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Five Latin American countries lead the world in homicides

Honduras continues to have the world's highest homicide rate, according to a recent United Nations report, followed by four other countries in Latin America.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Members of Salvadoran gang freed from jail only to be gunned down

San Salvador - Three alleged members of a notorious Central American gang - along with a taxi driver who had picked them up at a local lockup - were gunned down moments after being released from jail in El Salvador Monday.
In the Media by John Sevigny

El Salvador court rejects opposition challenge to vote tally

San Salvador - El Salvador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Monday dismissed opposition claims of irregularities and confirmed the leftist ruling party candidate as president-elect.
In the Media by AFP

Former guerrilla appears poised to win El Salvador presidency

San Salvador - Sanchez Ceren of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front or FMLN has a lead of from 10 to 18 percentage points in the runoff election for president scheduled for Sunday (March 9).
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Salvadoran ex-colonel sentenced for immigration fraud

An ex-colonel from El Salvador linked to the 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for immigration fraud in the United States.
In the Media by John Sevigny

El Salvador: Court orders probe of 1981 El Mozote massacre

The Inter-American Court for Human Rights has ordered the government of El Salvador to investigate the 1981 massacre of more than 900 villagers at El Mozote by a US-trained unit of the Salvadoran military.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

7.4 quake hits off El Salvador coast followed by small tsunami

Central America was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake on Sunday night, around 125 km off the El Salvador coast in the Pacific Ocean. A small tsunami followed.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

El Salvador celebrates first murder-free day in three years.

San Salvador - The small, gang-plagued nation of El Salvador passed its first day without a recorder murder since 2009. In the capital; a pronouncement and some somber celebration marked the occasion
In the Media by Chris Stewart - 1 comment

Right-wing party set to win election in El Salvador

With close to 40% of the votes, the conservative ARENA party is set to win the general election in El Salvador against the Farabundo Marti Liberation Front.
In the Media by André R. Gignac

El Salvador uses failed ‘iron fist’ policies against rising crime

San Salvador - El Salvador's government has increasingly turned to its military in attempts at curbing escalating crime connected to gang-related drug trafficking, and President Mauricio Funes' actions are called a return to failed "iron fist" policies of the past.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann
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