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Zika Virus Raises Calls to Delay Pregnancy

By: Elisha Sese-Khalid Currently, Zika has invaded Latin America causing many newborns to be born with severe brain damage. A response by five countries including Columbia and El Salvador, delay pregnancy. The response by Latin American women’s rights groups, delay pregnancy is a ridiculous way to stop both the virus …

Peace Corps Ends Volunteer Programs in El Salvador

Jerry Markon, “Peace Corps suspends El Salvador Program as violence surges,” The Washington Post, 14 January 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2016/01/14/peace-corps-suspends-el-salvador-program-as-violence-surges/ Begun in 1962  by President Kennedy, the Peace Corps has been sending volunteers to El Salvador to work on youth development and community economic development projects. The pulling of its 55 volunteers …

Archbishop Romero

I’m not sure if we’re expected to do a post today, since tomorrow is our exam date rather than a normal class. Yet during my time spent studying, I felt inclined to see if any progress had been made towards the Beatification or Canonization of Archbishop Romero. As it turns …

Latin America in a labyrinth of violence

The World Bank is holding its annual spring meeting in Washington, along with the International Monetary Fund. Experts are warning that the widespread, unchecked violence is posing a great threat to the development of the region. Hasan Tuluy, vice-president of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean states …

Nicolas Maduro accuses Roberto D’Aubuisson of alleged murder plot

Right-wing Salvadoran politicians have been accused by at the time, acting President Nicolás Maduro of a plot to murder him. Maduro has specifically pointed out congressman Roberto D’Aubuisson. According to Maduro, Venezuelan intelligence learned that ARENA and other right-wing politicians were planning to murder him ahead of the presidential elections. Roberto …

Salvadorans urge sainthood of Archbishop Romero.

Thirty-three years after the slain of Archbishop Romero, Salvadorans hope that Pope Francis will advance him through the road of sainthood. Church leaders in El Salvador believe that the ascension to papacy of Francis will aid their effort of beatification – that could later lead Archbishop to sainthood. On Sunday, Lucia Escalante …

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