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  • A commendable defection [Commentary]

    The United States grants asylum protection to immigrants of special humanitarian concern who were persecuted in their home countries because of their membership in a particular group and who aren't barred from eligibility because of some past crime or potential danger. We typically think of asylum recipients as being refugees forced to flee religious, ethnic or political torment. But what about former gang members?
  • Few Nicaraguans among Central America's exodus to U.S.

    Nicaragua has many of the same problems as much of Central America. Extreme poverty. Joblessness. Violence, especially against women and children. Government repression. And yet, in the latest exodus of Central American minors and others toward the U.S....

    El Salvador gangs agree not to attack police and military

    SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Leaders of El Salvador's major gangs on Friday said their members would no longer attack police and the military in a bid to revive a tattered gang truce and slash high rates of violence that have rocked the Central American...

    In Honduras, U.S. deportees seek to journey north again

    In Honduras, U.S. deportees seek to journey north again
    By the time Isaias Sosa turned 14, he'd already seen 15 bullet-riddled bodies laid out in his neighborhood of CabaƱas, one of the most violent in this tropical metropolis. He rarely ventured outside his grandmother's home, fortified with a wrought iron...

    In border crisis, cities and states revisit anti-gang policies

    Second of two parts. Back in El Salvador, a 15-year-old boy is doing what 15-year-old boys everywhere do. He's hanging out, laughing and joking, when a buddy approaches him with a demand: Give me your cellphone. The boy refuses, not realizing his...