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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# El Salvador

Last year
# Arrests
El Salvador police arrest 55,000 suspected gang members
The number of arrests comes on top of 16,000 that had already been made before the emergency powers were granted.
All time
# Central America
Tropical Storm Amanda kills 17 in El Salvador and Guatemala
El Salvador said a quarter of the rain that the country normally receives in a year fell in 70 hours.
# Women's Rights
El Salvador: Woman who was jailed after her baby was stillborn is acquitted in court
The 21-year-old said “it was hard the whole time I was inside.”
# El Salvador
Bodies of father and daughter who drowned trying to cross US border returned home
An image of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his daughter went viral last week.
# Evelyn Hernandez
Teen rape victim who gave birth to stillborn baby released from prison in El Salvador
Evelyn Hernandez was accused of murdering her baby after she gave birth in a makeshift bathroom in her home.
# enough is enough
'There's no way I'm going to stand for a situation like this' - Neymar claims 'lack of respect' after yellow card
The Brazil captain felt he was harshly booked during his side’s rout of El Salvador in Washington
# El Salvador
Ronaldo set to acquire La Liga club for €30m
The Brazilian great is set to wipe out Real Valladolid’s €25m debt and become club president.
# Released
Woman freed from prison in El Salvador after serving 15 years of sentence for abortion
She had served 15 years of her sentence, imposed when she was 19 years old.
# higher power
Murdered archbishop Óscar Romero is to be made a saint by the Vatican
Pope Paul VI will also be sainted.
# Violence
Teenager pregnant from rape jailed for murder after stillbirth in El Salvador
Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz faces a 30-year sentence.
# gustavito
Brutally killed: El Salvador in shock as Gustavito the hippo stabbed to death
A number of people entered his enclosure and stabbed him a number of times.
# murder capitals
'Millions live in constant terror': Amnesty International on Central America
The human rights group has said more must be done to tackle what is fast-becoming another out-of-control refugee crisis.
# Switched at birth
British man's son returned after being 'switched at birth and sold'
“We have our grandson – and he looks like his father.”
This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems
The Central American country of El Salvador is experiencing tidal changes, freak weather and economic disruption because of climate change, forcing activists and social movements to respond, writes Paul Dillon.
# El Salvador
Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released
16 other women remain in jail, accused of having abortions.
# Abortion
17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies
The country has one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world.
Column: In El Salvador, a total ban on abortion has led to death and decades of imprisonment
In El Salvador, one of only nine countries in the world that has a total ban on abortion, suicide accounts for 57% of all deaths of pregnant girls aged under 19.
# At Sea
Castaway survived 16 months adrift at sea by eating turtles
The man washed up on Thursday and said he has been floating in the Pacific since September 2012.
# Nun Too Clever
Nun who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth, names baby Francis
Her fellow nuns say they are “very surprised”.
# Eruption
El Salvador begins evacuations after volcano spews out gas and ash
A yellow alert has been issued an investigators are looking for signs of fresh and lava.
# Michael D
El último día: President concludes Central America tour today
President Michael D Higgins brings the curtain down on a landmark tour of Central America with some final meetings in Costa Rica today.
Column: President Higgins returned to a changed El Salvador today
As President Michael D Higgnins arrives in El Salvador today, Paul Dillon writes a profile of the Central American Republic.
# Michael D
Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America
Higgins departed from Dublin Airport yesterday morning as he embarks on an official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
# El Presidente
Buenos días: President Higgins goes to Central America for 12-day trip
President Higgins left this morning for his official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
# Pregnancy
C-section approved for seriously ill pregnant woman denied abortion in El Salvador
A 22-year-old critically ill pregnant woman, whose foetus has been given no chance of surviving, has been denied an abortion after judges rejected her lawyers’ appeal that the pregnancy was life-threatening.
# Environment
Photo essay: El Salvadorians taking action against environmental threat
Dr Oliver Moore travelled to the Latin American country with Trócaire to see local communities becoming empowered to fight for a clean environment, and for sustainable development.
Photo essay: El Salvador’s mangroves disappear as sea levels rise
Dr Oliver Moore travelled to El Salvador with Trócaire to see how rising sea levels have affected this coastal community – and how they can be helped.
# Central America
Brief tsunami warning issued after 7.3-mag quake off El Salvador
The warning affected parts of many Central American countries, but the biggest wave registered a mere four inches.
# Preview
Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action
The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.
# Scandal
US Secret Service probes new allegations about strippers and prostitutes
The scandal-plagued Secret Service is probing fresh allegations about agents’ actions on another Latin America trip last year.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.
# Central America
Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America
El Salvador and Nicaragua declared natural disasters yesterday, as landslides and floods continue to devastate the region.
# Digicel
O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man
Denis O’Brien’s Honduras and El Salvador telecommunications businesses are to be acquired by Mexican businessman Carlos Slim – recently named as the world’s richest man by Forbes.