In Honduras, poverty, gang violence and corruption are fueling a domestic-violence epidemic in the Central American country where on average, a woman is murdered every 13 hours. As a result, many Honduran women flee the country and become part of…
Amid Venezuela's ongoing economic crisis, protests this month in the nation's capital over shortages of medicine and basic supermarket necessities have spotlighted the ripple effect of the falling price of oil, the country's main export.
March of this year was the most deadly month on record in El Salvador in more than a decade.
By Larisa Epatko
Cigar lovers are among those celebrating the United States normalizing ties with Cuba. But Cuba also could supply the U.S. with other products that might be lesser known but represent a much larger dollar value.
By Bradley Klapper, Emily Swanson, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it won't return the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay as part of efforts to improve relations with Cuba.
By Shehryar Nabi
Work begins today on the $50 billion Nicaragua Canal after the Nicaraguan government and the Chinese investment firm, HKND, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday. The ceremony was held away from the construction in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital, amid protests against…
The backlog of immigration cases means thousands of children who’ve crossed alone illegally wait months or even years for their cases to be adjudicated. And that means many are in the United States long enough to enroll in school.
Gloria Amparo grew up in the rural area surrounding one of Colombia’s most violent and crime-ridden cities, Buenaventura. But she experienced violence on a more personal level. Her father beat her mother. It pushed her to want to leave that…
The Panama Canal, opened 100 years ago,, is lauded as an achievement for the U.S. But with the opportunity to unlock America’s economic power, came soaring costs, engineering problems and a steep death toll. Gwen Ifill talks to Orlando Pérez,…
By PBS NewsHour
A century ago, the Panama Canal -- an enormous engineering feat that grew American commerce and transformed global trade -- was completed. But the waterway’s history is complicated, filled with its share of fatalities and political tensions. Gwen Ifill looks…
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