Section » El Salvador

El Salvador: Television personality accused of drug trafficking with Ecuador connection

Salvadoran speaker traffics drugs from Ecuador
eluniverso.com/AP (machine translated)

The Salvadoran Public Prosecutor’s Office yesterday accused Pamela Posada, a 26-year-old publicist and television presenter, of conspiring for international drug trafficking.

Along with Posada, another 28 people identified as belonging to an international drug trafficking network linked to the Sinaloa Mexican cartel were arrested during an operation with Guatemalan authorities and the El Salvador Police.

https://www.amazon.com/Spanish-Slang-Ecuador-Nicholas-Crowder-ebook/dp/B00VM2KL6I/ref=pd_sim_351_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=39FW1P4PVY94W5H8NDFH

The public prosecutors’ investigations found that those arrested were part of a logistical support group that guarded the boats entering and leaving Salvadoran territorial waters with drug shipments from South America, especially Ecuador, to ports in Guatemala, from where Was transported by land to the United States. Read Article

No CommentsPermalink

El Salvador: Women serving prison terms for abortions they said they never had

thedailybeast.com/Nina Strochlic Inside the women’s prison in El Salvador, set on the outskirts of the capital in a dangerous neighborhood called Ilopango, at least 21 women are serving sentences for abortions they say they never had. All of these women claim they are jailed for miscarrying their babies. In the prison’s leafy courtyard, a petite […]

No CommentsRead this post »

El Salvador: State of Emergency Declared at Seven Prisons

El Salvador declares state of emergency at seven prisons in gang crackdown Theguardian.com reported ‘Extraordinary measures’ include transferring of 299 high-ranking gang members, putting inmates on lockdown and suspending family visits for 15 days/ El Salvador has declared a state of emergency at seven prisons and transferred 299 high-ranking gang members at the start of […]

No CommentsRead this post »

Former President of El Salvador dies while under house arrest

usatoday.com reported former Salvadoran President Francisco Flores died Saturday in a private hospital in the capital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, his party confirmed. Flores, 56, had been in a coma since undergoing emergency surgery. Flores, who led El Salvador from 1999 to 2004, was under house arrest on charges of embezzlement and illegal enrichment. […]

No CommentsRead this post »

Zika Virus: Health Officials Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador advise women to postpone pregnancy

telegraph.co.uk/AFP reported… Zika virus: women in Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador advised to postpone pregnancy Recommendation made by countries’ health ministers after sharp increase in babies born with brain defects in Brazil as US extends travel warning for pregnant women Alarm over thousands of birth defects blamed on the mosquito-borne Zika virus spread on Friday […]

No CommentsRead this post »

El Salvador: Murder rate is pandemic according to coroner

Violence has risen steadily in El Salvador since a 2012 truce between the country’s two main gangs began to fall apart in 2014. Last year was the most violent on record, with a 70 percent increase in murders from the previous year and a surge in attacks by street gangs, said a civil servant. The […]

No CommentsRead this post »

El Salvador: 2015 most violent on record in reported murders

Violent deaths in El Salvador spiked 70% in 2015, figures reveal theguardian.com reported at least 6,657 people were violently killed in the Central American country, making last year the most violent since the height of 1983 civil war. El Salvador saw a 70% spike in violent deaths in 2015, making last year the bloodiest since […]

No CommentsRead this post »

U.S. Deports Former El Salvador Defense Minister, accused of murder, torture

(Reuters) Reported, the United States on Wednesday deported Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, El Salvador’s former defense minister, accused of involvement in torture and killings 30 years ago during the Central American country’s bloody civil war, U.S. officials said. Vides Casanova was defense minister from 1983-89, a brutal period during the conflict between leftist rebels and […]

No CommentsRead this post »

U.S. deports woman from El Salvador for murder of her husband, former U.S. military member

lainformacion.com reported United States deported today to a Salvadoran who allegedly planned the murder of her husband, an American exmilitar, perpetrated in 2013 in El Salvador, local police said. The Salvadoran Nury Aquino was arrested by the international police (Interpol) officers at the international airport of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero, 44 kilometers south of San […]

No CommentsRead this post »

El Salvador: Mara street gangs targeting tourists for extortion

janes.com reported El Salvador’s Mara street gangs have started targeting tourists for extortion, local media reported on 28 July. According to reports, members of the Mara gangs – organised street gangs with a presence in several Central American territories – have set up extortion points in the western department of Usulután on El Salvador’s Pacific […]

