Back to El Salvador: The Fallout of “Shithole Countries” Diplomacy

December 14, 2018

El Salvador is among the nations that Donald Trump dubbed “shithole countries” and whose immigrants he seeks to deport as quickly as possible. Even during his election campaign, US President Donald Trump described immigration from El Salvador and other Central American countries as an...

Did the US Start a Gang War in El Salvador?

January 08, 2016

Photojournalist Patrick Tombola documents one the most violent current conflicts. With an average of 30 murders every day for a population of 6 million, El Salvador is one of the most violent nations on Earth. Police attribute as much as 80% of these to gang crime. The roots of the problem...

El Salvador’s Draconian Abortion Laws: A Miscarriage of Justice

August 03, 2015

As Latin American women continue to struggle for autonomy over their bodies, freeing the “Las 17” is critical. “We are here to speak for them, to call for their release. When there is an injustice, silence is complicity,” said Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of School of the Americas Watch...