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Archbishop Óscar Romero Was Assassinated During Mass in 1980

Today in Latin American history, Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador in 1980. The assassination occurred one day after a sermon in which he had called on Salvadoran soldiers, as Christians, to obey God's higher order and to stop carrying out the government's repression and violations of basic human rights. continue reading »

Severely Ill Woman Denied Abortion in El Salvador – Sparks Protests

El Salvador women have taken to the streets to protest the recent ruling by the country’s Supreme Court that refused to allow a severely ill woman to have an immediate abortion. continue reading »

Pope Francis Receives President of El Salvador, Speak of Murdered Archbishop Romero

Today the President of El Salvador, Carlos Mauricio Cartagena was granted an audience with Pope Francis I at the Vatican were both spoke of assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero. continue reading »

Salvadoran Quintuplets Continue to Defy Odds, Turn 18

The Salvadoran quintuplets who were given little chance of survival when they were born in 1995 are now 18 and busy planning for their futures. continue reading »

Salvadoran Priest Celebrates 5 yrs in Chicago’s Little Village

Salvadoran priest Jose Landaverde has become a pro-immigrant activist, community organizer and the heart and soul of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Mission in Chicago's mainly Mexican Little Village neighborhood, where he has been working for five years to "create hope among those who don't have it." continue reading »

USHCC Urges Senate to Confirm Mari Aponte Ambassador to El Salvador, Business Interests at Stake

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced its disappointment in the Senate's recent failure to confirm Mari Carmen Aponte as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador continue reading »

Man Charged with Lying on Immigration Application, Conceals Ties to El Salvadoran Army & 6 Murders

A Massachusetts man was charged today in federal court with making false statements on immigration forms and committing perjury in order to remain in the United States. continue reading »

‘Anonymous’ Forgets About Zetas, Attacks El Salvador, Colombia

Hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ cancelled their Nov. 5th Operation against the Zetas, but their attacks on Latin American Governments, Police institutions and Ministries persist. continue reading »

Global Study:  El Salvador World’s Most Dangerous Country

Using sources from the criminal justice, health, and conflict studies sectors, the Global Burden of Armed Violence’s 2011 database—which covers data on lethal violence perpetrated worldwide from 2004 to 2009—reveals that: continue reading »

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Puerto Rican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month

The 15th of September marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, 30 days celebrating the Latino culture and heritage shared by over 50 million Americans. Even before President Lyndon Johnson chose the 15th as the start of Hispanic Heritage Week in the 1960s continue reading »

Labor Secretary Signs Agreements with Dominican & El Salvador to Protect Migrant Workers Rights

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis signed joint declarations and letters of arrangement with Ambassador Aníbal de Castro of the Dominican Republic, Ambassador Muni Figueres Boggs of Costa Rica continue reading »

University of Michigan Ends Study Abroad Program in El Salvador After Armed Robberies of Students

The University of Michigan has announced that it has cancelled an internship program based in the Central American country of El Salvador after three of its students were robbed at gun point. continue reading »

American Ambassador In El Salvador Under Fire for Gay Rights OpEd

Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte was heavily criticized by a coalition formed by 42 pro-life and pro family groups, and the church in El Salvador where she serves as the U.S. Ambassador. continue reading »

Violent MS-13 Gang Member Previously Deported, Rearrested in Maryland

On June 10, 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in Baltimore arrested Saul Antonio Uriba, continue reading »

Retired Salvadoran General to Face Torture Charges, Deportation

Thirty years ago, during the civil war in El Salvador, Gen. Eugenio Vides Casanova was the top military officer in the nation. He was once closely allied with the U.S., but he has since been accused of a number of human rights violations. continue reading »

El Salvador Inaugurates First ‘Ciudad Mujer’

Mauricio Funes, the President of El Salvador, and Salvadoran First Lady and Minister of Social Inclusion Vanda Pignato today inaugurated the first “Ciudad Mujer” service center in Lourdes, part of Colón municipality continue reading »

Michelle Obama Visits Ciudad Mujer Project to Benefit Women in San Salvador

As part of United States President Barak Obama’s official visit to Latin America, First Lady Michelle Obama together with Salvadoran First Lady and Minister of Social Inclusion Vanda Pignato, visited the first of what is to be 12 centers of the Ciudad Mujer project. continue reading »

El Salvador Awaits President Obama’s Visit and His “Commitment” to Immigration Reform

The Catholic Church in El Salvador awaits “a word of commitment“ from the President of the United States Barack Obama, during his upcoming visit to the Country on the 22nd and 23nd of March, for his part in pursuing the approval of immigration reform. continue reading »

Discount Airline Spirit Coming to El Salvador and Mexico

U.S. low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has announced new flight service to El Salvador and Mexico starting this summer. continue reading »