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112 Gang Members, Predominantly Latino, Charged Across Multiple States with Serious Crimes

Forty-one members of various street gangs have been charged in indictments or criminal complaints unsealed today in five judicial districts, the Department of Justice announced today. Most of the gangs have Latino members involved. The indictment also alleges that MS-13 gang members were send money to gang leaders in El Salvador. continue reading »

Central American Countries Working to Reduce Childhood Anemia, Some Areas have Rate as High as 25%

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help to reduce the rate of anemia in children under age five in El Salvador and other Central American countries with a loan of US$1.1 million approved today. continue reading »

Obama Officials Travel to Latin America in Preparation for His Regional Visit

Different White House officials and State Department officials are starting to travel to Latin America in anticipation of the President's upcoming trip in March. continue reading »

El Salvadoran Executioner and Thug Perdomo Henriquez Captured by ICE

Perdomo Henriquez was a notorious, violent gang leader in El Salvador - wanted for crimes ranging from decapitation and dismemberment to murder and extortion. continue reading »

Salvadoran Teen, M-13 Gang Member to be Tried as Adult in Killing of Long Island Mom and Child

An unidentified El Salvador minor, and member of the infamous M-13 gang will be tried as an adult for the shooting death of Vanessa Argueta and her two year-old son Diego. continue reading »

Illegal Reindeers Seized at Border – Thank God they Aren’t Santa’s!

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists assigned to Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport seized a pair of decorative Christmas reindeer figures. A passenger arriving from El Salvador was carrying the reindeer figurines in luggage. continue reading »

El Salvador Most Water-Stressed Country in Latin America

According to recent studies like the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) El Salvador will be the most water-stressed country in Central America in the future. continue reading »

U.S. State Officials to Visit Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo A. Valenzuela will travel to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador December 5-9 in a visit designed to discuss ongoing security cooperation, strengthening of democratic governance and renewed efforts to advance coordination on citizen security. continue reading »

Salvadoran Immigrant Found Guilty of Chandra Levy Murder

UPDATE: A jury has just convicted Salvadoran immigrant, Ingmar Guandique on two counts of first-degree murder for the attack and killing of Chandra Levy back in 2001. continue reading »

Pope Reflects on Churches Role in Latin America

In separate meetings yesterday with new ambassadors from Colombia and El Salvador to the Holy See, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the role of the Catholic Church in Latin America, continue reading »

El Salvador Committed to Strengthening Its Financial Sector

The Government of El Salvador and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed a contract for a $200 million loan to help strengthen the fiscal sector of El Salvador. continue reading »

11 Países de America Latina Piden Revisión de Leyes Migratorias de Arizona

México y otros 10 países de América Latina buscan que un tribunal federal de apelaciones de los Estados Unidos revise leyes de inmigración del estado de Arizona. continue reading »

U.S. Signs Financial Commitments with El Salvador and Honduras

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signed separate Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo and Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez outlining the United States’ commitment to the Building Remittance Investment for Development Growth and Entrepreneurship (BRIDGE) Initiative in Honduras and El Salvador. continue reading »

23 Gang-related Arrests in New York

May, the ICE Violent Gang Units have arrested a total of 170 suspected gang members and associates in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. "Transnational gangs operate as criminal organizations that prey on immigrants continue reading »

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region continue reading »

“U.S. Agents are Shooting Mexican Migrants” Asserts Mexican Felipe Calderon

Mexican President Felipe Calderon and El Salvador President Mauricio Funes met to discuss the problem of migrant safety after the massacre of 72 mostly Central Americans migrants at the hands of Mexican drug cartels. continue reading »

Are Latin American Country’s Generous?

The Gallup World Giving Index has just released its list of the most generous countries for 2010 and no the United States was not number one, it was tied for fifth place with Switzerland. continue reading »

Salvadoran President Announces 3rd Migrant Survived Mexican Massacre

Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes announced yesterday that a third man survived August’s massacre of 72 migrants in a ranch in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Mexico has confirmed that 77 migrants from Central and South American were kidnapped and held at the ranch either for ransom or to force them to work for drug cartels. Authorities believe the violent Zetas drug cartel kidnapped the individuals as they were heading toward the U.S. continue reading »

$5 Million Dollars found Buried in Barrel in El Salvador

El Salvador’s national police have found over 5.2 Million dollars in cash buried on a farm 56 kilometers (35 miles) from the capital of San Salvador. The sum may grow, as there are still 25 % of the 300 packets to be counted. continue reading »

Virtually all El Salvadorans Oppose Legalization of Abortion

Ninety-three percent of El Salvadorans are opposed to the legalization of abortion in their country, according to a new poll. To the question: "Do you agree with modifying the Constitution of the Republic, and that abortion be permitted?", 93% answered that they were not in agreement, and seven percent said they were, according to the El Salvador newspaper. continue reading »