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Guatemala’s President, at UN debate, pledges open government, zero-tolerance for corruption

22 September 2016 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, the President of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, voiced his commitment to fight the corruption that weakens institutions.

‘A wall is not the solution’ for migration crisis, El Salvador’s President tells UN

22 September 2016 – In his address to the United Nations General Assembly today, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, the President of El Salvador, urged the international community to meet the complex challenges posed by mass migration with courage and to strengthen the activities of regional and global organizations dealing with the issue, especially to ensure the protection of the human rights of all people on the move.

To escape gangs and poverty, Central American children making risky journey to US – UNICEF

23 August 2016 – The flow of refugee and migrant children – seeking refuge from brutal gangs and stifling poverty in Central America and making their way to the United States – shows no sign of letting up, despite the risks of being kidnapped, trafficked, raped, or killed on the journey, a report from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) found.