Is the US taxpayer-funded Central America Regional Security Initiative effective at stopping violence?
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Central America
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Is the US taxpayer-funded Central America Regional Security Initiative effective at stopping violence?

Larry Luxner - December 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Cristina Equizábal, a senior fellow at El Salvador’s National Foundation for Development (FUNDE), visited Costa Rica earlier this month – and was shocked…

Regional investment is key to Central American security, say foreign ministers
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Alliance for Prosperity
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Regional investment is key to Central American security, say foreign ministers

Larry Luxner - November 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The influx of immigrants to the United States from the three countries of Central America’s “Northern Triangle” region won’t see significant reduction until…

Honduras buries slain Miss World contestant, sister
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Honduras buries slain Miss World contestant, sister

Orlando Sierra | AFP - November 20, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Honduras – A shaken Honduras buried its Miss World contestant and her sister Thursday, after the latter's boyfriend shot them in a jealous rage, according to…

Making the invisible, visible: In Nicaragua, women journalists call for equality
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Making the invisible, visible: In Nicaragua, women journalists call for equality

Sarah Blaskey - November 19, 2014

GRANADA, Nicaragua – Women in bright colored dresses indicative of their various ethnic backgrounds marched despite the rain in the colonial city of Granada on Tuesday to…

For Central America’s migrant women, life can change in a second
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For Central America’s migrant women, life can change in a second

Fabiola Pomareda - November 6, 2014

Ten years ago, Magdalena Brizuela Carvajal set out for the United States from her homeland of El Salvador. She had no job and left behind three small…

Giuliani lends Guatemala crime-fighting advice as murders climb
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Crime
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Giuliani lends Guatemala crime-fighting advice as murders climb

Michael McDonald | Bloomberg - October 9, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani landed in one of the world's most violent cities with advice on how the government could fight…

PHOTOS: In Honduras, a perilous campaign
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PHOTOS: In Honduras, a perilous campaign

Swati Sharma | The Washington Post - August 4, 2014

Imagine working for the police in Honduras, the country with the highest per-capita murder rate in the world. In a place that doesn't have an outright war…

Experts at D.C. panel deny lax US border controls are to blame for immigration crisis
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Global
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Experts at D.C. panel deny lax US border controls are to blame for immigration crisis

Larry Luxner - July 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the presidents and foreign ministers of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala prepare for Friday’s White House roundtable with President Barack Obama, experts here…

Another Honduran journalist murdered, bringing total since 2003 to 45
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Another Honduran journalist murdered, bringing total since 2003 to 45

AFP - July 22, 2014

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A Honduran reporter who went missing over the weekend has been found dead, the 45th journalist killed in the Central American country since 2003, officials…

Honduran lawmaker arrested in road rage shooting death
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Honduran lawmaker arrested in road rage shooting death

AFP and The Tico Times - July 17, 2014

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A Honduran lawmaker and former journalist has been arrested after allegedly shooting to death a 35-year-old taxi driver and father of three during a…