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The Real Story Behind the ‘Invasion’ of the Children

Pitting the humanitarian imperative to help dislocated children against the plight of American communities places victimology in the service of party politics. Both Republicans and Democrats claim the moral high ground while conveniently avoiding the political economy of the problem they lament—and have collaborated in creating.

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 READ MORE



Paul Miller

Telephone Mamas: The Forgotten Dreamers

Our playgrounds are populated with mothers like these, women who send trinkets and duct-taped packages back to their babies in faraway countries. They call them babies, even if they are not babies anymore, because it’s a habit.

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 READ MORE



Hate in Murrieta and Violence in El Salvador

As American protesters in Murrieta, Calif., repulsed three busloads of immigrant mothers and children being considered for placement in the U.S., a journalist recalled the grisly Washington-funded civil war in El Salvador that killed more than 75,000 people as a cause of the refugees’ displacement.

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 READ MORE



The Menace of the Military Mind

The suggestion of the U.S. intelligence director, a retired general, that some reporters are Edward Snowden’s “accomplices” points up the military’s antipathy to a free press.

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 READ MORE



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Latin America’s Behind on Women’s Reproductive Rights

While other parts of the world were witnessing the growth of feminist movements, many South American countries were fighting dictatorships. For this reason, and thanks to the governments’ strong ties with the Catholic Church, many women are still denied the right to an abortion in Latin America.

Posted on Sep 2, 2013 READ MORE



Facebook/Amnesty International USA

Pregnant El Salvador Woman Denied Life-Saving Abortion (UPDATED)

A 22-year-old pregnant woman known simply as “Beatriz” will likely die after the El Salvador Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that she could not get an abortion despite the fact that her fetus has virtually no chance of surviving.

Posted on May 30, 2013 READ MORE



AP / Evan Vucci

Occupy Draws Strength From the Powerless

There is a recipe for breaking popular movements. I watched it play out over five years in the war in El Salvador. I now see these familiar patterns in the assault against the Occupy movement.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 READ MORE


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flickr.com / Mauro Arias

Salvador Flood Toll Tops 120

Severe flooding has killed at least 124 people in El Salvador after heavy rains soaked the country. The government declared a state of emergency as the search for more victims went on.

Updated

Posted on Nov 8, 2009 READ MORE


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AP photo / Eduardo Verdugo

Zelaya’s Plane Barred From Landing in Honduras

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya made an attempt to return home to Honduras, but he ended up doing a flyover on Sunday when authorities blocked his plane from landing at the Tegucigalpa airport. On the runway, Zelaya supporters clashed with military and police forces. At least one person was reported killed.

Posted on Jul 5, 2009 READ MORE


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capitolhillblue.com

Prisoner Accused of Chandra Levy’s Murder

Eight years later, it seems the mystery of Washington intern Chandra Levy’s murder might be solved, and it seems former Congressman Gary Condit is exonerated—cold comfort after his political career was wrecked as a side effect of the Levy investigation.

Posted on Mar 3, 2009 READ MORE


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AP Photo/Marco Ugarte

L.A. Mayor’s Back in Town

After traveling to El Salvador and Mexico during the week that began with a May Day clash between immigration rights demonstrators and the LAPD, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wisely decided on Friday to cut his sojourn short by five days and return home to deal with the fallout.

Posted on May 5, 2007 READ MORE


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latimes.com

Pentagon Looks Beyond the Surge

Military commanders have begun to develop a contingency plan for Iraq that envisions a drawdown of troops. The strategy is based in large part on past American machinations in El Salvador, and will focus on training locals rather than providing the main force.

Posted on Mar 12, 2007 READ MORE


In the Vanguard of Criminalizing Abortion

What happens when abortion is a felony offense in any circumstance? Jack Hitt provides chilling answers in his brilliant investigative piece on abortion in El Salvador.

Posted on Apr 9, 2006 READ MORE


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