Honduras

Istanbul mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) celebrates his win in the mayoral election rerun on June 23.

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Mexican officials, including Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard and Economy Secretary Graciela Marquez Colin attend a press conference with the Mexican delegation negotiating tariffs with U.S. officials on June 3 in Washington, DC.

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Protestors confront police at a rally marking International Women's Day in Istanbul on March 8. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

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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.

Soldiers monitor a protest in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Dec. 15, 2017. (Delmer Membreno/Picture-Alliance/DPA/AP)

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.

Undocumented migrants climb on a train known as La Bestia in Las Patronas, Veracruz state, Mexico, to travel through Mexico to reach the United States on Aug. 9, 2018. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Francisco Palmieri, the then-acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, at a congressional  hearing in Washington on Jan. 9, 2018. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubio Blocks Trump’s Honduras Envoy

The Florida senator is increasingly influential on U.S. policy in Latin America.

Demonstrators hold up a giant doggie biscuit reading “corruption” during a rally in support of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala City on Jan. 12. (Orlando Estrada/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Central American migrants—mostly Honduran—taking part in a caravan to the United States through central Mexico on Nov. 11.(Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)

Pay to Stay?

Why U.S. aid to Central America has not eased the flow of migrants.

Posters depicting slain Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres are carried during an International Women's day demonstration in Tegucigalpa on March 8, 2016. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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.

People take part in a rally supporting Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in Tegucigalpa on Nov. 5. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Marines of the Honduras Navy patrol the Fonseca Gulf on March 26, 2013. Maritime borderlines between Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador are often violated by fishermen causing  tensions among the countries.  AFP   PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA.        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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.

A woman holds a portrait of murdered Honduran Human Rights activist, Coordinator of the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) Berta Caceres Flores, during an homage on the International Women Day in Tegucigalpa on March 8, 2016.  Caceres was murdered on March 3 in La Esperanza, Honduras.   AFP PHOTO /Orlando SIERRA / AFP / ORLANDO SIERRA        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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)

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.

Activists protest against the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres, in La Esperanza, 200 km northwest of Tegucigalpa, on March 3, 2016. Indigenous activist Berta Caceres, a respected environmentalist who won the prestigious Goldman Prize last year for her outspoken advocacy, was murdered in her home Thursday, her family said.  AFP PHOTO /ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP / ORLANDO SIERRA        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Was This Prominent Honduran Activist Murdered in Her Own Home?

Honduran activist Berta Cáceres feared for her life before she was shot dead.

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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.

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