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7 People in Costa Rica Found Dead with Shots to the Head

7 people were found dead Wednesday with gunshots to the head in Limon, Costa Rica's Caribbean province, authorities said, in an apparent dispute between...

In new Honduras massacre, three children among six dead

More than 20 people were killed in three mass klllings in Honduras this past week, including three children on Saturday.

U.S., Mexican scholars launch ambitious dialogue on Central America migration issues

Three Latin America-focused think tanks have teamed up to publish the first seven of a planned 15 policy briefs analyzing various aspects of Central American and Mexican migration at its points of departure, transit and settlement in both Mexico and the United States.

El Salvador prison gang violence kills 14

The deaths underscore how gang violence has made El Salvador one of the most dangerous countries in the world. On Wednesday, police said there were at least 125 murders in just three days in the country, a staggering toll even by El Salvador's standards.

From ‘America’s Mayor’ to international security guru: Rudy Giuliani sends experts to El Salvador

Rudolph “Rudy” Giuliani, the former New York City mayor (1994-2001) credited with dramatically reducing crime in the Big Apple, is about to take on a major challenge: advising Salvadoran authorities on how to fight crime in their country.

State Department official: Real improvement in regional security requires ‘new approach’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States has a moral and historic responsibility to help reduce violence in Central America, but the region’s governments must do their part too, a top State Department official said last Thursday during a conference on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).

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

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 to learn that local police had uncovered an enormous cache of M-16s, Uzis, AK-47s and other weapons in a suburb of San José.

Salvadoran president’s home becomes gallery with focus on poor

New leftist President Salvador Sánchez Cerén -- an ex-rebel commander who has decided to keep living in his family home in a middle-class area of the city -- reopened the building as a place where the socially excluded can come to reflect on their country and its artistic wealth.

Armed motorcycle gangs have assassinated more than 1,100 victims in Guatemala since 2011

At least 1,111 Guatemalans have been killed by armed motorcyclists between 2011 and the first two months of this year, according to a report by the humanitarian organization Mutual Help Group (GAM in Spanish), published on Wednesday.

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