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El Salvador just became the first country to ban metal mining

El Salvador just became the wold's first country to ban metal mining. In a historic move, the country will no longer allow "prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of metallic minerals." While the US seems to...Show More Summary

El Salvador bans metal mining in world first

El Salvador on Thursday became the first country in the world to ban the mining of metals in what campaigners called a landmark move for environmental protection.

El Salvador bans metal mining in world first

El Salvador on Thursday became the first country in the world to ban the mining of metals in what campaigners called a landmark move for environmental protection. The law bans "prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of metallic minerals in El Salvador," according to the text published Thursday in the official journal. Show More Summary

Cecilia Alvear, Trailblazing Latina Journalist at NBC, Dies at 77

A former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, she ran NBC’s Mexico City bureau, covered conflicts in Nicaragua and El Salvador and produced interviews with Castro.

Waiting half a lifetime for justice in El Salvador

EL MOZOTE, El Salvador (Reuters) - Survivors of 1981's El Mozote massacre are closer than ever to justice after the reopening of an investigation begun more than a quarter-century ago into the army-led killing of about 1,000 people, casting light on a horrific symbol of the unaccountability for atrocities in El Salvador's civil war.

Brazil's Odebrecht financed campaigns in Peru, El Salvador

The former CEO of Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht says the company helped finance the campaign of Peru's former President Ollanta Humala. In testimony this week to prosecutors, Marcelo Odebrecht said … Click to Continue »

Country list translation oddity

This is weird, and even slightly creepy — paste a list of countries like Costa Rica, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, England, Guatemala, Honduras,...Show More Summary

Deane Hinton, career ambassador and U.S. envoy to five nations, dies at 94

Diplomat served most notably in El Salvador in the early 1980s amid the country’s civil war.

Julio Torres on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Julio Torres is a comedian originally from El Salvador who’s made it not only all the way to Brooklyn, but also to a writing job on Saturday Night Live. He’ll perform a half-hour special for Comedy Central this year, but first, here’s a short but sweet set from Tuesday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, in […]

El Salvador arrests prominent businessman on money-laundering charges

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A high-profile El Salvadoran businessman, who is wanted by the U.S. government for suspected drug trafficking, was arrested on money-laundering charges on Tuesday, the attorney general's office said.

Wendy Carrillo Could Become the First Formerly Undocumented Woman Elected to Congress

Wendy Carrillo was five years old when she came to the US through Tijuana with her grandmother and her aunt. The family was fleeing from civil war in El Salvador and relocated to Southern California, where Carrillo was reunited with her mother and lived as an undocumented immigrant until she was 13. Eventually, she… Read more...

United Nations Committee Urges Moratorium on El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban

The committee's recommendations lend momentum toward a legislative effort to relax the country's abortion law. The post United Nations Committee Urges Moratorium on El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban appeared first on Rewire.

The Performance Artist Fusing Mayan Rituals, Hip-Hop, and Punk | #50StatesofArt

How Irvin Morazan went from a Ricky Martin impersonator living in El Salvador to an outspoken, multimedia performance artist based in Virginia.

Sprint to Let Customers Manage Movistar Prepaid Accounts in Mexico and El Salvador

Sprint today announced a new program that will allow customers to help pay for wireless service for relatives and friends in Mexico and El Salvador. The new Plan Conectados, which is built into the Sprint World Top-Up app, makes it possible for Sprint customers to provide wireless access for $25 per month through a partnership with Movistar. Show More Summary

El Salvador to investigate military leaders over civil war massacre

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A court in El Salvador notified seven former high-level military leaders on Wednesday they are being investigated for their alleged roles in the 1981 massacre of 1,000 peasants, considered the worst atrocity in the nation's bloody civil war.

El Salvador bans all metals mining, marking first

El Salvador's congress has approved a total ban on the mining of metals in the country, one of the first to enact such a broad ban. Environmentalists have noted that … Click to Continue »

Transgender Murders In El Salvador Leave Community In Fear

SAN JUAN TALPA, El Salvador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every time the neighborhood dogs bark at night, Teresa, a 44-year-old transgender woman in El Salvador, wakes up in a panic. “I think that someone is coming to kill me,” said Teresa, a shopkeeper in the coastal town of San Juan Talpa. Show More Summary

‘A hole in our hearts’: A 15-year-old girl lost to MS-13 is laid to rest

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

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