| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Dios es bueno!" (God is good!)
Pastor Rene Molina moved among the sea of believers, bestowing blessings with his touch. He placed a hand on one worshiper's head, sparking such emotion that the man fell to the floor.
"Jesus was an immigrant and...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:17 AM
El izquierdista ex líder guerrillero Salvador Sánchez Cerén y el derechista Norman Quijano comenzaron a alistar sus baterías para enfrentarse en marzo a una segunda vuelta electoral, luego de que ninguno logró alcanzar la mayoría absoluta requerida para...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 9:10 PM
MEXICO CITY — A former left-wing guerrilla leader held a wide lead in El Salvador's presidential race Sunday night, but it was unclear whether Salvador Sanchez Ceren could avoid a runoff.
With 57% of the ballots tallied, Sanchez Ceren, the vice...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:35 PM
MEXICO CITY – A runoff presidential election appeared likely in El Salvador after leftist Vice President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the top vote-getter, narrowly missed winning outright, according to preliminary election results Monday.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:38 PM
WASHINGTON — A former Salvadoran general accused of overseeing the torture and killing of thousands of civilians during a 12-year civil war appealed a U.S. deportation order Thursday on the grounds that his nation's anti-communist campaign was...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:04 PM
After each school day, librarian Dinora Arteaga leads a special reading program for a dozen kindergarten and first-grade students, along with their parents. Their goal: learning 10 new words a week.
Arteaga works almost exclusively with Spanish-speaking...
| Dec 21, 2013
"There's a rhythm to it, the way she works the masa," Cynthia Gonzalez says quietly. Her mother, Dora, carefully stirs a large pot of masa for tamales over the stove. It's smooth as custard and lightly fragrant as it begins to bubble.
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:56 AM
El volcán Chaparrastique, en el este de El Salvador, dejó hoy de lanzar gases y cenizas horas después de una "súbita" erupción que obligó a evacuar a más de 1.600 personas, informó el presidente salvadoreño, Mauricio Funes.
"Las emanaciones de gases y...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
When Nelson Lopéz was preparing the first bilingual translation of "Tales of Clay," a landmark short-story collection by the legendary Salvadoran writer known as Salarrué, he turned for inspiration to some unlikely sources: Mark Twain and the Coen...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:17 PM
A man suspected of wielding a sword and stabbing his 26-year-old girlfriend to death in front of her four children in Lancaster in 2008 has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities said that Jesus...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:39 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Gunmen in El Salvador early Thursday burst into the offices of a human rights agency that focuses on children missing from the country’s civil war, torching documents and taking away computers, activists said.
The attack was a major...