the fight against corruption. It's time for a radical cure.
A Tale of the Pure at Heart
In 2014, Lev Tahor arrived in Guatemala, the latest stop in a 20-year international journey. The ultra-conservative jewish sect cries that it is escaping religious persecution. But to those left behind—in Israel, New York, and Canada—the group is a dangerous cult ducking accusations of brainwashing, abuse, and child marriage
The Worst Corruption Scandals of 2015
A number of corruption scandals exploded in 2015. FP looks back at some of the most egregious.
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.
‘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.
Honduras’s Aborted Mission for Political Reform
Restive Hondurans fear a historic opportunity for groundbreaking political change is about to pass them by.
Down With Otto!
Guatemala's president has been sent to jail amid allegations of massive corruption, flinging the country into uncharted territory as it prepares for Sunday's elections.