The Reagan administration knew what the elite troops it trained had done, so it lied. Now 38 years later, El Salvador's courts may actually convict some of the killers.
Anna-Cat Brigida is a freelance journalist covering immigration, politics, and human rights in Latin America and Latino communities. Her work has also appeared in GlobalPost, Christian Science Monitor and the Los Angeles Times.
Legal and illegal, men and women from the little Salvadoran town of Intipuca have been building, serving, and cleaning up in the nation’s capital for half a century. But now?
It was a sleepless night in the Mexican capital after a quake that killed at least 217 people and brought many buildings crashing down in the heart of the city.
It took almost two decades and three previous arrests, but it looks like ‘Marcos’ may finally be in jail for good.
In the slums of this famous and infamous Colombian city, girls as young as 10 are sold to gangsters—and tourists—who want to take their virginity.
The United States helped create the cauldron of cartel and gang violence in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. But it turns its back on those trying to escape.
His genocidal campaign against the Maya in Guatemala’s highlands during the 1980s killed at least 70,000 people. But conservative Christians backed Ríos Montt to the bitter end.
If Cubans try to float to the U.S., they’re sent back. So they take a great circle route overland that eventually funnels them across the Mexican border illegally.