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  • Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded

    Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded
    Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and others have blamed the current measles outbreak on children illegally crossing the southern border of the U.S. "Children sick, healthy, you name it — poor, ill-educated, just tens of thousands of...
  • Laurie Becklund dies at 66; former L.A. Times reporter, author

    Laurie Becklund dies at 66; former L.A. Times reporter, author
    "They call it Door of the Devil," wrote Times journalist Laurie Becklund in 1983, "a craggy spot not far from downtown San Salvador where the earth ends, plunging into a sheer, mist-filled ravine." Becklund had been reporting from El Salvador for nearly...
  • El Salvador overjoyed that Archbishop Romero is on path to sainthood

    El Salvador overjoyed that Archbishop Romero is on path to sainthood
    After Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot to death as he said Mass, Danlio Macias’ family mourned as if one of its own had been killed. “I see these photos,” Macias said, eyes red with tears as he visited the site of Romero’s...
  • Oscar Arnulfo Romero será beatificado

    Oscar Arnulfo Romero será beatificado
    SAN SALVADOR - El arzobispo de San Salvador Oscar Arnulfo Romero, asesinado en 1980 y cuya beatificación fue aprobada hoy por el papa Francisco, fue considerado "la voz de los sin voz" por su defensa de los derechos humanos y sociales en los años...
  • Robert E. White, diplomat who cited Salvadoran atrocities, dies at 88

     Robert E. White, diplomat who cited Salvadoran atrocities, dies at 88
    His was one of the first and most credible voices to criticize human-rights atrocities by a Salvadoran regime that the U.S. was backing. And it cost him his career as an American diplomat. Robert E. White, a former ambassador who became an outspoken...
  • The Latin American gun leak

    The Latin American gun leak
    During the 1980s, El Salvador was the single largest recipient of U.S. military hardware and weaponry in the Western Hemisphere. Although the Central American country's civil war ended in 1992, the guns, grenades and bullets linger, as do their...
  • El Salvador protesta en memoria del arzobispo Romero

    El Salvador protesta en memoria del arzobispo Romero
    SAN SALVADOR - Víctimas del conflicto armado salvadoreño marcharon hoy por San Salvador par rechazar la decisión de la Alcaldía de la ciudad de dar a una calle el nombre del fallecido militar Roberto D'Aubuisson, presunto autor intelectual del asesinato...
  • Foreign travel: State Department warnings on Ukraine, Kenya and more

    The U.S. State Department has issued several travel warnings in the last month, some a surprise, some less so. It also issued a Worldwide Caution on April 10, telling Americans to stay constantly alert because of terrorist threats. To read the full text,...
  • Sylmar couple accused of enslaving girl, 9, smuggled from El Salvador

    A Sylmar couple has pleaded not guilty to accusations that they paid to have a 9-year-old girl smuggled to the U.S. from Central America and forced her to work at their restaurant. Dora Alicia Valle, 50, and her live-in boyfriend, Estrada Melvin...
  • España, rumbo al Mundial con Diego Costa listo para el debut

    España, rumbo al Mundial con Diego Costa listo para el debut
    Iñaki Dufour Las Rozas (Madrid), 2 jun (EFE).- La selección española tomó el lunes rumbo al Mundial de Brasil 2014 vía Washington, donde ultimará su preparación con un amistoso el próximo sábado ante El Salvador, con el delantero Diego Costa listo...
  • Maryland man focus of national debate over asylum claims

    Maryland man focus of national debate over asylum claims
    When Julio Martinez crossed the U.S. border illegally more than a decade ago, his attorneys say, he was running for his life, attempting to escape the deadly and pervasive gang he joined in his native El Salvador as a 14-year-old boy. Martinez, who...