Decapitations and mutilations are on the rise even as the overall murder rate declines
Two of the most violent gangs in Honduras will begin peace talks, Thai students push for a relaxation of school rules and police have arrested a 22-year-old man near Paris in connection with the stabbing of a soldier
As the crackdown on narcotics in Central America becomes increasingly messy, the best hope for success may lie in pushing drug traffic elsewhere
In today’s choices: Germany may play peace-broker in Afghanistan, plans for the Hong Kong of the Caribbean and violence in India’s northeast.
Last week’s impeachment and removal of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo may have passed constitutional muster, but the disregard for due process is a reminder that Paraguay hasn’t yet arrived in the 21st century
Uruguay’s proposal to legalize marijuana sales – and make its government the sole seller – reflects a growing worldwide urge to find new and less violent solutions to an old but deadly drug war
It started last summer, when it seemed that Mexican President Felipe Calderón had understandably reached the end of his rope. After 52 innocent people were massacred in August by drug gangsters who set fire to a Monterrey casino …
Updated Feb. 16
A year ago this month, William Brownfield, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics & Law Enforcement, toured a police training site in Honduras and heard assurances from officials …
The death toll tops 350 in a fire at the National Prison of Comayagua, north of the country’s capital, with many inmates still missing.
So in the end, the coup crisis that rocked Honduras and the western hemisphere two years ago was apparently all just a big misunderstanding. Everybody just got a little constitutionally crazy, but they’ve ironed it out and former President Manuel Zelaya, whom the Honduran military hauled into exile at gunpoint the morning of June 28, …