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El Salvador

Obama Administration Expands Efforts To Help Central American Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to expand programs that allow Central Americans to come to the U.S. as refugees, ackno...

Soy/Somos: "LOUIE"

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 06.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Marlena Maduro Baraf

From my blog Soy/Somos, a real-life collage of Latinos in the USA. You can read the introductory post here. Soy/Somos: We are Many The first thing th...

Migration as Reparations

Joseph Nevins | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Joseph Nevins

The roots of this deportation regime must be eradicated and replaced. But this will not occur by asking the federal government to be more "humanitarian" in carrying out its regime of immigrant and territorial exclusion.

Street Artists And Teens Work Together To Bring Color To San Salvador

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Six street artists took their social engagement a step further in El Salvador last month and taught youth some serious skills from the street. Comi...

Obama's Cruel Decision to Resume Mass Deportations

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

Put quite simply, the U.S. owes these refugees a home in light of the fact that the U.S. has mercilessly destroyed their home countries over the past century or so.

Zika Virus and El Salvador: Why Abstinence May Not Be an Answer

Jenny Eaton Dyer | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenny Eaton Dyer

For women in El Salvador, the prescription for abstinence either before or during marriage is an impractical one, perhaps a naïve wish.

El Salvador Made Me a Better Person. Unfortunately, I Had to Be Evacuated

Mary Wittelsberger | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Mary Wittelsberger

When people tell me "You must be glad to be back!" I think, I am glad to have lived there. I'm glad to have met people who became my family. I'm glad to have had moments of such joy that leaving meant such sorrow.

How El Salvador Became The World’s Most Violent Peacetime Country

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.04.2016 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Beneath the Mask: Writing as Transformation in El Salvador

Kimberly Connor | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Kimberly Connor

As I continue in these blogs to reflect on the role the humanities can play in settings not traditionally seen as sites for creativity and reflection,...

To Eradicate Poverty, the White House Should Look to the Coffee It's Drinking

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Even if Vice President Joe Biden loves coffee, he and the government do very little to make sure that each coffee consumed in the United States supports their policy to eradicate poverty in rural communities and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

My Mother, The Mayor of Quincy Park

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Christine Stoddard

My mother was the mayor of Quincy Park. Anything-goes soccer and homemade lemonade became her trademarks. When she pulled into the gravel lot and stepped out of the family van, children jumped off of the slides and out of trees.

Extradition Order Forces U.S. To Confront Its Role In Persecuting The Latin American Church

Dan Kovalik | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

That we as a nation have allowed this to go on is cause for profound self-reflection and atonement, though, thanks to a supplicant mainstream press, few will ever know that any of this has transpired.

The U.S. Is Making Things More Dangerous In Central America, Again.

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 02.10.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

It's time to take stock of policy inconsistencies and re-evaluate how U.S. foreign policy responds to, and may actually perpetuate, violence in Central America through its current deportation policies.

Contextualizando la administración Giuliani

Luis E. Montes | Posted 02.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Luis E. Montes

Rudy Giuliani fue alcalde de la ciudad de Nueva York durante los años 1994 al 2001 y hoy muchos países latinoamericanos le contratan por el récord ...

Deportation Nation: Sending Central American Refugees Back to Certain Death

Suyapa Portillo | Posted 02.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Suyapa Portillo

Sending refugees back to Central America is irresponsible, especially in light of the U.S. past involvement in Central America which has contributed to the instability of the region.The U.S. can and must accept Central American refugees and acknowledge the crisis from which they are fleeing.

The American Zika Virus Threat: What You Need to Know

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.

A Mosquito Net Descends Across the Americas

Bill McKibben | Posted 01.28.2016 | Green
Bill McKibben

The Zika virus has been in circulation in Africa for some time, but in the last two years it made a decisive crossing into South America. In any event, in this previously unexposed population it is producing a particularly horrifying havoc.

Zika Virus, Linked To Birth Defects, Is Spreading Across The Globe

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living

In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with mi...

El Salvador Urges Women To Delay Pregnancy Until 2018 Over Zika Fears

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador on Thursday urged women in the Central American nation to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 to avoid their childr...

El Chapo Recaptured: Not Exactly "Mission Accomplished"

Ted Lewis | Posted 01.15.2016 | World
Ted Lewis

Violence will continue to plague Mexico and Central America until the United States and is neighbors abandon the discredited drug war strategy that was started by Richard Nixon 45 years ago -- and that continues to drive international policy today.

U.S. Will Ramp Up Efforts To Help Central American Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. will expand refugee screening in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, in an attempt to stem the growing tide of families and un...

El Salvador Deemed Too Dangerous For Peace Corps, But Not For Deportees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration considers El Salvador too dangerous for Peace Corps volunteers, but will continue to send mothers and children with orders fo...

White House Isn't Backing Down On Deportation Raids Targeting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to stay the course on its policies toward undocumented mothers and children fleeing violence in Central America, e...

Question for Bernie: Whatever Happened to Your Mayoral Foreign Policy?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Perhaps it is time for Bernie's followers, the "Sanderistas," to start pressuring their candidate to come up with a more convincing narrative on international affairs.

El Salvador Is On Track To Become World Homicide Leader

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.30.2015 | World

El Salvador’s homicide rate jumped 70 percent this year, putting the country on track to become the most dangerous in the world. The homicide rate h...