No CommentsRead this post »

El Salvador: Former left-wing rebel leader sworn in as president

bbc.com reported that former left-wing rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren has been sworn in as president of El Salvador. Mr Sanchez, 69, of the FMLN party, becomes the first former guerrilla to lead the Central American country following his March victory. In his inauguration speech, he promised to fight corruption and violence, and to govern […]

No CommentsRead this post »

Former Left-wind rebel winds presidency in El Salvador

Former left-wing rebel Salvador Sanchez Ceren has won a tight presidential run-off election, El-Salvador’s electoral tribunal has said. But his rival has the right to appeal and officials say a final declaration cannot yet be made. Conservative candidate Norman Quijano had earlier called for a new poll after preliminary results indicated a margin of victory […]

No CommentsRead this post »

Santa Ana, El Salvador: 3 Children Rescued from Suspected Human Traffickers

On August 28, 2013 La Página Noticias reported the rescue of three children during a police raid on the home of a couple in Santa Ana. As a result, police are now investigation two suspects, a Mexican male and his Salvadoran female partner, on suspicion of human trafficking. Although one of the rescued girls belonged […]

No CommentsRead this post »

Guatemala City, Guatemala: Two Young Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued

On July 11, 2013 Prensa Libre Noticias reported the rescue of two girls aged 12 and 14, the apparent victims of sex trafficking, from “La Serenita” bar in Guatemala City. The owner of the bar, a Salvadoran woman, was later discovered to be the mother of the two young victims. According to a complaint made […]

No CommentsRead this post »

Hidalgo, Mexico: Police Arrest 9 Hondurans and 2 Salvadorans for Human Trafficking

On June 27, 2013 El Hidalgo reported that police in Hidalgo, Mexico have arrested 9 Hondurans and 2 Salvadorans suspected of being linked to human trafficking and migrant smuggling. The group of 11 suspects was allegedly led by a Salvadoran who goes by the alias “El Fantasma.” A Mexican allegedly working with the suspects was […]

No CommentsRead this post »

El Salvador: Human Trafficker Arrested in La Union

On May 18, 2013 Elsalvador.com reported the arrest of Oscar “Chino Lando” Orlando M.H, accused of trafficking and imprisoning five children between the ages of 6 and10 years. Orlando was arrested by authorities after the Human Trafficking Unit of the prosecutor’s office had received a complaint concerning sexual exploitation centers a few weeks ago. Orlando […]

Comments OffRead this post »

PAHO reveals 73,000 new cases of hypertension diagnosed El Salvador

Authorities of the Ministry of Health, the Pan American Health Organization in El Salvador among others were announced this morning that between 2011 and 2012 in the country were registered 73 000 new cases of hypertension. Authorities Social Security Institute (ISSS) reported that hypertension was the leading cause of consultation in 2012. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

Girl kidnapped in Mexico, located in El Salvador, arrest made

The Mexican girl who was found in El Salvador, after being kidnapped on April 1 in a location of your country, departed today to Mexico accompanied by Mexican authorities confirmed to Efe a spokesman for the Salvadoran Attorney. Valeria Hernandez de Jesus, after making all the necessary arrangements for their repatriation, “he returned to his […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Guatemala: alleged narco extradited back to El Salvador

The alleged drug lord Ernesto Salvador Jorge Ulloa Sibrián, alias Onion, was repatriated by air yesterday his country by the Guatemalan authorities. Six weeks ago the Ministry of Interior received from the security authorities of El Salvador a request for urgent help: their intelligence services were located in Guatemala, whom they considered one of the […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Hostile environment in Gulf of Fonesca between Honduras, El Salvador

Chief of Naval Honduran ensures that navigates to the mouth, but recognizes that there is always persecution. Presidents would meet after Easter. Chief of Naval Honduran ensures that navigates to the mouth, but recognizes that there is always persecution. Presidents would meet after Easter. Gen. Rene Osorio said they have orders to continue performing normally […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Honduras to press UN to enforce judgement of International Court over Gulf of Fonseca

President Porfirio Lobo will meet this week with fishermen from the south to address problems with Nicaraguan Naval. President Porfirio Lobo Sosa said Sunday that Honduras will press UN to enforce the judgment bordering the International Court of Justice in the Gulf of Fonseca shared with Nicaragua and El Salvador. The president spoke after constant […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: Jan. Feb 2013: 581 million dollars in remittances

