El Salvador is the last stop on Obama's three-nation tour of Latin America. Donna DeCesare has lived and worked as a journalist in El Salvador on and off since the 1980s and continues to cover issues relevant to Central American immigrants to the U.S.
While the world watches the events unfolding in Japan and the Middle East, President Obama heads to Latin America for a five day tour. We talk about why this trip is vital for the United States right now.
Hip hop artist Joaquin Santos is from San Diego but he has strong family ties to El Salvador. His solo album, Salva Vida, tackles the social, political and economic problems plaguing the Central American nation.
While public health and medical workers worldwide agree on the urgency of the pandemic, human rights observers say they are becoming increasingly concerned with how some political leaders in Central America may use their emergency powers.
Right groups condemned El Salvador's president on Monday for releasing startling photos of hundreds of jailed gang members stripped to underwear and pressed together in formation, part of a punishment for an outbreak of violence.
Brazil's Supreme Court has launched an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro following accusations of corruption and obstruction of justice. And, in El Salvador, a crackdown against jailed gang members has sparked human rights concerns. The World Health Organization warns that the pandemic could cause a deadly delay in vaccinations against other potentially lethal diseases. Also, are you documenting how your life has changed during the pandemic? Now you can share it with the Corona Diaries.
Roberto Lovato's new memoir traces his family's history between El Salvador and the United States, examining intergenerational trauma and political forces that shape his own family's story as well as those of tens of thousands of Salvadorans who have fled violence and warfare.
The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States, a divided appeals court ruled Monday.
The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are set to sign agreements toward normalizing relations with Israel. On Monday, during a visit to fire-ravaged northern California, Trump again spurned scientific consensus about the role played by climate change in the unprecedented infernos scorching the West. And a federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration can end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for around 300,000 immigrants.
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