El Salvador

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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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‘They had their dreams’: the families devastated by Texas truck deaths
Relatives tell of loss as experts says harsher laws are forcing people to take ever more dangerous routes into US

Analy Nuño in Guadalajara

17, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘Go home’: Honduran islanders fight against crypto colonialists
The battle over land rights and sovereignty on the island of Roatán has galvanized the whole country

Jeff Ernst in Crawfish Rock

05, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Each day is agony’: the lives swept up in El Salvador’s mass arrests
As President Nayib Bukele arrests tens of thousands over gang fears, activists and family members grapple with the fallout

Tom Phillips in San Salvador

03, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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El Salvador to escalate its security crackdown after death of police officers
President Nayib Bukele vowed to step up its ‘war on gangs’ even as 2% of the country’s population is jailed

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

29, Jun, 2022 @3:10 PM

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‘It’s a war on the people’: El Salvador’s mass arrests send thousands into despair
At least 38,000 people have been arrested under Nayib Bukele’s draconic state of exemption

Tom Phillips in Salcoatitán

08, Jun, 2022 @10:17 PM

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El Salvador accused of ‘massive’ human rights violations with 2% of adults in prison
More than 36,000 people arrested in just over two months in crackdown orchestrated by President Nayib Bukele

Tom Phillips in San Salvador

02, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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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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