The state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico is still recovering from the strongest earthquake to hit the country in a century. The epicenter of the damage occurred on the main route that Central American migrants travel on to the US, complicating their journey north.
Narcotics smuggling through Central America has led to the loss of as much as 1 million acres of forest over the past decade. Illegal cash from cocaine trafficking is sometimes laundered by clearing forests for cattle ranching and other legitimate ventures.
Rodrigo Tot helped his community win a landmark court decision that ordered the government to issue land titles to the Q’eqchi people and put environmental safeguards in place to stop destructive nickel mining in the region.
Staten Island has long been home to newly-arrived immigrants – now a wave of attacks against Latinos has both officials and residents worried, as PRI's The World reporter Alex Gallafent reports from the New York City borough.
Guatemala's former de facto president Jose Efrain Rios Montt is on trial for charges of war crimes and genocide committed under his brutal rule in the 1980s. After avoiding prosecution for nearly 30 years, Rios Montt faces a list of charges that shines a spotlight on the country's unpleasant past.
U.S. deportations have reached record-breaking levels. Boston College Law Professor Daniel Kanstroom believes the deportations are ineffective and that America's immigration policy needs comprehensive reform to avoid hurting legal U.S. citizens and residents.
Ronald Aldana had a choice. Stay in Guatemala and be hunted down by gangs, or flee to the United States and try to make a new life. He chose to come to the United States. He applied for asylum, received it and has started a new life.
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.
Guatemala's former President Efrain Rios Montt is about stand trial for his role in a violent reign of terror over 36 years. Ríos Montt had seemed untouchable, even being elected to his country's legislature after losing power. Now, however, he will answer for the crimes he's accused of.