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El Salvador’s rising political star

Andrew Mullins 13 Mar 2018 The real winner in legislative and local elections was not on the ballot https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21738417-real-winner-legislative-and-local-elections-was-not-ballot-el-salvadors-rising The right-wing opposition party, the Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena), had a clear lead in valid votes. It won nine out of 14 major mayorships, including San Salvador, the national capital, and …

Ex-gang Members in El Salvador fear more crime if TPS ends

Raven Oten Wednesday January 17,2018 http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/17/americas/el-salvador-reformed-gang-members-tps/index.html  A man that goes by the name of Will in the interview explains the negative aspects that are going to happen if President Trump revokes TPS, or Temporary Protected Status. Will was born in El Salvador, but moved to the United States when he was …

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 …

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