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Violent hurricane and massive earthquake hit Central America

Nov 25, 2016 04:48 AM EST

A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.0 and Hurricane Otto of 110 miles per hour hit Central America same time

Guatemala: Violence Against Women And Girls

Guatemala Passes New Law To Combat Trafficking Of Women And Girls

Jan 31, 2016 12:10 PM EST

With one of the highest femicide rates in the world, Guatemala has passed a law that requires authorities to immediately begin searching for women who are reported missing.

Surge of Child Migrants from Central America

U.S. Failed To Protect Child Migrants From Abuse And Trafficking, According To Senate Probe

Jan 29, 2016 09:03 AM EST

With a surge in child migrants from Central America overwhelming the system, federal officials cannot determine exactly how many of the children have been assigned to live with convicted criminals across the U.S.

Francisco Flores

Former Salvadoran President Francisco Flores In Coma Amid House Arrest, Trial Delays

Jan 26, 2016 05:06 AM EST

El Salvador's former president Francisco Flores, who is under house arrest for charges of embezzling aid money for earthquake victims, is now in a coma after a brain hemorrhage, his lawyer said Monday.

Brazil Zika Outbreak

Zika Virus: Brazil To Fund Vaccine Research, New Cases Of Birth Defects Reported (TWEET)

Jan 17, 2016 02:02 PM EST

With new cases of Zika virus-related birth defects appearing in the U.S., Caribbean, and throughout Latin America, the Brazilian government has announced that it will fund medical research toward developing a vaccine.

El Salvador

El Salvador Overtakes Honduras To Become World's Murder Capital

Jan 09, 2016 10:50 AM EST

El Salvador is the world's new murder capital, according to recently released homicide data from 2015.

Gang Violence in El Salvador

Gang-Related Violence In El Salvador Leaves 10 Dead

Jan 02, 2016 02:16 PM EST

2016 started on a violent note in El Salvador after two separate incidents left 10 people dead, including one child, on New Years Day.

El Salvador's Alfredo Pacheco shot dead

Alfredo Pacheco, Former El Salvador National Soccer Player, Shot Dead

Dec 28, 2015 05:33 PM EST

El Salvador's most-capped soccer player was shot dead this weekend while at a gas station west of the country's capital city.

Honduran Family at the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas

U.S. Approves $750 Million Aid Package For Central America

Dec 27, 2015 11:37 AM EST

The $750 million Alliance for Prosperity Plan for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador will nearly triple current U.S. funding in Central America.

children sleeping

New Shelters To Open On U.S.-Mexico Border For Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Dec 08, 2015 03:22 PM EST

A recent surge in migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has necessitated the opening of new shelters.

Alfredo Prieto Was Executed.

Alfredo Prieto Executed In Virginia, Crimes Included Rape, Murder And Necrophilia

Oct 02, 2015 07:09 AM EDT

Death row inmate Alfredo Prieto has been killed by lethal injection.


3 Illegal Immigrants Charged With Murder, Gun Possession

Sep 06, 2015 03:05 PM EDT

Three young men, all believed to be illegal aliens, are being held in connection to a 17-year-old boy's murder.

Gang violence in El Salvador

El Salvador Hits Record High Murder Rate Since Civil War

Sep 03, 2015 01:54 AM EDT

El Salvador witnessed record-high murder statistics in August, making it the bloodiest month in the country's history.

Illegal Immigrant.

244 Immigrants Arrested: Majority Had Felony Criminal Past

Sep 01, 2015 10:20 AM EDT

In a historic illegal immigrant sweep that last four days, ICE arrests 244, says a majority have previous convictions for weapons, drug and sex crimes.

Gang Violence in El Salvador

El Salvador Bus Drivers Go On Strike Due To Gang Violence

Jul 28, 2015 01:37 AM EDT

Bus drivers in El Salvador are on strike due to increased gang violence.

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