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March 22 (Renewables Now) - AES El Salvador announced on Wednesday it will invest USD 33.1 million (EUR 26.8m) to improve its power distribution system in the country. The local unit of AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), will use its distribution companies -- CAESS, CLESA, EEO and DEUSEM -- ...
A slew of power plants for a combined 650MW are scheduled to enter service in El Salvador in the near and ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, always concentrating on how to make or save money in Latin American business.

(BPT) - El Salvador, Central America's smallest country, attracts a wide array of intrepid travelers who come to experience its vibrant culture and diverse outdoor activities. From its rich Maya history, to its volcanic beauty and generations-old artisan heritage, El Salvador provides plenty for travelers to ...
With that said, many people will lump pupusas under the category of Mexican food, but pupusas are Salvadoran. They were first created by one of the earliest civilizations in El Salvador--the Pipil--and they have been eaten there for centuries. They became El Salvador's national dish decades ago.
Assassination of a Saint traces the story of how an international team of lawyers, private investigators and human-rights experts fought to bring justice for the archbishop, killed by members of an El Salvadoran death squad. Nearly four decades later, Romero's killers remain free, but Eisenbrandt's ...
In the wake of an electoral rout and growing internal divisions, El Salvador's Left is facing its starkest crisis in decades. ..... At its best, the FMLN is the "political instrument for the struggle of the Salvadoran people," a vehicle for the demands of the labor unions, peasant cooperatives, student ...
Last fall, ASU-Beebe's Global Awareness Committee hosted four El Salvadoran students from UNICAES to study on the ASU-Beebe campus. The four students were co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador. During this year's field trip, ASU-Beebe's group was joined by Tim Christmann, professor ...
Salvadoran nationals who live in Houston were filling out and submitting paperwork to re-register as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients on Monday, since it was the deadline set by the government, but they are also considering other options to stay in the United States after the status is terminated ...
Five of El Salvador's seven cabinet ministers announced their resignation Sunday, amid the ongoing fallout from the March 4 congressional elections, ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, always concentrating on how to make or ...
El Salvador may be the first country to have a community of 3D-printed homes. A nonprofit called New Story is raising $1 million to bring more than 100 3D-printed homes to the country over the next two years. The organization funds homes for families in need and people displaced by natural disasters.
El Salvador, a Central American country, wrestles with one of the region's biggest challenges: the rise of criminal gangs like MS-13. Gangs test the government's policies on policing, detention and crime-prevention initiatives. Different camps debate whether to invest more in strong-hand punitive ...
Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez: This question is so important that we [the bishops of El Salvador] discussed it with the pope when we met with him last March because there was an attitude that his canonization was like having won the lottery. But this is a gift from God, and now this gift has to be merited.
El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world, much of it gang-related. The group's MS-13 and Barrio 18 have some 70,000 members in Central America. El Salvador's government has struggled for solutions, cracking down on gangs and also negotiating with them. But nothing has seemed to ...
The international criminal group originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s and later spread to other parts of the U.S., Mexico and especially Central America as members were deported from the U.S. for committing felonies. Most members are of Central American origin, principally from El Salvador. Respond: ...
March is all about celebrating womanhood, and throughout the month we'll be honoring influential women in history whose inspirational stories helped pave the way for female empowerment and progress. These advocates and pioneers have contributed incredible things to not only women's history, but to ...

It was celebrated in El Salvador, where the gulf between the rich and the poor remains as wide as ever, and where Romero's unflinching advocacy for the ... The miracle that cleared the way for Romero's sainthood concerned the medically inexplicable cure of a pregnant, terminally ill Salvadoran woman ...
President Sanchez Ceren's party suffered a stinging defeat in recent El Salvador elections (PanAm Post). As the polls predicted, the Salvadorian electorate punished the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) party, granting an important victory to the opposition, the ARENA party, and ...
