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US puts heads of El Salvador MS-13 gang on sanctions list
Central America
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Central America
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US puts heads of El Salvador MS-13 gang on sanctions list

AFP - February 16, 2016

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Treasury named two top figures in El Salvador's notorious MS-13 gang to its sanctions blacklist Tuesday, accusing them of orchestrating assassinations against officials. The…

El Salvador court freezes ex-president’s bank accounts
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador court freezes ex-president’s bank accounts

AFP - February 11, 2016

SAN SALVADOR -- El Salvador's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered bank accounts of former president Mauricio Funes, who is facing civil trial for alleged illegal enrichment, frozen because the…

El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores in a coma after stroke
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Crime
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El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores in a coma after stroke

AFP - January 25, 2016

SAN SALVADOR – El Salvador's former President Francisco Flores, who is facing trial for embezzling aid money for earthquake victims, is in a coma after suffering a…

Peace Corps suspends El Salvador program as violence surges
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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Peace Corps suspends El Salvador program as violence surges

Jerry Markon | The Washington Post - January 15, 2016

The Peace Corps has suspended its half-century-old program in El Salvador, highlighting the violence that has wracked the Central American nation and helped propel a wave of…

El Salvador to arrest soldiers accused of 1989 priest murders
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El Salvador to arrest soldiers accused of 1989 priest murders

AFP - January 7, 2016

SAN SALVADOR -- El Salvador has vowed to arrest 17 retired soldiers accused of killing six Jesuit priests and two women in 1989. The announcement came two days…

El Salvador graft trial set for ex-President Francisco Flores
Crime
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Crime
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El Salvador graft trial set for ex-President Francisco Flores

AFP - December 15, 2015

SAN SALVADOR – A court in El Salvador's capital has set a Jan. 18 date for the trial of ex-President Francisco Flores for allegedly embezzling $15 million donated by…

El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores to stand trial for embezzlement
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Crime
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El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores to stand trial for embezzlement

AFP - December 3, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – A judge on Thursday ordered El Salvador's former President Francisco Flores to stand trial for allegedly siphoning off $10 million donated by Taiwan…

The pen against the swords: Author Jorge Galán seeks asylum after threats in El Salvador
Crime
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Crime
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The pen against the swords: Author Jorge Galán seeks asylum after threats in El Salvador

Norman Stockwell - November 16, 2015

On Sunday, Nov. 1, as he was heading home around noon, Salvadoran poet and novelist Jorge Galán was confronted by two men who threatened him verbally and…

El Salvador prison gang violence kills 14
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Crime
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El Salvador prison gang violence kills 14

CARLOS MARIO MARQUEZ | AFP - August 23, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- At least 14 inmates were killed in an El Salvador jail Saturday when violence erupted between two factions of a notorious gang,…

US voices concern over escalating violence in El Salvador
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Crime
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US voices concern over escalating violence in El Salvador

George Rodriguez - June 15, 2015

Recommended: El Salvador on pace to become the hemisphere's deadliest nation More than 240 homicides were reported in the first 10 days of June in El Salvador. That's…