Gang violence has uprooted many communities in El Salvador, which gained headlines during last summer's uptick in migration to the US. But, there's no government agency dedicated to registering those who have been forced from their home.
From abolishing a law that allows suspects to be held for 80 days without formal charges to improving medical exams on suspected victims of torture, the UN urges Mexico to combat 'disturbing' levels of impunity around torture.
When Ret. Gen. Pacheco was appointed Honduras' new minister of security, many feared a militarization of the police. A few months into the job, Pacheco says this could be the turning point for violence and crime in Honduras.
Pope Francis today approved the beatification of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, murdered in 1980. In the lead-up to March national elections, politicians from opposing parties are drumming up memories - good and bad - of Romero.
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More than half a million prisoners in Brazil occupy jails meant to house less than 300,000 people. Brazil has a number of rules that allow it to pare down the prison population - particularly around Christmas.
Some 32 percent of the Mexican population is between the ages of 15 and 29. But 22 percent of that age group is neither employed nor in education or training. It could mean bad news – and a missed opportunity – for the economy.