A total of 581.2 million dollars in El Salvador receive remittances between January and February this year, representing a decrease of 0.2% compared to the same period of 2012, the Bank reported Saturday Central Reserve Bank (BCR). “The total remittances received during January and February of 2013 was U.S. $ 581.2 million, registering a decline […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: police reveal they have no hypothesis in murder of U.S. citizen Michael James Brown

Authorities said yesterday that they have no hypotheses for the murder of U.S. citizen, Michael James Brown, 53, on Saturday at about 8:30 pm. Herber Herrera, head of the tax office of Sonsonate, only confirmed that the incident occurred in the village of San Isidro, the town of Izalco, when the alien originally from Michigan, […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Izalco, El Salvador: U.S. citizen murdered by unknown group while driving

U.S. citizen Michael James, age 52, has been murdered by a an unknown group of gunmen. He was in a rental care with a female driving through a coffee plantation. The information did not indicated whether he was a tourist or expatriate. laprensagrafica.com reported that the U.S. government issued a travel warning to El Salvador, […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Routes Americas chooses El Salvador for event in 2014

El Salvador has been named as the destination for the seventh Routes Americas event, which will take place in early 2014. The minister of tourism, José Napoleón Duarte Durán, signed the agreement during a ceremony at FITUR in Madrid. Also present at the signing were, El Salvador’s tourism business representatives, employees from CORSATUR, Katie Bland, […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Ecuador, Dominican Republic and El Salvador worst places in Latin America to be born per study

The study by The Economist, which includes 80 countries, is part of a survey to determine the best and worst places in the world to be born. Chile (23 °), Costa Rica (30th) and Brazil (37th) were the best nations to be born in the region. Ecuador, Dominican Republic and El Salvador were constituted in […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: Girl forced to sell virginity for ten dollars, female trafficker goes to prison

According to lapagina.com.sv a 15 year old victim of trafficking was forced to “sell” her virginity at a price of $ 10 at one of the brothels in San Salvador in mid-2011, as reported by the Attorney General’s Office (FGR). Smyrna Salazar, head of the special unit of smuggling and trafficking of FGR, relates the […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Death Toll El Salvador 19 during Christmas Eve 2012

The death toll from violence since Christmas Eve until Christmas in El Salvador increased to 19, while 144 other people were injured, said the Civil Protection agency. Under the “Bethlehem Plan 2012″, which began last Saturday, have been counted 144 injured, 59 burned with fireworks and 16 deaths, of which six were reported yesterday in […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Leader of Sinaloa Cartel in Central America detained in El Salvador

The Costa Rica antidrug authorities captured the Honduran Sewnsen Pinnace Arthur Collins, who is wanted by the International Police (Interpol) and the United States on suspicion of drug trafficking, said Wednesday an official spokesman. Pinnace ran a network of drug traffickers in Central America that used the waterway to transport drugs to the United States. […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Mara Salvatrucha: The Most Dangerous Street Gang in the Americas?

Author – Sonja Wolf ABSTRACT Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), founded in 1980s Los Angeles by Salvadoran immigrant youth, is today one of the largest street gangs in North and Central America. In recent years the group has acquired a reputation for extreme brutality and has ostensibly mutated into a fast-expanding, transnational organized crime network with possible […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Mexicans detained El Salvador airport with 40,000 dollars on way to Colombia

Drug enforcement agents arrested four Mexicans who made a stopover at El Salvador’s international airport while carrying $40,000 in cash, police said Tuesday. The Mexicans, who were on their way to Colombia, were each carrying $10,000, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: Tsunami alert after 7.2 earthquake off Pacific coast of Guatemala

The National System for Disaster Prevention of Nicaragua (SINAPRED) warned coastal communities in the country, with the possibility of a tsunami following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake compared to the coasts Pacific in Guatemala. “We appeal to the people, why, in an organized, mobilized go to higher altitudes, this is a tsunami warning,” the chief executive […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: businessmen complain authorities do little to curb extortion

An entrepreneur migueleño said yesterday that neither the National Civil Police (PNC), and the Attorney General’s Office do nothing to “solve” the extortion despite presenting evidence. The employer claimed at a forum organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador, who has three years paying extortion, and that those who collect the […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: Fishermen using explosives

