• At the trial of ex-strongman Efrain Rios Montt, President Otto Perez Molina was accused of ordering pillaging and executions in the 36-year civil war.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT
  • In this Jan. 25, 2013 photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots navigate a P3 Orion Airborne Early Warning Aircraft while flying over waters near the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The Central American country abolished its army in 1948 and plowed money into education, social benefits and environmental preservation. As a result, Costa Rican officials say, the country can’t battle ruthless and well-equipped Mexican drug cartels without U.S. help. The U.S. is patrolling Costa Rica’s skies and waters and

    The government has launched a tough line on crime backed by a top-to-bottom transformation of its law-enforcement and justice systems.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 18, 2013, 4:58 PM EST
  • In this Nov. 20, 2012 photo, people walk near the city hall in Paseo Cayala, on the edges of Guatemala City.

    The builders of Paseo Cayala say it is a livable, walkable development that offers housing for Guatemalans of a variety of incomes.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 08, 2013, 2:45 PM EST