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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 »

El Salvador to Launch Youth Violence Prevention Program

El Salvador to Launch Youth Violence Prevention Program

El Salvador will implement a new social youth violence prevention project, which combines work training, institutional strengthening and jail rehabilitation programs, among other actions, thanks to a $45 million loan approved today by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

IDB Finances Program to Improve Labor Force Productivity in El Salvador

IDB Finances Program to Improve Labor Force Productivity in El Salvador

The Inter American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $20 million to El Salvador to fund a training project that will improve the labor force productivity, particularly for young people between 16 and 29 years and workers in micro- and small-scale enterprises. continue reading »

Latin American Gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)  Designated as U.S. Criminal Organization

Latin American Gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)  Designated as U.S. Criminal Organization

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) with the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) today continue reading »

El Salvador Says NO to Carlos Slim’s Bid for Mobile Phone Operations

El Salvador Says NO to Carlos Slim’s Bid for Mobile Phone Operations

El Salvador's telecoms regulator has rejected an offer by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil to acquire the local operation of Irish-owned mobile operator Digicel, calling the deal detrimental to consumers. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »