But even with more money, Central American countries still face an uphill battle in fighting inefficiency and corruption that hinder their anticrime efforts.
Testimony at a recent US Senate hearing on US-Central American security cooperation showcased one of the region’s key problems: countries do not collect enough taxes to win the fight against organized crime.
During his two-day visit to El Salvador, President Obama hailed center-left President Mauricio Funes as a leader who has strengthened democracy in a region beset by instability.
Costa Rica and Nicaragua are at loggerheads over control of a remote island on the San Juan River. Google Maps and The Hague have been sucked into the dispute.
Three of the four main candidates in Sunday's presidential race tilt toward the right. Among them, front-runner Laura Chinchilla could become the nation's first woman president.
Top military officers in Honduras are being charge with “abuse of power” in the expulsion of President Manuel Zelaya June 28. If the Supreme Court takes the case, it would be the first legal action against the armed forces since Mr. Zelaya’s ouster. Will it resolve the political crisis?
What first seemed like a victory for ousted President Manuel Zelaya could become a setback for him depending on what – and when – the Honduran Congress decides.
Ousted President Manuel Zelaya chose to hole up in Brazil's embassy out of concern that his ties to Venezuela's Hugo Chávez would diminish his support in Honduras.
Some say President Manuel Zelaya's surprise return increases the prospects for violence. The interim government has imposed a 15-hour curfew.
Hondurans debate the legality of the forced exile of President Manuel Zelaya.