El Salvador

El Salvador ditches Taiwan to establish ties with China

Taiwan's president blames Chinese pressure as decision leaves Taipei with dwindling list of allies.

El Salvador ditches Taiwan to establish ties with China

Women's Rights

New US asylum rules leave abuse survivors 'always afraid'

Survivors and advocates warn decision to stop granting asylum to domestic violence survivors will lead to more deaths.

New US asylum rules leave abuse survivors 'always afraid'

Latin America

'I can't take the agony': El Salvador's hidden tragedy

Even before making the perilous journey north, violence and economic hardship force many to relocate within El Salvador.

El Salvador's hidden tragedy: 'I can't take the agony any more'

Human Rights

More and more are fleeing Central America violence: UN

UN agency expresses concern over the increase in number of people fleeing violence and persecution in Central America.

Central Americans are fleeing violence in higher numbers: UNHCR

Voices

Welcome to El Salvador's coffin-making town

Welcome to the small town where residents abandoned traditional industries to turn a profit in the funeral business.

Jucuapa: The coffin-making town in El Salvador

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.