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People near bullet casings at a crime scene after a shootout in the municipality of Tuzamapan, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, May 16, 2019.

400 murders a day: 10 reasons why Latin America is the world’s most violent place

Despite some national declines, homicides in Latin America have only increased in recent years, and there's no single reason for the rise in killing.
Over 300 people march with loaded firearms in an Open Carry for Freedom March in Inverness, Florida in 2016.

Only 3 countries in the world protect the right to bear arms in their constitutions: the US, Mexico, and Guatemala

Only Mexico, Guatemala, and the US have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The US is the only country without any constitutional limits.

Trump threatens to slap tariffs and other penalties on Guatemala in immigration fight

Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere and has one of the highest rates of violent crime in the region.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration and border security at the US Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, California, April 5, 2019

Trump is expected to sign order to send people seeking asylum in the US to Guatemala instead, according to report

Under the new agreement, asylum seekers wouldn't have a chance to make their case in the US. Instead, they'd make their case in Guatemala.

A ‘minuscule’ premature newborn found in crowded border patrol facility in Texas

A prematurely born baby was found in the arms of her teenage mother on Thursday in a crowded border patrol facility in Texas.
A migrant family runs away from tear gas in front of the border wall with Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, on November 25, 2018.

Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure signals Trump wants an even more extreme Homeland Security chief

"She was tasked with putting a smiling face on the policy of enforced cruelty. If I were her I wouldn't be able to sleep at night."

US reportedly cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras after Trump claims countries ‘set up’ migrant caravans

The US State Department is cutting off the three South American countries from financial aid.
Catherine Shaw went missing in Guatemala on March 5.

A 23-year-old British backpacker who vanished in Guatemala with nothing but a stray puppy died from a traumatic brain injury, autopsy finds

Catherine Shaw was last seen leaving her hostel with a stray puppy. The charity supporting her family said it does not suspect foul play.
Catherine Shaw went missing in Guatemala on March 5.

A 23-year-old British backpacker’s body has been found in Guatemala, one week after she left her hostel before dawn carrying nothing but a stray...

Catherine Shaw, from Witney in southern England, was last seen leaving her hostel in the town of Mayachik at around 5am with a stray dog.
Then-Assistant Secretary of State Elliot Abrams being sworn in at Iran-Contra hearings.

Trump’s man to handle Venezuela crisis was convicted in Iran-Contra affair and fought to cover-up worst massacre in recent Latin American histor...

Abrams has a long, controversial history as a foreign policy adviser in Washington, including being convicted over his role in the Iran-Contra affair.