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Central America
La falta en reconocer las necesidades de las mujeres es un freno persistente al desarrollo.
A boom in surf tourism is providing economic momentum, but not without conflict.
Washington's drug war distorts Central American priorities, but some homegrown steps are worth considering.
The Northern Triangle lags behind the rest of Latin America on almost every measure of socioeconomic progress. Part of the problem is that growth hasn't created enough jobs.
The right data tools can point the way.
A tres décadas de las múltiples guerras que sufrió la región, en el Triángulo del Norte de América Central hay tanta violencia como siempre. ¿Qué se necesita para abrir una nueva era de paz y prosperidad?
The failure to recognize women's needs is a persistent brake on development.
Thirty years after covering wars in the "Northern Triangle," a veteran reporter returns to find several reasons for hope amid the violence.

In his 1982 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez spoke of the conflict and violence plaguing Latin America, including El Salvador’s 12 year civil war and Argentina’s Dirty War. While “Gabo” would be glad to see the progress in Latin America today, he might have been shocked by the new trend that is taking hold as protests, corruption scandals and political instability are burgeoning across the region, and an emboldened middle class is pushing back.

During a recent visit to Guatemala on March 2, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden praised the achievements made by the UN-sponsored Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala , but Central American leaders seem to differ.