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.

Slain Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres posters are carried  during a International Women's day demonstration in Tegucigalpa on March 08, 2016.     AFP PHOTO /Orlando SIERRA. / AFP / ORLANDO SIERRA        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Amnesty: Honduras, Guatemala Deadliest Countries for Environmental Activists

Indigenous rights activists are increasingly being murdered with impunity.

GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA:  Members of the antidrug squad of Guatemala's Civil National Police, transport at the Air Force base in Guatemala City around a ton of cocaine, seized in Peten, a department on the border with Mexico, 25 January 2004.       AFP PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA  (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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Degenhart’s War

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.

A relative of a victim of Guatemala�s civil war (1960-1996) takes part in a march in Guatemala City on February 25, 2009 on the 10th anniversary of the publication of the Truth Commission's report that signaled that more than 200,000 people died or disappeared during the country's 36-year civil war and held Guatemala�s Army risponsible of 93 percent of the crimes. Guatemala�s President Alvaro Colom informed today that the Army handed over to justice the counterinsurgency plan's files between 1978 and 1983, as the human rights organizations demanded. AFP PHOTO/Eitan Abramovich (Photo credit should read EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)

‘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."

Presidential candidate Jimmy Morales, center, arrives at a campaign rally in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Morales, an actor and comedian, leads the race over former First Lady Sandra Torres, according to a poll by ProDatos published in Prensa Libre. Photographer: Saul Martinez/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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.

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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

FIFA president Sepp Blatter looks on as fake dollar notes fly around him, thrown by a British comedian during a press conference at the FIFA world-body headquarter's on July 20, 2015 in Zurich. The 79-year-old Swiss official looked shaken as the notes thrown by Simon Brodkin, stagename Lee Nelson, fluttered around him in a conference hall at the FIFA headquarters. Brodkin was taken away in a Swiss police car after the stunt. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

Demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez over an ongoing corruption scandal demonstrate in Tegucigalpa on August 28, 2015. The demonstrators, known as "indignados" -- the indignant ones -- march with torches demanding the creation of an anti-corruption commission and calling for Hernandez to go while rejecting any dialogue with him. AFP PHOTO/ STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Guatemala's former Vice-President Roxana Baldetti (C) and her husband Mariano Paz (C, right) arrive in court in Guatemala City on June 22, 2015. Baldetti will appeal against the embargo of three of her properties and  to justify the origin of her assets and possessions. Guatemala has been in political upheaval since the UN commission began publishing its findings on the customs fraud scheme, leading to the resignation of Baldetti in May. In the past weeks, demonstrators have been staging protests calling for President Otto Perez to resign after a series of high-level corruption scandals.  AFP PHOTO / JOHAN ORDONEZ        (Photo credit should read JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Are We Witnessing a Central American Spring?

Frustration over rampant corruption in Guatemala and Honduras may have finally lit the fuse in countries long accustomed to sleaze and scandal.

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