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Central America

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  • Nearly 300 women, children deported from immigration detention centers

    Nearly 300 Central American women and children have been deported from family detention centers that opened in the wake of a recent influx of people illegally crossing the Southwest border. As of Wednesday evening, 280 women and children had been...
  • Child's detention despite citizenship reveals immigration case woes

    An 11-year-old boy — one of hundreds who have been shuttled to an immigration detention facility in the middle of the New Mexican desert — was released this week after it was discovered that he is a U.S. citizen, according to the child's...
  • Central America braces for drought-linked food crisis

    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Low rainfall linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon has led to drought in parts of Central America, causing widespread damage to crops, shortages and rising prices of food, and worsening hunger among the region's...
  • Panama Canal: Is another expansion in the cards?

    PANAMA CITY, Panama With some 16 months to go before Panama expects to finish its canal expansion, could another set of locks to handle even bigger ships be in its future? The idea first surfaced last year during a Latin American ports conference in...
  • John McAfee speaks at hacker conference, unveils complaint website

    John McAfee speaks at hacker conference, unveils complaint website
    John McAfee, the flamboyant anti-virus software industry pioneer, made a surprise appearance at a computer hackers' conference on Friday evening, where he unveiled a new website to give people a place online to vent their anger. The one-time millionaire...
  • 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...
  • The real border problem and what we must do

    The faces of frightened young children huddling together just inside our border are heartrending. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has the right attitude. Enough talk. Let's act. Merely deploying National Guard units underscores the pressing need for a national...
  • Governor, state officials discuss immigrant children plans

    Maryland officials are still looking for ways to deal with the surge of Central American children entering the United States illegally and being sent to the state by the federal government. More than 30,000 Central American children seeking refuge...
  • A U.S. immigration solution: Fix Central America

     A U.S. immigration solution: Fix Central America
    For the citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the crisis prompted by the surge of children from Latin America coming across the U.S. border is not simply an immigration story. It is about more than unemployment, poverty, gang violence and the...
  • US export: Central America's gang problem began in Los Angeles

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Andy Romero remembers when a tattooed man showed up in his neighborhood with baggy pants, T-shirts with rock band logos and sneakers like none he'd seen before. "His clothes were totally different," Romero recalled of that time,...
  • Far from the border, Central American children find familiar faces

    First of two parts. ARLINGTON, Va. It was the girl's first time in a court, her father said. She stared ahead mournfully, impervious to the judge's attempts to make her smile. Instead, she bent her pony-tailed head in a barely detectable shrug. Ten-...
  • Obama meets with Central American leaders on border crisis

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama pushed the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador on Friday to find ways to keep their country's children from fleeing here illegally and creating a crisis on the southern border. Obama invited the presidents...