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  • After broken gang truce, El Salvador sees deadliest month in 10 years

    After broken gang truce, El Salvador sees deadliest month in 10 years
    Dr. Oscar Quijano touched his pinky to the hole in the head of the latest skeleton brought to the metal slab before him.
  • El Salvador transfers gangsters to maximum security prison

    Authorities in El Salvador say they have transferred 31 gang members, including two bosses from the hyper-violent Mara Salvatrucha gang, to the country's maximum security prison. Prisons director Rodil Hernandez said Thursday in San Salvador that the...

    El Salvador jails women for miscarriages and stillbirths

    El Salvador jails women for miscarriages and stillbirths
    When Guadalupe Vasquez became pregnant at 17 after being raped by a neighbor of the house where she worked as a maid, she decided she wanted the baby. She even picked out a name: Gabriel. Then, on a day in late 2007, pain shot through her back and...

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
    Exploring Mayan ruins, strolling in colonial towns, hiking and bird-watching in the rainforest, bartering in markets: Guatemala offers cruise passengers these opportunities and more. Guatemala, a Central American country, borders Mexico, Belize,...

    Homicides in El Salvador reach record as gang violence grows

    El Salvador had more homicides in March than any other single month in a decade, a dark milestone that some attribute to the collapse of a gang truce and one that could mark a trend of greater violence to come. Data from the National Civil Police show...