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Americans trapped abroad by coronavirus travel bans say the government isn’t doing enough to get them home

There are Americans trapped in Peru, Honduras, and Morocco. Those countries have completely closed their borders due to the coronavirus.
Guards by a hole where prisoners in a gallery for members of Brazil's First Capital Command gang broke out, in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay, January 22, 2020.

3 jailbreaks in 3 countries reveal ongoing problems in fight against Latin America’s most powerful gangs

2020 is only two months old, but Latin America has already seen three jailbreaks by the region's most powerful criminal groups.
The Hard Rock Hotel partially collapsed onto Canal Street downtown New Orleans, Louisiana on October 12, 2019.

A Honduran construction worker warned his supervisors about the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans. After it collapsed, he was deported.

Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma reported dangerous safety lapses to his construction supervisors before the Hard Rock hotel collapse that killed three.
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.
The team that visited the White City documented this venomous Eyelash Viper (Bothriechis schlegelii).

In a ‘lost city’ in the Honduran rainforest, researchers have discovered 3 animals thought to be extinct

In a recent expedition to the "lost" White City in Honduras, scientists discovered rare creatures previously thought to have disappeared.
The US Embassy in Honduras was reportedly set on fire amid nationwide demonstrations on Friday.

Demonstrators set a fire outside of the entrance to the US embassy in Honduras during nationwide protests

The US Embassy in Honduras had urged family members of US government employees to stay home on Friday because of the demonstrations.
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.
A squinty photo my fiancee captured just before my first scuba dive. It's not a good photo, and it doesn't matter, because I'm off Instagram.

I ditched Instagram 2 months ago for my birthday, and now I’m convinced there’s no going back

By scaling back from social media, I learned a lot about the relationship I want to have with myself and the world around me.

A new migrant caravan plans to leave Honduras on January 15, and Mexico’s government is bracing for its arrival

A new migrant caravan plans to leave Honduras on January 15. Mexican and Central American authorities are trying to stop it.