April 9, 2012
While Brazil and Mexico (in good and bad ways) tend to fill U.S. headlines regarding Latin America, other nations matter as well for the United States. Among them are the Central American countries o…
June 26, 2018
Violence and rampant crime have driven asylum seekers from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to the United States, which is seeking to help address the root causes.
May 17, 2016
Central America’s Northern Triangle is one of the most violent regions in the world. Last year’s murder rate of roughly 54 per 100,000 inhabitants surpasses Iraq’s civilian death toll. El Salvador al…
March 6, 2015
During the summer of 2014 tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S-Mexico border. Over the course of the fiscal year, nearly 70,000—mostly from the Northern Triangle countries …
October 24, 2018
U.S. programs can make the Northern Triangle a better place to live than to leave.
May 2, 2012
Jose W. Fernandez and Michael Shifter, author of the new Council Special Report, Countering Criminal Violence in Central America, discuss U.S. and regional efforts to mitigate the violence.
PAUL STARES: Good day, everybody. Good day, everybody. Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations. Thank you for coming here today. Some of you know me. Many of you don't. I'm Paul Stares. I'm a se…
Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, discusses his new Council Special Report, Countering Criminal Violence in Central America.
This meeting is made possible in part by a gr…
April 6, 2012
Violent crime in Central America—particularly in the "northern triangle" of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala—is reaching breathtaking levels. Murder rates in the region are among the …
November 1, 2018
Fiery new populist presidents in Brazil and Mexico could turn an old rivalry toxic.