Michael Busch
January 2, 2016
By most measures, 2015 was a dismal year for El Salvador. The country’s economy, in tatters, continued to stall. Women’s reproductive...
Michael Busch
September 3, 2015
In El Salvador, each month is proving worse than the last. The country suffered an astonishing climb in murders this August—by far the...
Michael Busch
August 3, 2015
A Warscapes reader from El Salvador wrote to me last night, requesting clarification on something I wrote in my post on El Salvador’s gangs...
Michael Busch
August 1, 2015
The carnage being wrought in El Salvador this year is slowly attracting the attention of major English-language media in the United States...
Michael Busch
July 26, 2015
The Economist needs to get its facts straight. The magazine ran an article this past week on the escape of Chapo Guzman from a maximum...
Michael Busch
July 25, 2015
Efforts at bringing Efraín Ríos Montt to justice for war crimes in Guatemala suffered another delay this week. The former dictator and war...
Michael Busch
July 11, 2015
Since late December, when preliminary work on a transoceanic canal traversing Nicaragua began, there’s been little cause for optimism...
Michael Busch
July 7, 2015
This past month was the bloodiest yet for El Salvador in a year marked by spiking violence and insecurity. Some 677 people were murdered...
Michael Busch
May 18, 2015
Since the 1980s, lawyer and activist Lucha Castro has been one of Mexico’s most prominent human rights defenders. In a country where...
Michael Busch
March 26, 2015
This past week, the Institute for Economics and Peace issued its 2015 “ Mexico Peace Index .” The report assesses Mexico along seven...