Stories about El Salvador from November, 2010
“On Thursday, November 25, El Salvador's National Assembly unanimously passed the Law for A Life Free From Violence for Women. For the first time, the law creates a separate crime of femicide for the murder of a woman on account of her gender. The law also imposes stiffer penalties on...
Tim from Tim's El Salvador Blog reports: “A law to prohibit metallic mining in El Salvador got important support today, as a deputy in the Salvadoran National Assembly from the GANA party announced GANA's support of the measure. “
Voices from El Salvador's Weblog reports: “Tension in the debate over Pacific Rim’s efforts to mine gold in Cabañas continues […] In this latest episode, Pacific Rim has filed a lawsuit against seven anti-mining activists in Cabañas, the province where Pacific Rim’s El Dorado property is located, accusing them of...
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Tim's El Salvador Blog: “One of El Salvador's most intractable problems is the state of its prison system. The high crime rate has filled the prisons to three times their capacity. Conditions are deplorable. Gangs control large areas inside the prisons and direct their criminal networks outside the prison walls.”
Tim from Tim's El Salvador Blog reports: “Members of a Salvadoran environmental organization travelling to meet with the Guatemalan government to protest a gold mine were kidnapped and robbed by men wearing Guatemalan police uniforms. “
Voices from El Salvador's Weblog writes about the debate over women's rights in El Salvador, focusing on abortion and concluding that “it seems unlikely that El Salvador will seriously reconsider its abortion laws anytime soon.”