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Stories about El Salvador
3 September 2015
"It is estimated that there are around 500,000-to-600,000 Salvadorans involved, in one way or another, with the maras (gangs)—about 10 percent of the population."
27 July 2015
Replicating Plan Colombia's failed approach, a Washington aid program for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador combines neoliberal economic reforms with military aid.
18 June 2015
The First Mesoamerican Community Film and Radio Festival began on June 10 in Oaxaca and will continue on to various countries in the region from later in June.
13 May 2015
A Salvadoran woman is pardoned after seven years in prison, convicted of abortion for a stillbirth, and a Paraguayan 10-year-old girl, allegedly raped by her stepfather, is denied an abortion.
Despite an interventionist Supreme Court, a month-long delay in the results, and other irregularities, visiting international observers declared this year's election in El Salvador to be broadly transparent.
10 May 2015
Intipucá is a small town in El Salvador that spans two countries, but a debate still rages over whether he was really the first to leave for the US.
18 February 2015
4 June 2014
Salvador Sánchez Cerén, an ex-guerrilla commander, assumed the presidency of El Salvador on June 1, 2014. Jamie Stark reviews what it means for El Salvador and Latin America.
15 May 2014
One hundred members of the Salvadoran security forces have been expelled for ties to gangs. The Salvatrucha prefers to infiltrate the police; Gang 18 with the Army. This institution has...
12 May 2014
One hundred members of Salvadoran security forces have been expelled for ties to gangs. The Salvatrucha prefers to infiltrate the police; Pandilla 18 prefers the army.
5 May 2014
"This huge urban centre, New York, opened up my eyes and made me look at myself, also multiplied, in conceiving myself as Salvadorian, Central American, Latin American."
17 March 2014
In El Salvador, candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén won the presidential election by 6,364 votes. The losing party and their candidate, Norman Quijano, are demanding a recount and calling for protests.
26 November 2013
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4 September 2013
Levi Bridges reflects on immigration reform and the latest derailment of 'la bestia', a Mexican train that offers migrants an alternative way of reaching the U.S.
14 November 2012
Andrea Arzaba shares a video where she interviews Latin American youth leading projects in favor of transparency and accountability. These young leaders participated in the Third Global Voices Against Corruption...
27 September 2012
Photographers Rebecka Bíró (Sweden/Spain) and Victoria Montero (Argentina) have teamed up to create 'Guerrilleras' a documentary and photography project about the experience of women in the guerrilla during the Salvadoran...
21 September 2012
Like many netizens around the world, Salvadoran bloggers are discussing the future of blogs. Prompted by a blogger who has decided to put his blog "on hold", bloggers Fernando Marroquin...
26 July 2012
1 June 2012
Activists, business representatives, thinkers and policy makers are meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Human Rights and Technology Conference. Renata Avila and other Global Voices contributors are also...
31 May 2012
A crowdfunded campaign aims to record the stories of the women who took part of the Salvadorean Civil War (1980–1992), who are now leading their communities for peace, equality and...