World Sep 08

Two horses walk along dried ground at the Tisma lagoon wetland park during a drought affecting Tisma town, Nicaragua, April 20,2016. Photo by Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters
How climate change is driving emigration from Central America

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.