Central America

February 1, 2019
Heather Gies

Mexico’s new progressive president says he has a just immigration plan. But critics say it’s flawed.

April 29, 2021
Giovanni Batz

U.S.-sponsored militarization and neoliberal policies will not lead to structural changes in Guatemala and instead preserve the status quo that forces many to migrate.

May 15, 2020

*This call for pitches is now closed.*

NACLA is now accepting pitches for the Winter 2020 issue of the NACLA Report, focused on Central America.

March 26, 2020
Jorge E. Cuéllar

In the age of COVID-19, anything other than ending deportations is a high-risk, potentially disastrous move.

February 6, 2020
Jeff Abbott

The massive open migration from Central America highlights the growing sense of desperation in the region.

September 16, 2019
Jonah Walters

In Nicaragua, workers face a dangerous contradiction—organize within the limits of the government’s corporatist development model, or be shut down.

July 11, 2019
Jared Olson

Despite government opposition, community radio stations help Indigenous communities in Guatemala share their stories.

July 3, 2019

In the name of “sparking a reaction” from an indifferent public, images of migrant deaths decontextualize their reasons for fleeing and gloss over the impact of decades of prevention through deterrence policy.

April 1, 2019
Laura Weiss

U.S. security and development assistance has caused great harm in Central America. But Trump’s decision to cut it off is nothing to be celebrated.

February 14, 2019
Hilary Goodfriend

With its loss of the presidency in El Salvador’s recent elections, the gains of the revolutionary project launched by the FMLN in 1980 are in serious jeopardy.

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