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Catholic Church in El Salvador Gets Gangs to Call a Truce

Catholic Church in El Salvador Gets Gangs to Call a Truce

President Mauricio Funes said Wednesday that a truce between El Salvador's two largest gangs was arranged by the Catholic Church and he insisted his administration did no more than "facilitate" the efforts of the hierarchy. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to El Salvador & Belize on Citizen Security Issues

U.S. Diplomat Travels to El Salvador & Belize on Citizen Security Issues

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights María Otero is traveling to El Salvador March 26-28 and to Belize March 28-29. continue reading »

Salvadorans Push to Transform TPS into Permanent Residence Status

Salvadorans Push to Transform TPS into Permanent Residence Status

Activists here on Friday urged the U.S. government to convert the Temporary Protected Status extended to migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua into legal permanent residence. continue reading »

Govt Reminding Employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status Still Eligible to Work

Govt Reminding Employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status Still Eligible to Work

The Justice Department announced today the launch of an educational video reminding employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may continue working beyond the March 9, 2012, expiration date of their employment documents continue reading »

UPDATE:  Secretary Napolitano Visit to El Salvador and Costa Rica

UPDATE:  Secretary Napolitano Visit to El Salvador and Costa Rica

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano,traveled to San Salvador, El Salvador and San Jose, Costa Rica to meet with international counterparts continue reading »

Plaguing Problem for Latin America: Inmates Killed in El Salvador Prison

Plaguing Problem for Latin America: Inmates Killed in El Salvador Prison

At least three inmates were murdered and another is missing at the Chalatenango prison in northern El Salvador, officials said. continue reading »

El Salvador’s President Mauricio Funes Apologizes for Massacre of 1981

President Mauricio Funes formally apologized on Monday for the Salvadoran army's 1981 slaughter of nearly 1,000 people in and around the town of El Mozote. continue reading »

UN Urges El Salvador to Address Issues of Social Inequality

UN Urges El Salvador to Address Issues of Social Inequality

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today on El Salvador to address its socio-economic inequalities and advance rule of law reform to ensure its citizens can experience positive and tangible continue reading »

Former El Salvador Guerrillas Continue Occupation of Main Cathedral in Country

Former El Salvador Guerrillas Continue Occupation of Main Cathedral in Country

One day to go to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 20th "Peace Accords" in El Salvador and the main church of this country, the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Salvador continues to be occupied by former veterans of the previous armed conflict. continue reading »

Immigration Deports El Salvadoran Wanted for Murder, Making it 260th Removal of Foreign Fugitive

A man from El Salvador, who was wanted for murder in his home country, was deported and turned over to El Salvador officials on Jan. 6 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers. continue reading »

Residental Mortgage Lending in Latin America Gets Boost from International Lenders

Residental Mortgage Lending in Latin America Gets Boost from International Lenders

La Hipotecaria will get a financial package of approximately $20 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to boost residential mortgage financing to low- and middle-income individuals in El Salvador, Panama and Colombia. continue reading »

Obama Administration Extends Hold on El Salvadoran Deportations

Obama Administration Extends Hold on El Salvadoran Deportations

The Department of Homeland Security citing the “ongoing disruptions” from the 2001 earthquakes in El Salvadoran asked the administration to extend the freeze on Salvadoran deportations. continue reading »

Salvadorian Farmworkers Killed by Unknown Assailants

Salvadorian Farmworkers Killed by Unknown Assailants

Four day laborers were slain Thursday in a rural area of the western Salvadoran province of Sonsonate, police said. Three of the victims shared the same surname, but it is not known whether they were related to one another. continue reading »

Catholic Church in El Salvador Urges “Dirty Campaign” to Stop for Upcoming Elections

Catholic Church in El Salvador Urges “Dirty Campaign” to Stop for Upcoming Elections

The Catholic Church of El Salvador has urged the country's political parties to lead a "clean campaign" for the upcoming legislative and municipal elections in 2012, and to put an end to the "dirty campaign" that characterized past elections. continue reading »

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

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 »