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.
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.
A Tale of 10,000 Sanctioned and Starving Crocodiles
The U.S. froze a wealthy Honduran family's assets after they were accused of drug trafficking. Now the family's 10,000 crocodiles are starving.
‘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.
Honduras’s Aborted Mission for Political Reform
Restive Hondurans fear a historic opportunity for groundbreaking political change is about to pass them by.
There Are No Peasants Here
Honduras’ brave new economic experiment is buoying an era of development by kicking poor farmers off their land.
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.
Just Like Old Times in Central America
Why the U.S. needs to stop funneling money to Honduras and start treating its president like the corrupt ruler he really is.