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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 »

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 »