El Salvador

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At least 12 people dead after crowd crush at football stadium in El Salvador
At least 12 people have died and more than 100 were injured in a crush at the Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador, the nation’s capital

Reuters and Guardian sport

21, May, 2023 @11:01 AM

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‘They found hell’: innocent foreigners caught in El Salvador’s mass arrests
Rights groups say thousands of innocent people are being caught up in gang crackdown

Luke Taylor in Bogotá

16, May, 2023 @11:40 AM

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US-Mexico migration deal raises fears for struggling border cities
Agreement designed to curb increase of people arriving into US marks dramatic precedent for two countries, experts say

Oscar Lopez in Mexico City

05, May, 2023 @11:10 AM

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El Salvador news outlet relocates to Costa Rica to avoid Bukele’s crackdown
El Faro moves its headquarters to avoid ‘fabricated accusations’ after 25 years reporting on drug wars, crime and corruption

Luke Taylor

19, Apr, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Environmental defenders reel from Mexico and Central America attacks
At least two dozen activists in Indigenous and rural areas murdered, disappeared and jailed in wave of attacks

Nina Lakhani and Analy Nuño in Guadalajara

10, Apr, 2023 @10:30 AM

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‘Historic moment’ as El Salvador abortion case fuels hopes for expanded access across Latin America
Human rights court hears seriously ill woman denied procedure as advocates call for change in region with world’s most restrictive abortion laws

Julia Zulver in San Salvador

24, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The Whisper of Silence review – coffee-taster drama makes most of stunning locations
Alfonso Quijada’s feature follows a young woman gifted with an extraordinary sense of smell. It looks great, but fails to satisfy

Leslie Felperin

20, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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El Salvador crackdown breaks the gangs – at huge cost to human rights
War on gangs by populist leader Nayib Bukele has produced extraordinary change, but ‘the cure could be as harmful as the disease’

Jaime Quintanilla in Soyapango and Tom Phillips

20, Feb, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Salvadoran environmental defenders detained for decades-old crimes
Activists worry the arrests are a move by the cash-strapped government to open the country to now banned metals mining

Nina Lakhani in Mexico City

14, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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China circles El Salvador’s economy as country edges toward crypto plunge
President Nayib Bukele bet on bitcoin and its tumbling value has put the Central American country in a financially precarious spot

Mat Youkee

15, Nov, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Weather tracker: following the path of Hurricane Julia
Julia passed from the Atlantic to the Pacific, killing 25 people; plus, flash floods in south-east Australia

James Parrish and Azure Prior

14, Oct, 2022 @9:58 AM

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Javier Zamora: ‘Now the chances of me crossing the border and surviving would be slim’
The Salvadorian poet on his journey to the US as a nine-year-old, the exciting literature coming from his homeland – and why he is indebted to Dave Eggers

Killian Fox

10, Sep, 2022 @5:00 PM

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