The devastating tropical depression that pounded Central America for 10 days last month won’t go down as the deadliest act of Mother Nature to strike disaster prone El Salvador. But when it’s all said and done, tropical storm 12-E, as it was officially called, is likely to be one of the costliest. Read the rest of this entry ?
Archive for January, 2012
By the time Francisco Gómez, a volunteer human rights observer, first saw 18-year-old Sebastián Bravo Piña, the teenager’s face had been so battered by police it “looked like a sack of potatoes.” Read the rest of this entry ?
Just as the polls predicted, President Daniel Ortega easily won Nicaragua’s Nov. 6 election, rolling past a fractured opposition to earn a controversial third term in office. But while the contest may have been short on suspense, it still delivered plenty of drama. In the days after the election, skirmishes between Sandinista and opposition followers resulted in a handful of deaths. Adding to the tensions are charges that the election, which the opposition so far refuses to concede, was wrought with fraud. Read the rest of this entry ?
A recent economic upswing in Nicaragua couldn’t have come at a better time for President Daniel Ortega, who is quickly closing in on an unprecedented – and arguably unconstitutional – third term in office. Nicaragua’s upcoming general election is set to take place Nov. 6. Read the rest of this entry ?
The bodies of two men, victims of apparent strangulation, lay along a road in El Ceibillo. Passersby discovered the bullet-riddled corpse of a 21-year-old man near the corner of 6Av. and Bulevar Rufino Barrios in San Salvador. Twelve kilometers outside of the city, a dead man turned up in a sewer. The list goes on. In total, the Oct. 12 edition of Prensa Libre put the day’s homicide count at 10. Read the rest of this entry ?