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Water problems inspire woman from El Salvador to become engineer

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) - A leading environmental & civil engineer at the army corps of engineers research and development center has a lot to be thankful for after her incredible life story. Edith Martinez-Guerra grew up as a child in El Salvador without access to clean drinking water. "They came h

WJTV.COM - 2017-11-24 05:04:04

Ringleader of 'black widow' scam busted in El Salvador after arranging visa marriages that left American husbands dead

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Police in El Salvador have arrested the alleged ringleader of a "black widow" killing scheme that forced women into arranged marriages and made them collect insurance policies on their husbands. Suspect Esmeralda Flores Acosta allegedly hired the women to do housework.

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-24 14:05:35

Policy Changes Raise Concerns for Immigrant Family

It was nearly two decades ago that Miguel Mejia came to the U.S. from El Salvador, seeking a better life for his family. It was nearly two decades ago that Miguel Mejia came to the U.S. from El Salvador, seeking a better life for his family. This year, on Thanksgiving, he celebrated what could be on

NECN - 2017-11-24 05:50:04

Fundraising effort brings holiday eats

Each year several West Kentucky Community and Technical College students have an opportunity to travel to El Salvador to help people in need. This year to raise funds for their annual service learning trip, the students will be delivering holiday meals to businesses in the community Dec. 12 and 14.

PADUCAH SUN - 2017-11-24 06:01:00

How Many Miss Universe Contestants Are There? There Are More Than You'd Think

It's a special time of the year, you guys. The Miss Universe pageant is coming up, and call me stupid, but I have some questions. Growing up, the pageant seemed like a simple beauty contest, but I've since done my big girl research and found out it is so, so much more. There is a lot that goes into

ELITE DAILY - 2017-11-24 15:00:52

Eight countries that are making historic changes to ensure no woman or girl is left behind

Violence against women and girls remains a problem of enormous magnitude everywhere in the world. The numbers are sobering-1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence, often in the hands of those they know and love. This year has been a year of global outrage against this violence. But

MEDIUM - 2017-11-24 18:01:21

Why 'Made in America' Is Stitched Into the Law, but Not the Uniforms

More Transportation Security Administration uniforms have been made in Mexico in recent years than in the United States, despite rules requiring the Department of Homeland Security to "buy American."Credit David Mcnew/Getty Images WASHINGTON - President Trump's push to "buy American" has been a key

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-24 20:06:49

Agents Aim to Lower Missing Migrant Cases

WESLACO - Border Patrol agents are working with countries south of the border in an effort to keep migrants who cross into the U.S. illegally from disappearing. Agents working on the Missing Migrant Program just returned from El Salvador. They told CHANNEL 5 NEWS it was a productive trip. No matter


ACLU says teen detained over suspected gang ties released

A teenage immigrant from El Salvador is back with his family in New York after being detained for five months for suspected gang ties, American Civil Liberties Union lawyers said Wednesday. The 17-year-old was released Tuesday and is with his family in Brentwood, on Long Island, the ACLU said. The t


Gratitude and grace in the simple constants of life

At the market, the dark-haired farmer's son has bagged my ugly tomatoes and Winesap apples for more than a dozen years. He's a husband now, a father, and he's still there, still smiling, still flapping the brown bag open whenever I sidle in with the morning crowd. "Apples?" he'll say. "Yes," I'll sa


Guy who organized Chelsea MS-13 gang convicted at trial; faces 20 years in federal prison

A federal jury today convicted Rafael "Tremendo" Leoner Aguirre, 22, on a variety of racketeering charges that could land him in prison for 20 years, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Among the acts for which he was convicted: Two attempted murders, one in which he went after two rivals wi


Authorities: MS-13 Leader Convicted of Racketeering

A man authorities say was a leader with the violent MS-13 gang was found guilty of racketeering charges Tuesday. The office of Acting U.S. Attorney William Weinreb of Massachusetts confirms Rafael Leoner Aguirre, also known as "Tremendo," had been convicted of "conspiracy to conduct enterprise affai


In East Boston, schools find success with students learning English - The Boston Globe

At the Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School in East Boston, about three-quarters of the 300 students do not speak English fluently, the highest rate of any elementary school in Massachusetts. Last year alone, nearly three dozen students from El Salvador, Colombia, and other countries trickled into t


Man from El Salvador arrested with cocaine after picking fight at Aspen-area bar

A 23-year-old man from El Salvador was arrested early Sunday after picking a fight at a Basalt bar and acting belligerently toward a police officer, according to court records. Then, after Luis Lovo-Castillo was handcuffed, an officer found a bindle of white powder in his pocket that tested positive


MS-13 gang leader convicted of encouraging rival killings

BOSTON (AP) - A man who led a local chapter of violent Central American street gang MS-13 has been convicted after prosecutors say he encouraged members to kill rivals in the Boston area. The U.S. attorney's office says 22-year-old Rafael Leoner-Aguirre was found guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to cond


Trump Is Ending Protection Status For Haitians Displaced By 2010 Earthquake

The Trump Administration plans to end the humanitarian program that allowed 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States following the devastating earthquake in 2010, officials at Homeland Security revealed. The termination of this program means Haitians living in the United States with Tem


Nearly half of DHS uniforms bought south of the border

The Homeland Security Department buys more uniforms from Mexico and Central America than it does from within the U.S., a top watchdog said Tuesday, ducking the spirit of Made in the USA rules the government has on the books. Just 42 percent of the department's uniforms are from the U.S., the Governm


Temporary protected status: Why Haitians are being kicked out

Almost 60,000 Haitians face removal from the United States because the Trump administration has determined a temporary residency program prompted by the devastating 2010 earthquake is no longer needed. Haitians living in the U.S. under "temporary protected status" have until July 2019 to gain a diff


Police on Long Island Are Working Illegally With ICE, Suit Says

Driving on Long Island in August, Denis Guerra Guerra was stopped by the police in Nassau County for failing to signal when changing lanes, a traffic infraction punishable by a ticket. Two weeks later, he was deported to El Salvador. A police officer had taken his identification - a passport from El


32,500 Haitians living in Florida could be forced to leave. Here's why.

Children stand next to United States and Haitian flags as they hold signs in support of renewing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from Central America and Haiti now living in the United States, during a news conference on Nov. 6 in Miami. [AP] By Thanksgiving, the Trump administratio