- Salvador high court orders civil prosecution of ex-president Updated: Feb-10-16 6:41 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - El Salvador's Supreme Court ordered a lower tribunal to open a civil prosecution Wednesday against former President Mauricio Funes for possible illicit enrichment.
- In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika Updated: Feb-10-16 12:10 am
CUSCATANCINGO, El Salvador - For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.
- El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits Updated: Feb-06-16 11:26 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Salvadoran police have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests during the Central American country's brutal civil war, officials said Saturday. Five of the priests were Spanish and their killings sparked international outrage.
- 2nd group of Cuban migrants stuck in Costa Rica flown out Updated: Feb-05-16 4:56 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - A second group of Cuban migrants was traveling through Central America toward the United States on Friday after being stranded in Costa Rica for months when Nicaragua closed its border to them.
- Judge: Ex-Salvadoran colonel can face charges in Spain Updated: Feb-05-16 3:44 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A judge cleared the way Friday for a former Salvadoran colonel to face charges in Spain that he helped plan the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests during El Salvador's civil war - a notorious crime that prompted international outrage.
- Latin America scrambles to squash Zika-spreading mosquito Updated: Feb-04-16 12:42 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it.
- For Brazil's rich and poor, disparate response to Zika Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories.
- In face of Zika virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness Updated: Jan-28-16 7:18 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Maria Erlinda Guzman desperately wants a baby, and has been undergoing fertility treatments at El Salvador's largest women's hospital. But now, she fears her dream of motherhood may be dashed by Zika.
- Immigration at center of Pope's visit to Mexico-US border Updated: Jan-27-16 1:05 am
REYNOSA, Mexico - The young Salvadoran woman was robbed and forced to dodge kidnappers working for a drug cartel during her four-month odyssey to this border city of belching factories and swirling dust across the Rio Grande from Texas.
- United, American offering refunds for travel to Zika areas Updated: Jan-26-16 8:41 pm
Two major U.S. airlines are offering refunds to passengers worried about the Zika virus outbreak in many tropical countries.
- 22 Senate Dems seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama Updated: Jan-22-16 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids, highlighting anew the schism within the party over the administration's handling of Central American immigrants.
- Health officials probe tie between Zika, paralyzing syndrome Updated: Jan-22-16 4:37 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Health officials say they're trying to determine if an unusual jump in cases of a rare nerve condition sometimes severe enough to cause paralysis is related to the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in at least two Latin American countries.
- El Salvador advises women to delay pregnancies due to virus Updated: Jan-21-16 6:19 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Public health officials in El Salvador are advising women to put off pregnancies for the next two years to avoid passing on complications from the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
- Uncertainty in Guatemala as new president takes office Updated: Jan-14-16 10:29 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - TV comic and political neophyte Jimmy Morales was sworn in as Guatemala's president on Thursday amid uncertainty over how he plans to run the Central American nation beset by entrenched poverty, rampant corruption and violent criminal gangs.
- Stranded Cuban migrants brought by air, bus to Mexico Updated: Jan-13-16 5:13 pm
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico - Nearly 200 Cuban migrants traveled by air and across land through Central America and into southern Mexico on Wednesday, resuming their long-delayed journey toward the United States after several months stranded in Costa Rica amid a diplomatic tiff with Nicaragua.