El Salvador prisons: President authorises use of lethal force

El Salvador security officials have been authorised to use “lethal force” against gang members following a surge in violence during the pandemic. A state of emergency has been imposed in prisons, with inmates now locked in their overcrowded cells all day. Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more El Salvador prisons: President authorises use of lethal force

Mexico and Brazil leaders challenge LatAm lockdowns | FT

Jude Webber and Andres Schipani report from Mexico City and São Paulo on the approach of presidents Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Jair Bolsonaro to coronavirus. They have both been heavily criticised for their laid-back response to the pandemic, compared to neighbours Argentina, El Salvador and other Latin American countries. Read more about Jair Bolsonaro’s … Read more Mexico and Brazil leaders challenge LatAm lockdowns | FT

Crime Falls in Latin America Lockdown, But Domestic Abuse, Gang Activity Rises

In crime-ridden Rio de Janeiro, killings by guns in the past month were a third of the same period a year ago. In El Salvador, one of the deadliest countries, March saw the fewest homicides in its history. And in Caracas, the often lawless capital of Venezuela, crime has fallen to near zero. In Latin … Read more Crime Falls in Latin America Lockdown, But Domestic Abuse, Gang Activity Rises

‘I am the lawyer for the dead’: The body hunter of El Salvador

Stuart Ramsay meets Israel Ticas, a self-taught body hunter trying to find the victims of San Salvador’s gangs. So far, he has found 21 bodies. He is driven by a need to find justice for the victims – but the gangs want him dead. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us … Read more ‘I am the lawyer for the dead’: The body hunter of El Salvador

Passing of Javier Perez De Cuellar & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Javier Perez De Cuellar – Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – Syria – COVID-19 – Turkey/Greece – Mediterranean – Women – AIDS – Food Price Index – Financial Contribution JAVIER PEREZ DE CUELLAR As you saw in a statement we issued last night, the Secretary-General expressed … Read more Passing of Javier Perez De Cuellar & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 March 2020)

Soldiers enter El Salvador parliament after lawmakers refused to vote on loan for military

Armed soldiers enter El Salvador’s parliament building after lawmakers refused to gather to vote on a $109m loan to better equip the military and police. The proposed bill has increased tensions between President Nayib Bukele and the opposition. Commanders of the security forces have supported Bukele in the standoff. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE … Read more Soldiers enter El Salvador parliament after lawmakers refused to vote on loan for military

Is the US deporting Salvadorans to their deaths?

The US government’s hardening immigration policy is putting thousands of deported El Salvadorans at risk of death or abuse, according to the New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW). From 2014 – 2018, the US and Mexico deported about 213,000 people back to El Salvador, a new HRW report says. The number of deportations … Read more Is the US deporting Salvadorans to their deaths?

Why is CENTRAL AMERICA the MOST VIOLENT region in the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

Central America has become the most dangerous region in the world and a bridge to trade illegal products between South America and North America. Now, why is violence so common in this part of the world? What’s the origin of its high crime rates? Has Central America always been a violent region? What explains why … Read more Why is CENTRAL AMERICA the MOST VIOLENT region in the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

Mexico’s plan to STOP MIGRANTS from Central America – VisualPolitik EN

Migrants from Central America (countries like Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador) are arriving to the Mexican-American border by hundreds of thousands. It is one the biggest humanitarian crisis in recent American history. And Donald Trump is not willing to admit those migrants. Nor does Mexico. A lot has been said about America immigration policies and … Read more Mexico’s plan to STOP MIGRANTS from Central America – VisualPolitik EN

US Supreme Court: Hui v. Castaneda

In the case of a man detained by US immigration who was denied medical treatment and subsequently died of cancer, the claims to immunity of the United States Public Health Service have been tested, but upheld by the US Supreme Court. This judgement was given on May 3, 2010: While detained by immigration authorities, Francisco … Read more US Supreme Court: Hui v. Castaneda

UN Secretary General: Ban Ki Moon Expresses Sympathy for Haiti Earthquake Victims

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, has expressed sympathy for the Haitian earthquake victims in a statement on Tuesday night: My heart goes out to the people of Haiti after this devastating earthquake. I am receiving initial reports and following developments closely. UN Undersecretary, Alain Le Roy, added: For the moment, a large number of … Read more UN Secretary General: Ban Ki Moon Expresses Sympathy for Haiti Earthquake Victims