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.

In the Field

Hispanic Migrants: Back to Square One

What is driving increasing numbers of migrant Salvadorans to risk their lives in hopes of a new start in the US?

Opinion

The other Trump executive order that will hurt refugees

A January 25 executive order on immigration enforcement allows for immediate deportations at the border with Mexico.

Erika Guevara-Rosas

by Erika Guevara-Rosas

Erika Guevara-Rosas

Latin America

A rare murder-free day recorded in El Salvador

One of the world’s deadliest countries recorded its first day without a single killing since January 2015.

A rare murder-free day recorded in El Salvador

El Salvador

Magnitude 7.0 quake shakes Central America

Tremor hits off the coast of El Salvador, and was also felt in Nicaragua, which is being lashed by a hurricane.

Magnitude 7.0 quake shakes Central America

Latin America Investigates

El Salvador: Assassins For Sale

Investigating allegations that private security companies are being hired to murder organised crime gang members.

International Women's Day

Abortion in El Salvador: Justice undone?

After serving four years for foeticide, Maria Teresa Rivera was freed. But a new appeal wants to send her back to jail.

El Salvador: Maria Teresa Rivera jailed and freed

Health

Murder and malady: El Salvador's sugarcane workers

Hit by an epidemic of gang violence and disease, sugarcane cutters have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

Murder and malady: El Salvador's sugarcane workers

Health

Help comes to El Salvador's sick sugarcane workers

A small organisation is working to improve the conditions of workers afflicted by a mysterious kidney disease epidemic.

Help comes to El Salvador's sick sugarcane workers

The Cure

El Salvador's sugarcane workers and their silent killer

A small organisation is tackling a deadly epidemic of chronic disease among El Salvador's sugarcane workers.

Panama Papers

El Salvador raids Panama law firm's offices

Documents and equipment seized by authorities in investigation of Mossack Fonseca, firm at centre of data leak scandal.