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El Salvador

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  • Spreading the Pentecostal spirit

    Spreading the Pentecostal spirit
    "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...
  • El Salvador: Ex guerrillero y derechista se van a segunda vuelta

    El Salvador: Ex guerrillero y derechista se van a segunda vuelta
    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...
  • In El Salvador presidential vote, leftist Sanchez Ceren ahead

    In El Salvador presidential vote, leftist Sanchez Ceren ahead
    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...
  • El Salvador's presidential race appears headed for a runoff

    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. With more...
  • Salvadoran cites U.S. backing of violence in deportation appeal

    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...
  • School librarian helps students struggling with reading

    School librarian helps students struggling with reading
    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...
  • Making tamales and extending a family history

    Making tamales and extending a family history
    "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. Salvadoran tamales...
  • Cesan emanaciones de gases y cenizas de volcán en El Salvador

    Cesan emanaciones de gases y cenizas de volcán en El Salvador
    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...
  • Turning to Mark Twain and Coen brothers to translate Salarrue

    Turning to Mark Twain and Coen brothers to translate Salarrue
    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...
  • Man is arrested in 2008 slaying of woman stabbed with sword

    Man is arrested in 2008 slaying of woman stabbed with sword
    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...
  • Gunmen torch vital records of rights group in El Salvador

    Gunmen torch vital records of rights group in El Salvador
    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...