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El Salvador bans metal mining in world first.

El Salvador on Thursday became the first country in the world to ban the mining of metals in what campaigners called a landmark move for environmental protection.

- PhysOrg - NL

El Salvador bans metal mining in world first.

El Salvador on Thursday became the first country in the world to ban the mining of metals in what campaigners called a landmark move for environmental protection. The law bans "prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of metallic minerals in El Salvador," according to the text published Thursday in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

NY State Police Building MS-13 Unit.

After several acts of violence by the El Salvadorian trans-national gang, the New York State Police have decided to create a special unit to counter MS-13.

- Breitbart - US

More Than 200 MS-13 Members Reside in Long Island, FBI Says.

There are more than 200 members of the violent, El Salvadorian MS-13 gang in the Long Island, New York area, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

- Breitbart - US

Cambodia, El Salvador, Egypt Human Rights Defenders Are Martin Ennals Award Finalists.

Ten of the world’s leading human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have chosen three human rights defenders from Cambodia, El Salvador and Egypt as this year’s finalists for the prestigious Martin Ennals Award.  The three finalists were selected from a field of some 50 ...

- Voice of America - US

Top human rights prize names finalists.

An El Salvadoran transgender advocate, five detained Cambodian activists and an Egyptian legal scholar were nominated Wednesday for one of the world's most prestigious human rights prizes

- The Daily Star - LB

El Salvador abortion ban under international scrutiny from human rights organization.

In 2008, a pregnant, hemorrhaging woman staggered into a hospital in El Salvador seeking emergency care. The woman, a 33-year-old mother of two, had suffered an obstetric injury that led her to lose the fetus. But because her doctors suspected she had undergone an abortion, they immediately called the

- VICE News - US

Elderly and on the run from El Salvador's street gangs.

Threatened by murderous street gangs, Margarita Ramirez* fled for Mexico where she is starting over at 72.

- UN - INT

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