Central America's smallest and most densely populated nation, El Salvador relies heavily on coffee exports, tourism and remittances from overseas workers to fuel its economy. Lakes, volcanoes and rainforests dot its landscape. The only Central American nation without a coastline on the Caribbean Sea, El Salvador nevertheless boasts miles of Pacific beaches.

The Cold Hard Reality of Trump’s Child Separation Policy

Cindy Madrid, the mother who became the face of the Trump administration's child separation policies, speaks volumes .

The Deadly Dilemma Facing Trans Migrants

Record numbers of Central American transgender people are seeking asylum in the U.

Central American Activists Renew Efforts to Fight Elite Corruption

From the streets to the courts, these nations are resisting a pushback from the political elite against recent anti-corruption gains.

The United States of … Central America?

In the 19th century, one Honduran politician managed to form a massive coalition of states — but he couldn’t hold it together.


Real Talk, Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

Would You Drink Hand Sanitizer to Get a Buzz?

Since ancient days, the pursuit of a buzz has existed.

This Maya Village Was Frozen in Time by a Volcano

A visit to this frozen-in-time farming village shows what daily life was like for Maya commoners in Mesoamerica.

El Salvador Offers a More Equal Society Than America

This Central American country has ridden a Latin tide of decreasing inequality in the world’s most unequal region.

She's Finding El Salvador's Lost Children

As Margarita Zamora reunites families shattered by her country’s civil war, she searches for answers to her own personal tragedy.

This Mighty Caravan Organizer Is Fighting for the Right to Migrate

Irineo Mujica is drawing more attention than ever to the plight of Central American migrants — with a big assist from Donald Trump.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

Can This Music Be a Force for Good?

In gang-ravaged El Salvador, a percussive style of music is giving teens a shot at a better future.

Pop Goes the Comic

The world’s hipster capital has found a bard, of sorts, in Julio Torres.

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