Our Best Weekend Reads
This week, the world marked International Women’s Day, and the U.S. State Department canceled an award for a Finnish journalist who criticized Trump.
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.
Mexico Isn’t Helping Refugees. It’s Depriving Them of Their Rights.
The humanitarian visas offered to migrants don’t allow them to work, study, or receive benefits while letting the Mexican government duck its responsibilities under international law.
Rubio Blocks Trump’s Honduras Envoy
The Florida senator is increasingly influential on U.S. policy in Latin America.
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.
Honduran Activist’s Murder Trial Addresses Symptoms, Not Causes, of Violence
Seven men were convicted in the 2016 killing of environmental activist Berta Cáceres, but real accountability—and remedies for the corruption and insecurity plaguing Honduras—lag far behind.
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.
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.
Senators Call for U.S. Accountability in 2012 Honduran Killings
A report detailed how DEA misled Congress on the attack that left four civilians dead. Senators are furious no DEA officials were punished.
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.
It Takes Two Dead Activists for Banks to Suspend Funding for Honduran Project
Two development banks suspended funding for the Agua Zarca project two weeks after Berta Cáceres's murder.
After Activist’s Murder, Dutch Investors Question Ties to Hydroelectric Project
NGOs demand action from Amsterdam as a witness to Berta Cáceres's death is prevented from leaving Honduras.
Why Was This Prominent Honduran Activist Murdered in Her Own Home?
Honduran activist Berta Cáceres feared for her life before she was shot dead.
Migrants Are the Symptom. Good Governance Is the Cure.
If the U.S. really wants to stanch illegal immigration from Central America, it should finally start addressing the root of the problem.
The Worst Corruption Scandals of 2015
A number of corruption scandals exploded in 2015. FP looks back at some of the most egregious.
FIFA Officials Suspected of Taking ‘Millions’ in Bribes Arrested
The Justice Department's investigation into FIFA graft creeps closer to the United States.