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· July, 2011

Stories about El Salvador from July, 2011

El Salvador: National Assembly Repeals Decree 743 Requiring Unanimity on Constitutional Court

Decree 743 “the controversial law which attempted to impose a requirement of unanimity on the Constitutional Court” was repealed this week by El Salvador's National Assembly, as Tim reports in...

El Salvador: Educating About ‘Machismo’

Olivia blogs about ‘machismo’ in her blog She Responded, saying she will never get used to “the culture of sexism and objectification of women” she sees every day in El...

El Salvador: Human Chain in San Salvador to Demand Dignified Housing

On Saturday, July 16, “a human chain stretched more than 2 kilometers through San Salvador to emphasize the type of human solidarity needed to resolve the tragedy of marginalized housing...

El Salvador: Interview with Zaira Navas, Inspector General for the National Civilian Police

Tim posts a video produced by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) of an interview with the Inspector General for El Salvador's National Civilian Police (PNC), Zaira Navas: “Under...

El Salvador: The Challenges of Urbanization

Voices from El Salvador says that urbanization is becoming “increasingly problematic, specifically in terms of poverty, violence and health. […] El Salvador does not have the necessary mechanisms in place...

El Salvador: Police Raid Organization for At-Risk Youth

Voices From El Salvador blogs about a police raid in “PROCOMES, the Center for Training for Local Development and Economic Solidarity, […] a civil society organization that works with at-risk...

El Salvador: Growing Evidence of ‘Los Zetas’ Infiltrating the Country

“Evidence is mounting that the Mexican paramilitary group Los Zetas has begun to infiltrate El Salvador in search of weapons”, reports Voices from El Salvador, and further explains: “Los Zetas...

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