October 7, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The Criminal Chambers of the Spanish National Court decided unanimously Monday that Spain has jurisdiction to investigate the November 16, 1989, massacre of the Jesuits at the Central American University and their two employees as a crime against humanity after a reversal of legislation that had ...[read more]
September 21, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Former El Salvador President Francisco Flores was taken into custody on Saturday after a court repealed his house arrest. Francisco is being held as he awaits trial on charges of corruption and embezzling More than USD $15 million, part of which is alleged to have come as aid from the Taiwanese ...[read more]
June 22, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Obama administration on Friday announced that it would boost the ranks of immigration judges, lawyers and asylum officers to decrease the flow of undocumented children into the country. According to homeland security deputy director Alejandro Mayorkas, 52,000 unaccompanied children arrived on ...[read more]
March 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
El Salvador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Sunday confirmed the presidential victory of former Marxist rebel Salvador Sanchez Ceren, denying conservative candidate Norman Quijano's call for annulment. Sanchez Ceren received a narrow 50.11 percent of the votes in the run-off election, making him ...[read more]
August 28, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Former Salvadoran Minister of Public Safety, Inocente Orlando Montano, was convicted of immigration fraud on Tuesday and sentenced to 21 months in prison followed by one year of probation. Montano is suspected in connection with a conspiracy with other commanders to murder six priests and two ...[read more]
June 5, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
A group of independent UN experts on Tuesday urged the government of El Salvador to reconsider its strict abortion ban in light of a recent ruling by its Supreme Court The decision denied a 22-year-old woman, Beatriz, the right to an abortion. Beatriz's pregnancy puts her life at risk, and ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) on Thursday urged El Salvador to allow doctors to perform medical procedures necessary to saving a 22-year-old woman's life, including an abortion, despite the country's Supreme Court decision Wednesday denying the woman's appeal. El Salvador banned ...[read more]
April 12, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday released a revised ruling ordering the deportation of former El Salvador General Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova. The DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review issued the ruling in August, ordering the deportation of Vides for crimes against humanity. ...[read more]
November 27, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
El Salvador should address the continued challenges to the independence of its judicial system, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Gabriela Knaul stated on Monday. Her mission was to examine El Salvador's progress at implementing and fulfilling its human rights ...[read more]
April 20, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The Pentagon announced on Thursday that two Uighur detainees were released from the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay to be transferred to El Salvador, where they have chosen to resettle. They are being released pursuant to a 2008 order by the US District Court for the District of Columbia. An ...[read more]

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