El Salvador

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El Salvador ‘responsible for death of woman jailed after miscarriage’
Inter-American court of human rights orders Central American country to reform harsh policies on reproductive health

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogota

02, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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El Salvador rights groups fear repression after raids on seven offices
NGOs believe raids, officially part of an embezzlement inquiry, are an attempt to ‘criminalise social movements’

Joe Parkin Daniels

24, Nov, 2021 @12:44 PM

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Max Stahl obituary
Documentary-maker who captured East Timor atrocities on film and left behind his earlier career as a Blue Peter presenter

Anthony Hayward

04, Nov, 2021 @5:46 PM

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The big picture: incarcerated gang members in El Salvador
Tariq Zaidi’s powerful image of the overcrowded Chalatenango prison, which housed 1,637 inmates from the feared MS-13 criminal organisation

Tim Adams

31, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Global heating ‘may lead to epidemic of kidney disease’
Deadly side-effect of heat stress is threat to rising numbers of workers in hot climates, doctors warn

Natalie Grover

21, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Nayib Bukele calls himself the ‘world’s coolest dictator’ – but is he joking?
El Salvador’s president is consolidating power and seems intent on rewriting the country’s constitution

Mat Youkee in San Salvador

26, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fears for democracy in El Salvador after president claims to be ‘coolest dictator’
US diplomat raises concerns after Nayib Bukele makes outlandish claim on Twitter and replaces judges to permit future re-election

Staff and agencies in San Salvador

21, Sep, 2021 @9:05 PM

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El Salvador’s bitcoin experiment goes live – as president offers tech support
Nayib Bukele tweeted advice as the cryptocurrency became legal tender – not entirely smoothly – but critics call it a big distraction

Mat Youkee

07, Sep, 2021 @5:37 PM

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Scepticism grows in El Salvador over pioneering Bitcoin gamble
Country will be first to adopt cryptocurrency as legal tender next month – but economists are sounding warnings over risks

Mat Youkee in El Zonte

30, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Getting Covid jab is an ‘act of love’, says Pope Francis
Video of pontiff urging vaccine take-up comes after scepticism from traditionalist cardinals

Angela Giuffrida

18, Aug, 2021 @12:37 PM

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Sex workers fighting for human rights among world’s most ‘at risk activists’
Exclusive: Front Line Defenders report says rights defenders working in sex industry face ‘targeted attacks’ around the world

Sarah Johnson

12, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘I’m scared of being killed’: sex worker activists speak out
Rights defenders describe threats and abuse while working to protect their communities

Interviews by Sarah Johnson

12, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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