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El Salvador’s new attorney general is the point man in the war against gangs

7 hours agoNews : BlogPost

SAN SALVADOR — The elevator operator, the man who escorts visitors to the sixth-floor office of El Salvador’s top justice official, happens to be blind. Whether that is coincidence, or an intentional flourish on the part of the Central American country’s new attorney general, Douglas Meléndez Ruiz, the symbolism fits with the mood of cautious […]

Peru vs. El Salvador May 2016 International Friendly – Game Time; No TV Broadcast or Live Streaming Available: Peru Preparing for Copa America

Peru will play against El Salvador in an international friendly soccer game at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington D.C.. The match takes place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 and kick-off time is 8 p.m. ET or (5 p.m. PT).

El Salvador – Maria Teresa thanks supporters after release from jail

On 20 May 2016, Maria Teresa Rivera was finally freed from prison in El Salvador after a judge dismissed the charges against her. In 2011, she had been given a 40-year sentence after suffering a miscarriage. Thousands of people across the world rallied to her cause. This is her thank you message to everyone.

Judge Overturns Homicide Conviction of El Salvador Woman Jailed After a Miscarriage

Like dozens of other women in El Salvador, where abortion is completely illegal, Maria Teresa Rivera faced criminal charges in 2012 after experiencing obstetric complications. The post Judge Overturns Homicide Conviction of El Salvador Woman Jailed After a Miscarriage appeared first on Rewire.

El Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned For Miscarriage Released

A woman who was imprisoned for four years under El Salvador’s anti-abortion laws has been released today, says Amnesty International. María Teresa Rivera, 33, was released from prison when a judge ruled that there had not been sufficient evidence to convict her of the charges against her, and because she was suffering from serious health... Show More Summary

San Salvador, Street Artists, Food Insecurity And "Conect-Arte"

Six street artists took their social engagement a step further in El Salvador last month and taught youth some serious skills from the street. Coming from Brazil, Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, New York and New Jersey, this international crew took the time to share and teach about painting, art, and how community can be built. Show More Summary

El Salvador Withdraws Envoy to Brazil in Support of Rousseff

El Salvador’s President Salvador Sanchez Ceren announced on Saturday it does not recognize Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer and asked the Salvadoran envoy to return to the country, local media reported Saturday.

Canadian School Boy Appears To Have Discovered Lost Ancient Mayan City

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Studying 22 different constellations, William found that they matched the location of 117 Mayan cities scattered throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. When he applied his theory to a 23rd constellation, he found that two of the stars already had cities linked to them but that the third star was unmatched.”

Sentenced to 40 Years After a Miscarriage, Maria Teresa Rivera May Have Chance to Go Free

In El Salvador, Maria Teresa Rivera was convicted of aggravated homicide after experiencing an obstetrical emergency. She is scheduled to have a new day in court on May 11, when she will argue that there were judicial errors in her original trial. The post Sentenced to 40 Years After a Miscarriage, Maria Teresa Rivera May Have Chance to Go Free appeared first on Rewire.

Top Stories: Obama To Visit Hiroshima; Deadly Plains Tornadoes

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: A militant near a Munich train station stabs four, killing one; the Pentagon says an ISIS leader has been killed in Iraq; and there's been a major molasses spill into an El Salvador river.

Jailed in El Salvador after losing their pregnancies

For many of us around the world, Mother’s Day falls on May 8th this year, which also marks Teodora’s 36th birthday. Teodora has spent eight years in prison, and will spend yet another birthday and another Mother’s Day, which comes just two days after ours, without her family.

Daily Headlines: May 6, 2016

El Salvador: Salvadoran authorities claimed that homicides declined last April by 15.8% but some analysts worry the government’s “zero tolerance approach” could lead to increased gang violence. Venezuela: At an Organization of American States meeting, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused the U.S. Show More Summary

El Salvador arrests people who pushed for peace in gang war

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

MEXICO CITY -- For about two years,  the bloody war between the Salvadoran government and powerful gangs abated, thanks to a negotiated truce. That agreement, which broke down in 2014, was always controversial. But until this week, it wasn’t a crime. Salvadoran authorities announced on Tuesday that they had arrested 18 people who helped broker the […]

El Salvador arrests mediator of controversial gang truce

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador has arrested former congressman Raul Mijango, who brokered a controversial gang truce in 2012 that reduced murders in the violent Central American nation by half.

Jessa Duggar Was Afraid While Visiting Her Sister Jill in El Salvador

Post by Jenny Erikson. Tuesday night's finale of Jill and Jessa: Counting On will feature the Duggar sisters together again in El Salvador, where Jill is currently serving as a missionary with her husband, Derick Dillard. Even though...Show More Summary

Jessa Duggar Reveals Adoption Plans!

As we learned from a recently released preview, tonight's episode of Jill and Jessa: Counting On features a scene in which the Duggars visit an orphanage in El Salvador. Jill Duggar Visits Orphanage: Is She Adopting or Exploiting? At...Show More Summary

Murders drop sharply in El Salvador in April, police say

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Homicides fell sharply during April in El Salvador, police figures showed on Monday, after ferocious gang violence probably turned the poor Central American country into the world's most murderous nation.

Jill Duggar Visits Orphanage: Is She Adopting or Exploiting?

It looks as though Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard recently returned to Arkansas after another abbreviated stint doing missionary work in El Salvador. Back when they were filming the first full season of Jill & Jessa: Counting On, however,...Show More Summary

Jessa Duggar & Derick Dillard Preach About Importance of "Covenant Marriage" in El Salvador

It's been less than two years since Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard got married, but apparently the couple has spent much of that time doling out marital advice to other couples. The Dillards moved to El Salvador to perform missionary...Show More Summary

Mystery Fireball Turns Sky Blood Red Over El Salvador, Sparks Panic And Fears Of The Apocalypse [Photos]

Thousands were thrown into a state of panic in the tiny Central American nation of El Salvador on Sunday, April 17, 2016, when a huge fireball that appeared suddenly over city of Chalchuapa in the Santa Ana department of the country, turned the night sky blood red. Show More Summary

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