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  • Maryland counties seek to make English official language

    Jose Soto doesn't pay attention to politics in Frederick County. He's new to town and spends much of his time working at an apple-processing plant in Pennsylvania. But he heard something a few weeks ago about the county making English its official...
  • Unprecedented action aimed at weakening MS-13 street gang

     
    Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 on Thursday won the distinction of being the first street gang designated by the federal government as a “transnational criminal organization." Local law enforcement officials cheered what they saw as the unprecedented federal...
  • Good news: Joe Biden gets a Democratic fundraising letter out despite the radiation, economy and new war

     
    Crashed U.S. fighter in Libya doesn't deter President Obama from offering toasts across South America, so the VP steps in....
  • Spanish judge indicts 20 Salvadorans in 1989 killings of Jesuits

     
    After two years of investigation, a Spanish judge today issued an indictment and arrest order against 20 former military officials in El Salvador for the 1989 killings of six Jesuit priests, a housekeeper and her daughter during this country’s civil...
  • Ricardo Stein, an architect of peace in Guatemala, is dead at 62

     
    Ricardo Stein, a Guatemalan intellectual and human rights advocate who became one of the key architects of the 1996 peace accords ending the country's long civil war, has died of cancer. He was 62 (link in Spanish). Stein spent much of his life fighting...
  • The week in Latin America: Peru's African legacy

     
    Here are stories that made top headlines in Latin America this week, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: Significant court ruling in Mexico In Mexico, the Supreme Court ruled that human-...
  • Federal officials want to starve MS-13 gang of its money

     
    Federal authorities named Mara Salvatrucha MS-13, the ruthless Latin American gang born three decades ago on the streets of Los Angeles, a “transnational criminal organization” on Thursday, making it the first street gang to join the list. The...
  • Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said

     
    The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a “transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run....
  • New way to book adventure travel in El Salvador

     
    There's a new centralized way to explore advneture vacations in El Salvador, considered the least-explored country in Central America. For the first time online, El Salvador is “speaking the language” of international travel companies with a...
  • Judge to consider dismissing charges against anti-gang activist

     
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. A judge will consider dismissing federal racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder charges Wednesday against one of the nation’s most well-known anti-gang activists. The U.S. attorney’s office...
  • Boys' basketball: Ivan Barahona to coach El Salvador national team

     
    Pacific Hills Coach Ivan Barahona said Monday he has been selected to coach the El Salvador national basketball team. Barahona will continue to direct the Bruins but also make trips to El Salvador, where he was born. -- Eric Sondheimer...