SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The month of June saw 677 murders in El Salvador, more than in any other single month since the end of the country's civil war. Miguel Fortin Magana, director of the country's Legal Medicine Institute, said Friday that June's total surpassed May's total of 641 murders. Show More Summary
Post by Jenny Erikson. Can you imagine dyeing your hair in order to protect your life? That's what women in El Salvador are doing: covering up their blonde tresses as brunette in droves. Violence in the Central American country has reached an all-time high, and women are afraid of being targets with light-colored hair. Show More Summary
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Word on the street is that only the girlfriends of gang members are allowed to be redheads or blondes. So in this violent place, women are scurrying to salons to give up their blond hair and highlights,...Show More Summary
Restrictive anti-abortion laws in states like Texas are forcing women into dangerous situations. In Paraguay, a 10-year-old rape victim is denied an abortion—even though her stepfather is her attacker. In El Salvador suicide is the cause of death for 57 percent of pregnant females between the ages 10 to 19. Show More Summary
The LGBT movement of El Salvador lost one of its most prominent transgender activists, Francela Méndez Rodríguez, earlier this month.
St. Kitts & Nevis captain Atiba Harris had an absolute nightmare during his side’s 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw against El Salvador. The MLS star, who is a first cousin of Micah Richards, dribbled far too close to his goalkeeper towards the end of the first half before loosing his footing in the worst place […] The post St. Show More Summary
Rugged volcanos dotting the countryside, vibrant cities with a youthful spirit, colonial charm preserved and actively refurbished for future generations to enjoy. This may not be the El Salvador in your mind, but it’s the country that...Show More Summary
A masked gangster appears in the video condemning the government's anti-gang operation, while claiming the united coalition of rival gangs is ready for war if the authorities refuse.
After the dismantling of the gang truce in El Salvador early last year, violent crime has risen steadily. May saw 635 killings, a 32 percent increase over March, the previous deadliest month.
Two members of the violent street gang MS-13 have been deported from Los Angeles to their native El Salvador to face charges of aggravated homicide, according to U.S. immigration officials.
A golden thread links Pope Francis to Oscar Romero, the murdered archbishop whose beatification the Pope ordered to take place last weekend, to the rapturous acclaim of the people of El Salvador and the wider world. The thread is that...Show More Summary
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Gang leaders in El Salvador have a message for the martyred priest they call “Saint Romero": We’re sorry, forgive our sins. In a rare joint communique penned by the Salvatrucha (MS-13), the Pandilla 18, the...Show More Summary
“The Weekender” is our feature where every weekend we hope to highlight a short film, movie or documentary pertaining to the Americas. On March 23rd the late Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified during an official ceremony attended by some 260,000 people in San Salvador. Show More Summary
Around 250,000 Catholics turned out in El Salvador for the ceremonial first step of Archbishop Oscar Romero's path to sainthood. As Allen Pizzey reports, this is something that would have been considered unlikely when Romero was gunned down celebrating Mass 35 years ago.
The beatification ceremony of Archbishop Oscar Romero today in San Salvador by the Vatican was attended by 250,000 worshippers. He was murdered in March 1980 at the beginning of the El Salvador civil war that lasted through 1992. All that is history. Show More Summary
Experiencing an explosion of criminal violence, many Salvadorans cling to the slain archbishop’s message of peace and reconciliation as a source of hope.
The ceremony for Oscar Romero — who was gunned down during mass in the capital, San Salvador, in 1980 — is the last step before being declared a saint by the Vatican.
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, the final step before sainthood, 35 years after he was gunned down at the altar by a right-wing death squad for denouncing the oppression of the poor by the military dictatorship.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Huge crowds of Salvadorans filled a square in the Salvadoran capital Saturday for a ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and...Show More Summary
Lettera del Santo Padre Excmo. Mons. José Luis Escobar Alas Arzobispo de San Salvador Presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal de El Salvador Querido Hermano: La beatificación de monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez, que fue Pastor de esa querida Arquidiócesis, es motivo de gran alegría para los salvadoreños y para cuantos gozamos con el ejemplo de […]