Central America

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.

February 1, 2019
Heather Gies

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

November 20, 2018
Amelia Frank-Vitale

As the migrant caravan arrives to the U.S.-Mexico border, there has been criticism of the timing and strategy of the march. Yet a look at the lives of caravan members reveals that fleeing was not a choice, and that strength really does come in numbers.

October 22, 2018

The 7,000-person strong caravan from Central America has made international headlines and been targeted by the Trump administration. But the roots of the refugee crisis that led to the caravan go much deeper. 

October 19, 2018
Fred Rosen and Laura Weiss

NACLA's editors introduce NACLA's 50th anniversary issue

July 24, 2018
Miranda Cady Hallett and Lynnette Arnold

Understanding legal violence against Central American families

January 26, 2018
Nicholas Greven

Increased security and militarization has exacerbated dangers for Central American asylum-seekers traveling through Mexico- and it’s about to get worse.

October 5, 2017
Sonja Wolf

The Trump administration’s depiction of Central American gang members conveniently overlooks the United States’ role in perpetuating gang violence at home and abroad. 

July 25, 2017
Republicans have been some of the most vocal critics of Trump’s proposed cuts to humanitarian aid in Central America.
July 13, 2017

What can the assassination of Sister Maura during El Salvador’s civil war teach us about humanity for Central American refugees today?

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