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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?

Conflicts Continue Over Resources in Panama -- Two More Indigenous People Killed

Veronique Pittman | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Veronique Pittman

Over the past three months there has been increased tension in the Wounaan communities of Eastern Panama due to illegal loggers invading their lands.

The World of Kalu Yala

Amanda Slavin | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

I was blown away by how sometimes I am so absorbed in getting frustrated at my outlook being too slow, or my BlackBerry freezing, and how there is a total opposite way to live full of appreciating the little things in life and being happier than ever doing so.

Support Children In Need: Change The World One Child At A Time

John G. Iberle | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
John G. Iberle

An estimated 100 million children live in the streets in the world today. That number is close to the entire population of Mexico. What if these child...

The Ethics of Storytelling: Documenting Change in Honduran Youth

Michael Solis | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Michael Solis

He had been to Honduras six years earlier to work with OYE, and he knew what to expect -- perpetual heat, 24/7 sweatiness, and inevitable sunburn. Lakin was unsurprised that so little had changed since his last visit.

PHOTOS: An Organic Coffee Plantation With A Secret Ingredient

Joseph Satto | Posted 05.12.2012 | Travel
Joseph Satto

We arrive at Finca Rosa Blanca in a drenching storm and although we're here for a few days, I'm desperate to lay eyes and boots on the plantation.

PHOTOS: 5 Great, Affordable Beaches In Latin America

BootsnAll | Posted 05.10.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

You can find all the things that make the Caribbean great without the high prices or enormous crowds.

El Salvador's Upcoming Vote

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Joel D. Hirst

El Salvador has had enough political instability to last an eternity -- through this election they should continue to strive for peace.

Banana Republic Legacy Thrives in Today's Latin America

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

The term "banana republic" has become a cliche to describe economic imperialism throughout history, but the legacy of colonialism persists in Latin America today.

Fanning the Flames in Honduras

David Vine | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
David Vine

The fire in Comayagua is a symbol of a much larger fire that the United States has left burning, and too often flamed, since turning Honduras into an anti-communist base. The answer is not further militarization. We must find another path.

Reverence For The Sacred Land: A Response To Endemic Violence In Central America

Tobias Roberts | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Tobias Roberts

That which is sacred, cannot co-exist with nor tolerate violence.

A Democratic Crisis Close to Home

Juan Carlos Hidalgo | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Juan Carlos Hidalgo

Panama is in the midst of one of its most serious political crises since the return of democracy in 1989. Clashes in recent days are part of a broader climate of political turmoil stemming from the growing authoritarianism of president Ricardo Martinelli.

Guatemala Genocide Ruling a Triumph for Survivors

Paul Seils | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Paul Seils

It is an impossible to compare the tragedies inflicted on the populations of Latin America in the name of so-called national security doctrines, but Guatemala's war took more civilian lives than any other in Latin America, almost all at the hands of the army and their proxies.

Sloth Rescue in Costa Rica (VIDEO)

Kim and Barry Hovland | Posted 03.27.2012 | Good News
Kim and Barry Hovland

On a dark and stormy night in the mountains of Central America a leafy branch fell 30 feet to the ground below. A sloth that had lived in that tree fo...