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Argentina beat Georgia in rugby Test.

Hosts Argentina have beaten Georgia 45-29 in their rugby Test in San Salvador de Jujuy.

- SBS.com.au - AU

'Words have consequences!' Cedric Richmond sounds off as Iowa rep dings New Orleans.

Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans rose quickly to the defense of his hometown this week when an Iowa congressman compared the city's murder rate to that of El Salvador's.

- Times-Picayune - US

US Steps up Fight Against Flourishing MS-13 Gang.

The Trump administration has stepped up its fight against MS-13, a notorious street gang with roots in El Salvador, raising concerns that it is using gang violence as a pretext to crack down on illegal immigration. Masood Farivar reports on the nexus between the gang and illegal immigration.

- Voice of America - US

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake recorded off Guatemalan coast.

GUATEMALA CITY " A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Guatemala's Pacific coast on Thursday, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador. There were no immediate reports of damage.The Geological Survey said the 6:31...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Guatemala and El Salvador.

A major earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala, shaking buildings and downing trees and causing powerful tremors in neighbouring El Salvador.

- Stuff - NZ

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Guatemalan coast.

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Guatemala's Pacific coast on Thursday, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador. Local officials said there were initial reports of only minor damage.         


Powerful earthquake shakes Guatemala and El Salvador.

A major earthquake struck Central America off the coast of Guatemala on Thursday.

- GMA News - PH

Powerful quake shakes Guatemala and El Salvador, no casualties reported.

GUATEMALA CITY - A major earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala on Thursday, damaging buildings and downing trees as well as causing powerful tremors in neighboring El Salvador. There were no reports of casualties.

- Reuters - US

How Local, Grassroots Organizing Drove El Salvador's Mining Ban.

U.S. environmentalists take note: El Salvador's activists proved that a national consensus on environmentalism can be forged one town at a time.


NBC Finally Reports on Muslim Girl Slain By Illegal Immigrant, Ignores His Status.

On Monday, the news of a Muslim girl being killing in northern Virginian went viral as speculation swirled that she was the victim of a hate crime. According to police, the tragic incident was the result of road rage by Darwin Martinez Torrez, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador. That night, both CBS and NBC ignored the ...

- NewsBusters - US

Despite pardon from Virginia governor, undocumented mom of two U.S. citizens deported.

Despite ongoing pressure from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, Rep. Don Beyer, and countless other leaders and advocates in the state, federal immigration officials have deported Liliana Cruz Mendez to El Salvador, nearly one month after the mom of two U.S. citizen children was arrested ...

- Daily Kos - US

US Takes MS-13 Gang Fight to Its Root Countries

The U.S. Justice Department is taking the fight against the Central American street gang known as MS-13 to its home turf – the so-called “northern triangle” countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. With roots among war refugees from El Salvador in Los Angeles in the 1980s, MS-13, also known by its ...

- Voice of America - US

Police and military death squads killed 36 in El Salvador

Federal prosecutors in El Salvador say four National Civil Police officers and 15 soldiers participated in death squads that killed 36 people.

- FOX News - US

El Salvador's first cardinal a friend of Blessed Oscar Romero

San Salvador, El Salvador, Jun 21, 2017 / 03:01 am .- Pope Francis' decision to elevate Bishop José Gregorio Rosa Chávez is unprecedented: not only is he the first Salvadoran cardinal, he is also the first auxiliary bishop to be given a red biretta. The cardinal-elect, who will receive the honor at a June 28 ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

The Militarization of US Policy on Latin America Is Deepening Under Trump

In a high-level meeting Friday, the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will discuss the region's security with American and Mexican officials. Innocuous enough, you may think. But part of the meeting will be held on a US military base in Miami, Florida - the headquarters of the US Southern Command, the ...

- Antiwar.com - US

Mother of 2 deported despite Virginia governor's pardon of traffic offense

Federal immigration officials have deported a mother of two from Falls Church, Virginia back to her native El Salvador despite eleventh-hour efforts by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others to help her stay in the United States. Liliana Cruz Mendez was deported Wednesday, according to CASA,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Illegal Immigrant Kills Muslim Teen in Virginia

A 17-year-old Muslim girl was brutally murdered in Virginia on Sunday by an illegal alien from El Salvador in an apparent road rage incident.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

UN refugee agency strives to resolve gaps in protection mechanisms in Honduras

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama The protection needs are severe and remain undocumented. Those forced to leave due to violence and crime are not recognized by local authorities or provided with any kind of support. The North ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Central American Leaders Voice Concerns About U.S. Deportations

Leaders from Honduras and El Salvador implored Vice President Mike Pence to allow their citizens to remain in the United States under a temporary work program.

- New York Times - US

Urgent help needed for Central American children on the run

As the number of children fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras soars, UNHCR is launching a campaign for US$18 million in vital aid.

- UN - INT