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Salvadoran Migrants Rescued in Mexico after Smugglers Abandon Them

Salvadoran Migrants Rescued in Mexico after Smugglers Abandon Them

Agents of Mexico's INM immigration agency rescued 16 Salvadoran migrants who were abandoned by traffickers in the southern border state of Chiapas. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 192nd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 192nd Year of Independence

Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

U.S. Sentences Salvadoran Linked to Massacre for Immigration Fraud

U.S. Sentences Salvadoran Linked to Massacre for Immigration Fraud

One of 15 Salvadoran military men indicted in Spain for the 1989 murders of five Spanish Jesuits in the Central American nation was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in prison for lying on his U.S. immigration documents. continue reading »

IDB Lends El Salvador $25 Million to Improve Coastal Tourism

IDB Lends El Salvador $25 Million to Improve Coastal Tourism

El Salvador’s Ministry of Tourism will receive a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance the development of tourism attractions in La Libertad and Usulután coastal regions. continue reading »

Mayan Sculpture Remains Found in El Salvador’s Cihuatan Archaeological Park

Mayan Sculpture Remains Found in El Salvador’s Cihuatan Archaeological Park

At least 160 fragments of sculptures, possibly of jaguars, were discovered by specialists in the archaeological park of Cihuatan, located in central El Salvador, the Culture Secretariat said. continue reading »

Homeland Security Arrests 207 Gang Members in Central America Operation

Homeland Security Arrests 207 Gang Members in Central America Operation

More than 200 alleged transnational criminal street gang members and associates were arrested in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during a 60-day enforcement operation spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Central American law enforcement. continue reading »

Homeland Security Spearheads Arrest of 207 Narco Gangsters in Central America

Homeland Security Spearheads Arrest of 207 Narco Gangsters in Central America

U.S. Homeland Security exported its crime-fighting know-how on transnational gangs and helped nab over 200 known narcos and gang members in Central America. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  MS-13 Gang Member Deported, Wanted in El Salvador for 4 Murders

Latino Blotter:  MS-13 Gang Member Deported, Wanted in El Salvador for 4 Murders

A Salvadoran MS-13 gang member who is wanted in his native country for his role in four murders, was turned over to authorities in El Salvador by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Abortions: Latin America and the Great Debate

INFOGRAPHIC: Abortions: Latin America and the Great Debate

In a region known for it's devout Catholics, the abortion debate is currently playing out amongst lawmakers across Latin America. While legal in some countries in others doctors and their patients who undergo the procedure may face criminal charges. continue reading »

U.S. Gov’t Sanctions Significant Members of MS-13 Gang

U.S. Gov’t Sanctions Significant Members of MS-13 Gang

The U.S. Department of the Treasury with the assistance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), designated six members of the notorious El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Wednesday, pursuant to Executive Order, which targets transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and their supporters. continue reading »

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 »