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Ron Johnson: Deporting Kids To Honduras Is OK Because It's 'A Beautiful Country'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

It's not so bad to deport children to what was until recently the murder capital of the world, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Friday, since Honduras ...

A Mysterious Epidemic Plaguing Central America May Be Linked To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science

A mysterious disease has been sweeping through the sugar cane fields of Central America, with more than 20,000 laborers dying from it over the p...

U.S. Lawmakers Call On El Salvador To Free Women 'Wrongfully' Jailed For Illegal Abortions

Fusion | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.06.2015 | Latino Voices

Members of congress are asking Secretary of State John Kerry to lean on El Salvador’s president to “re-examine” his government&rsquo...

15 Reasons to Catch the Next Flight to Central America

minube | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel

If there's one word which sums up why Central America is such an amazing travel destination, it'd have to be "diversity."

Offering Protection to the Women of El Salvador

Kuro Tawil | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

Kuros!™ has been distributing cans of pepper spray across El Salvador. Currently in the midst of an extremely violent gang situation, pepper spray distribution in that country is a very delicate balancing act.

The War on Women: Expanding Into El Salvador

Kuro Tawil | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

It has almost been two years now since Kuros! started distributing pepper spray to women as a way to protect themselves from violent and sexually based attacks. It has been an incredible 18 months so far; seeing us spread from India to Africa, and now into Latin America.

Republican Policies Show The Party Doesn't Care About Children

Laura Merriman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Laura Merriman

If the Republican party really care about children, it should stop trying to defund Planned Parenthood. The party should support anti-gun legislation so that children can go to school and movie theaters and be at home without being executed, instead of letting nine U.S. youths be gunned down per day.

Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.12.2015 | Latino Voices
Beverly Bell

Excerpts from an interview with Miguel Ramirez, National Coordinator of the Organic Agriculture Movement of El Salvador.

Salvador's Draconian Abortion Laws: A Miscarriage of Justice

Medea Benjamin | Posted 07.27.2015 | World
Medea Benjamin

An overwhelming number of women in El Salvador -- particularly poor, unmarried, uneducated women -- face outrageous human rights violations as they are denied autonomy over their bodies. El Salvador has one of the strictest and most archaic anti-abortion laws in the world.

Is El Salvador Heading to a Second Civil War?

Randy Jurado Ertll | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Randy Jurado Ertll

Political posturing and American indifference have put bloody El Salvador on the path toward a second civil war.

El Salvador Sees Highest Monthly Murder Rate Since Civil War

AP | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The month of June saw 677 murders in El Salvador, more than in any other single month since the end of the country'...

Fear Pervades El Salvador As Gang Violence Reaches New Levels

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Word on the street is that only the girlfriends of gang members are allowed to be redheads or blondes. So in this v...

The True Miracle of Óscar Romero

Claudia Horwitz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Claudia Horwitz

Political history is filled with people who were oppressed or vilified or murdered, ending up decades later on a postage stamp or a billboard. But throughout the weekend we hear, time and again, how the spirit of Romero lives on in each one of us.

The Farmers and Food System Leaders of Tomorrow

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Young people are the farmers and food system leaders of tomorrow. According to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), young people are increasingly abandoning agriculture and rural areas in search of better prospects, which makes creating opportunities for young people to contribute to their agricultural communities an urgent need.

Gang Leader: It's Time For El Salvador To Learn From Martyred Priest

Fusion | Tim Rogers | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Gang leaders in El Salvador have a message for the martyred priest they call “Saint Romero": We’re sorry, forgive ou...

Salvadorans Rejoice As Slain Archbishop Romero Beatified

AP | ANY CABRERA | Posted 05.24.2015 | Religion

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Huge crowds filled a square in the Salvadoran capital Saturday for a ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop O...

Photos Of The Life, Death, And Life After Death Of Archbishop Oscar Romero

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Landazuri Saltos and Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion

Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated in 1980, while celebrating Mass at Church of the Divine Providence, in San Salvador, El Salvador. Thirty-fiv...

Time to Answer Romero's Call to Action

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

As a Catholic, I am proud of my Church for finally recognizing this man of God who lived his faith. As a politician, I continue to be inspired by Romero's example -- his total commitment to the poor and his unwavering commitment to the dignity of every human being.

Beatification Of Oscar Romero Signals New Understanding Of Martyr

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The upcoming beatification of El Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero is doing more than just giving Latin America its long-awaited sa...

Honoring Oscar Romero of El Salvador

John Dear | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
John Dear

Thirty-five years after his martyrdom, Romero greater than ever. He's a living icon, an inspiration to any thinking person to speak out for peace, disrupt the unjust status quo, and do what you can, like Jesus, to help end war, poverty and injustice, even unto your dying breath. That's the greatest thing we can do with our lives.

Adult Helping Camp, OneKid OneWorld

Josh Bycel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Josh Bycel

We can't tell you how therapeutic and freeing it is to show up to a school on a Friday morning and by Sunday afternoon see the whole place transformed into a clean, safe, inviting place for children to learn. Everyone working together towards one goal. One.

Abortion Stigma And The Case of Purvi Patel

Anu Kumar | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Anu Kumar

Abortion transgresses three "feminine" ideals: That female sexuality should only be for the purposes of procreation; the inevitability of motherhood; and that women are inherently and instinctively nurturing.

Homicides In El Salvador Reach Record As Gang Violence Grows

AP | MARCOS ALEMAN and ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador had more homicides in March than any other single month in a decade, a dark milestone that some attribu...

Teddy's Letters

Stan Duncan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Stan Duncan

This week the President, Vice President, legislators of both parties, and friends and family near and far gathered in Boston for the opening of the new "Edward Kennedy Institute of Politics."

Truth and Dignity for All, Even Our Enemies

Paul Seils | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Paul Seils

The pursuit of the truth is not a second-best option in the absence of other remedies: It is the most basic requirement of taking seriously the dignity of victims.