El Salvador

Trial of Salvadoran rape survivor for abortion delayed

Judge postpones trial of Imelda Cortez, accused of aggravated attempted homicide, after prosecutor fails to show up.

Trial of Salvadoran rape survivor for abortion delayed

Women's Rights

Salvadoran rape survivor faces prison for giving birth in toilet

Imelda Cortez is charged with aggravated attempted homicide after giving birth to stepfather's child in a latrine.

Salvadoran rape survivor faces prison for giving birth in toilet

Latin America

Honduran migrant caravan joined by other Latin American nationals

Group departs from El Salvador as others across Mexico and Central America join thousands on US-bound caravan.

Honduran migrant caravan joined by other Latin American nationals

Human Rights

Crackdown on Honduran migrant caravan 'against international law'

Rights groups warn government responses to Central American migrants, refugees going to US may violate international law

Crackdown on Honduran migrant caravan 'against international law'

Opinion

Weaponised wine cellars: How not to solve the US gang problem

The ongoing MS-13 hysteria in the US is helping Trump justify his anti-immigrant vitriol and mask the real villains.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Honduras

Honduran activists welcome Trump's threats to cut US aid

Activists and others have longed called for a cut in US military aid to Central American country over rights abuses.

Honduran activists welcome Trump's threats to cut US aid

El Salvador

An ode to Oscar Romero: 'Honoured I once ate lunch with a saint'

Slain Salvadoran priest, who was a hero among country's poor, declared a saint with six others by Pope Francis.

An ode to Oscar Romero: 'Honoured I once ate lunch with a saint'

Latin America

Slain Salvadoran priest Romero to be made saint

A champion for social justice at the beginning of country's civil war, Romero was killed during mass nearly 40 years ago

El Salvador's slain Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint

Latin America

El Salvador's disappearing farmers

Salvadoran youth are abandoning the countryside, leaving behind an increasingly aging population of farmers.

El Salvador's disappearing farmers

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