Here are some organizations working to alleviate the crisis throughout the region, and others offering aid to specific communities in need.
By Patty Gorena Morales, Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota is becoming clear as communications are restored after the second Category 4 hurricane in two weeks to blast Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast.
By Carlos Herrera, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, the Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate near zero, as was expected. Jerome Powell, chair of the Fed, spoke after a two-day policy meeting about the “extraordinarily uncertain” economic outlook. Also, the remains of…
The remote Darien Gap cuts across Central America, serving as a critical but perilous path for migrants desperate to make the journey to North America. Many people fleeing poverty, persecution and violence feel it’s their only option. But even for…
By Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico
By Maria Verza, Associated Press
More than a thousand Central American migrants on Saturday surged onto a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between southern Mexico and Guatemala as Mexican National Guardsmen attempted to impede their journey north.
By Associated Press
The ACLU and other attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging the government violated immigrants’ rights and traumatized young children who were taken from their parents after crossing the border illegally.
By Miranda Cady Hallett, The Conversation
The link between environmental instability and emigration from Central America became apparent in the late 1990s and early 2000s as earthquakes and hurricanes, especially Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and its aftermath, were ravaging parts of Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador.
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
The policy would deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there.
President Trump’s recent verbal attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., were sparked by the congressman’s criticism of migrant facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border. The White House disputed Cummings’ characterizations. So what do we actually know about what’s going on in…
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