VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be made a saint in a ceremony at the Vatican on October 14, the Church said on Saturday, a decision that will disappoint some in Latin America who had hoped the canonisation could take place there. … [Read more...] about Slain Salvadoran archbishop, former pope to be made saints in Vatican in October
According to the lawsuit, the FPL never revealed Gardner Dunn’s whereabouts even though a ransom of $2 million was paid for his release. Gardner Dunn’s family filed a habeas corpus request to the court to find out what happened to him. … [Read more...] about Salvadoran president must testify over 1979 diplomat disappearance-court
Hernandez appeared to be on track to suffer a shock loss in the election before the official vote count came to a sudden halt. When it restarted more than a day later, the count turned in his favour and he was ultimately declared the winner. … [Read more...] about Honduran, Nicaraguan, Venezuelan leaders not invited to Salvadoran’s swearing-in
In 2014, USAID had active projects in 215 communities in Central America: community policing programs, crime observatories and 120 outreach centers to provide recreational and educational opportunities for youth in high-crime areas. “One of their challenges is to understand, are the programs they are investing in resulting in positive outcomes?” says Muggah. “Does violence go down? Is there less gang recruitment? Do gang members go back into gangs after being in the program? ” Often, Muggah says, USAID would spend “hundreds of millions of dollars” but didn’t have a good sense of which programs were making the most impact. “We are able to do almost a hotspot analysis of the distribution of violence and gang activity before and after these interventions,” he says. … [Read more...] about Drugs, Guns, And Selfies: Gangs On Social Media
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are roughly 54 million Hispanics living in the U.S., representing about 17 percent of the total population, making it the largest ethnic or racial minority. It is also one of the fastest growing. By 2050, it is estimated, Latinos will constitute over 30 percent of the U.S. population. … [Read more...] about Do You Know Who Your Latino Customer Is?