· November, 2010

Stories about El Salvador from November, 2010

El Salvador: New Law Targets Violence Against Women

  29 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...

El Salvador: Organized Crime and State of Prisons

  11 November 2010

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.”

El Salvador: Anti-Mining Activists Kidnapped

  8 November 2010

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. “

El Salvador: Debate on Women's Rights Heats Up

  5 November 2010

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.”