A new label launched in the US and Colombia this week will certify products that were made without forced labor or trafficking victims.
The answer lies in the gang violence that impacts so many communities where these children live, found one researcher, who conducted hundreds of interviews in the Central American nation.
Luis Suárez's bite attack on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini yesterday could see him kicked out of the World Cup. But in his home country there's denial and finger-pointing - at the English of all people.
Buses carrying supporters home from the ruling party's 35th anniversary celebration were ambushed. Some point to rearmed anti-communist contras, but the government denies such groups exist.
US and Central American campaigns are deploying ominous cartoon characters and catchy tunes – not to mention some grandmotherly advice – to deter children from migrating north.
Both successful and unsuccessful migration to the US cause problems back in Central America, from inflation to broken families.
Soccer has become the latest target for Venezuela's beleaguered political opposition as it tries to use the World Cup craze to keep pressure on embattled President Nicolás Maduro.
Aid may help – like the recently proposed White House plan to invest millions in security and development in the region – but it's not a solution to the long-brewing crisis.
Mexico soccer fans regularly chant a homophobic slur during opposition goal kicks. Fans of El Tri – along with Brazil, Croatia, and Russia – are now under investigation by FIFA.
Santos’ push for peace was enough to tip the balance in his favor, but his opponent said in his concession speech that the voice of the 7 million Colombians who voted against him 'will have to be heard.'
As the northwestern city of Rio Branco prepares for the World Cup, some wonder whether its failed bid in 2009 to be one of the host cities was a blessing in disguise.
The host team, Brazil, faces off against Croatia in the first match of the World Cup today.
The idea that Colombia and Mexico face similar drug wars has shaped US policy there for years. But differences - from geography to the state's ability to respond - call for a different approach.
Some say Mexico needs to learn from its experience in Michoacán by recognizing it has no reliable partners among state and local forces, who are often in cahoots with drug gangs.
Sales in Brazil are soaring ahead of the World Cup, as Brazilians splurge on expensive sets to watch all the matches in the comfort of their homes.