Elmer Edrulfo Rios-Mancia, 37, is wanted in El Salvador for aggravated homicide and membership to an illicit group. Rios departed the United States on Friday from Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana under escort by ERO deportation officers. He was transferred to El Salvadoran law enforcement ...
Flores knows El Salvador's poverty, crime, and violence are even worse than what he fled when the nation was embroiled in a brutal civil war. Then, a young Salvadoran had two options: fight for the guerillas against the government, or fight for the government against the guerillas. Boys were pulled from ...
In 2016, 524 women in El Salvador—one in every 5,000—were killed, with most of them under the age of 30. From the beginning of 2017 through October, there were nearly 2,000 sexual assaults, with about 80 percent of victims 17 or younger, according to the Salvadoran Women's Organization for Peace.
Salvadorans in the U.S. and immigration rights activists counter that crime, corruption, drug cartels and poverty plague El Salvador. As evidence of El Salvadoran instability, activists point to the tens of thousands of undocumented adolescents and children who have arrived at the U.S. border, fleeing gang ...
The late 1970s marked the early stages of immigration from El Salvador to Los Angeles, and what became Mara Salvatrucha or MS (the “13” was adopted as part of the title later) formed because new Salvadoran immigrants were being marginalized and discriminated against by the surrounding, ...
Janet Hoffman is one of the chosen speakers for the Emmanuel United Methodist Church Lenten Luncheon Series this year, and her speech will focus on her 2014 trip to El Salvador. While there, she used her skills as a nurse to help administer medical exams. Hoffman, who is now retired but still has an ...
The Trump administration's recent decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador puts 200,000 Salvadorans at risk of deportation. California has the largest Salvadoran population in the United States. And even before the end of TPS, many Salvadorans with roots in California had been ...
In 1997, Maria Christina Chicas held her grandaughter, Mirllama Clara Luz, 1, during a candlelight vigil on All Soul's Day at El Mozote, El Salvador, site of a massacre of an entire village by Salvadoran Army soldiers in 1981 during the guerilla war. She lost three sisters and a borther and nine of their ...
That's why Green, a Houston Democrat, flew to El Salvador on Saturday to meet with Escobar in the hopes it will call attention to the plight of families separated by deportation. Another 200,000 people could be forced to return there because President Donald Trump's administration announced it would end ...
3 (CNA) Four free trade related resolutions signed between Taiwan and El Salvador went into effect on Saturday, allowing annual reductions in tariffs on ... in tariffs on aloe vera juice, jello and tape from Taiwan, as well as dried pineapple, dried mango, dried plantain and dried banana from El Salvador.
Access to the Internet, as you might imagine, is somewhat limited in El Salvador. And so a group of John Carroll University students visiting the tiny Central American nation in early January were lacking their usual lines of communication, and as such were unaware of the latest happenings back home.
The Trump administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status for natural-disaster refugees from El Salvador, first granted in the wake of two ... Meanwhile, the 200,000 Salvadoran refugees who were granted U.S. Temporary Protected Status – some of whom have been living in the U.S. for nearly ...
El Salvador's Supreme Court is putting the brakes on a constitutional change that would bar same-sex marriage. The ruling blocks lawmakers from ratifying the measure, which also would constitutionally recognize matrimony as being between a man and a woman "born that way" and prohibit same-sex ...
Members of the Salvadoran Armed Force's Special Counter-terrorism Command deploy in two crime-fighting task forces. ... In 2015, El Salvador's Constitutional Division of the Supreme Court designated both gangs as terrorist groups, as they “carry out systematic attacks against the lives, security, and ...
Members of Mara Salvatrucha listen to a mass in Ciudad Barrios, San Salvador, El Salvador. Edgar Romero/DPA/PA Images,. Todos los derechos reservados. Leaving behind the exhaust pipes hubbub of Great San Salvador, which is the high-sounding name our driver uses to refer to the metropolitan area ...
