El Salvador's Hipster President Is Attacking the Media
The environment for investigative outlets in the Central American nation is dire. Journalists who've written critically about the president face criminal investigations and threats from government officials.
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Coyotes Are Now Smuggling Migrants Back Home After They've Given Up on America
Travel restrictions around COVID-19 across Latin America mean some of those who want to get back home have to do it illegally.
Mexico’s Government Can't Find 70,000 Missing People
President AMLO promised to prioritize the search for Mexico's 'disappeared', but his efforts have merely frustrated families looking for their loved ones.
COVID May Be Killing Hundreds of Prisoners in Mexico
Reports from inmates' families, and several official data points, indicate the surge in deaths in the shrouded prison system could be from the coronavirus.
Cops Are Seizing Massive Amounts of Cocaine in Honduras During COVID-19
It’s a huge uptick from 2019 in this key transit nation where the president has been implicated by drug traffickers.
Nobody Knows How Many Migrants Are Being Held In Mexico's Squalid Detention Centers
Advocates fear COVID-19 could be spreading through the centers used to detain undocumented migrants.
Trans Women Are Finally Getting Justice in El Salvador
Two police were convicted of killing a trans woman and sentenced to 20 years in prison. It's the first conviction for the killing of a trans person in the nation's history.
Restrictions to a New Kind of Drug Smuggling Are Harming Mexico's Opioid Users
Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, tighter border controls have stopped the smuggling of life-saving medicine into Mexico.
Mexico Just Arrested a Cartel Boss Known as 'The Sledgehammer'
The move is an attempt by AMLO's government to claw back a semblance of control in the violence-plagued state, but it gives an opening to a rival cartel.
Why Mexican Cartels Are Shooting Up Drug Rehabs
Last week’s massacre at a drug rehab was the latest in a string of attacks on drug users in Mexico.
Mexican Farmers Are Growing Cartel-Free ‘Ethical’ Weed
We spoke to farmers in Sinaloa growing "blood-free" cannabis with no ties to the local drug cartels.
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The Honduran Drug Boss Who Helped the US Now Faces Deportation—and Death
Digna Valle Valle helped the DEA bring down some of Honduras' most powerful drug traffickers. Now she could be deported back to the country to die.