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Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees
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Solís touts Costa Rica’s treatment of migrants, refugees

Patricia Guadalupe - August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Speaking to an overflow crowd in Washington D.C., Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís addressed the issue of immigration in the Central American country, saying…

Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official
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Central America
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Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official

The Tico Times - July 11, 2016

Six months after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced plans to expand options for Central Americans fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, those plans…

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,…

El Salvador on pace to become the hemisphere’s deadliest nation
Crime
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Crime
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El Salvador on pace to become the hemisphere’s deadliest nation

Joshua Partlow | The Washington Post - May 18, 2015

See also: In San Salvador everyone has to pay the gangs SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Most nights now, men in black masks are sweeping through this city,…

From ‘America’s Mayor’ to international security guru: Rudy Giuliani sends experts to El Salvador
Business
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Business
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From ‘America’s Mayor’ to international security guru: Rudy Giuliani sends experts to El Salvador

George Rodríguez - January 26, 2015

Rudolph “Rudy” Giuliani, the former New York City mayor (1994-2001) credited with dramatically reducing crime in the Big Apple, is about to take on a major challenge:…

Diplomat-turned-scholar Héctor Silva exposes police corruption in El Salvador
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Crime
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Diplomat-turned-scholar Héctor Silva exposes police corruption in El Salvador

Larry Luxner - May 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly 20 years later, journalist, diplomat and now published author Héctor Silva Ávalos still cannot get that afternoon in late 1995 out of his…

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