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Women in El Salvador Face Lengthy Prison Terms for Violating Abortion Laws

In Howard Fast’s novel The Trial of Abigail Goodman, the story’s protagonist faced arrest and imprisonment after deciding to terminate her pregnancy. For some women in El Salvador, Fast’s future-tense fictional tale reflects the cold, hard reality of life in the present day. Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: April 24, 2015

El Salvador: Congress is considering declaring a “state of siege” for the first time since the civil war era while Salvadoran police proposed the return of “death squads” as an extreme measure to combat increased violence from street gangs. Show More Summary

VICE News Capsule - Thursday, April 22

4 days agoNews : Vice News

Health workers in Liberia demand six months of unpaid benefits, Iran is deporting thousands of Afghan refugees, El Salvador merged inmates belonging to rival gangs in prison, and Thailand has six months to clean up its fishing indus...

Josiah Duggar’s Girlfriend Marjorie Jackson Has Dark Family History, Uncle Involved In The Mob

Josiah Duggar recently announced his courtship to Marjorie Jackson who he fell for while on a mission trip in El Salvador. The young couple’s announcement left many wanting to know more about the girl who won Josiah’s heart. Sadly, it...Show More Summary

Turning murderers into ‘pro-choice’ martyrs: the abortion lobby’s war on pro-life El Salvador

Repeatedly, the abortion lobby takes infanticide cases, and spins them as though the women were jailed for abortion.

Government Audit: ICE Spent $41 Million More Than It Needed To Deport Immigrants

Flying deportees to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, accounted for nearly half of all international missions. The post Government Audit: ICE Spent $41 Million More Than It Needed To Deport Immigrants appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Investing in El Salvador’s Future

In my work as Ambassador to El Salvador, I meet people every day who are hungry for opportunities.

Nine gang members killed in army operation in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - At least nine members of the gang Barrio 18 were killed in El Salvador on Saturday in a confrontation with the army, which has taken on a larger role in fighting violence in the poor Central American nation.

After broken gang truce, El Salvador sees deadliest month in 10 years

Dr. Oscar Quijano touched his pinky to the hole in the head of the latest skeleton brought to the metal slab before him.

EL SALVADOR: Legislature Advances Bans On Gay Adoption And Marriage

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Via the Associated Press: A bill that would ban same-sex marriage in El Salvador has won preliminary approval from the legislature. A package of constitutional reforms approved Thursday night also would bar same-sex couples from adopting children. Show More Summary

El Salvador's reprehensible jailing of women who have miscarriages

To the editor: I find it shocking that a 17-year-old house maid in El Salvador who was raped and impregnated by a neighbor and went on to suffer a miscarriage was sentenced to prison for her "crime." The Salvadoran criminal justice system isn't far off from the Spanish Inquisition or the Salem...

As El Salvador’s Police and Gangs Wage War, Mexico Blocks Escape of Fleeing Migrants

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While El Salvador is on pace to supplant Honduras as the deadliest country that isn’t officially a war zone, Mexico has bowed to US pressure and tightened security on its southern border.

El Salvador Jails Women for Miscarriages, Stillbirths

Guadalupe Vasquez became pregnant at 17 after being raped by a neighbor of the house where she worked as a maid. She decided to keep the baby; she even picked out a name: Gabriel. When she went into labor, her employer wouldn't let her leave to get medical care. Show More Summary

El Salvador jails women for miscarriages and stillbirths

When Guadalupe Vasquez became pregnant at 17 after being raped by a neighbor of the house where she worked as a maid, she decided she wanted the baby. She even picked out a name: Gabriel.

Daily Headlines: April 13, 2015

Brazil: For the second time in less than a month tens of thousands of marchers participated in anti-government street protests throughout Brazil. El Salvador: U.S. migration officials deported former Salvadoran defense minister Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova over accusations of committing human rights abuses during the 1980s. Show More Summary

Illegal Alien Gets Only 29 Months Despite Stealing US Identities for 30 Years

An illegal alien from El Salvador who has been stealing the identities of Americans for 30 years got a low, low 29-month sentence last week. The illegal got caught after

Name debate could be a factor in next Washington stadium

Two weeks ago, I visited FedEx Field for the first time, for the soccer match between Messi-less Argentina and national anthem-less El Salvador.  The building looks and feels far older and broken down than its opening date of 1997 would suggest. So it’s not surprising that Washington owner Daniel Snyder wants a new stadium before…

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New Jets RB Stevan Ridley has his new team’s name tattooed on his forearm. Dolphins QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson is visiting El Salvador this weekend to teach 75 kids the fundamentals of football.  (It would be fitting if they play the wrong U.S. national anthem.) Patriots DE Chandler Jones helped celebrate Special Olympics athletes on Friday.…

El Salvador set to become deadliest peacetime country in the world

March of this year was the most deadly month on record in El Salvador in more than a decade. Continue reading ? The post El Salvador set to become deadliest peacetime country in the world appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Homicides In El Salvador Reach Record As Gang Violence Grows

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador had more homicides in March than any other single month in a decade, a dark milestone that some attribute to the collapse of a gang truce and one that could mark a trend of greater violence to come. Data from the National Civil Police show 481 homicides recorded last month, or more than 15 a day. Show More Summary

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