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Ordinary jail for El Salvador ex-president

A former president of El Salvador who is detained pending trial for alleged embezzlement was transferred to an ordinary jail Tuesday. Police said Antonio Saca was sent to the Mariona prison, an overcrowded facility on San Salvador's northern outskirts that holds 5,000 inmates -- four times the number it was designed to incarcerate. Show More Summary

The Neediest Cases: Dangers Behind and Uncertainties Ahead, but Together at Last

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Eleven years after they last saw their mother, José and Juan Rivera left El Salvador to join her in the United States, where new challenges await them.

The Deportees Taking Our Calls

Eddie Anzora was sitting in his cubicle at a call center in El Salvador one day a couple of years ago, making a hotel reservation for an impatient American customer, when he spotted someone he knew from a past life. The man, who was part of a group of new employees on a tour of the office, was tall, with a tattoo of a rose on the back of his neck. Show More Summary

El Salvador marks grim milestone: Its first murder-free day in nearly 2 years

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

El Salvador is one of the world’s most dangerous places.        

El Salvador sees first day without a homicide in nearly 2 years

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Officials in El Salvador, one of the world’s most dangerous places, last week said that for the first time in nearly two years, the country...        

"I left my tacos on the table and took off running.' Immigrants remember the workplace raids of the 1980s

Sara Saravia arrived in the United States in 1981 and quickly got a piece of advice: watch out for the men in uniforms. If they catch you, Saravia was told, you’ll find yourself back in El Salvador.   One afternoon, she sat in a restaurant when three men walked in. They wore uniforms. Saravia bolted. ...

A Remarkable Event in El Salvador: A Day Without Murder

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The police had no explanation for the pause, which did not last. The killing rate has fallen since a police crackdown began, but gang violence is still rampant.

El Salvador Records First Murder-Free Day in Two Years

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

It was a remarkable day in the gang-plagued central American nation.

One of World's Deadliest Nations Has Rare Murder-Free Day

El Salvador, one of the world's deadliest countries, has recorded a rare day without a single homicide. National Civil Police commissioner Howard Cotto said at a news conference Thursday that no murders were reported the previous day in the gang-plagued Central American nation. The last time the country went a...

A rare murder-free day recorded in El Salvador

One of the world’s deadliest countries recorded its first day without a single killing since January 2015.

El Salvador to strengthen ties with Taiwan during Tsai's visit

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador said on Thursday it will strengthen ties with Taiwan as President Tsai Ing-wen visits Central America at a time when China suspects she is seeking formal independence from the mainland.

Jill Duggar And Derick Dillard Leave Baby With Family For Instagram Date Night As Pregnant Jessa Duggar Prepares For Delivery

Jill Duggar got pregnant just months after she got married to Derick Dillard. Then soon afterwards, she had to leave home for El Salvador for her husband to do missions work. Being such a young and newly married couple means that, perhaps, Jill and Derick have not had much time with each other, away from... Show More Summary

Earthquake shakes El Salvador, no immediate reports of damage

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - An earthquake shook El Salvador on Wednesday, though there were no immediate reports of damages, local authorities said.

TV host in El Salvador arrested in connection to child prostitution ring

Maximiliano Gonzalez, better known by the stage name “El Gordo Max,” or “Fat Max,” was arrested along with three others related to an August 2014 bust

On the Front Lines of El Salvador’s Underground Abortion Economy

Amid an indifferent state and an activist Church, a defiant network of health workers struggle to offer a reprieve from the world’s most restrictive abortion laws.

Jill Duggar Gets Free Housework Help From Family As She And Derick Dillard Keep Taking Donations From Fans

Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, are taking it easy during their long break from doing mission work in El Salvador. Jill and Derick are currently staying in Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s guesthouse, and the couple definitely can’t complain about their living quarters. Show More Summary

2016 Swammy Awards: Caribbean/Central Am. Male Swimmer of the Year

By Lauren Neidigh on SwimSwam El Salvador's Marcelo Acosta reserved his spot in swimming history in 2016, as he became the first man from El Salvador to qualify for the Olympics with an "A" cut. Read the full story on SwimSwam: 2016 Swammy Awards: Caribbean/Central Am. Male Swimmer of the Year

Indie Booksellers Pick Their Favorite Overlooked Books Of 2016

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

There's a huge French bestseller just translated into English, a ferocious and hilarious satire of contemporary El Salvador, Jim Harrison's final collection of poetry, the history of a New York apartment building through the AIDS crisis, a history of the coyote, and "the most literary book on bodybuilding and superbike racing you'll ever read!" (There's […]

China, El Salvador ties unchanged despite Taiwan visit-El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - China has not signaled a desire to change its relationship with El Salvador, El Salvador's foreign Minister said on Monday, as his country prepares to host Taiwan's president after she held a controversial call with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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