IN 1978 Janet Delaney was a photography student at the San Francisco Art Institute who had spent six months travelling through Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, taking photographs and interviewing people about the impact of civil war there. Show More Summary
Latin America: Will Bolivia soon follow the example of Cuba and become the next Latin American state to seek renewed diplomatic relations with the U.S.? El Salvador: Legislators in El Salvador recently paroled a woman sentenced to thirty years in prison for undergoing an abortion in 2007. Show More Summary
On Thursday, January 22, having failed to win a pardon from the El Salvadoran justice system, a young woman won her freedom after a pardon was granted by El Salvador's Parliamentary Assembly, according to Amnesty International. The young...Show More Summary
An El Salvador woman gets 30 years lifted for her sentenced after being convicted of aggravated homicide in an abortion case that took place in 2008, The Guardian reports. At the age of 18, an El Salvador woman by the name of CarmenShow More Summary
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The El Salvador national legislature had the opportunity on January 16 to pardon a woman named Guadalupe, who was convicted of aggravated homicide against her newborn when, in fact, she had suffered obstetrical complications. Her petition...Show More Summary
Back in December the Duggar family traveled to El Salvador and now they’ve made a video showing highlights from their trip. The 19 Kids & Counting stars shown riding in… READ ON
During the 1980s, El Salvador was the single largest recipient of U.S. military hardware and weaponry in the Western Hemisphere. Although the Central American country's civil war ended in 1992, the guns, grenades and bullets linger, as do their murderous effects. In September, a U.S. official...
After years and years of delay for "prudential reasons," a panel of Vatican theologians has declared that the late Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez of El Salvador is a martyr, killed for his faith while standing at the altar saying Mass. Show More Summary
Oscar Romero, was gunned down in 1980 after he denounced a crackdown by El Salvador's junta on its left-wing opponents at the start of a 13-year civil war.
An Interview with Social Movement Leader and Parliamentarian Estela Hernandez By Beverly Bell La Coordinadora of the Lower Lempa and the Bay of Jiquilisco in El Salvador is a grassroots, community-led organization of 27,000 families in more than 100 communities. It is transforming economic and political power and the health of the environment, across the [...]
An Interview with Social Movement Leader and Parliamentarian Estela Hernandez The social movement La Coordinadora is organizing to protect lands and waters - including the Bay of Jiquilisco, pictured here - from corporate development, instead promoting ecological health and sustainable livelihood. Show More Summary
Photo: Laura Martínez. La Libertad, El Salvador
Photo: Laura Martínez, Juayúa, El Salvador.
Is El Salvador the new Costa Rica? The short answer is no. Let us explain. Costa Rica is a wonderful place to be. There is no doubt about that. Gorgeous beaches and eco-adventuring are just some of the things that travelers have come to love about the country. Show More Summary
Maybe the flight was cheap. Maybe it's the promise of sun and warm weather. Maybe you've just always wanted to go. Whatever the reason, traveling to El Salvador means embarking on a little adventure in Central America. So what should...Show More Summary
The Dominican Republic has taken an important step forward in terms of the rights of women and girls by ending its total ban on abortion. Now it is El Salvador's turn.
"Isn't it dangerous there?" That was far and away the most common response regarding our recent trip to El Salvador, both before and after. Fair enough, since bad news usually travels better than good. Yes, there is an ongoing gang problem...Show More Summary
Just like in Mexico -and pretty much the rest of Latin America- companies large and small insist on casting blond people for their advertising. It’s “aspirational,” you know? Photo taken from the Dec. 26, 2014 edition of El Salvador’s Diario … Continue reading ?
Photo: Laura Martínez, Santa Ana, El Salvador.