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Romero: The long journey to martyrdom, a timeline
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Romero: The long journey to martyrdom, a timeline

AFP - May 21, 2015

The murder of San Salvador Bishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero, devoted to a church with a preferential option for the poor, will be beatified Saturday during a public…

In El Salvador, Nicaragua, abortion can mean death or jail
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Crime
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In El Salvador, Nicaragua, abortion can mean death or jail

Jurriaan van Eerten - May 16, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — María was in her second year of university. She had a boyfriend and used the pill. Nevertheless, she missed her period for…

El Salvador moves 400 jailed gang members as part of plan to curb violence
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El Salvador moves 400 jailed gang members as part of plan to curb violence

AFP - April 26, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Some 400 gang members were transferred on Friday from prisons in northern and eastern El Salvador to one with higher security in Izalco,…

As gang violence surges, El Salvador fears bloody war
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As gang violence surges, El Salvador fears bloody war

Carlos Mario Marquez | AFP - April 26, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Clad in bullet-proof vests and balaclavas, elite squads of soldiers and police are preparing to wage a guerrilla-style war on El Salvador's gangs, trying…

Four arrested in protest against El Salvador abortion laws
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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Four arrested in protest against El Salvador abortion laws

AFP - April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Four activists were arrested Friday at El Salvador's embassy in Washington as they protested against prison sentences handed down to Salvadoran women for having allegedly…

In San Salvador everyone has to pay the gangs
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Crime
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In San Salvador everyone has to pay the gangs

Jurriaan van Eerten - April 18, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — It all started with a phone call. The man on the line said he was part of the Mara Salvatrucha gang and…

Final election results in El Salvador give ARENA majority in congress
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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Final election results in El Salvador give ARENA majority in congress

AFP - March 29, 2015

The right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) party will take control of El Salvador's legislature, electoral authorities have finally confirmed. Authorities finished counting votes on Friday night -- almost four weeks after election…

On 35th anniversary of Romero’s murder, Salvadorans remember him finally as a martyr
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Crime
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On 35th anniversary of Romero’s murder, Salvadorans remember him finally as a martyr

Jurriaan van Eerten - March 25, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero knew they would kill him. Other priests in the country had already been murdered, and it was becoming obvious that…

El Salvador unites behind martyr Romero, 35 years on
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Crime
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El Salvador unites behind martyr Romero, 35 years on

Oscar Batres | AFP - March 24, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Archbishop Óscar Romero was a symbol of the divisions that split El Salvador during its civil war, but 35 years after his assassination, his imminent beatification has…

US to deport ex-Salvadoran minister over rights violations
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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US to deport ex-Salvadoran minister over rights violations

AFP - March 13, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. upheld this week the deportation order of a former Salvadoran defense minister accused of grave human rights violations, including torture and extrajudicial killings, during…

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