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  • U.S. Senate cloture motion approved 62-37, clearing way to Aponte confirmation

     
    Updated 2:18 p.m. 06/14/12 with comments from Sen. Marco Rubio. Two years after Mari Carmen Aponte was nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, the U.S. Senate is ready to confirm her to that post. Aponte's nomination has been on hold but a 62-37...
  • Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits El Salvador; tsunami warning issued

     
    California is not included in a tsunami warning issued Sunday night after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake off the coast of El Salvador....
  • In a first, U.S. labels MS-13 street gang 'criminal organization'

     
    Federal authorities Thursday designated the notorious Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 as a “transnational criminal organization,” giving federal authorities more tools to fight the street gang that has its roots in Los Angeles. Under the designation,...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Federal case against anti-gang activist dismissed; 'errors' cited

     
    A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed federal racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder charges against one of the nation’s most well-known anti-gang activists at the request of federal prosecutors, who acknowledged his indictment contained...
  • WEST BANK: Palestinians determined to get more recognition

     
    The Palestinian Authority is doubling its efforts to get as many countries to recognize it before September, when it plans to officially ask the United Nations for recognition and membership. Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said on...