News Analysis

Under the Gaze of Police, Residents Flee El Salvador Gangs

Under the Gaze of Police, Residents Flee El Salvador Gangs

More than ten families abandon their homes, fleeing the threat of massacre from Barrio 18. A man cries furiously as he will have to sleep in the flophouse room of a family member with his three children. The head of the National Civil Police's anti-gang unit arrives on the scene and asks people to pray. This is the flight of... Read More

News Briefs

No More Drug Flights Through Honduras: Military

No More Drug Flights Through Honduras: Military

Armed forces say they've halted drug flights through Honduras, prompting cautious optimism about progress in a nation with a dire public security record. Read More

Paraguay Guerrillas Kill German Farmers, Escalating Conflict

Paraguay Guerrillas Kill German Farmers, Escalating Conflict

Paraguay's EPP guerrillas allegedly kidnapped and murdered a German couple, a move that will likely strengthen the country's resolve to wipe out a rebel group that has proved adept at avoiding capture in spite of its small size. Read More

Brazil Govt Faces Up to Spiraling Youth Homicides

Brazil Govt Faces Up to Spiraling Youth Homicides

In Brazil, 42,000 young people -- the majority non-white males -- will die violently between 2013 and 2019, according to a recent study, raising questions about how the country plans to reduce youth violence. Read More

School Director's Implication is Latest Iguala Case Twist

School Director's Implication is Latest Iguala Case Twist

The director of the rural teachers' college in southwest Mexico attended by 43 students missing since September has been implicated in their disappearance, in what represents the latest twist in a case that continues to rock the nation. Read More