But Salvadorans in the U.S. point to El Salvador's crushing poverty and high crime rate, and a travel advisory issued by the U.S. State Department this month states: "Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to crime. Violent crime, such as murder, assault, rape, and armed robbery, is common. Gang activity ...
Over the past decade working together, emergency room tech Juan Osorio and nurse Chris Smith courted the possibility of opening up a surf B&B in the Central American country of El Salvador, one known more for its violence and poverty than its tourism. But Osorio, an American who grew up in El ...
El Salvador was first added to the list in the 1980s as a result of a bloody civil war that lasted 12 years and left 75,000 dead. In 2001, when a pair of earthquakes badly impaired the country's infrastructure, these protections were renewed. In the books below, two writers captured life during the civil war, while ...
Contrary to what President Trump might think, the Salvadoran community is highly productive. According to the Center for Migration Studies, a think tank in New York affiliated with a Catholic group, the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles, 88 percent of Salvadorans participate in the labor force ...
Some of those people have been calling the U.S. home for a decade, and the each have their own stories about why they were compelled to leave El Salvador and try to start a new life in America. Journalist and author Lauren Markham told the story of two Salvadoran immigrants. Markham followed twin ...
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador on September 9, 2019. Current Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries will have 60 days to request a final 18-month extension of status and work authorization while they seek another immigration status or ...
“The kingdom of Qatar ... has held out the possibility of an agreement with El Salvador whereby Salvadoran workers could be brought across in phases (to Qatar),” Chicas told reporters. After an unspecified period, the Salvadorans would return home, Chicas added, without saying how many workers the ...
Many of the conditions created by the 2001 earthquake that first prompted the TPS designation for immigrants from El Salvador haven't really improved, Allison said. El Salvador military police Salvadoran policemen arrest two suspected gang members during an anti-gang search operation in San Salvador, ...
In addition, more than 50,000 children in California were born in the U.S. but have Salvadoran parents who now face deportation due to losing their temporary protected status, according to the Center for American Progress. Those children will either have to return to El Salvador with their parents, stay in the ...
El Salvador is seeking to reach an agreement with Qatar to allow Salvadoran migrants who are forced to leave the United States to work temporarily in the Gulf country, a spokesperson for the Salvadoran presidency said on Tuesday. Last week, US President Donald Trump's administration said that as of ...
But at a church in El Salvador, the message of sin and redemption is tailored to a different kind of parishioner: reformed members of the notorious gangs in the Central American nation. "Did you come armed?" asks Will, who recently finished up a 10-year stint in Salvadoran prison for robbery. He holds up a ...
PERRY, Iowa -- People from El Salvador who have been living in the U.S. since 2001 on a temporary protected status must now establish permanent residency or leave the country. Yandi Barco lives in Perry, and her family owns a Salvadoran restaurant called El Buen Gusto. “Hopefully we don't leave our ...
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- Airbnb has committed to spending $100,000 in digital advertisements to promote listings in Africa, Haiti and El Salvador, according to Fortune Magazine. The company's move is in response to President Trump calling those areas of the world, "s***hole countries ...
WORCESTER - Emotion comes into Jakeline Silveira's voice as she discusses the loss of protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants in this country .... Today, he and his wife, also from El Salvador, own a Christian bookstore in addition to their Salvadoran restaurant, and plan to open a pizza shop ...
SOMERVILLE — Blanca Portillo doesn't want to consider the life she will have if she returns to El Salvador, a country she fled as a pregnant widow 21 years ago, after her husband and her mother were murdered there in separate incidents, she said Saturday. “I have my house here,” said Portillo, 41, who ...
Buenaventura Peneda was waiting to get paid after a day of pruning pomegranate trees. Like he does every two weeks, he'll send $500 of his earnings to his wife and family in El Salvador. “If not for me, they would suffer,” he said in Spanish on Friday. “I maintain the family there.” Peneda, a 52-year-old ...


 

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