Like their neighbors in Mexico, many Central Americans head to the United States for better opportunities. They come from impoverished towns, some rife with gang violence and high crime rates. But on their journey north, hundreds of these migrants become targets for gangs, organized crime and even police.
Guatemala doesn’t have a recent history of mass public demonstration, but that’s changing thanks to the rise of new, more connected generation, and a massive corruption scandal that has rocked the government.
A group of rural Guatemalans want justice for what they say are the misdeeds of a Canadian mining company. Fearing they won't get it in their own country, they've traveled to Toronto to try and get it.
Leaf rust is eating away at coffee trees in Central and South America. Hundreds of thousands of people are out of work because of it. Now, an unlikely coalition of American coffee chains, coffee shops and bankers are coming to the rescue.
Tens of thousands of young Central Americans crossed the US-Mexico border this year, many fleeing violence. Now they must navigate the US asylum system to try and stay here legally, but the system is being overwhelmed by the huge numbers of children.
The Dream Act could provide a pathway to legal residency for young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. A conservative community in Ohio is supporting its passage as an 18-year-old awaits deportation. The World's Jason Margolis has more.
In Guatemala, this week marks the start of a landmark trial. Jill Replogle from the public radio collaboration, Fronteras Desk, reports on what this trial means to people in the US, from human rights advocates to Guatemalan immigrants.
Increasingly, when people talk climate change, they talk about adapting to it. In southern Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, adaptation could be easier, cheaper and better at preparing for a future of more intense tropical storms and hurricanes.