El Salvador

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World’s most violent cities: Medellín crime surge helps Latin America top list
Region has two-thirds of world’s most dangerous cities, with Bogotá, Rio, Mexico City and San Salvador also named in study

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

26, May, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Crypto is starting to lose its cool – just look at El Salvador | Rowan Moore
Fantasies of a Bitcoin City have been undermined by the country’s huge losses in cryptocurrency

Rowan Moore

21, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Abortion: El Salvador’s jailed women offer US glimpse of post-Roe future
‘Don’t let our reality become your reality,’ campaigners warn after woman is freed after decade behind bars for medical emergency ruled attempted murder

Nina Lakhani

19, May, 2022 @9:15 AM

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El Salvador: woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for homicide after miscarriage
Activists say case offers a stark warning to women in the US, where the supreme court is considering overturning Roe v Wade

Staff and agencies in San Salvador

10, May, 2022 @10:39 PM

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Killed by abortion laws: five women whose stories we must never forget
As the US supreme court threatens to undo 49 years of access to safe and legal terminations, five women who died because of bans on abortion stand as warnings of what is at stake globally

Joe Parkin Daniels, Sarah Johnson, Weronika Strzyżyńska, Kaamil Ahmed and Mercy Kahenda

07, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Latin American feminists vow to protect abortion rights at home after shock US ruling
Women’s movements have fought hard to reverse anti-abortion laws in their countries and say it’s not the end for the US

Natalie Alcoba in Buenos Aires

05, May, 2022 @10:01 AM

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Erosion of abortion rights gathers pace around the world as US signals new era
A leaked supreme court draft ruling shows the US is set to end 50 years of a woman’s right to choose. Elsewhere, the battle still rages

Weronika Strzyżyńska

03, May, 2022 @5:29 PM

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El Salvador press cries censorship as anti-gang law targets media
El Salvador’s congress has authorised sentences of 10-15 years for media spreading gangs’ messages

Staff and agencies in San Salvador

06, Apr, 2022 @8:13 PM

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El Salvador reels as 6,000 people arrested in unprecedented crackdown
Authoritarian populist president Nayib Bukele has suspended rights in state of emergency justified as attack on MS13 gang

Bryan Avelar in San Salvador and Santa Tecla, and Nina Lakhani

05, Apr, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Human rights officials call for Pegasus spyware ban at El Salvador hearing
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights holds hearing on using Israeli spyware against journalists and activists

Nina Lakhani

17, Mar, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Hugh O’Shaughnessy obituary
Journalist who reported for 30 years from many Latin American countries where grave human rights abuses were being committed

Nick Caistor

14, Mar, 2022 @5:38 PM

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Pegasus spyware used in ‘jaw-dropping’ phone hacks on El Salvador journalists
Citizen Lab finds that hacking of 35 journalists and civil society activists coincided with their investigations into allegations that President Nayib Bukele was negotiating a pact with gangs

Sam Jones and agency

13, Jan, 2022 @5:08 PM

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