Faced with a possible increase in the use of explosives for fishing in the Bay of Jiquilisco NGO Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative (ICAPO) this week presented a document to the various authorities involved in the issue to enforce the law General Management and Promotion of Fisheries and Aquaculture, which prohibits this method. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, retired army colonel detained for selling rifles

According to prosecutors, the retired colonel registered and marketed two weapons with altered series and even one of the rifles had another weapon pieces seized from kidnappers in 2001. A retired colonel in the Armed Forces of El Salvador (FAES) was detained on Thursday in San Salvador, the National Civil Police (PNC) charged with the […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Volcano San Cristobal explosion 09-8-12 Videos

San Cristobal Volcano explosions 09-08-2012

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: Murder rate drops substantially last six months due in part to truce

Laprensa.com.ni reported the gang truce in El Salvador, which fell from 14 to 5.5 the average daily killings, six months meets on Sunday amid mistrust between the population and the breath of the OAS mediators and is seeking a permanent covenant. Under the mediation of Fabio Colindres military chaplain and former rebel commander Raul Mijango, […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: gang sentenced to prison for extortion, threatened with explosives

Twenty gang members were sentenced to purge sentences ranging from eight to 20 years in prison, checking his participation in the crime of extortion against a migueleño entrepreneur who would have demanded thousands of dollars for more than two years. The trial of this group of people was held at the Specialized Court Judgment of […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Dengue getting worse in El Salvador

In recent months dengue has gotten worse in El Salvador, a trend that has turned combating the disease into a national priority. According to the PAHO/WHO Representative in El Salvador, by June 15, the number of clinical cases of Dengue reached 1301 (an incidence rate of 20.28 per 100 thousand population), 92% (1200) of which […]

Comments OffRead this post »

7.4 earthquake off coast of El Salvador

Magnitude 7.4 Date-Time SOURCE USGS Monday, August 27, 2012 at 4:37:23 UTC Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 10:37:23 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 12,279 ° N, 88 530 ° W Depth 52.9 km (32.9 miles) Region OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR Distances 111 km (68 miles) S of Puerto El Triunfo, […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: third reported death from dengue

The Ministry of Health (MINSAL) today confirmed the third death from dengue in El Salvador so far in 2012. The Deputy Health Minister Eduardo Espinoza, said that the victim was less than a year, Nonualco Santiago resident, in the central province of La Paz. He said the boy died in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: contributing to deaths of turtles is consumption of plastic

Elsalvador.com reported Between 12 January and 13 June this year, Funzel reported 21 stranded turtles (see map), most of them died and only five were released. This figure is joined by two more turtles, you have nervous system problems and another had two hooks in the esophagus and died. According to the report of the […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: cases of dengue double so far 2012 over last year

Cases of dengue fever in El Salvador doubled in January-July, over the same period of 2011, as authorities declared an alert evaluated in parts of the country to fight the evil that now leaves two deaths, reported Tuesday the ministry of Health. Between January and July, there were 4,107 confirmed cases of dengue, 3874 and […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: Fugitive human trafficker caught in San Miguel

Alvaro Enrique Reyes Reyes (36) was arrested in San Miguel, El Salvador, wanted for the crime of human trafficking. He was carrying three thousand dollars in cash at the time of the arrest, according to the National Police of El Salvador website. He also carried two cell phones. Details about his crimes were not reported. […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Narco-trafficker caught in El Salvador with marijuana

Police agents in Dina, San Salvador, El Salvador captured a suspected narcotrafficker as he was carrying a green briefcase containing marijuana. Four packages of the drug were hidden inside the briefcase, containing a total of 80 portions. The suspect was identified as Jorge Isacc Rodríguez Hernández (23), the National Civil Police website reports. Officials believe […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: Two arrested with one pound of marijuana hidden in corn

Two people driving a private car were stopped and arrested after officials discovered they were transporting a pound of marijuana hidden inside a bag of corn. According to La Prensa Grafica, the suspects were arrested by the Armed Forces in the Tonacatepeque municipality, north of San Salvador. The vehicle the suspects were driving was seized. […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Four suspects caught in Merliot City, El Salvador trafficking cocaine

