December 2016 marks two decades since the signing of the Guatemalan peace accords. It officially ended a 36-year domestic armed conflict in which an estimated 200,000 people were killed and many more tortured and raped. Bringing war crimes perpetrators to justice has been slow, with convictions appealed and cases stalled. But many see victory in the trials themselves, and in their growing involvement of women.
Guatemala is reported to be the most evangelical country in the Americas. And, according to the Pew Research Center, it has the highest rate of believers that faith reaps success. Almolonga, a small mountain town, is held up as proof.
You can trace evangelicalism in Guatemala to American missionaries who went to help out after an earthquake in 1976. But that doesn't explain its explosion in the decades since. The civil war might though.
It's partly nostalgia for the type of weapon that safeguarded him in Vietnam, says Luis Quiñonez, a 64-year-old former Marine. Still, the NRA member is not a fan of some of the issues advocated by the NRA.
"There is a strong presence of drug traffickers, who, in their daily drive to claim new territory, don't think twice of setting fire to the forest or paying poor people to do it," said Alma Polanco, director in Peten of the National Council for Protected Areas.
A British man came up with a great way to make a quick buck. Buy thousands of cheap, 90s-era "golfball finders" and pass them off as bomb detectors to unsuspecting governments. The plot worked, until it didn't. And now the man is in jail.
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.
Marco Antonio Tabin Garcia has never left Guatemala. When he was younger, he considered moving to the United States. But he decided against it and instead taught Spanish at a local school in Antigua for over 20 years. But in the past few years, he's found a way to make a better living, by teaching Spanish lessons over Skype.
With gang and organized crime violence common in parts of Central America, more and more people trying to enter the US say they are fleeing out of fear. Last year, 36,000 people gave fear as the reason — more than double the prior year — and those from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala helped lead that rise.
Central American children are facing an impossible choice — stay at home, facing gang violence and poverty — or make a dangerous journey north through Mexico across the border to the US. More than ever before, they're choosing to go — and getting caught at the border.
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.
Marc Silver's first feature film, "Who is Dayani Cristal," raised a lot of eyebrows and a lot of support for the Missing Migrant Project, a group that connects families with the bodies of deceased loved ones who died along the US border.
There was another exodus from Central America. It happened in the 1980s, when almost one million Guatemalans and Salvadorans fled to the US to escape civil war. And a group of American activists and religious leaders took big risks to help them stay.