May 24, 2012 /
El Salvador's vicious gangs have called a cease-fire, enticed in part by conjugal visits for incarcerated leaders. Salvadorans are skeptical the peace will last.
May 21, 2012 /
As Sudan's army fights rebels in South Kordofan, an estimated 1 million civilians suffer daily from air strikes. The situation is becoming a humanitarian crisis to equal Darfur.
May 4, 2012 /
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, in the 1980s a socialist firebrand antagonist to Ronald Reagan, today touts a surprising free-market line.
December 27, 2011 /
Journalist Nick Miroff and Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla discuss the biggest threat to this tranquil Central American nation: the encroaching drug cartels.
December 5, 2011 /
Colombia's gold rush pits local subsistence miners against large corporate interests, criminal gangs and the police.
November 29, 2011 /
Honduras recorded 82.1 killings per 100,000 residents in 2010, making it the most violent country in the world. The violent surge is attributed to increasing transnational drug trade in the region...
November 1, 2011 /
In Nepal, activist groups are working with the government to keep young women in school by helping them avoid early marriage.
October 31, 2011 /
Child marriages are common in Nepal, particularly among the poor. But the practice carries with it devastating consequences for young girls’ health and well-being.
October 11, 2011 /
The uninhabited coral cays, long coastline and thick jungles that draw tourists to Belize also appeal to drug smugglers. Belize's borders are porous and its security forces are minuscule.
May 30, 2010 /
Growing up in a small village in northeastern India, Hasina Khatun spent her days helping her aunt around the house and playing with her siblings.