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The aftermath of Hurricane Iota in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Nov. 17, 2020.

After another major hurricane, Central America needs 'a helping hand'

Nov 18, 2020

With Hurricane Iota becoming the second major hurricane to hit Central America this November, relief agencies have tried to prepare... Read more

Freeze on Central American aid could cause spike in immigration, Congress told

Sep 26, 2019

The Trump administration’s freeze on foreign aid to three Central American countries is harming the people who live there, and... Read more

Pope Francis addresses Central American bishops at the church of St Francis of Assisi in Panama City, Jan. 24, 2019.

Be close to people's suffering, Francis tells Central American bishops

Jan 24, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

At World Youth Day Thursday, Pope Francis told the bishops of Central America to be close to the people, and... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Tijuana archbishop urges solidarity with Central American migrants

Nov 28, 2018

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tijuana encouraged the faithful Sunday to share “from our poverty” with the Central American migrants... Read more

Crowds attend a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com.

Decision to axe US migration program endangers minors, bishops warn

Nov 11, 2017

The Trump administration's ending of a program that helped reunite Central American minors with their parents in the U.S. has... Read more

Central Americans fleeing violence can't return home yet, bishops warn

Oct 18, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

As a temporary immigration permit program for families fleeing violence in Honduras and El Salvador is set to expire, the... Read more

Crowds attend a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com.

Bishops disappointed as Trump administration ends migration program for minors

Aug 22, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After the Trump administration ended a parole program for young migrants from Central America, the head of the U.S. bishops’... Read more

Child migrants' home countries have only grown worse, US Congress is reminded

Oct 24, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The number of Central American migrants to the U.S. might be down this year, but their problems at home have... Read more

A mother holds her child after being deported from the United States back to Honduras.

'American dream' ends in deportation for Honduran moms

Aug 6, 2014

Angelica Galvez set off this summer on a grueling, one-month journey to the U.S. – fleeing economic hardship in violence-ridden... Read more

Child migrant surge originates in traffickers' lies, bishop says

Aug 4, 2014

A Central American bishop has said the recent wave of migrants to the U.S., which has included many unaccompanied minors,... Read more

The Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Fr. Jose Maria Moratalla Escudero.

El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

Jul 24, 2014

Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco... Read more