After two raids in Merliot City, El Salvador, police arrested four people charged with trafficking drugs. 142 portions of cocaine, valued at about $3 thousand, and a 12-mm gun were seized, El Mundo reports. Investigators stated that the arrests were the product of a two-month investigation. José Carlos Sosa (39), Julio César Cortez Flores (32), […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador confirms first death from swine flu in 2012

The Ministry of Health of El Salvador today confirmed the first death from swine flu so far this year and reported that there have been nearly one hundred cases, but reaffirmed that the disease has not yet reached levels epidemic. The fatality is a child of one year and a half old native of La […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: H1N1 virus cases increases, most cases young children

The number of people infected with influenza virus A H1N1 was increased to 96. According to data from the Ministry of Health (Minsal) in the most recent week confirmed 21 new cases. 48 percent of patients detected recently are under ten years, said David Rodriguez, head of the Statistics and Information Minsal. “Most of these […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: Two kilos of cocaine found in JetBlue plane with U.S. crew

The Narcotics Division of the National Civil Police in El Salvador and the Attorney General’s Office have reported the discovery of two kilos of cocaine in a JetBlue plane in the Comalapa airport on June 6, 2012. The captain, first officer and two crew members were all U.S. citizens. The aircraft was an Airbus A320 […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Most-wanted fugitive in El Salvador “Medio Millón” captured after one year, eight months

After evading authorities for one year and eight months, José Misael Rodríguez Cisneros (36), alias “Medio Millón” was captured by police May 27, 2012. Medio Millón has been linked to the Texis Cartel and has been monitored by the U.S. DEA, Cosecha Roja reports. He participated in the movement of illegal goods such as drugs […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Central America: One out of fifty young people will die due to violence according to U.N.

As a result of the violence generated mainly by organized crime and drug trafficking, one in 50 young Central Americans under age 20 will die before they killed 32, according to the UN. The homicide rate in the region, the largest in the world, is 400 times higher than the average in countries with low […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador Gang Truce Raises Troubling Questions for Region

El Salvador, only recently home to the world’s second-highest homicide rate, has watched murders plummet by 60 percent since early March. The unprecedented decline, however, is not the result of conventional policies aimed at eliminating criminal activity, but rather a very different development: a negotiated truce between the country’s two leading gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Guatemalan auto thieves arrested San Salvador, El Salvador

A man and his son, both Guatemalan nationals were arrested in downtown San Salvador, accused of belonging to a gang of car thieves. According to the National Civil Police (PNC), the arrest of the two agents did Guatemalan Heritage Unit of the Central Division of Investigation (DCI) on Monday afternoon in downtown Havana. A researcher […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Editor of online newspaper flees El Salvador due to threats from criminal elements

Carlos Dada, the editor of the San Salvador-based online newspaper El Faro, told Reporters Without Borders he planned to leave El Salvador today as a temporary safety measure after failing to obtain internal security ministry protection from the serious threats he has been receiving. Dada declined to tell Reporters Without Borders where he was going […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Members of new guerilla group named FARP captured in El Salvador

Hector Cordero Mendoza, deputy director of the National Civil Police (PNC) of El Salvador, was emphatically confirmed yesterday COUNTRY recently captured five men belonging to an irregular armed group called People’s Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARP) January 22, and identified as members of a “new guerrillas” who would be scattered in various parts of El Salvador. […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Guatemala, El Salvador discuss anti-drug strategies

The whole fight against organized crime is on the agenda of a meeting Monday between President of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, and his Salvadoran Mauricio Funes, said Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla. “It is very important to all the mechanics of communication and coordination relationships allows us to have a joint agenda in terms of […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Epidemiological fence established in Honduras due to rotovirus outbreak in El Salvador, Nicaragua

Deputy Health Minister, Javier Pastor, announced that Honduras will impose an epidemiological fence border areas with Nicaragua and El Salvador by the increase of rotavirus in those countries. Shepherd explained that the decision taken by the reports of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) which show an increase of cases of rotavirus in El Salvador […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Two childern tortured, murdered in El Salvador prison

The bodies of two children were found in the domestic sector “Hex” rehabilitation center under Resume (San Salvador), this morning, with apparent signs of torture, confirmed Inspectorate of Prisons. Around 7:00 in the morning reported the fact, after a routine surveillance conducted by security personnel. Until the end of the report, know the cause of […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, massive water disconnections planned due to nonpayment

Among the debtors are 140 municipalities nationwide, as explained Mark Fortin, president of the autonomous region. The National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers (ANDA) provide seven days deadline for paying or delinquent customers come to solve their situation, would otherwise be experiencing disconnections, said today, Mark Fortin, president of the autonomous, during a conference Press […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador starts 2012 with 1.5 million students

President Funes announced that the Ministry of Justice and Security is working on a security strategy focused on paddling the levels of violence that affect the education sector. The past year, 139 students lost their lives due to violence. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

Mexico: 7 out of 10 migrant women sexually assaulted taking La Bestia train north to U.S.

