El Salvador

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 José Muñoz: “Living the rest of my life in El Salvador is not an option. We all know the situation isn’t going to change there, we want a better life.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

When José Muñoz was seven years old he became separated from his grandmother while they were out shopping one afternoon. He still remembers the overwh(...)

Migrants using handmade rafts cross the river that separates Guatemala from Mexico near Hildago City, Mexico, on June 19th. As word of the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy reaches the migrant trail, some reconsidered their trips. Photograph: Alejandro Cegarra/The New York Times

A mother from El Salvador swivelled away from the fire where she was toasting some tortillas at a migrant shelter in a Mexican border town. The woman(...)

Jastine Valdez: the 24-year-old is believed to have been abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy

Three years ago the number of women killed violently in this country, often at the hands of someone they knew, appeared to be falling. In 2015, five (...)

A demonstration held to protest against the government of President Daniel Ortega, in Managua, Nicaragua, on Monday.  Photograph: Jorge Torres/EPA

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in the capital of Nicaragua on Monday to demand the resignation of the country’s president after a viol(...)

Demonstrators at a march against abortion in San Salvador, El Salvador, on April 7th. Women’s rights groups in El Salvador are urging lawmakers to allow abortions when a woman’s life is at risk and for minors who are raped. Photograph: Fred Ramos/The New York Times

When Teodora del Carmen Vásquez walked out of the Ilopango women’s prison a few weeks ago, she embraced her parents, her teenage son – and a movement (...)

Migrants wait to speak with immigration officials at a temporary camp in Matías Romero, a town in the southwestern state of Oaxaca, Mexico, on April 4th, 2018. Photograph: Brett Gundlock/The New York Times

With a sarcastic half-smile, Nikolle Contreras (27) surveyed her fellow members of the Central American caravan, which US president Donald Trump has c(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for the Easter service at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida:  tweeted Mexico was doing “very little, if not NOTHING” to stop people crossing the southern border. Photograph: Yuri Gripas

US president Donald Trump said on Sunday that there would be no deal on legalising the status on young adult immigrants known as Dreamers, declaring o(...)

Photo taken on January 1st, 1979, of Salvadoran archbishop Óscar Romero in El Salvador. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Salvadoran archbishop Óscar Romero, a champion of the poor who became a human rights icon in Latin America when he was killed by a right-wing death sq(...)

Digicel deal: Denis O’Brien’s company has sold 215 masts to Phoenix Tower International. Photograph: Ken Cedeno/Digital/Corbis via Getty

Digicel, the emerging-markets-focused telecommunications company owned by the businessman Denis O’Brien, has sold 215 wireless-communications towers i(...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: ‘I have encountered more opportunity, more chances to pursue my dreams in the US than I’ve had anywhere else I’ve travelled to.’ Photograph: Maribel de la Torre

The final line of the US national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, goes “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave”. There is an intense pr(...)

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