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El Salvador’s Two-Year War on Gangs: Security Gains at What Cost?

Two years after declaring war on street gangs, President Nayib Bukele now hails El Salvador as the "safest" country on the continent, but critics...

El Salvador’s War on Gangs Fuels Human Rights Crisis

El Salvador's two-year state of emergency has created a spiraling human rights crisis, Amnesty International said Wednesday, calling the country's war on gangs "disproportionate". In...

El Salvador’s Talcigüines: Whipping Sinners in Holy Week

On Monday, seventy devils whipped every person they encountered in the central square of an agricultural town in El Salvador to "punish" them for...

Indigenous Guatemalans Celebrate Equinox with Ancient Mayan Ball Game

Dressed in shorts, a sash, and bare-chested, members of indigenous cultural groups commemorated the March equinox this Saturday with a tournament of the ancestral...

Robinho Begins Serving 9-Year Prison Sentence for Gang Rape in Brazil

Former Brazilian soccer player Robinho spent his first night in prison in Brazil, serving a nine-year sentence for gang rape issued in Italy in...

Central America Faces $250 Million Investment Challenge for Electricity Demand Growth

Central American countries must invest more than 250 million dollars to meet the growth in electricity demand over the next decade, according to a...

Convicted ex-Brazil star Dani Alves seeks release on bail

Former Brazil international footballer Dani Alves, who is serving a four-and-a-half-year sentence in Spain for rape, asked Tuesday to be released on bail while...

Guatemala’s President Arévalo Welcomes New Era of Trust with US After Years of Tension

Guatemalan President Bernardo Arévalo welcomed on Monday the new relationship forged with the United States, after years of "distrust and tensions" due to corruption...

Costumed Canines Flock to Nicaraguan Church for Saint Lazarus Blessing

Hundreds of dogs dressed as humans were brought by their owners this Sunday to a church in Nicaragua to give thanks to Saint Lazarus,...

Deaf Nicaraguan Brothers Become Bodybuilding Legends in Their Sixties

Almost half a century ago, brothers Walter and Arturo Pérez began lifting stones to develop their muscles and now they are "legends" in an...

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