Category: El Salvador

How a Young President-Elect Broke Two-Party Dominance in El Salvador

Latin America’s 2019 electoral calendar began in El Salvador on Sunday. In a scenario that has become increasingly common in elections throughout the hemisphere, an outsider candidate who distanced himself […] Read More >

El Salvador’s Murdered Ex-Archbishop is Canonized

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – At 2 a.m. local time last Sunday, while gang-related killings continued throughout the country, El Salvador’s murdered former Archbishop Oscar Romero was canonized. It may have […] Read More >

El Salvador Arrests Architects of Failed Gang Truce

Top Story — El Salvador’s Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday announced the arrest of 21 people involved in a controversial 2012 gang treaty that has since broken down, including former […] Read More >

El Salvador Unveils New Gang Unit for Rural Areas

Top Story — The government of El Salvador has dispatched 1,000 soldiers and police officers to the countryside to combat gangs, reflecting a recent shift in gang activity away from […] Read More >

Another Former Salvadoran President to Face Corruption Charges

Top Story — The Salvadoran Supreme Court ordered a civil prosecution Wednesday of former President Mauricio Funes on corruption charges. Though the case does not include drug charges, justices voted […] Read More >

Zika Virus Prompts Brazil and El Salvador to Warn Pregnant Women

Top Story — The mosquito-borne Zika virus is wreaking havoc throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, most prominently in El Salvador and Brazil, prompting both nation’s leaders to issue warnings […] Read More >

Guatemala, El Salvador Move Against Former Troops for Civil War Abuses

Guatemalan authorities detained 18 former military officials over alleged human rights violations carried out during the country’s 36-year civil war, the same day that officials in El Salvador announced that […] Read More >

Some Migrants Deported to Central America Killed on Arrival, Investigation Finds

Top Story — Undocumented immigrants recently deported by the United States face threats of violence upon their return to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to a new investigation by […] Read More >

Murder in El Salvador Hits Highest Levels Since Civil War

Top Story — El Salvador saw more murders in the month of May than in any other month since the end of the country’s civil war in 1992, as gang […] Read More >

US Deports Salvadoran ‘Dirty War’ General

Top Story — U.S. authorities on Wednesday deported a ex-army general from El Salvador for his alleged role in human rights abuses during that country’s civil war, which ran from […] Read More >