Rape Survivor Evelyn Hernández Acquitted in Landmark Resolution, Demands Freedom for Women Imprisoned Under El Salvador’s Abortion Ban

El Salvador is considered to have the most extreme abortion ban in the world and is one of the only countries known to prosecute and imprison women in cases of obstetric emergencies.

  • Jun 9, 2020
  • 5:50 PM

El Salvador Court Frees Rape Survivor on Trial Under Total Abortion Ban

Evelyn Hernández was falsely accused of aggravated homicide after surviving stillbirth.

  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 3:06 PM

Salvadoran Abortion Case Enters Final Phase at Inter-American Court

Beatriz, a woman diagnosed with lupus, was denied an abortion of an anencephalic fetus in 2013 in El Salvador despite 15 doctors’ recommendations that she do so to protect her health. Attorneys for Beatriz’s family —she died in 2017— are challenging El Salvador’s total ban.

  • Apr 27, 2023
  • 1:30 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Does God Support Corrupt Leaders?

Central America, in Brief: Presidents and lawmakers in Guatemala and El Salvador have pivoted toward religious rhetoric and policymaking in response to increased public scrutiny. The Salvadoran legislature cited the Bible while striking down a partial decriminalization of abortion this week, following the footsteps of Ortega’s alliance with conservative Nicaraguan churches since returning to power in 2007. The phenomenon may also spread to Costa Rica, set to hold presidential elections in February.

  • Oct 21, 2021
  • 5:18 PM

Support TRANS LOS ANGELES, a New Film That Showcases the Rich Diversity of the Trans Community

“My characters will humanize my Trans brothers and sisters and normalize our existence,” filmmaker Kase Peña said.

  • Sep 29, 2020
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Sixth Colombian Mayoral Candidate Killed Weeks Before Election

Police in Colombia arrested two people yesterday in connection with the killing of mayoral candidate Orley García.

  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 11:34 AM

Salvadoran Court Rules on Murder Retrial Against Rape Victim

In her first trial in July 2017, a Salvadoran judge said that failing to seek antenatal care and inducing an abortion amounted to murder.

  • Aug 16, 2019
  • 11:00 AM

Salvadoran Woman Accused of Abortion Faces Retrial

CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman charged with homicide in El Salvador after delivering a baby into a toilet faced trial a second time Thursday.

  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 6:37 PM

Trump Seeks to Effectively Terminate Asylum Requests at the Border

Likely to be challenged in court, the new policy is set to go into effect today.

  • Jul 16, 2019
  • 11:00 AM

Salvadoran Accused of Abortion Faces Retrial, Hefty Sentence

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador faces a second trial for murder Monday in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country’s highly restrictive abortion laws.

  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 6:32 AM

Corruption Case Hits Former Education Secretary, 5 Others in Puerto Rico

Prosecutors say that former Education Secretary (DE) Julia Keleher spent $13 million in securing illicit contracts.

  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 11:00 AM

One Million March for Reproductive Justice Across Latin America on International Women’s Day

Rallies come one day after the release of three women imprisoned under El Salvador’s abortion ban.

  • Mar 8, 2019
  • 10:54 PM

Migrant Shelter on the Border to Close

The shelter, located across from Eagle Pass, Texas, in the Mexican town of Piedras Negras, will likely close Wednesday because it has “served its purpose,” according to Coahuila State Public Safety Secretary José Luis Pliego.

  • Feb 18, 2019
  • 11:10 AM

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