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El Salvador, First Latin American Country to Prohibit Mining

The law, which only has 11 articles, prohibits the exploration and exploitation of metals in the country by domestic or foreign companies or persons, and prohibits the use of toxic substances that endanger the health of peasant communities and the environment.

ICE Raids and Sanctuary Churches in the State of New York

Migrants in Buffalo, New York, where many await asylum hearings, fear that Trump’s anti-immigrant policies have stoked a new racism that has become evident the past few months.

Salvadoran Migrants Express Fear, Uncertainty Under New Trump Administration

Adela M. arrived in the United States less than a year ago to work to send money home to her family. Like many other Central American migrants, the fifty-year-old woman feels uncertainty, fear and anxiety over the results of the U.S. presidential elections in November.Adela M. arrived in the United States less than a year ago to work to send money home to her family. Economic conditions in El Salvador forced her to leave everything behind in her native country to seek a way out. Like many other Central American migrants, the fifty-year-old woman feels uncertainty, fear and anxiety over the results of the U.S. presidential elections in November.

Spain Calls for Justice in Jesuit Priests’ Murders in El Salvador

Last month Spain’s National Tribunal in Madrid issued arrest orders for seventeen soldiers implicated in the murders of Spanish Jesuit priests and two female collaborators at the José Simeon Cañas UCA University in San Salvador in 1989.

El Salvador Ex-President Accused of Stealing $15 Million Awaits Trial At Home

Flores is accused of stealing $15 million donated by the Taiwanese government for the victims of the earthquake that struck the country in 2001. The trial will determine if he is guilty or not of the three charges he faces.

Bishop of San Salvador Suspended for Sexual Abuse

Bishop Jesús Delgado, third in line from the Archbishop of El Salvador and the leader of the effort to canonize the martyr Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, has been suspended from all his functions in the Catholic Church after confessing to having sexually abused a nine-year-old girl.

New Laws Seek to Limit Mining in El Salvador

Since 2014, organized farmers from several municipalities of the department of Chalatenango, located in the north of the country, have expressed their full rejection to a mining operation in the area. In November this struggle has represented an important precedent and has compelled the local government to start the process of passing a municipal law that will prohibit companies from exploiting gold and other metals from the mountains.

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