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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 »

Spain Calling for Extradition of 15 Salvadorans for 1989 Jesuit Murders

Spain Calling for Extradition of 15 Salvadorans for 1989 Jesuit Murders

Spain's Cabinet agreed on Friday to request the extradition of 15 Salvadoran military men for the 1989 murders of five Spanish Jesuits in the Central American nation. continue reading »

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

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 »

El Salvador Gets $50 Million to Reduce Risk to Slums from Natural Disasters

El Salvador Gets $50 Million to Reduce Risk to Slums from Natural Disasters

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for US$50 million to El Salvador for a project to reduce the vulnerability of residents in slums continue reading »

At least 4 inmates murdered inside Salvadoran prison

At least 4 inmates murdered inside Salvadoran prison

Salvadoran prison authorities confirmed Sunday that at least four inmates in the Quezaltepeque prison in San Salvador, were murdered on the weekend in a fight among the prisoners. continue reading »

Surf for Life Members Surf and Build a School in El Salvador

Surf for Life Members Surf and Build a School in El Salvador

It's not uncommon for surfers to travel the world chasing the best waves. But what is out of the ordinary is how members of Surf for Life pass the time when they're not out on the water. Instead of kicking back and relaxing, they spend their downtime helping build infrastructure for coastal communities. continue reading »

Humanitarian Emergency Due to Floods Only Beginning in Central America UN Warns

Humanitarian Emergency Due to Floods Only Beginning in Central America UN Warns

The humanitarian emergency caused by last month's devastating floods in Central America is only just beginning, a top United Nations relief official said today continue reading »

State Department Officials Travel to El Salvador to Discuss Economic Development

State Department Officials Travel to El Salvador to Discuss Economic Development

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Julissa Reynoso will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador, today through tomorrow. continue reading »

Global Study:  El Salvador World’s Most Dangerous Country

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 »

International Aid Coming to Flood-Ravaged El Salvador

International Aid Coming to Flood-Ravaged El Salvador

United Nations aid agencies are ramping up their efforts to provide shelter, food and health care to El Salvador, which is facing one of the greatest disasters in its history as heavy rains continue to cause severe flooding across Central America. continue reading »

El Salvador Asks U.S. to Extend “Temporary Protected Status” of Migrants Due to Natural Disasters

UN Approves Funds for Flood Ravaged El Salvador

UN Approves Funds for Flood Ravaged El Salvador

The United Nations reported it has approved an emergency cash grant for El Salvador and sent additional staff to the country as it beefs up efforts to help the Government respond to severe floods that have affected five other countries after heavy rainfall in Central America. continue reading »