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Stories about El Salvador

13 May 2015

Two Tragic Cases Throw a Harsh Spotlight on Latin America's Abortion Laws

A Salvadoran woman is pardoned after seven years in prison, convicted of abortion for a stillbirth, and a Paraguayan 10-year-old girl, allegedly raped by her stepfather, is denied an abortion.

What Is Behind the Controversy in El Salvador's Recent Elections?

Despite an interventionist Supreme Court, a month-long delay in the results, and other irregularities, visiting international observers declared this year's election in El Salvador to be broadly transparent.

10 May 2015

The Salvadoran Town Where Migrants Are Hotly Debated Folk Heroes

Intipucá is a small town in El Salvador that spans two countries, but a debate still rages over whether he was really the first to leave for the US.

18 February 2015

35 Years Later, Óscar Romero’s Martyrdom Is Recognized

The Vatican has formally canonized Salvadoran priest Monsignor Romero, who was murdered in 1980 for speaking out against the police.

4 June 2014

An Ex-Guerilla is Now Ruling El Salvador, Can He Stop the Killing?

Salvador Sánchez Cerén, an ex-guerrilla commander, assumed the presidency of El Salvador on June 1, 2014. Jamie Stark reviews what it means for El Salvador and Latin America.

15 May 2014

How Gangs Have Become a Trojan Horse in El Salvador's Security Forces (Part 2)

One hundred members of the Salvadoran security forces have been expelled for ties to gangs. The Salvatrucha prefers to infiltrate the police; Gang 18 with the Army. This institution has...

12 May 2014

How Gangs Have Become a Trojan Horse in El Salvador's Security Forces

One hundred members of Salvadoran security forces have been expelled for ties to gangs. The Salvatrucha prefers to infiltrate the police; Pandilla 18 prefers the army.

5 May 2014

A Poet Opens Her Eyes In the Metropolis: Juana M. Ramos in New York City

"This huge urban centre, New York, opened up my eyes and made me look at myself, also multiplied, in conceiving myself as Salvadorian, Central American, Latin American."

17 March 2014

Leftist Candidate Wins Presidential Elections in El Salvador by a Margin of 6000 Votes

In El Salvador, candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén won the presidential election by 6,364 votes. The losing party and their candidate, Norman Quijano, are demanding a recount and calling for protests.

26 November 2013

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