For Central Americans, Biden’s Spending Could Spark a Boom
Remittances from migrant laborers could help drive economic growth in places such as Guatemala.
Why Is Taiwan Bankrolling a U.S. Lobbyist for Guatemala?
Taipei’s checkbook diplomacy is poised for a showdown with Washington’s anti-corruption agenda.
The Harsh Price of U.S. Profit in Latin America
Mario Vargas Llosa’s novel “Harsh Times” is an acid denunciation of corporate interests’ role in establishing U.S. power.
To Solve the Border Crisis, Look Beyond the Border
U.S. policy should focus on legal circular migration, targeted investments, and leveraging diaspora networks to make staying put a viable option for Central Americans.
Mexico’s López Obrador Is Pulling an Erdogan on Biden
By reducing U.S.-Mexican relations to migration, Biden is letting himself be played—and ignoring a crisis south of the border.
Want to Counter Authoritarianism in Central America? Follow the Money.
The United States lacks reliable partners in the region. Here’s how to hold them accountable.
Biden’s Top Priority in Central America Is Fighting Corruption. That’s an Uphill Battle.
In the last few years, as politicians, judges, and other campaigners were stymied, the political will to fight graft has eroded.
In Central America, Rule of Law Is Under Attack. El Salvador Is the Latest Victim.
El Salvador’s populist president is following the playbook of corrupt elites in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras when it comes to top courts.
Biden Rethinks Central America Strategy
Corrupt local elites thwarted some engagement efforts of the past decade, Biden’s new special envoy wrote.
The Dictator’s Ghost
Horror has always been political. In Jayro Bustamante’s “La Llorona,” the long shadow of genocide haunts the house.
The Feds Moved Migrants in Unmarked Vans Overseas
Homeland Security rented vans to illegally hustle migrants to the border—in a foreign country.
How to Tackle Coronavirus Corruption
Latin American governments have a chance to model a better version of the inspector general, with even greater autonomy, to address graft in the public health sector.
Guatemala’s New President Won’t Stop Citizens Leaving
The Trump administration is relying on the country to curb migration. That won’t happen.
Guatemala Declares War on History
Looking for help on immigration, the Trump administration is silent in the face of Guatemala’s effort to seal its dirty war archive.
Trump’s Safe Third Country Agreement With Guatemala Is a Lie
Forcing migrants to claim asylum in Guatemala will further destabilize that country and harm migrants.