Armed clashes between alleged gang members at an indoor football match in Guatemala leave at least six dead, police say. Fighting at a game in Colombia kills one person.
Two assistant prosecutors from the Special Prosecutor's Office against Impunity were detained for allegedly coercing a person into giving testimony, a spokesman for the Public Ministry said.
The migrants, mostly young people carrying backpacks on their shoulders and women with children, in the northern city of San Pedro Sula left for the border post of Corinto in an attempt to enter Guatemala.
Indigenous people lift the blockade on Interamericana highway after members of rival Nahuala and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan municipalities agree to end the century-old dispute through talks.
In Guatemala, many families are still trying to identify the victims of the December 9 accident in Mexico that killed at least 50 migrants.
Police said 12 people were killed in the village of Chiquix amid a century-long conflict between two municipalities inhabited by Indigenous Mayans.
The joint effort with Mexico and several other regional states comes after 55 people were killed in a deadly accident when a trailer, crammed with more than 160 migrants, overturned in Mexico.
Mexico's president said US should invest in social programmes in Central America after at least 55 people were killed when a truck overturned on a highway in the Mexican state of Chiapas.
Dubbed "Planting Opportunities," the project brings together development agencies from both sides and targets the so-called Northern Triangle countries consisting of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
The massacre, one of many targeting Mayan communities during the civil war, occurred on May 21, 1988, in the remote Chiul indigenous community.
How can the US address the roots of migration in the region, when it itself sows the seeds for instability, violence, poverty and inequality?
Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador account for the majority of migrants arriving at the US southern border as gang violence and lack of economic opportunities are the main reasons migrants give for leaving.
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