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  • 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...
  • Julio T. 'Speedy' Gonzalez, shipping executive

    Julio T. 'Speedy' Gonzalez, shipping executive
    Julio T. "Speedy" Gonzalez, who had been honorary consul to El Salvador and a successful Baltimore shipping executive whose motto was "My sales territory is the entire world," died Thursday from complications of diabetes at Gilchrist Hospice Care in...
  • El Salvador: Lunch in the barrio, dinner at the mall

    While Europe is my passion and the focus of my work, Latin America has long held a fascination for me. I took my first trip to the region (to Nicaragua and El Salvador) in 1988, during El Salvador's civil war. I returned to both countries in 1991, after...
  • Catholic Church in El Salvador shuts down rights and legal office

    MEXICO CITY — The Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador has abruptly closed its important human rights and legal aid office, which for years, and sometimes at great risk, denounced and investigated the most egregious atrocities surrounding that...
  • Secrets revealed in the death of Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton

    Secrets revealed in the death of Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton
    The death of Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton in 1975 is one of the great tragedies of Latin American literature and of the Latin American left. And it was a tragedy the left inflicted on itself. Dalton had joined one of the armed rebel groups fighting...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • Gold Cup: Honduras scores in stoppage time to beat El Salvador 1-0

    MIAMI GARDENS — Honduras is through to the knockout stage of the Gold Cup after downing neighbor El Salvador 1-0 with a stoppage time stunner. Jorge Claros brought the pro-Honduras crowd of 28,713 at Sun Life Stadium to a frenzy when he fooled...