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6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Guatemala, El Salvador

June 22, 2017 10:30 pm
6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Guatemala, El Salvador

Office workers evacuate the buildings in Guatemala City after a strong quake on June 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A major earthquake has struck off the coast of Guatemala, damaging buildings and downing trees as well as causing powerful tremors in neighboring El Salvador. The quake, measured at a magnitude […]

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Police say Mara Salvatrucha gang sacrificing underage girls in ‘Satanic rituals’

March 10, 2017 12:30 am
Police say Mara Salvatrucha gang sacrificing underage girls in ‘Satanic rituals’

Members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13) in a cell at a detention centre in San Salvador, El Salvador. Photo / Getty Images Notorious street gang dubbed “world’s most feared” is allegedly sacrificing underage girls in “Satanic rituals”, US police say. More than a dozen members of the LA-based, Salvadoran […]

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Life in a city with 24 murders a day

April 10, 2016 5:56 am
Life in a city with 24 murders a day

Gang members transferred from one prison to another in San Salvador. Photo / Getty At the Instituto de Medicina Legal in San Salvador distraught families arrive at the morgue to pick up the bodies of loved ones brutally cut down in a city torn apart by gang violence. Staff at the morgue […]

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El Salvador

December 10, 2012 1:09 am

El Salvador, republic on the Pacific Coast of Central America. The smallest country in the region, El Salvador is second only to Guatemala in population, and is the most densely populated republic on the mainland of the Americas. Although traditionally a rural country, it experienced extensive migration to urban areas in the 20th century, […]

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