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December 12, 2014

USAID’s Hip Hop Hiccup and the “Smart Power Prom”

A new USAID scandal was exposed yesterday by the exceptional investigative team at the Associated Press. USAID, acting through its notorious contracting partner, Creative Associates International, tried to infiltrate Cuba’s hip-hop community to intensify the political messaging of its artists and use their fans to foment a rapper’s revolution. The… read more »

December 10, 2014

El Salvador president to Cuba for checkup after falling ill in Mexico

EFE – Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren traveled to Cuba for “his periodic medical checkup” after suffering health problems on Monday in Mexico, the Salvadoran government said Wednesday. “Sanchez Ceren, after suffering a slight decompensation in his health, which we will report in good time, on the recommendation of his medical… read more »

August 18, 2014

Pope Eyes Fast Beatification For Salvador’s Romero

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press – Pope Francis opened the way Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal problems blocking the process for the slain Salvadoran archbishop who is one of the heroes of the liberation theology movement in Latin America. Romero, the archbishop of… read more »

August 5, 2014

El Salvador: Informe mensual, julio 2014

Por primera vez desde los años 80, Centroamérica ha estado bajo la mira de Washington. Sin embargo, en esta ocasión, lo que ha atraído su atención no es la amenaza percibida de una invasión comunista en la frontera con Texas, sino la llegada aparentemente repentina a este zona limítrofe de una ola sin precedentes de niños procedentes de los países del Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica: El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras.

August 5, 2014

El Salvador Update: July 2014 / Informe mensual El Salvador, julio 2014

For the first time since the 1980s, Central America is on Washington’s radar. On this occasion, however, it is not the perceived threat of a communist invasion on the Texas border that has prompted attention, but the seemingly sudden arrival on that border of an unprecedented wave of children from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

August 1, 2014

House OKs bill to address border crisis

Erica Werner, Associated Press – House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary… read more »

July 25, 2014

José Miguel Cruz: The real failure in Central America

The failure to manage the crisis of Central American child refugees at the Mexican border is not only about the inability to enact a comprehensive immigration policy reform. The real problem is the failure to build transparent and competent criminal justice institutions in Central America, especially after millions of American… read more »

July 7, 2014

El Salvador president opens residence as art gallery

BBC – The new president of El Salvador has opened his official residence as an art gallery, welcoming what his office described as the socially excluded. The president’s office said visitors would be able to see Salvadoran art and reflect on the country’s reality. President Salvador Sanchez, a former left-wing… read more »

July 3, 2014

El Salvador Ends Dispute With U.S. Over Seeds

Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times – The United States and El Salvador said this week that they had settled their differences over compliance with the fine print of a trade agreement that threatened to hold up aid to the small Central American country, but the timing of the dispute has become an embarrassment… read more »

July 2, 2014

El Salvador Update: June 2014 / Informe mensual El Salvador, junio 2014

On June 1st, Salvador Sánchez Cerén was sworn in as President of El Salvador with all due pomp and ceremony. The former guerrilla commander’s acceptance speech was widely praised as conciliatory, and the exuberant President later told supporters, “I struggled for 50 years for my dreams, and now I am here, President of the Republic!”