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Latin America

El Salvador's 'Most Gringo Town' braces for end of TPS

Residents of eastern El Salvador town worry about how they will survive after the end of US Temporary Protected Status.

Intipuca: A town that relies on remittances braces for end of TPS

Gang violence

'Never wear blue': Trapped in Trump's 'war on gangs'

Donald Trump's war against Salvadoran American gang MS-13 has left dozens of immigrant teenagers unlawfully detained.

The teenagers trapped in Trump's MS13-crackdown

Fault Lines

Trump's War on Gangs

Dozens of immigrant teens in the US have been unlawfully detained as part of the Trump administration's 'war on gangs'.

Witness

El Salvador: Deportees Welcome

Recently deported Dilan lives in fear of the MS-13 gang, but discovers El Salvador's booming call centre industry.

Women's Rights

El Salvador releases woman jailed over abortion

Supreme Court releases woman who served 15 years of 30-year prison sentence for abortion she said was miscarriage.

El Salvador woman freed after 15 years in jail for abortion

El Salvador

El Salvador frees woman imprisoned over 'stillbirth'

A Salvadoran woman serving a 30-year prison sentence after having a 'stillbirth' is released after 10 years behind bars.

El Salvador frees woman imprisoned over 'stillbirth'

El Salvador

El Salvador eyes Qatar jobs for migrants leaving US

Authorities of El Salvador seeking to reach an agreement with Qatar to allow Salvadorans to work in the Gulf country.

El Salvador eyes Qatar jobs for migrants leaving US

Donald Trump

Global fury over Trump's racist remark on Africa, Haiti

US president referred to El Salvador, Haiti and Africa as 'shithole countries' in conversation about immigration.

Earthquake

Honduras: 7.6 earthquake triggers Tsunami alert

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the coast of Honduras, briefly prompting a tsunami warning.

Honduras: 7.6 earthquake triggers Tsunami alert

United States

Salvadorans 'devastated' as 200,000 told must leave US

Trump administration says recipients of Temporary Protected Status have 18 months to leave or find a legal way to stay.

El Salvador

El Salvador upholds 30-year sentence in stillbirth case

Court rejects appeal of Teodora del Carmen Vasquez, who was convicted of homicide under country's strict abortion law.

El Salvador upholds 30-year sentence in stillbirth case

El Salvador

'I didn't hear her cry': Jailed after a stillbirth

After 10 years in prison, Teodora del Carmen Vasquez, convicted under a strict abortion law, hopes she will be freed.

Inside Story

How should natural disasters be dealt with?

Devastation caused by hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods is huge - and so is the repair bill.

Latin America

El Salvador rape victim jailed 30 years for stillbirth

Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz convicted of aggravated homicide under country's strict abortion law.

El Salvador rape victim jailed 30 years for stillbirth

Latin America

US deportations fuel fears of gang violence in El Salvador

Salvadorans are worried that the threat of deportations by the US will see an influx of criminals into the impoverished Central American country.