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Honduran military aims to fill in for ‘absent’ parents with program targeting at-risk kids
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Crime
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Honduran military aims to fill in for ‘absent’ parents with program targeting at-risk kids

George Rodríguez - January 23, 2015

The Honduran military establishment says parents are not fulfilling their role in teaching children essential guiding values and principles. Thus, the Honduran Armed Forces (FAH) – which…

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

Gangs
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Hooded gunmen kill eight teens in Honduras 

AFP - September 16, 2014

TEGUCIGALPA -- Hooded gunmen shot to death eight youths and wounded two others in a Honduran city torn by gang violence, local media reported Monday. Police in…

Experts debate approaches to stemming Central America gang violence
Crime
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Crime
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Experts debate approaches to stemming Central America gang violence

Larry Luxner - September 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This year’s highly publicized influx of child migrants from Central America via Mexico to the U.S. border has sparked intense debate about the proliferation…

US nation-building efforts should be in Central America, not Iraq and Afghanistan
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Crime
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US nation-building efforts should be in Central America, not Iraq and Afghanistan

Robert McCartney | The Washington Post - July 18, 2014

It's nice to see the United States paying attention to Central America again. Too bad it took tens of thousands of desperate children pouring across the border…

El Salvador’s El Faro: Chronicling a region that doesn’t count
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador’s El Faro: Chronicling a region that doesn’t count

Patricia Guadalupe - May 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Central America is a region rife with problems of inequality, political corruption, weak institutions, poverty, displaced and marginalized populations, and a history of violence.…