The number of asylum-seekers from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras has risen more than five-fold between 2012 and 2015. An increasing share of them have made Mexico, not the United States, their final destination.
Child migrants reunified with their parents over the past two years are fraught with the relief at finally being reunited, the normal challenges of adolescence, and navigating the new relationship, all amid looming legal and other pressures.
By Barbara Borst — Guatemala is one of the world’s most violent countries. Over the past half century, it has endured a 36-year civil war, a genocide and a huge, ongoing wave […]
By Barbara Borst — Justice in Guatemala faces a new challenge as a dynamic attorney general is told to step down in May. Claudia Paz y Paz sits at the center of […]
By Barbara Borst — Fredy Peccerelli considers himself lucky. His family was able to leave Guatemala during its long internal conflict. He grew up mostly in New York City, planning to become […]
By Barbara Borst — Guatemalans paid a terrible price for decades of conflict: 200,000 people dead or forcibly disappeared, the vast majority of them Maya civilians killed by members and allies of […]