Topic: El Salvador
This year should have been a stellar one for US-Latin American relations, marked by trade deals and Obama's high popularity in the region. Instead, 2011 held a sense of distance between the regions.
12/23/2011 11:59 am
Because of worsening security, the Peace Corps is suspending operations in Honduras and freezing new applicants in Guatemala and El Salvador. It could be a long time before they return.
12/23/2011 11:14 am
Lori Berenson, convicted of terrorism in Peru, arrived home in New York for the first time since 1995. Lori Berenson was accompanied by her 2-year-old son.
12/20/2011 10:10 am
Thirty years after the Salvadoran Army massacred more than 800 people, many of them children, in El Mozote, El Salvador, residents and officials held a commemoration for the victims.
12/12/2011 12:25 pm
Latin America Monitor Back to the future in Latin America? Sandinistas, generals, and Manuel Noriega
Back in Panama to serve more prison time, ex-dictator Manuel Noriega might be surprised how little the regional neighborhood has changed, writes guest blogger Mike Allison.
12/12/2011 08:51 am
Latin America Monitor Despite rise of Mexican cartels, Colombian traffickers still strong in Central America
Although much has been made of Mexican cartels' spread into Central America, they have not supplanted Colombia-based drug traffickers, who are still highly active in the region.
12/09/2011 09:45 am
Some countries and advocacy groups are saying that the United States is seeking to delay the start of a legally binding climate change deal until after 2020, a charge that the US climate envoy denies.
12/08/2011 12:41 pm
The men are wanted in connection with the massacre of eight people, including six Jesuit priests, in El Salvador in 1989. But guest blogger Mike Allison doubts they will be extradited.
12/05/2011 10:49 am
Outwardly, life seems normal; but as drug war kidnappings, extortion, and violence brush closer to the average citizen, experts say, the mental terrain looks like post-traumatic stress.
12/03/2011 12:31 pm
After supporting Occupy Wall Street with City Council proclamations and invitations to stay indefinitely, Los Angeles prepares to evict the 485-tent Occupy LA encampment that has spent seven weeks on the City Hall lawn.
11/26/2011 03:32 pm
Difference Maker Juan Castillo teaches immigrants who speak obscure languages how to make it in New York.
Some immigrants from Mexico don't speak Spanish or English but native languages. Juan Castillo helps them learn.
11/21/2011 09:08 am
New York-based nonprofit Bpeace provides a network of business professionals who volunteer to help entrepreneurs in conflict-affected countries such as Afghanistan, Rwanda, and El Salvador.
10/27/2011 03:47 pm
Hurricane Rina now has winds of 110 mph, just shy of a Category 3 hurricane. Cancun resorts are preparing for Hurricane Rina's arrival.
10/26/2011 09:57 am
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
Latin American police, seen by many in the region as part of the problem rather than the solution to crime, are trying to boost their involvement in and response to their communities.
10/21/2011 11:41 am
A bilingual parent tries to keep a native tongue alive at home, a problem faced by many immigrants.
10/18/2011 04:53 pm
Floods, landslides, and collapsed infrastructure killed at least 66 as of Sunday, with heavy rain to continue through Wednesday. Blogger Tim Muth looks at how El Salvador, one of the worst hit Central American countries, prepared for the rain and the impact it could have on harvests.
10/17/2011 10:28 am
Nearly three-quarters of a million gun deaths occur each year in Latin America, says the UN, and Honduras and El Salvador have the highest rate of death by firearms in the world.
10/05/2011 10:54 am
Guatemala earthquake of 5.8-magnitude hit Monday afternoon with two of 4.8-magnitude hitting before and after, one person dies.
09/19/2011 06:57 pm
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
Latin America Monitor Venezuela, Bolivia 'failed demonstrably' to meet anti-drug obligations, says US. But did they?
Guest blogger James Bosworth says that while Venezuela is arguably promoting drug trafficking, Bolivia's anti-drug efforts seem on a par with US allies – making US criticism seem sour grapes.
09/16/2011 02:33 pm
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
Nine former military officials are fighting extradition to Spain over the killings of six Jesuits during El Salvador's civil war. Salvadoran opinion is divided over whether to reopen old wounds.
08/22/2011 12:50 pm