Central America

January 9, 2024

U.S.-trained and sponsored state forces killed 200,000 mostly Indigenous Guatemalans in a genocide in the 1980s. Forty years later, justice remains elusive.

January 9, 2024
Michael Fox

The dreams of a democratic Guatemala were dashed by a 1954 CIA coup against President Jacobo Arbenz spurred by the landed interests of the United Fruit Company.

January 9, 2024
Michael Fox

Coups, destabilization, and decades of other forms of U.S. military and economic intervention have driven millions of Central Americans to flee their homes.

December 11, 2023
Michael Fox with Jorge Cuéllar

From dampening appetite for foreign investment to enlivening environmental struggles in neighboring countries, the recent victory of Panama’s historic anti-mining movement reverberates beyond borders.

December 1, 2023
Francisco Javier Bonilla

The Canadian-owned mine at the center of a national uprising will be shut down. But differing environmentalisms in the isthmus may now be on a collision course against one another.

November 14, 2023
Ociel Alí López

Viewed in light of Latin America's recent progressive wave, diverging electoral results in Ecuador and Argentina generate hope and uncertainty.

November 9, 2023
Manuel Sánchez Cabrera

President Nayib Bukele leverages an antagonistic stance against El Salvador’s past to consolidate his political power.

October 27, 2023
Doc M. Billingsley

Victoria Sanford's book is a powerful testimony to the historical roots of routine violence against women in Guatemala, portraying the life, struggles, and personality of human beings who are otherwise lost in dire statistics.

August 25, 2023
Emily Taylor

Bernardo Arévalo won Guatemala's runoff in a landslide but faces a troubled transition amid reported assassination plots and ongoing judicial maneuvers.

August 15, 2023
Claudia Díaz-Combs

President Nayib Bukele is dismantling vital public services that millions of Salvadorans rely on, and cracking down on the unions that defend them.

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