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Salvadoran woman denied asylum was raped after she was deported to her home country.

What happens when women flee violence in Central America but are turned away from our border despite having credible claims of danger in their home countries? Buzzfeed's John Stanton profiles a 22-year-old woman who fled her native El Salvador after receiving threats from gang members from Mara 18. She arrived safely ...

- Daily Kos - US

In Mexico, undocumented migrants risk deportation to aid earthquake victims.

A brigade of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala have interrupted their trek north to stay in Mexico and support earthquake recovery efforts.

- The Conversation - UK

El Salvador's teenage girls trapped by turf wars.

Street gangs pose a constant threat for young women in a country where violence is an inescapable fact of life

- Financial Times - US

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?.

Seventy-five percent of all abortions in Latin America are illicit. In Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, where abortion is totally illegal, the bans correlate with a generalized failure of the rule of law.

- The Conversation - UK

Armando Calderón Sol, Who Led El Salvador After War, Dies at 69.

In a five-year term in the 1990s, he began privatizing government-owned utilities, lowered trade barriers and sought to integrate former guerrillas into society.

- International NY Times - US

Panelo: War on drugs to go on despite dip in Duterte's ratings.

Despite the double-digit declines in his public satisfaction and trust ratings, President Duterte remains unperturbed' and will pursue his campaign against illegal drugs, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Monday. The post Panelo: War on drugs to go on despite dip in Duterte's ratings appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Former Salvadoran president Calderon dies at 69.

SAN SALVADOR - Former Salvadoran President Armando Calderon, who helped oversee the Central American country's transition from a bloody civil war to peace in the 1990s, has died at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer, his family said on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Tropical Storm Nate causes floods in Central America, more than a dozen people dead.

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua The Tropical Storm has hit Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras, and is predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula and land along the Gulf ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

OIM presenta aplicación para socorrer a los migrantes en Mesoamérica.

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua La OIM lanzó el 28 de septiembre una aplicación para dispositivos móviles, la MigrantApp, que proveerá información fidedigna y segura a los migrantes que requieran servicios de protección y ...

- ReliefWeb - INT