Amid a heavy police presence, Damaris Reyes Rivas was mourned by her family, including the mother who’d brought her to Maryland to escape El Salvador’s gang violence
Jorge Alberto Martínez Chávez was an innocent man, yet he died in El Salvador because police, prosecutors, and a judge mistook him for a different Jorge Alberto Martínez Chávez. He should never have been in the prison system in the first...Show More Summary
Parliamentary bill proposing to loosen draconian restrictions on abortion finds favour after religious groups, doctors and others voice public support El Salvador’s controversial law banning abortion in all circumstances, which has provoked ruthless miscarriages of justice, could be overturned in what has been described as a historic move. Show More Summary
The young woman sat in the corner of my exam room, facing away from me as I asked her questions. Her answers were short. “I’m from El Salvador.” Why did she come? “Because of the violence.” Her voice was flat. Her hands trembled. I knew she had suffered terribly and I needed to ask her […]
Vets in El Salvador's zoo carried out an operation Monday to clean up a bone infection in the country's last male jaguar, an 18-year-old named Greco.
Two teens who were arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl at their high school had recently arrived from Central America, reports suggest. Police in Maryland arrested Jose Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez, 18, after the young girl told school officials … Continued
A 14-year-old Maryland girl claims she was brutally raped on school property by two students who had recently immigrated to the United States from El Salvador and Guatemala. One of the students was declared an illegal immigrant while the second student’s immigration status was withheld as he was still a minor. Show More Summary
Court records in Maryland describe constant communication with gang leaders in El Salvador
The recent murders of three trans women in El Salvador garnered international headlines. Salvadoran activists tell the Daily Beast about the violence, and their life-risking campaigning for change.
"Is it the will of a compassionate God to mandate that young girls who have been raped carry to term resulting pregnancies?" asked theologian María Lopez Vigil at a talk organized by advocates. The post Momentum Builds for Reforming El Salvador’s Abortion Ban appeared first on Rewire.
Cross-posted on UN Women In El Salvador, where land ownership still remains a barrier for women, a rural women’s cooperative paves the way for income, access to public services and legal support. A child care facility run by the women...Show More Summary
When he saw the body on the side of the road, journalist Carlos Martínez had two questions. Is that a human? Is it alive? It was a muggy afternoon in September 2014. Martínez was driving back from Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, with photographer Fred Ramos, his colleague at the San Salvador-based news site El Faro, which […]
Roman Catholic authorities in El Salvador said the Vatican is studying a possible miracle attributed to slain Archbishop Oscar Romero?
El Salvador’s beloved hippopotamus Gustavito, who died last month, may not have been beaten to death by trespassers, new evidence suggests.
HOUSTON (AP) — Two MS-13 gang members from El Salvador, both in the United States illegally, held three teenage girls against their will and killed one of them in a satanic ritual, authorities in Houston said Friday.
The brutal attack that El Salvador zoo officials said killed a hippo at the facility may not have actually occurred, new evidence suggests. Gustavito, a 15-year-old hippopotamus, died at El Salvador’s National Zoological Park late last month. Show More Summary
The United States qualified for this year's Under-20 World Cup, beating El Salvador 2-1 Friday night at San Jose, Costa Rica, on first-half goals by Emmanuel Sabbi and Eryk Williamson
The United States’ U-20 team is taking on El Salvador for a spot in the U-20 World Cup tonight, and they’ll be through to the tournament if they do anything besides lose by multiple goals. If they win or draw, they’ll play Honduras for the CONCACAF U-20 championship. Read more...
El Salvador's main zoo is in trouble for claiming a hippo died of a brutal stabbing attack by unidentified people, when an autopsy finally revealed the animal in fact died of possible poor care. Gustavito, a 15-year-old hippopotamusShow More Summary
My students like to test me. Often I fail. But not always.The other day, I said, "See you tomorrow." One of my students, from El Salvador, said, "No, I'll see you mañana."I said, "No, TOMORROW."This back and forth went on for some time. Show More Summary