By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/21/2013 - 16:20
Latin America is known for having some of the harshest anti-abortion laws, but El Salvador's may be the toughest.
According to BBC News, women in El Salvador who suffer a miscarriage or experience a stillbirth are often accused of inducing an abortion, and can even be jailed for murder.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/04/2013 - 16:26
The abortion debate was shaken to its core this week after a Salvadoran woman’s pregnancy found itself at the center of great controversy. The ill 22-year-old (known only as Beatriz to protect her identity) had asked courts in El Salvador for – and been denied – an abortion because of her high-risk pregnancy. Abortion is banned in El Salvador, as well as in many other areas of Latin America.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/23/2011 - 15:30
President Obama just wrapped up his first trip as President of the United States to Latin America. He had to cut his trip a little short due to the crisis in Libya and the decision to intervene, but he was still able to hit all his planned stops in Brazil, Chile and El Salvador.
With his whole family in tow, President Obama met with President Dilma Rousseff, Sebastian Pinera and Mauricio Funes before hopping back on Air Force One to return to Washington DC.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2011 - 16:00
Despite many assumptions that President Barack Obama would cancel his Latin American tour after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan last week, the White House recently announced his intentions to move forward with the trip. “Every day you’re president there’s a world event somewhere. The American people understand and expect their president can walk and chew gum at the same time,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/09/2009 - 14:45
Lonely Planet has named El Salvador as one of the top ten destinations of 2010. Noting that the Central American country often gets overlooked by travelers in favor of Costa Rica and Guatemala, the publication points out that most visitors to El Salvador will have the beaches to themselves. Only Punta Roca, El Salvador's most famous surfing spot, is frequently overrun with people.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 07/06/2009 - 08:45
Ousted President Manuel Zelaya attempted to return to Honduras on Sunday, but coup leaders prevented his plane from landing by blocking an airport runway with military vehicles. The scene at the Honduran airport was chaotic as thousands of Zelaya’s supporters clashed with police and soldiers, leaving at least two dead and dozens injured.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/04/2009 - 10:25
Hugo Chavez declared that he was unable to fly to San Salvador, El Salvador for the inauguration of former FMLN leader Mauricio Funes earlier this week due to an assassination plot uncovered by Venezuelan intelligence.