Kirk Semple

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:06
Gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala has conspired with economic desperation to drive an unrelenting exodus of migrants seeking safety in other countries, mainly the United States. Despite American-backed efforts to tighten regional borders and address the root causes of the exodus, the migration numbers have soared in the past year.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 08:04
The Nicaraguan government said Tuesday that it had granted political asylum to Mauricio Funes, the former president of El Salvador, who has been under investigation by the Salvadoran authorities for suspicion of corruption.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:25
The battle over education here has suddenly turned literal. Violent protests have claimed the lives of at least nine people in little more than a week, littered the roads with the charred remains of cargo trucks, and tapped a deep vein of anger and mistrust toward the government.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 06:36
43 students vanished in the city of Iguala one night in September 2014 amid violent, chaotic circumstances laid bare by an international panel of investigators who have been examining the matter for more than a year. The reason for the students’ abduction remains a mystery.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:05
Insurgents from the Islamic State militant group shot down an Iraqi military helicopter on Wednesday near a refinery town, killing two onboard, Iraqi military officials said.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 00:00
The candidate, Juan Navarro, is a Mexican immigrant with homes in Queens and New Jersey, and his electoral goal is an office 2,200 miles away: the mayoralty of the small city of Serdan, Mexico
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 00:00
A former Haitian paramilitary leader accused by human rights groups of committing murder and torture in Haiti was sentenced on Tuesday to as many as 37 years in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme in Brooklyn
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 00:00
Some said that it meant nothing and that Mr. Castro’s brother, Raul, who has effectively been in charge since Mr. Castro fell ill in 2006, would continue his policies. Others said the announcement represented an important political shift
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 00:00
The surge is an example of how the political and social realities of Latin America are immediately reflected on the streets of South Florida