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Will arrests bring 'real progress' in fight against impunity in El Salvador?

The wheels of justice have turned slowly since the execution-style killings of six Jesuit priests by El Salvador's armed forces in 1989, an event that shocked the world, brought sharp cuts in U.S. military aid to the strife-torn nation and indirectly facilitated the peace agreement the martyrs...

Arrests in 1989 El Salvador priest massacre elicit shock, happiness - and a hope for justice

22 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Felix Kury stumbled across an article online Friday night, and his memory shot back 26 years. El Salvador's national police force, he read, had finally arrested four of the men linked to the 1989 execution of six Jesuit priests, a housekeeper and her teenage daughter on a university campus in San...

Sent Back To The Murder Capitol To Die

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The United States helped create the cauldron of cartel and gang violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. But it turns its back on those trying to escape.

El Salvador detains ex-soldiers for 1989 Jesuit priest killings

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador said on Saturday it had detained four former soldiers accused of killing six Jesuit priests during the country's civil war, and would keep searching for 12 other suspects who remain at large.

Long Island father fighting deportation to El Salvador

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Julio Cesar Acosta came to the U.S. and built a family — but recent changes in immigration policy might tear them apart.

Jill and Derick Dillard: Pretending They're Still on Mission Trip?

Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard haven’t posted an update on their confusing mission trip to El Salvador since late December. That's led many Duggar observers - already concerned about the couple's health - to speculate on theShow More Summary

What El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Means for Women and Girls

In 1998, El Salvador outlawed abortion under any circumstances, including cases where the life or health of the woman is at risk; where pregnancies are the result of rape or incest; and in cases of severe fetal abnormalities. El Salvador’s total ban violates the human rights of thousands of women and girls.

Daily Headlines: February 1, 2016

El Salvador: Ex-President Francisco Flores passed away on Saturday prior to standing trial over the alleged embezzlement of $15 million in earthquake relief funds. Chile: Manuel Pelligrini will depart from coaching English soccer club Manchester City, while ex-Spanish international Juan Antonio Pizzi will head Copa America titleholders Chile. Show More Summary

Francisco Flores, El Salvador president trailed by corruption, dies at 56

He led the country from 1999 to 2004 and was under house arrest on charges of embezzlement and illegal enrichment.

Government Recommendations on Zika Virus Not Grounded in Reality, Say El Salvador Locals

The country’s Ministry of Health recommended last week that women should avoid becoming pregnant until 2018. But local feminist groups say this guidance doesn’t reflect the needs of Salvadoran women, especially where reproductive health...Show More Summary

This 2014 Sci-Fi Novel Eerily Anticipated the Zika Crisis

Due to fear of the Zika virus, the government of El Salvador has asked women to delay pregnancy until 2018—almost two years from now. On Thursday, World Health Officials declared that the virus was “spreading explosively.” Zika symptoms...Show More Summary

Is El Niño to Blame for the Zika Virus Outbreak?

The ongoing outbreak of Zika virus in Latin America took a surreal turn last week when health officials in El Salvador advised women there not to get pregnant for the next two years. Similar, though less extreme, warnings have been issued by Brazil, Colombia, and several other countries. Show More Summary

First Zika virus case confirmed in L.A. County

A young girl from Los Angeles County who traveled to El Salvador was infected with the Zika virus, officials said Tuesday. The infection, which usually has no symptoms, worries public health experts because it appears to be linked to a recent spike of a serious birth defect in Brazil. Officials...

The Zika Virus Could Force Women To Have Unsafe Abortions

BALI, Indonesia -- As the Zika virus continues to cause severe birth deformities in babies whose mothers contract it throughout the Americas, El Salvador has advised women to avoid becoming pregnant for a full two years until the epidemic is eradicated. Show More Summary

Advice to Delay Pregnancy Due to Zika Virus is Naive

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in El Salvador and Colombia are being cautioned to avoid pregnancy due to the potentially dangerous Zika virus, but little access to contraception or abortion and pregnancies from rape leave...Show More Summary

El Salvador’s Advice on Zika: Don’t Have Babies

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Grappling with a mosquito-borne virus linked to brain damage in infants, El Salvador is advising all women in the country not to get pregnant until 2018.

U.N., El Salvador launch U.S.-backed anti-corruption program

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - The U.N. on Monday announced a U.S.-financed pilot program to help fight corruption in El Salvador, a Central American country so torn by drugs and gang warfare that it ranks among the most violent in the wo...

To Deal With Zika, Just Don’t Get Pregnant, Says El Salvador

Now that the federal government has warned women who are pregnant (or actively trying) to avoid countries affected by the Zika virus, many news stories about the virus have focused on the risks to visitors, or speculation about when it will reach the United States. But some people living at the... More »

Negligent Federal Policy Puts Migrant Children in Danger

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

    Immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio, Tx. (Eric Gay / AP) Some number of tens of thousands of children who have fled violence in Central America were sexually assaulted, starved or forced to work for little or no pay after U.S. Show More Summary

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