Seven out of ten women are raped But if something really irritates you is to talk about migrant women, the most vulnerable, the most unprotected: “It’s rare that is saved from being raped,” says circumspect. I ask what data you have. I look and reflect. That it is difficult to get reliable statistics because women […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Most counterfeit bills in El Salvador are U.S. tens and twenties

Between January and November the country’s banks have retained 11.032 counterfeit dollar bills of different denominations. In the same period in 2010 was seized $ 125.402. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

Inmates killed in settling of scores in Chalatenango prison, El Salvador

Inmates were killed by adjustment of accounts within the prison in Chalatenango. The Director of Prisons, Douglas Moreno DAILY PAGE confirmed that the prisoners killed in the prison of Chalatenango and were found last night by guards, were killed in the wild due to a settling of scores between gangs. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, Guatemala open consular office in Chiapas Mexico

The Foreign Ministry on Friday opened a consular protection office in the town of Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico. The aim of the new headquarters, which will be operated in conjunction with the government of Guatemala, is to protect Salvadoran immigrants in need in that area of the southern border of Mexico. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

In the New Gangland of El Salvador

I’m back in El Salvador for the first time in thirty years, and I don’t recognize a thing. There are smooth highways from the airport up to San Salvador, the capital, and even at this late hour, along the stretch of dunes dividing the road from the Pacific Ocean, there are cheerful stands at which […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: Murder numbers this year already surpass 2010

When only one month remaining to the end of this year, El Salvador has been the scene of 4.005 murders in different parts of the country. The figure reinforces violent deaths until 30 November, and also shows that victims will be more murders this year, which occurred in 2010 (4.004 in 12 months) Victims of […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Girl from El Salvador denied visa to U.S. to help save sister with bone marrow donation

The girl’s family Yarelis Bonilla, 5 years, do not lose hope. But the situation of this small New Jersey who suffers from a severe type of leukemia is complicated, after immigration authorities denied a visa to his sister who lives in El Salvador, and who is thus far the only one who can donate bone […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Mexican Drug Cartel Threat in Central America

Guatemalan President-elect Otto Perez Molina told Mexican newspaper El Universal on Nov. 9 that he plans to engage drug cartels in a “full frontal assault” when he takes office in 2012. The former general said he will use Guatemala’s elite military forces, known as Los Kaibiles, to take on the drug cartels in a strategy […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Central America, agricultural losses pose food security risk

The heavy rains this year have left Central America for a loss $ 172 million and more than 1.6 million people affected, putting in “grave risk” food security, said today the humanitarian organization Oxfam. The international NGO said in a statement that Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Honduras are the countries most affected. The […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Anonymous arrives in El Salvador

With the Salvadoran election time a new character has come to the country’s political life: Anonymous. Apparently, a network of hackers has taken by flag virtual punishment for those politicians or para-politicians, government agencies or parties that do not meet the requirements of honest service. The action is simple: enter the computer security of their […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador coffee growing areas high risk for weather damage

Environment Minister Herman Rosa Chavez said that due to the new climate reality facing the country, which reconfirms the storm increased in recent years, “coffee-growing areas are today, high risk areas”. The minister explained that in the sixties and seventies there was only a phenomenon of this nature per decade, while in the eighties the […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Anonymous attacks government websites of El Salvador

Several websites of ministries and the presidency of El Salvador were attacked by the computer network of activists Anonymous, forcing sites to be closed for safety reasons, officials said Sunday. “The Ministry of Economy reports that during the last few days have been taking all precautionary measures to protect the so-called ‘Operation Justice El Salvador’, […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Suspected seven Leptospirosis cases in El Salvador

