Central America http://wlrn.org en As Central Americans Flee Their Countries, Their Leaders Take Refuge In Hypocrisy http://wlrn.org/post/central-americans-flee-their-countries-their-leaders-take-refuge-hypocrisy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Honduran President Juan Orlando </span>Hernández<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> dropped by the U.S. Southern Command in Miami this week to talk about security in Central America. Or the utter lack of security in Central America. Honduras has the highest murder rate on Earth, and things are almost as deadly in neighboring Guatemala and El Salvador.</span></p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:12:29 +0000 Tim Padgett 36806 at http://wlrn.org As Central Americans Flee Their Countries, Their Leaders Take Refuge In Hypocrisy July 30, 2014: Meet A Mom Who Fled Violence in Honduras For Miami http://wlrn.org/post/july-30-2014-meet-mom-who-fled-violence-honduras-miami <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:41:38 +0000 Marva Hinton 36378 at http://wlrn.org Gang Violence Pushes Even The Prosperous To Flee Central America http://wlrn.org/post/gang-violence-pushes-even-prosperous-flee-central-america <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The country is grappling with how to handle the influx of Central American children who have come to the United States over the past few months. And as Central America has become more and more violent, more families have been coming to South Florida too.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the last year more than 55,000 families were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. That’s almost six times more than the same time period a year ago.</span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:08:22 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 36331 at http://wlrn.org Gang Violence Pushes Even The Prosperous To Flee Central America Hear From Children Seeking Refuge In Miami From Violence Below The Border http://wlrn.org/post/hear-children-seeking-refuge-miami-violence-below-border <p>As tens of thousands children from Central America have been fleeing for the United States, U.S. society is trying to figure out how to deal with the crisis -- at many different levels.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:59:41 +0000 WLRN Staff & Miami Herald Staff 36057 at http://wlrn.org Hear From Children Seeking Refuge In Miami From Violence Below The Border Child Migrant Crisis Growing In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/child-migrant-crisis-growing-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s easy to think the current crisis of undocumented child migrants from Central America affects only the U.S. Southwest. But the problem is very much South Florida’s too.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:54:52 +0000 Tim Padgett 34578 at http://wlrn.org Child Migrant Crisis Growing In South Florida How Central American Kids Gave Us An Immigration Reality Check http://wlrn.org/post/how-central-american-kids-gave-us-immigration-reality-check <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We thought we had the border licked.</span></p><p>Both President Obama and his Republican opposition had been patting themselves on the back of late for making the 2,000-mile-long <em>frontera </em>between the United States and Mexico more forbidding for undocumented migrants. Fewer and fewer had been crossing each year, because of beefed-up border security and because Obama had made a policy of deporting <em>indocumentados</em> in record numbers.</p><p>And then a bunch of Central American kids had to spoil the celebration.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:39:04 +0000 Tim Padgett 33374 at http://wlrn.org How Central American Kids Gave Us An Immigration Reality Check First Civil, Now Gang Wars. Who Would Want To Be President of El Salvador? http://wlrn.org/post/first-civil-now-gang-wars-who-would-want-be-president-el-salvador <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="465" scrolling="no" src="//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/170563660?et=3La7XOVTKUqlPO_xi2YtWQ&amp;sig=ZIui0GME4BBI3nLnV47LpoOq6QV9laFME21PPA4bLVQ=" width="594"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here’s something you probably didn’t know: Salvadorans are poised to pass Cubans as the third-largest Latino group in the United States, behind Mexicans and Puerto Ricans.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:42:31 +0000 Tim Padgett 29429 at http://wlrn.org First Civil, Now Gang Wars. Who Would Want To Be President of El Salvador?