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Extradition Order Forces U.S. To Confront Its Role In Persecuting The Latin American Church

Dan Kovalik | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

That we as a nation have allowed this to go on is cause for profound self-reflection and atonement, though, thanks to a supplicant mainstream press, few will ever know that any of this has transpired.

The U.S. Is Making Things More Dangerous In Central America, Again.

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 02.10.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

It's time to take stock of policy inconsistencies and re-evaluate how U.S. foreign policy responds to, and may actually perpetuate, violence in Central America through its current deportation policies.

Contextualizando la administración Giuliani

Luis E. Montes | Posted 02.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Luis E. Montes

Rudy Giuliani fue alcalde de la ciudad de Nueva York durante los años 1994 al 2001 y hoy muchos países latinoamericanos le contratan por el récord ...

Deportation Nation: Sending Central American Refugees Back to Certain Death

Suyapa Portillo | Posted 02.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Suyapa Portillo

Sending refugees back to Central America is irresponsible, especially in light of the U.S. past involvement in Central America which has contributed to the instability of the region.The U.S. can and must accept Central American refugees and acknowledge the crisis from which they are fleeing.

The American Zika Virus Threat: What You Need to Know

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.

A Mosquito Net Descends Across the Americas

Bill McKibben | Posted 01.28.2016 | Green
Bill McKibben

The Zika virus has been in circulation in Africa for some time, but in the last two years it made a decisive crossing into South America. In any event, in this previously unexposed population it is producing a particularly horrifying havoc.

Zika Virus, Linked To Birth Defects, Is Spreading Across The Globe

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living

In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born w...

El Salvador Urges Women To Delay Pregnancy Until 2018 Over Zika Fears

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador on Thursday urged women in the Central American nation to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 to avoid their child...

El Chapo Recaptured: Not Exactly "Mission Accomplished"

Ted Lewis | Posted 01.15.2016 | World
Ted Lewis

Violence will continue to plague Mexico and Central America until the United States and is neighbors abandon the discredited drug war strategy that was started by Richard Nixon 45 years ago -- and that continues to drive international policy today.

U.S. Will Ramp Up Efforts To Help Central American Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. will expand refugee screening in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, in an attempt to stem the growing tide of families and u...

El Salvador Deemed Too Dangerous For Peace Corps, But Not For Deportees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration considers El Salvador too dangerous for Peace Corps volunteers, but will continue to send mothers and children with orders f...

White House Isn't Backing Down On Deportation Raids Targeting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to stay the course on its policies toward undocumented mothers and children fleeing violence in Central America, ...

Question for Bernie: Whatever Happened to Your Mayoral Foreign Policy?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Perhaps it is time for Bernie's followers, the "Sanderistas," to start pressuring their candidate to come up with a more convincing narrative on international affairs.

El Salvador Is On Track To Become World Homicide Leader

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.30.2015 | World

El Salvador’s homicide rate jumped 70 percent this year, putting the country on track to become the most dangerous in the world. The homicide r...

Castaway Who Survived 14 Months At Sea Sued For Cannibalism Of Shipmate

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.17.2015 | Weird News

A Salvadoran fisherman who survived 438 days lost at sea is now being sued by his dead shipmate's family over allegations that he ate the man in order...

Central American Moms And Kids Are Still Coming To The U.S. For Safety

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of mothers and children being apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border is going up, again. After crossings by unaccompanied...

This Public-Private Partnership Serves Chicken Soup

FOMIN | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
FOMIN

The only other micro PPP in Latin America -- and the inspiration of the Santiago Nonualco market -- is one that has managed two central markets in the town of Siguatepeque, Honduras, for the last 15 years.

Mercenaries in Yemen--the U.S. Connection

Laura Carlsen | Posted 12.03.2015 | World
Laura Carlsen

Latin American mercenaries are leaving the ranks of the national armies of their countries to fight in the deserts of Yemen, wearing the uniform of the United Arab Emirates. They have been contracted by private US companies and in some cases directly by the government of the Arab country, which, thanks to vast oil reserves, has the second largest economy of the region.

Ron Johnson: Deporting Kids To Honduras Is OK Because It's 'A Beautiful Country'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

It's not so bad to deport children to what was until recently the murder capital of the world, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Friday, since Honduras ...

A Mysterious Epidemic Plaguing Central America May Be Linked To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science

A mysterious disease has been sweeping through the sugar cane fields of Central America, with more than 20,000 laborers dying from it over the p...

U.S. Lawmakers Call On El Salvador To Free Women 'Wrongfully' Jailed For Illegal Abortions

Fusion | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.06.2015 | Latino Voices

Members of congress are asking Secretary of State John Kerry to lean on El Salvador’s president to “re-examine” his government&rsquo...

15 Reasons to Catch the Next Flight to Central America

minube | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
minube

If there's one word which sums up why Central America is such an amazing travel destination, it'd have to be "diversity."

Offering Protection to the Women of El Salvador

Kuro Tawil | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

Kuros!™ has been distributing cans of pepper spray across El Salvador. Currently in the midst of an extremely violent gang situation, pepper spray distribution in that country is a very delicate balancing act.

The War on Women: Expanding Into El Salvador

Kuro Tawil | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

It has almost been two years now since Kuros! started distributing pepper spray to women as a way to protect themselves from violent and sexually based attacks. It has been an incredible 18 months so far; seeing us spread from India to Africa, and now into Latin America.

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.