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Central America & Caribbean
Washington's drug war distorts Central American priorities, but some homegrown steps are worth considering.
The Northern Triangle lags behind the rest of Latin America on almost every measure of socioeconomic progress. Part of the problem is that growth hasn't created enough jobs.
The right data tools can point the way.
A tres décadas de las múltiples guerras que sufrió la región, en el Triángulo del Norte de América Central hay tanta violencia como siempre. ¿Qué se necesita para abrir una nueva era de paz y prosperidad?
The failure to recognize women's needs is a persistent brake on development.
Thirty years after covering wars in the "Northern Triangle," a veteran reporter returns to find several reasons for hope amid the violence.
Inside the corruption-busting (and profitable) world of professional asset recovery.
The flow has more than tripled since 2013, by one measure.

This week’s likely news stories: Raúl Castro has an audience with the Pope; Michelle Bachelet shakes up her Cabinet; Colombia bans coca spraying; a Guatemalan judge is linked to a corruption scandal; Germany will invest in Central American geothermal projects.

Book Reviews: Caribbean Renewal: Tackling Fiscal and Debt Challenges, by Charles Amo-Yartey and Therese Turner-Jones;<br> The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union: Macroeconomics and Financial Systems, by Alfred Schipke, Aliona Cebotari and Nita Thacker

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