As state spending rises, money from the diaspora is an economic lifeline—but it comes at a steep cost.
A comprehensive look at challenges to democracy but also reasons for hope in the region
Corruption, energy and rising food prices have posed challenges for Xiomara Castro.
The 1998 hurricane ended a decade of promise, highlighting the need to better prepare for the next climate-related disaster.
Rather than heading north, some Central Americans are rotating crops and making other changes. But funding is scarce.
En lugar de dirigirse al norte, algunos centroamericanos están rotando los cultivos y realizando otros cambios. Pero la financiación es escasa.
After her apparent landslide victory, five questions could shape her government.
The former first lady and democratic socialist could become Honduras’ first female president. That may be the easy part.
Criminal investigations and fears of fraud loom over this year’s presidential election.
The longtime U.S. partner will test the administration’s anti-corruption push.
Nina Lakhani’s “Who Killed Berta Cáceres?” looks at both the details and context of the Honduran environmentalist’s murder.
A review of Juan Pablo Villalobos’ The Other Side, a book for young adults on the realities of migration to the U.S.
If 2017 is anything like 2016, making predictions on where Latin America will be a year from now is probably a losing bet. Remember when it seemed inevitable that voters in Colombia would pass the country’s landmark peace accord with the FARC, or that the Rio Olympics would be crippled by large-scale social unrest? The … Read more
In the new issue of Americas Quarterly, we asked people, “What would you tell the next U.S. president about Latin America?” To see other authors’ responses, click here. Dear Mister / Madam President, Judging from the rhetoric coming from both parties’ presidential campaigns, immigration will continue to be a hotly contested issue under the next … Read more
While many were surprised when tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children arrived at the U.S. southern border seeking asylum last year, it had a sadly familiar resonance for Gregoria Flores. “I know what it’s like to apply for asylum here when you have no one supporting you,” said Flores, 47, who arrived alone … Read more