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

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.11.2014 | 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 ...

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.

Gang Members Torch Bus In El Salvador, Killing 14

AP | DIEGO MENDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Gang members opened fire on a bus on the outskirts of El Salvador's capital, then doused it with gasoline and set it...

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...

Government: 91 Dead In El Salvador Flooding

AP | DIEGO MENDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VERAPAZ, El Salvador — Mud and boulders loosened by heavy rains swept down a volcano and partly buried a small town Sunday, swallowing up homes ...

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.

Christian Poveda: French Filmmaker Killed In El Salvador; 1 Arrested

AP | MARCOS ALEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A French filmmaker who spent years documenting the brutality and desperation of a Salvadoran street gang has been fo...

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.