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Tripple transvestite murders spark fears in El Salvador.

SAN SALVADOR, Feb 22 — El Salvador's LGBT community was on edge yesterday after the murders of three transvestites in as many days, with activists demanding authorities conduct a full investigation. The state prosecutors' office said on...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Panelo says Duterte unfazed by Lascaas claims.

Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte is undaunted by the accusation of retired police officer SPO3 Arthur Lascaas that he was involved in extrajudicial killings in Davao City.

- GMA News - PH

Panelo on Lascaas' claims vs. Duterte: Hearsay unless corroborated.

Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo on Monday poked holes at retired SPO3 Arthur Lascaas' statement supposedly confirming the existence of the so-called Davao Death Squad and implicating President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings in Davao City.

- GMA News - PH

Gang Task Force: MS-13 Recruiting Elementary School Students in Washington, D.C. Area.

Notorious El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is recruiting students as early as fifth grade, according to investigators tasked with containing gang violence.

- Breitbart - US

Panelo:  Drug raps vs De Lima based on documents and testimonies.

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Sunday night the criminal cases brought against Sen. Leila de Lima for her alleged involvement in illegal drug trafficking at the New Bilibid Prison were based on documentary evidence and testimonies of witnesses. The post Panelo:  Drug raps vs De Lima based on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Children flee gangs, abuse and violence in Honduras - only for America to turn them away.

Asylum claims from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala increased by 600% since 2015.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

From El Salvador's violence to a tenuous toehold in Trump's America.

In 2015, Stephanie Nolen chronicled 14-year-old Fernando's attempts to flee the violence of El Salvador for a new life in the U.S. Reconnecting with him in the United States, where he waits to make his case for asylum, she finds a young man whose future has been thrown into question once again​

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Why tens of thousands of kids from El Salvador continue to flee to the United States.

Why tens of thousands of kids from El Salvador continue to flee to the United States By Kate Linthicum | Photography by Carolyn Cole Feb. 16, 2017 | Reporting from Sonsonate, El Salvador The death threats started last spring. Sixteen-year-old Mauricio Gomez answered a phone call from an unknown...

- Los Angeles Times - US

U.S. State Department Strengthens El Salvador Travel Warning.

Does the language of this warning represent a new angle on the Trump administration's State Department travel warnings? We'll have to wait and see. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

US stiffens travel warning for El Salvador.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador " The United States has stiffened its travel warning for El Salvador, urging Americans "to carefully consider the risks of travel to El Salvador due to the high rates of crime and violence."The travel...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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