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Salvadoran woman acquitted in abortion case calls for reform

22 Aug 2019

SAN SALVADOR Evelyn Hernandez has a message for El Salvador's president: End the criminalization of abortion in the conservative Central American country. | Video

In retrial, El Salvador acquits woman accused of killing her stillborn child

20 Aug 2019

CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador A Salvadoran court on Monday acquitted a woman accused of homicide after giving birth to a stillborn baby in a case that drew international attention to the socially conservative nation's strict abortion ban. | Video

Murder retrial of Salvadoran woman over stillborn son to continue

16 Aug 2019

CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador The retrial of a Salvadoran woman convicted of aggravated homicide after a stillbirth adjourned without a verdict on Thursday, in a closely watched case that could overturn a 30-year prison sentence handed down after prosecutors said she had induced an abortion.

Pelosi skeptical about Trump migration plan for El Salvador

10 Aug 2019

SAN SALVADOR U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised concern about El Salvador's ability to cope with a tough migration deal being pursued by the Trump Administration as she led a U.S. congressional mission to the Central American country on Friday.

El Salvador to launch commission to investigate corruption

09 Aug 2019

SAN SALVADOR Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele is planning by early September to fulfil a campaign vow to launch an independent commission to investigate corruption, similar to a U.N.-backed body in Guatemala that brought down that country's last president.

Salvadoran family mourns death of young father across U.S. border

03 Aug 2019

VERAPAZ, El Salvador Like many Salvadoran migrants before them, Marvin Gonzalez and his eight-year-old daughter Joselyn set off from their farm surrounded by corn and sugarcane one morning in early July with dreams of better lives in the United States.

In anti-abortion El Salvador, woman faces second homicide trial after baby stillborn

01 Aug 2019

SAN SALVADOR Salvadoran maid Evelyn Hernandez says she did not realise she was pregnant when as an 18-year-old she delivered a stillborn son after a three-day stomach ache. A court in the Central American country, which bans abortion under all circumstances, ruled it aggravated homicide.

Mexico says dodges bullet on 'safe third country' talks with U.S. after stemming migrant flows

22 Jul 2019

MEXICO CITY/SAN SALVADOR Mexico said on Sunday it averted the so-called "safe third country" negotiations with the United States it desperately wanted to avoid after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Mexican efforts in reducing U.S.-bound migrant flows. | Video

Bodies of Salvadoran migrants return home after harrowing border deaths

30 Jun 2019

LA HACHADURA, El Salvador The corpses of a Salvadoran father and his 23-month-old daughter, whose bodies lying face down in the Rio Grande became symbols of the perils of illegal immigration to the United States, were returned to their homeland on Sunday.

Mother, wife of drowned Salvadoran migrants awaits their repatriation

29 Jun 2019

SAN LUIS TALPA, El Salvador Days after she lost her small daughter and husband to the treacherous currents of the Rio Grande, Tania Vanessa Avalos, 23, arrived back in El Salvador to await her family's return -- in coffins. | Video

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