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Truce With Massive Street Gang Not Working

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The government of El Salvador says the truce between the country's main Mara street gangs hasn't worked, and that k...

Migrant Children Are Children First

Maria Teresa Rojas | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Maria Teresa Rojas

Children are by definition vulnerable. That's particularly true for girls and boys journeying alone, under unsafe circumstances, often fleeing violence. Mexico and the US have an obligation to apply the international principle of the "best interests of the child" as the gold standard for all dealings with underage migrants.

Justice in El Salvador

Mike Farrell | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Mike Farrell

Contrary to President Obama's assertion that we should "look forward, not back," it's time to look back and take responsibility for the crimes in which we were complicit so that we never commit the same mistakes again.

Former Rebel Commander Declared Winner In El Salvador Election

AP | MARCOS ALEMAN | Posted 03.13.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's electoral court on Thursday declared leftist party candidate and a former rebel commander Salvador Sa...

Recount Demanded In El Salvador

AP | MARCOS ALEMAN | Posted 03.12.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Police blocked hundreds of supporters of the conservative candidate in El Salvador's presidential election from rea...

The 'Armed Struggle' Vindicated in El Salvador

Van Gosse | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Van Gosse

My, how things change. On March 9, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, former commander of the most formidable Marxist guerrilla force in Latin America's history, El Salvador's Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), will almost certainly be elected president of his country.

Does Castaway's Tattoo Reveal His Religion?

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

Like so many other aspects of his story, the nature of the castaway's faith remains cloaked in mystery.

Volunteers Pack Over 2 Million Meals For Hungry In Struggling Countries In 3 Days

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — They came from all walks of life — Girl Scouts troops, National Guard units, financial planning offices, Zumba classes — to s...

Forensic Scientists Support El Salvador's Steps to Investigate El Mozote Massacre

Andrea Lampros | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Andrea Lampros

Despite the ubiquitous history of political violence in the country, Salvadoran forensic investigators simply have not had the means to comprehensively investigate or formally prosecute massacres.

El Salvador's Top Court Orders Investigation Into Massacre

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors must investigate the massacre of 45 farmers allegedly at the...

Former Salvadoran General Fights Deportation Order

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 02.06.2014 | Latino Voices

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for El Salvador's defense minister is telling the United States' highest immigration court that his client should ...

Salvadoran Presidential Election Heads Towards Runoff

AP | Posted 02.04.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's ruling leftist party appeared to win the presidential vote with over 99 percent of ballots counted, b...

El Salvador, Costa Rica Hold Key Votes

AP | MARCOS ALEMAN | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Two Central American nations held presidential elections Sunday seen as referendums on political stagnation, with v...

Immigration: Making Decisions In the Best Interest of the Child

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Bruce Lesley

It is not just immigration law that fails children, as the confluence of immigration, criminal justice, and child welfare systems - referred to as the "treacherous triangle" - often interact (or fail to interact) to represent the concerns and best interests of children.

Ash From Volcano Falls Over Parts Of El Salvador

AP | Posted 12.31.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Ash from El Salvador's Chaparrastique volcano has fallen over several parts of El Salvador, with some reaching the ...

Evacuation After Volcano Shoots Cloud Of Gas

AP | Posted 12.30.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Authorities in El Salvador evacuated an area around the Chaparrastique volcano after the peak shot a cloud of gas a...

Latest Figures For El Salvador's Homicide Rate Released

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Homicides in El Salvador decreased again this year, but not as deeply as they did in 2012 after warring street gang...

Armed Men Burn Records Of Group That Helps Locate Missing Children

AP | MARCOS ALEMAN | Posted 11.15.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Armed men broke into a nonprofit agency that works to locate children missing from El Salvador's civil war and set ...

Catching Up With The Past: Justice For The Jesuit Murders In El Salvador

100Reporters | Sarah Whites-Koditschek | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

By SARAH WHITES-KODITSCHEK , produced by 100Reporters and the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. On a gray Ja...

United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Orphaned children--especially in poor countries--face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunit...

Turning the World Into a Field of Play

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Coach Sara from The Football Club Social Alliance celebrates the One World Futbols with the kids in her community (Uganda). Image © 2013 The Footbal...

You Can Do What You Can Do

Paul Oakenfold | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Paul Oakenfold

It's tough there. I just don't know if things will ever change. Their choice is all too often drugs, prostitution or some shape or form of sport. There is no other way out if you're born in the slums or a poor neighborhood.

Preparing for Disaster in Nicaragua

Michael Solis | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Michael Solis

My friends tease me, telling me I have to relax. But the truth is that we never know when these things might happen, and it's better to be prepared for the worst should the unwanted ever unfold.

Gang Truce Crumbling In World's Most Violent Country

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

SAN SALVADOR, July 5 (Reuters) - El Salvador has seen a burst of violence, with 103 homicides this week, the government said on Friday, as a year-lo...

Around the World

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

The 30 Postcards Project has taken me to places remote and places familiar, in 56 countries and counting, from the southernmost city in the world to the northernmost point in continental Europe.