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Unaccompanied Children from Central America, One Year Later

Pew's Stateline | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.24.2015 | Latino Voices

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides ...

Republican Policies Show The Party Doesn't Care About Children

Laura Merriman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Laura Merriman

If the Republican party really care about children, it should stop trying to defund Planned Parenthood. The party should support anti-gun legislation so that children can go to school and movie theaters and be at home without being executed, instead of letting nine U.S. youths be gunned down per day.

A Home for Everyone

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Suzanne Skees

If I could have one wish come true, I would give every family on the planet a clean, pretty little house in which to live. Each clean, pretty little home Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) helps to build moves us closer to a world like that.

6 Tips for Traveling During Hurricane Season

CheapTickets | Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel
CheapTickets

To avoid islands outside of the so-called hurricane belt, focus on the southern Caribbean and remember your ABCs--Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are generally safer bets for avoiding a direct hit.

We’re Doing Better At Detaining Families Now, Officials Say

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newly implemented policies already keep the Obama administration’s family detention system from violating the law, the Department...

Is El Salvador Heading to a Second Civil War?

Randy Jurado Ertll | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Randy Jurado Ertll

Political posturing and American indifference have put bloody El Salvador on the path toward a second civil war.

This European Paradise Is THE Place To Retire

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.20.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Central America is recognized as the place to shop for a top retirement option if you're retiring on a budget. Indeed, a retiree's nest egg can stretch far in this accessible, sunny, and affordable region. But here's news: A retiree's nest egg can stretch just as far right now in Portugal.

On Washington's Watch

John Lindsay-Poland | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
John Lindsay-Poland

High-ranking Colombian Army commanders bear responsibility for hundreds of civilian killings committed by troops under their command, according to a scathing report released by Human Rights Watch last week, "On Their Watch."

One Of The World's Most Appealing Escape-It-All Retirement Spots

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Regardless of where they've come from, the people who find their way to Belize live in the present, remain optimistic about the future, and bask in the sunshine and freedom of one of the world's quirkiest nations.

Fear Pervades El Salvador As Gang Violence Reaches New Levels

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Word on the street is that only the girlfriends of gang members are allowed to be redheads or blondes. So in this v...

The True Miracle of Óscar Romero

Claudia Horwitz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Claudia Horwitz

Political history is filled with people who were oppressed or vilified or murdered, ending up decades later on a postage stamp or a billboard. But throughout the weekend we hear, time and again, how the spirit of Romero lives on in each one of us.

Reflections on a Historic Summit of the Americas

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The digital snapshot seen round the world depicted a brief handshake between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro.

The 8 Best Hotels In Central And South America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Featuring private plunge pools, mountain views, and culture to spare, these are the 30 best hotels in Central and South America, as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler readers.

5 Glorious Pacific Coast Beach Retirement Options

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Mexico has suffered a bum rap over the past few years. Drug lords, gang violence, swine flu ... the combination has translated into a dramatic falloff in this country's appeal for would-be American retirees. Meantime, Mexico is home to more than a million American expats. They can't all be misguided.

Maderas Village Life

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Kyriaki Chonacas

After traveling all around the world, I must say there's something really special going on in Nicaragua. I suggest to the pioneers, tastemakers, creatives, highly intelligent, conscious beings, this is the place for you.

The Perfect Week in Nicaragua With Kids

Heather Mundt | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Heather Mundt

Both of my children have traveled there with us several times, even as babies. Here's my take on how to spend a perfect week with your family in this tropical treasure.

Don't Book a Return Flight: 6 Destinations That Are Pricey to Reach, But Cheap to Stay

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But that doesn't mean you should put off your travel plans. Instead, we suggest grinning and bearing it, and ponying up for the flight -- but choosing a destination that's cheap once you're there.

Northern Spring, Southern Chills: Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean

Alejandro Werner | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Alejandro Werner

Economic growth dynamics vary across the region, broadly along North-South lines. While spring may be in the air for Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean, the economic climate remains decidedly chilly in much of South America. What is behind these divergent prospects, and how can a sunnier outlook be restored to the entire region?

Meet The Man Who Tracks The Digital Footprints Of Missing Central American Migrants

Fusion | Encarni Pindado | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

Thousands of Central American migrants go missing each year while crossing Mexico en route to the United States. And in some cases, Facebook can ...

Sustainable Business in LA: One Cup at a Time

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Is farmers' market produce trucked in from Fresno and Madera sustainable? Given the water and other input-intensive nature of raising beef, is it better to buy meat raised in Nebraska and shipped west or do I need to give up meat altogether?

Leaving Children Behind

John Lindsay-Poland | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
John Lindsay-Poland

Why do Washington policymakers frame the arrival of children and families fleeing organized violence in their countries as a threat to national security? Is it possible to restore compassion to our debate about this kind of immigration?

That Other Panama

See.Place | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
See.Place

'Teddy Roosevelt': this was the correct answer in 5th grade to all pop quiz questions that included the word Panama. If memory serves, Theodore made h...

Combatting Inequality in Rural Guatemala Through Community Partnerships: A Roller Coaster to Success

Maxwell D. Dotson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Maxwell D. Dotson

By any physical, mental or spiritual measure, the journey to Aguacate, Guatemala, is daunting. It's a 10-and-a-half hour roller coaster ride, careening through the passages of the Cuchumatanes mountain range.

Climate Change This Week: Siberia Holes Up, Solar Over Oil, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ You Can Believe the Senator With a Snowball OR ... After Senator James In...

Placelessness: The Underlying Cause of Central American Youth Migration

Tobias Roberts | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
Tobias Roberts

It would be limiting to suppose that Central American youth migrants venture to the United States solely because they were enamored with the unbridled possibilities of the American lifestyle. The enchantment with this apparent abundance and limitlessness is also the result of cultural colonization.