Seven suspected of having contracted the deadly disease have been recorded in Usulutan Jiquilisco Area specifically, one of the areas flooded after Tropical Depression 12E. The pollution of the waters collapsed latrines and bacteria generated by dead animals, among them the leptospira and killed a person. Enhances health alert to potential new cases. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

Large loss of crops and cattle due to rains in El Salvador

The Ministry of Agriculture reports seven million bushels affected by tropical depression, of which 1.6 million will no longer be recovered. The constant rains of the tropical depression that E-12 caused 35% of domestic production of basic grains and lost 277.940 affect producers. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

Central America, risk of disease increases after devastating rains

On October 19, health authorities warned of outbreaks of viral diseases and lack of food in Central America, while the death toll due to heavy rains, floods and landslides consequential continues to rise. The death toll has reached 97. 10 days ago, it rains non-stop, which affects hundreds of thousands of people. Authorities have reported […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Rain smashing Central America, at least 12 dead

The storm in the last 24 hours has plagued most of Central America has killed nearly two dozen people in Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, and floods and landslides in Costa Rica and Honduras. The phenomenon is caused by a low pressure system began to affect the region on Monday and yesterday became Tropical Depression […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Germany evaluates position on aid to El Salvador because of continued violence, impunity

In an unprecedented action, a six German parliamentarians announced their decision to recommend conditional cooperation with El Salvador until that country to implement an effective program to combat violence and impunity that plague the people of this Central American nation. During the Civil War (1980-1992), governments Washington and some European countries support conditions continued to […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, more than 160 children abandoned so far in 2011

More than 160 children abandoned in 2011 In less than a week, the PNC reported the second discovery of a baby abandoned. There are on average 19 children a month left in neglect.For the second time in less than seven days, the National Civil Police (PNC) reported the discovery of another baby that was abandoned […]

Comments OffRead this post »

118 parrots seized in smuggling ring between Honduras and El Salvador

The authorities seized 118 parrots Honduras when they were brought illegally to El Salvador, from Nicaragua, an official source in Tegucigalpa. The birds were seized by members of the Border Police and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (SERNA), at the office of the Amatillo, border with El Salvador, two individuals from Nicaragua aboard […]

Comments OffRead this post »

20 containers of rice daily being smuggled from Honduras into El Salvador

At least 20 containers loaded with rice, apparently from the brotherly country of El Salvador, daily entering illegally in Honduras, so the authorities of the Ministry Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) and the Executive Directorate of Revenue ( DEI), demonstrated “on alert” in order to curb smuggling of the grain. It is estimated that in Honduras, […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, dozens of clandestine graveyards discovered since 2006

According to contrapunto.com.sv, since 2006, hundreds of corpses have been discovered in dozens of clandestine graveyards in San Salvador and its outskirts. Ninety five percent of the corpses are for individuals under seventeen years of age and eighty five percent of them are female. These numbers are frightening, even for one of the most violent […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, human trafficking not considered important issue by many according to analyst

Chilean analyst, Giovani Cuadra, commented recently in presentations to officials in El Salvador regarding several social issues according to laprensagrafica.com. She explained that inhumane treatment of people as a result of migration and other factors including trafficking is yet to be considered a significant issue in El Salvador and other countries in Latin America. The […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, steep hurdles for local industry

An analysis of the Salvadorian industrial sector identified the following as monumental obstacles in the development of a prosperous and healthy economy: • Low productivity; low technological content • Scarce innovation • High productivity costs; inputs, labor costs, and physical capital • International economic conditions • Limited financing of the industrial sector • Institutional deficiencies […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, prison warden murdered in highway attack by armed thugs

Unknown on Wednesday killed the warden of the penitentiary Resume (north), Edwin Barraza, on a road in the northern outskirts of San Salvador, said the deputy director of Prisons, Nelson Rauda. “Gunmen in a car fired at the prison warden Quezaltepeque, Edwin Barraza,” who “died instantly,” said Rauda to the press. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, 3000 people infected with Dengue

The Ministry of Health of El Salvador has confirmed a total of 3336 cases of dengue so far this year, of which 1.1 per cent, ie 37, are of the hemorrhagic variety and have caused death of three children. Authorities claim that El Salvador is among the countries with the lowest fatality rate of dengue […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, 311 sexual assualts between January and August

A total of 311 sexual assault cases have been reported in the country from January to August 18, according to records handled by the Institute for the Advancement of Women (ISDEMU). The figure is based on a consolidated care conducted by the National Civil Police, prosecutors and hospitals. Sexual assault is the second of violence […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador military requests 43 million dollars to bolster public safety

