Topic: Central America
Hurricane Rina is threatening Cancun and other beach resorts on the Yucatan Peninsula with heavy wind and rain.
10/25/2011 05:07 pm
Hurricane Rina is now a Category 2 hurricane, and is forecast to reach Cancun, Mexico, Thursday. Coffee futures are up due to expected losses due to hurricane Rina in the region.
10/25/2011 11:11 am
Hurricane Rina has formed off of the Caribbean coast of Central America as the region digs out from floods that killed more than 100 people. Guest blogger Tim Muth looks at the role that humans play in such tragedies.
10/25/2011 10:17 am
Gary White cofounded Water.org with actor Matt Damon. His success secret: Making sure local people are deeply involved.
10/24/2011 01:03 pm
The number of 'narco-refugees,' Mexicans trying to escape drug violence by seeking asylum in the US, increased almost 50-fold from 2006 to 2008.
10/18/2011 10:29 am
After Rick Perry caused a stir suggesting the US may need to send troops to quell violence in Mexico, now come some thoughts from Mitt Romney, including the idea to create a "Reagan Economic Zone" in Latin America.
10/09/2011 09:12 am
Recent reports indicate foreign companies are not feeling the effects of the violence in Mexico and Central America, likely due to the difficulty of extorting multinational corporations.
09/19/2011 11:57 am
Nicaragua has one of the region's lowest murder rates, in part because its gangs are small-time and transnational cartels haven't moved in. But that may be changing as the Zetas are expand south.
09/16/2011 12:51 pm
Otto Perez Molina is the front-runner in the Guatemala presidential election after Sunday's first round, though he did not garner enough votes to avoid a November runoff.
09/12/2011 11:59 am
After 9/11, US agencies turned their attention toward the Middle East and away from the fight against organized crime in Latin America.
09/12/2011 10:52 am