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Amid U.S. Drug War in Central America, Who Is Capt. Byron Lima and Why You Should Care

Romina Ruiz-Goiriena | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Romina Ruiz-Goiriena

Shortly after entering prison, he became Guatemala's most notorious inmate. After all, he wasn't a typical gang leader.

How Immigration Reform Will Shape the Future of Honduras

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 04.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Pablo Manriquez

The sooner a comprehensive immigration reform bill puts the estimated 600,000 undocumented Hondurans in the U.S. on a path to citizenship, the sooner these immigrants can move out of the shadow economy and compete for higher wages as equals to U.S. citizens.

Our Debt to Guatemalans: A Chance for Atonement

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 04.01.2013 | World
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

Some grasp of this history can give us new ways of thinking about the need for immigration reform. Could we see immigration reform as some small measure of atonement for our complicity in the horrors of the Central American past?

A Hunt For Panamanian Hot Sauce

Andrea Poe | Posted 03.29.2013 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Will he give us a taste, Oscar asks? The man will not.

Christmas Plagued By Violence In Central America

ABC/ Univision | Posted 12.27.2012 | Latino Voices

Although Christmas is a sacred celebration in the heavily Catholic countries that make up Central America, this year, the holiday offered no reprieve ...

The Gringo: An Excerpt

J. Grigsby Crawford | Posted 02.17.2013 | Books
J. Grigsby Crawford

Before leaving for Ecuador, a friend back home introduced me to an older man who'd been a Peace Corps volunteer in Central America in the '80s. In addition to serving there, he'd later lived in Ecuador for several years.

Hillary Clinton Weighs In On Drug Legalization

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

Hillary Clinton is not convinced domestic drug legalization would end the cartel violence ravaging Central America. As Politico reports, during a f...

Costa Rica's Medical Tourism Boom

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Travel

SAN JOSE - When Canadian house cleaner Marlene Trithardt needed a tooth replaced, she drove past her local dentist's office in Alberta and flew to ...

Make History on Immigration Reform: Address History First

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

We need a thoughtful, efficient, legal immigration process that is fair for all. This means that the DREAM Act must become a done deal. This also means we must get papers to the 12 million undocumented immigrants and bring them out the shadows.

A Nicaraguan Haven For World Travelers

Norm Schriever | Posted 01.20.2013 | Travel
Norm Schriever

There was no 'localism' nor territorial problems -- Nicaragua's surf champions regularly share waves with beginners and tourists.

Jaguar Stalking In The Panama Jungle

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.16.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The jaguar, which must be a dominant male, is padding steadily towards us around a bend on the path.

Climate Change Threatens Maize and Bean Farmers in Central America

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Climate change is real, and it is going to have real effects on real people in Central America. That is evident in a new report that for the first time takes a specific look at the impact of climate change on a local level.

PHOTOS: On The Panama Canal Railway

Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel

A new series of tours takes visitors to Central America along the scenic Panama Canal Railway, which pre-dates the country's famous canal. The firs...

We Come To Civilize the Big Players

Juan Cartagena | Posted 11.27.2012 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

When will we listen? Not anytime soon if the two U.S. presidential candidates have any say. Actually, the problem is what they did not say. Both candidates presented acceptance speeches that failed to address this multi-billion dollar investment in the drug war - one of the most egregious failures of domestic policy of our times.

WATCH: Nicaragua's Undiscovered Countryside

Joshua Berman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Travel
Joshua Berman

I was aboard one of the first passenger planes to land on the new airstrip in Greytown, in the extreme southeast corner of the country, a.k.a. San Juan de Nicaragua.

Dispatch: The Costa Rica Earthquake Felt In Nicaragua

Norm Schriever | Posted 11.07.2012 | Travel
Norm Schriever

It's amazing what you pack when you have three minutes to fit your whole life in a bag. I grabbed my laptop, my passport, five t-shirts, flip flops, a swim suit, my external hard drive and my puppy. What was I forgetting? Underwear? Optional.

Moises Gadea, Nicaragua's Songwriter of the Year, to Play in Colorado for Children's Cause

Joshua Berman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Denver
Joshua Berman

Moises Gadea, a modern trovador, or singer/songwriter from Nicaragua, is headlining several cultural events during an upcoming U.S. mini-tour. At his debut event in Boulder, CO, tickets will raise money for Empowerment International.

An Open Letter To Costa Rica

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

You had me at, "Hola, guapa."

Guilt Free Golf In Costa Rica

Joseph Satto | Posted 09.13.2012 | Travel
Joseph Satto

I'm 13 minutes into my round and I'm already seeing something I'd usually see on a National Geographic special, a family of Howler monkeys.

Climbing Volcano Maderas

Steve Hart | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Steve Hart

Thick, green trees bordered the crater on all sides and the water, dark and muddy, seemed mysterious underneath a murky fog that hovered over the lagoon like a looming storm.

Routing Peace Towards Central America

Michael Solis | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Michael Solis

The focus on youth in Central America is critical as the region's youth population continues to grow.

Around The World In 10 Photos

Posted 05.19.2012 | World

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across th...

Chasing Birds And Sharks In Belize

Bill Blanning | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Bill Blanning

As we explored the ruins, we were treated to more wildlife. A group of playful Howler monkeys swung in the trees around the ruins.

The Faithful Shopper: April Showers, May Flowers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Mother's Day around the corner, it also seemed like a good time to discuss some of the great florists in our city. Whether your needs are for a simple bouquet or outfitting a full event, take a look.

WATCH: A Day In The Life Of A Travel Writer

Joshua Berman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Ever wonder what a guidebook writer does all day?