- Salvador high court orders civil prosecution of ex-president Updated: Feb-10-16 6:41 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - El Salvador's Supreme Court ordered a lower tribunal to open a civil prosecution Wednesday against former President Mauricio Funes for possible illicit enrichment.
- In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika Updated: Feb-10-16 12:10 am
CUSCATANCINGO, El Salvador - For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.
- El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits Updated: Feb-06-16 11:26 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Salvadoran police have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests during the Central American country's brutal civil war, officials said Saturday. Five of the priests were Spanish and their killings sparked international outrage.
- Latin America scrambles to squash Zika-spreading mosquito Updated: Feb-04-16 12:42 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it.
- For Brazil's rich and poor, disparate response to Zika Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories.
- In face of Zika virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness Updated: Jan-28-16 7:18 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Maria Erlinda Guzman desperately wants a baby, and has been undergoing fertility treatments at El Salvador's largest women's hospital. But now, she fears her dream of motherhood may be dashed by Zika.
- Immigration at center of Pope's visit to Mexico-US border Updated: Jan-27-16 1:05 am
REYNOSA, Mexico - The young Salvadoran woman was robbed and forced to dodge kidnappers working for a drug cartel during her four-month odyssey to this border city of belching factories and swirling dust across the Rio Grande from Texas.
- Health officials probe tie between Zika, paralyzing syndrome Updated: Jan-22-16 4:37 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Health officials say they're trying to determine if an unusual jump in cases of a rare nerve condition sometimes severe enough to cause paralysis is related to the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in at least two Latin American countries.
- El Salvador advises women to delay pregnancies due to virus Updated: Jan-21-16 6:19 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Public health officials in El Salvador are advising women to put off pregnancies for the next two years to avoid passing on complications from the mosquito-borne Zika virus.