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Hoping for justice, El Salvador unearths bones from its deadliest massacre

The Salvadoran civil war ended on January 16, 1992 and left more than 75,000 dead and missing.

Mafia profits tempt Colombia’s Marxist rebels as peace nears

FARC leaders negotiating in Havana have vowed to enter politics if a peace deal is signed. But as many as 20 percent of their subordinates could join criminal gangs and continue lucrative cocaine and illegal gold mining operations, according to the Washington Office on Latin America.

El Salvador’s ‘voice of the voiceless’ beatified

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Cheers rang from a crowd of hundreds of thousands Saturday as former Archbishop Óscar Romero, whose defense of the poor and repressed divided both his nation and the Church, was beatified.

Guatemalan rapper sued for racist Twitter post about country’s genocide

Mr. Fer was sued Monday before Guatemala's special prosecutor's office on discrimination and racism after he posted a joke on Twitter about the genocide suffered by indigenous people here in the 1980s.

El Salvador unites behind martyr Romero, 35 years on

Today, Salvadorans will remember Archbishop Oscar Romero at masses in his honor across the country, and with a ceremony in San Salvador cathedral led by Panamanian Cardinal José Luis Lacunza.

Central America is world’s first cluster bomb-free region, says Costa Rica official

"With Belize joining in, Central America becomes the first region in the world free of cluster munitions," Christian Guillermet, a Costa Rican diplomat working with UN bodies in Geneva, told reporters.

Bolivia’s Morales: The US abolished Costa Rica’s army

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales claimed the United States had abolished Costa Rica's army. In actuality, Costa Rica abolished its own army in 1948, and the U.S. was not involved.

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