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Transgender Murders In El Salvador Leave Community In Fear

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.28.2017 | Queer Voices

SAN JUAN TALPA, El Salvador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every time the neighborhood dogs bark at night, Teresa, a 44-year-old transgender woman in ...

Crocodile Stoned To Death By Visitors At Tunis Zoo

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.04.2017 | Crime

Less than a week after after reports that beloved hippo Gustavito was fatally beaten at an El Salvador zoo by nighttime mystery attackers, a crocodile...

Beloved Hippo Gustavito 'Fatally Beaten' In El Salvador Zoo

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.04.2017 | Crime

UPDATE: Mar. 4 ― Gustavito the hippo may have died from insufficient care at El Salvador’s National Zoological Park, a post-mortem examination sug...

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...

The War on Women: Expanding Into El Salvador

Kuro Tawil | Posted 08.21.2016 | 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.

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes be...

Playwright Erik Ehn on Soulographie: Our Genocides a Commemorative Cycle

Jody Christopherson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

Playwrights like these, clearly passionate people who are willing to risk, willing to do things the hard way -- they have the important and difficult task of sharing what they've seen. How do they begin to speak the unspeakable?

Remembering Ita Ford

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Helvarg

The night before I met Ita in 1980 I was under fire on El Salvador's northern border with Honduras. The guerrillas were firing on the police station. A few weeks later she was dead.

Courage, Conflict, and Context: Digital Timelines Chart Our Lives

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Phil Bronstein

In our hysterically sharing but existentially unsatisfying social world, thousands of "Friends" or a mayor's badge from a local bar can't necessarily answer the bigger contextual questions of your life and where it fits in the grand scheme.

Jorge Puello, Adviser To Jailed Americans In Haiti, May Be Human Trafficker, Say El Salvador Officials

New York Times | MARC LACEY and IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The police in El Salvador have begun an investigation into whether a man suspected of leading a trafficking ring involving Central American and Caribb...

Time to Shut Down the School of Americas

Father Roy Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Father Roy Bourgeois

The School of Americas is continuing to train Honduran officers despite claims by the Obama administration that it cut military ties to Honduras. And it's graduates continue to wreak havoc on Latin America.

Traveling as Press vs. NGO Head: Same Adventure

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

I have flown from Haiti to Peru to Guyana in the Americas, Hong Kong to Indonesia to Sri Lanka in Asia, and Togo to Ghana in Africa.