‘I feel like they cut me down to the roots’: A Salvadoran refugee’s story
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘I feel like they cut me down to the roots’: A Salvadoran refugee’s story

Zach Dyer - August 16, 2016

Jonathan knew something bad was about to happen but the punch to the head took him by surprise. The blow, landed by one of four members of…

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

Jill Replogle - 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…

Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year

Zach Dyer - July 7, 2016

Asylum-seekers are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras at a scale never before seen in the region, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday. The Office of the…

Iron Maiden rocks El Salvador with nod to slain archbishop, then heads to Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Iron Maiden rocks El Salvador with nod to slain archbishop, then heads to Costa Rica

AFP - March 7, 2016

SAN SALVADOR -- British heavy rock band Iron Maiden drew huge cheers from a 9,000-strong crowd in El Salvador's capital late Sunday when it upheld the memory of…

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 arrests 4 military officials over civil war Jesuit killings
Crime
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Crime
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El Salvador arrests 4 military officials over civil war Jesuit killings

AFP - February 6, 2016

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Authorities in El Salvador have arrested four of 17 former military officials wanted by Spain over the killing of six Jesuit priests during…

El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores has irreversible brain damage
Crime
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Crime
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El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores has irreversible brain damage

AFP - January 29, 2016

SAN SALVADOR – El Salvador's former President Francisco Flores, who faces trial accused of embezzling millions of dollars in aid money for earthquake victims, has irreversible brain…