Central America News
‘Detention centres are cruel’: Migrant woman whose infant daughter died in US facility says treatment given to immigrants is ‘extremely unfair’
A Guatemalan woman whose infant daughter died after being held by US immigration authorities denounced the "cruelty" of the country's migrant detention centres on Wednesday.
Homeland Security report says migrant arrests at US-Mexico border fell 28% in a month due to ‘tightened controls’
The number of migrants detained after entering the US across the southern border fell 28 percent in June from May as both the United States and Mexico tightened controls, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Tuesday.
Bodies of migrant father, daughter who drowned while attempting to cross US-Mexico border brought to El Salvador for burial
The young father and daughter who drowned in each other's arms last week in an attempt to swim across the Rio Grande to the United States have been returned to El Salvador for an expected burial at a private ceremony in the capital on Monday. Photographs of Valeria, lying face down in the water with her little arm wrapped around the neck of her father, Oscar Alberto Martínez, broke hearts around the world and underscored the dangers that migrants undertake in trying to reach the US. A total of 283 migrant deaths were recorded along the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border last year.
US rattled as China's construction work under Belt and Road initiative reaches Panama in Central America
China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in the US.
Over a thousand Honduran migrants escaping poverty and violence halted at a river in Mexico to bathe and relax before resuming their march towards the United States,
Migrants who 'invade' US have no right to due process, immigration system unfair to those who came legally: Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump has said migrants who "invade" the US should be deprived of legal due process, reinforcing his hardline stand despite an about-face on family separations that has seen more than 500 children reunited with relatives.
Mexico condemns 'inhuman' separation of families as US president Donald Trump defends policy on undocumented migrants
Mexico strongly condemned US President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday for its policy of separating immigrant children and parents detained after crossing the US-Mexican border, calling it "inhuman".
US immigration policy: In video, US border agent heard mocking crying children separated from parents
In an audio recording from a US border protection facility, children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, “We have an orchestra here.”
Fuego volcano, one of Central America's most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday, killing 25 people and injuring many others
One of Central America's most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday, killing at least seven people and injuring 20 while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash. An undetermined number were missing, and authorities feared the toll could rise.
Honduras’ two main opposition parties on Friday presented formal requests to annul the results of the still-unresolved presidential election, deepening a political crisis that has roiled the poor, violent Central American nation
Thousands of Hondurans across the country blocked roads with viral footage of confrontations with police, who attempted to disperse demonstrators with tear gas, circulating on social media
Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Hurricane Nate makes landfall at US Gulf Coast as Category 1 storm; threatens torrential rain, flooding
Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm packing winds of 85 miles per hour on Saturday night
Hurricane Nate may strengthen on Saturday, threatening to hit the US central Gulf Coast with strong winds and storm surges after it killed at least 25 people in Central America.
Tropical Storm Nate churning north along Central America killed at least 20 people in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras on Thursday.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck Mexico has risen to 32, the governor of the southern state of Oaxaca said Friday.
By 2080, scientists think wild coffee, which is important for genetic diversity of farmed coffee, could be extinct.
Climate change is likely to pose a huge challenge to the survival of the world's primate populations, including monkeys, apes and lemurs, especially in Central America, the Amazon and southeastern Brazil, as well as portions of East and Southeast Asia, says a study.
Danish hospital officials say that a Danish tourist has been infected by the Zika virus after visiting southern and central America.