Hernández’s Arrest Won’t Stop the Drug War
Washington continues to empower repressive and corrupt Latin American governments through flawed security initiatives.
Can Xiomara Castro Make Honduras Safe for Activists?
Her election came on the heels of a major conviction in the murder of environmentalist Berta Cáceres, suggesting there is hope for the country’s civil society.
How Honduras’s Congress Split in Two
A country euphoric about its first woman president is plunged back into political turmoil.
Will Honduras’s Hernández Face Justice in New York?
Extraditing the outgoing president won’t be easy, but it’s what many citizens want.
Honduras-U.S. Relations Get a Reset
If incoming President Xiomara Castro lives up to her promises, there’s a chance to address the root causes of forced migration.
Will Honduras’s Election Lead to Mass Migration?
Repressive rule, and the utter despair that follows, has already had a significant impact on people fleeing to the United States.
Honduras’s Pivotal Election
The country’s opposition finally has a shot at ousting the party that has ruled since a 2009 coup—if voting isn’t rigged.
Is Democracy Backsliding in Latin America—or Making a Comeback?
In a packed elections month, several key elections are toss-ups.
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.
Latin America’s COVID-19 Fiasco Is Also a Crisis of Regional Integration
A spat at Mercosur’s 30th birthday marked a low point for regional cooperation.
Biden Rethinks Central America Strategy
Corrupt local elites thwarted some engagement efforts of the past decade, Biden’s new special envoy wrote.
Honduras and Nicaragua Have Been Hit By Some of the Worst Natural Disasters in Decades
If Biden gets the response right, he could put the region on better footing for years to come.
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.
In Honduras, a Journalist Explores an Activist’s Murder
A conversation with Nina Lakhani, author of “Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet”
In Honduras, the U.S. War on Drugs Is Empowering Corrupt Elites
The Central American country has become a transit zone for drug traffickers and the center of a biofuel boom. Dispossessed indigenous groups are paying the price.