El Salvadoran Army requested $ 43 million budget increase over 2012, to combat crime. This was confirmed by Defense Minister Gen. David Munguia Paves, who revealed that the Armed Forces requested for fiscal year 2012 a special budget of over $ 40 million to meet the needs arising from their support for the PNC (PNC) […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, Smoking ban begins today

LO MÁS MOST Nuevo New Sapeado Sapeado Disturbios más violentos de los últimos… Most violent riots the last … DT ‘Bolillo’ Gómez pide no… DT ‘Bolillo’ Gomez asked not … Ley que prohíbe fumar en lugares… Law banning smoking in places … Netanyahu crea una comisión para negociar… Netanyahu created a commission to negotiate … […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, the lush tourist destination Atecozol

“The Birtplace of the Water God”, as translated by its Nahuatl name, Atecozol is a growing tourist destination in El Salvador informed De Vacaciones. With 24 acres of land, Atecozol maintains a balance between its water park and forest preserve. Last year more than 222 thousand visited, and the park is sure to remain an […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Coyote sells nine Salvadorian women for prostitution to “Los Zetas”

“Los Zetas”, a Mexican criminal group, allied with the Salvadorian coyote Jesus Ovidio Guardado to recruit women for prostitution informed El Mundo.com.sv. The coyote tricked the victims by promising safe passage to the United States when the actual plan was to sell the women to Enrique Jaramillo Aguilar, leader of one of the Zeta cells […]

Comments OffRead this post »

TACA to begin flights from El Salvador to Cuba

El Salvador-based Taca Airlines will start thrice-weekly flights from San Salvador to Havana, and Taca’s Peruvian subsidiary will increase flights from its hub in Lima to Havana from three to five per week. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador Residents Fight To Ban Gold Mining

Thirty years ago, several thousand civilians in the northern Salvadoran community of Santa Marta quickly gathered a few belongings and fled the US-funded Salvadoran military as it burned their houses and fields in an early stage of the country’s twelve-year civil war. Dozens were killed as they crossed the Lempa River into refugee camps in […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Urban poverty and urban violence are growing in El Salvador

Urbanization is something that every country faces at one point or another in its development. The US, for example, experienced urbanization during the industrial revolution and on to the early 20th century. Today, many developing countries are also experiencing it. Because it is part of the path to development, urbanization is an indicator worth analyzing […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Mexico: 120 Central Americans Kidnapped by Los Zetas

A group of 120 from Central America – 41 Guatemalans, 40 Hondurans and 43 Salvadorans – were taking a train from Oaxaca to Veracruz on June 24 when they were kidnapped, Prensa Libre reports. Early investigations indicate that the train was intercepted by at least 12 armed men belonging to the drug cartel Los Zetas. […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Anti-mining activist found dead in El Salvador

Diario ABC reports that the body of a murdered activist who had protested mining operations in El Salvador was found last Tuesday in a mass grave in Soyapango, 6 kilometers east of San Salvador. The victim, a university student named Juan Francisco Durán, disappeared on June 2, according to local environmental organizations. His murder follows […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Spirit airlines starts direct flights to El Salvador

The International Airport of El Salvador has a new tenant is the U.S. low cost carrier Spirit Airlines, which on Tuesday 14 June in the morning began to operate, with a flight that connects the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida with Salvadoran capital. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador: Central America should share embassies

El Salvador’s foreign minister says Central American nations should share some embassies to reduce costs. He suggests they share embassy offices in India, Russia, Australia and Scandinavia. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

Mayan Route Travel Primer

Few regions on earth have a cultural richness to match the Maya World’s. In the lowlands of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and southern Mexico steamy rainforests, replete with wildlife, preserve thousands of soil-covered ruined cities built by an ancient Maya Empire that rose with the Romans and slowly declined in Europe’s Middle Ages. Read […]

Comments OffRead this post »

El Salvador, three foreigners perish in plane crash

Three foreigners died, after the small plane they were flying in crashed in a wooded area of ​​Canton Changallo in Ilopango, as reported by the Fire Department in El Salvador and CDS. ONe of the victims was an Israeli and president of Pulsar Group, an Israeli aircraft company and two Chinese nationals. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »