Central America

March 29, 2024
Grant Burrier and Sarah Saeed

Panama City's iconic red devil buses are beloved by local communities, but face competing visions of modernity.

March 26, 2024
Michael Fox

Former president Juan Orlando Hernández has been convicted of drug trafficking. The United States and Canada remain unaccountable.

March 25, 2024
Mark Lewis Taylor

Israel and the United States share responsibility in perpetuating Guatemala's military-sponsored Silent Holocaust.

March 13, 2024

Respect for Indigenous sovereignty and self-government are essential to a future where peoples are not forced to migrate. Will Guatemala’s new government work with communities to make this a reality?

March 7, 2024
Julia Gavarrete

The president achieved an unconstitutional reelection while his party obtained 54 of 60 seats in the legislature. In the new electoral map, political pluralism is the big loser.

February 27, 2024
Michael Fox

The 2009 U.S.-backed coup ruptured Honduras’s three-decade-old democracy. Despite a media blockade, militarization, and deadly repression, the people took to the streets—and refused to back down.

February 13, 2024
Michael Fox

Often overlooked in the story of U.S. imperialism in Central America, Honduras has served as a training base and staging ground for interventions throughout the region. In the 1980s, the impacts were devastating.

February 7, 2024
Michael Fox

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has been reelected in a landslide. Supporters praise his security gains despite widespread human rights abuses, and leaders across the region are looking to emulate his model.

January 31, 2024
Mneesha Gellman

President Nayib Bukele’s slide toward authoritarianism has culminated in an unconstitutional reelection bid. His consolidation of power has cracked down on independent press.

January 30, 2024
Michael Fox

Guatemala's new president Bernardo Arévalo is now in office. But the struggle to defend democracy against the forces fixated on blocking his rise to power isn't over yet.


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