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U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for 208,000 Salvadorans

U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for 208,000 Salvadorans

The United States on Thursday extended Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for the ninth time, a move that will allow more than 208,000 Salvadorans to live and work in this country for another 18 months, the Department of Homeland Security announced. continue reading »

Severely Ill Woman Denied Abortion in El Salvador – Sparks Protests

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

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 »

State Department Launches Journalism Security Hub in Central America

State Department Launches Journalism Security Hub in Central America

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Jane Zimmerman traveled to San Salvador on April 29 to participate in the launch of a regional Journalism Security Hub, in conjunction with World Press Freedom Day (May 3). continue reading »

Salvadorian Police Recover 4-year-old Girl Abducted in Mexico

Salvadorian Police Recover 4-year-old Girl Abducted in Mexico

A 4-year-old girl who disappeared on April 1 in the city of Texcoco has been found in El Salvador and is "in perfect health," the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat said. Valeria Hernandez de Jesus was lured away from her mother, a vendor in Texcoco's Plaza Bicentenario, by a man, media reports said. continue reading »

El Salvadorans Want Assassinated Archbishop Romero Honored with Beatification

El Salvadorans Want Assassinated Archbishop Romero Honored with Beatification

This week El Salvador is remembering and honoring Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Arnulfo Romero who was assassinated while celebrating Mass, 33 years ago this year. continue reading »

ICE Nabs Man Wanted for Kidnapping, Attempted Murder in El Salvador

ICE Nabs Man Wanted for Kidnapping, Attempted Murder in El Salvador

A citizen of El Salvador and Honduras, who was previously removed from the United States, and is wanted in El Salvador for kidnapping and attempted murder, was arrested today by officers from U.S. Immigration and Custom continue reading »

Mexican Marines Rescue 104 Central American Kidnapped Migrants

Mexican Marines Rescue 104 Central American Kidnapped Migrants

Marines found 104 Honduran and Salvadoran migrants in Nuevo Laredo, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

ICE: 116 Criminal Aliens Arrested by Tulsa-based Officers in 2012

ICE: 116 Criminal Aliens Arrested by Tulsa-based Officers in 2012

The local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the arrest of 116 foreign nationals with criminal convictions during calendar year 2012. continue reading »

Paleontologists Discover Mastodon Fossils in El Salvador

Paleontologists Discover Mastodon Fossils in El Salvador

At least 12 fossil fragments, including some from a mastodon, have been discovered at a new paleontological site in El Salvador. continue reading »

Salvadoran Mother Facing Deporation Hopes for Miracle

Salvadoran Mother Facing Deporation Hopes for Miracle

Ana Cañenguez, a Salvadoran mother living in Utah who has been on a long, painful journey to support her kids, says that only her faith keeps her from despair now that she has r continue reading »

Gang Shootout Kills 4 in El Salvador

Gang Shootout Kills 4 in El Salvador

Four people were killed and three others wounded Friday in a shootout between rival gangs in the eastern province of San Miguel, Salvadoran authorities said. continue reading »

Clinton Curtis Band to Travel to Latin America as Part of American Music Abroad Program

Clinton Curtis Band to Travel to Latin America as Part of American Music Abroad Program

The New York-based Clinton Curtis Band will tour Central and South America, and the Caribbean as part of the U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad Program, organized by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. continue reading »

Salvadoran Quintuplets Continue to Defy Odds, Turn 18

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 »

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Catch Aggravated Felon Previously Deported by US

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Catch Aggravated Felon Previously Deported by US

Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents stopped the smuggling attempt of an aggravated felon Wednesday. At approximately 1:30 a.m., agents from the Champlain Border Patrol station encountered a suspicious black SUV with four occupants traveling east on State Route 276 near Rouses Point, N.Y. When agents stopped the vehicle they discovered a male driver and three male passengers all claiming to be nationals of El Salvador. continue reading »