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.
Trump Is Sending Guns South as Migrants Flee North
The administration’s push to weaken oversight of gun exports could worsen the Central American refugee crisis.
Corrupt Guatemalans’ GOP Lifeline
U.S. Republicans are weakening a U.N. anti-corruption investigation into President Jimmy Morales. What are they getting in exchange?
Guatemala’s ‘Slow-Motion Coup’ Rolls Onward
The continuing crackdown on a corruption investigatory body could allow impunity to flourish ahead of this year’s elections.
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.