Peace Corps suspends El Salvador program as violence surges
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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…

El Salvador’s ‘voice of the voiceless’ beatified
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El Salvador’s ‘voice of the voiceless’ beatified

Carlos Mario Márquez and Marco Sibaja | AFP - May 23, 2015

See also: Archbishop Óscar Romero: Another step on the path toward sainthood SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Cheers rang from a crowd of hundreds of thousands Saturday…

El Salvador’s beatified Romero symbol of new Catholic Church
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El Salvador
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El Salvador’s beatified Romero symbol of new Catholic Church

Carlos Mario Marquez | AFP - May 21, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Thirty-five years after he was gunned down while delivering mass, controversial Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified Saturday, held up by Pope…

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…