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Opinion: Cutting Northern Triangle foreign assistance, a shot in the foot
Central America
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Central America
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Opinion: Cutting Northern Triangle foreign assistance, a shot in the foot

Mark Wilkins - April 7, 2019

This week, President Trump precipitously cut U.S. foreign assistance to the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. This is a mistake, plain and simple.…

Trump cuts aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador; threatens to close Mexican border
Central America
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Central America
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Trump cuts aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador; threatens to close Mexican border

AFP - March 31, 2019

The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to cut off aid to three small Central American countries, insisting they weren't doing enough to stop…

A pilgrimage for a saint: El Salvador mourns
Central America
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Central America
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A pilgrimage for a saint: El Salvador mourns

AFP - March 25, 2019

Hundreds of Salvadorans paid tribute this weekend to their first saint, San Salvador Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, murdered 39 years ago by a right-wing assassin. Catholics participated…

Gang-weary Salvadorans elect Nayib Bukele as new president
Central America
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Central America
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Gang-weary Salvadorans elect Nayib Bukele as new president

Oscar Batres and Carlos Mario Marquez / AFP - February 4, 2019

Salvadorans on Sunday elected Nayib Bukele, the popular former mayor of San Salvador, as the Central American country's new president -- a result that ends the near…

El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth

AFP - December 19, 2018

A judge in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 20-year-old rape victim originally charged with murder after giving birth prematurely in a toilet. Imelda Cortez's daughter survived…

Latin America and Caribbean is world’s most violent region, study says
Crime
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Crime
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Latin America and Caribbean is world’s most violent region, study says

AFP / Paulina Abramamovich - December 1, 2018

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 percent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said…

Abortion in Latin America: four women’s voices
Abortion
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Abortion
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Abortion in Latin America: four women’s voices

Lucia Lacurcia / AFP - September 4, 2018

To legalize or not to legalize, that is the question on the lips of many legislators in Latin America since Argentina opted not to decriminalize abortion following…

5 questions for a Salvadoran street artist in Costa Rica
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for a Salvadoran street artist in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - June 3, 2018

Art as therapy. Art as a way to relax a daily, unstoppable anxiety that appears unexpectedly. Art as a release, the reason why Salvadoran street artist Dunkest…

New study explores inequality, church influence in Central America’s slums
Poverty
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Poverty
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New study explores inequality, church influence in Central America’s slums

AFP - March 14, 2018

Young people from Central America’s poor neighborhoods bear the brunt of limited opportunities for work and study and unequal distribution of wealth in their countries, according to…

Central American reactions continue following Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark
Immigration
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Immigration
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Central American reactions continue following Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark

AFP and The Tico Times - January 16, 2018

International reactions have continued to U.S. President Donald Trump's description of El Salvador, Haiti and a number of African countries as "shithole countries" during a meeting with…

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