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El Salvador

Lawyer for the Dead in El Salvador

In El Salvador, home of the bloodiest gang violence in the world, we follow one man’s gruesome struggle to bring dignity and closure to the families of the victims.

San Salvador's Millenial Mayor

Millenial mayor of San Salvador Nayib Bukele has promised to transform San Salvador into a "city of lights"—and he's doing so in unconventional ways. Will his strategies work?

San Salvador's Prince of Peace

San Salvador’s upstart mayor, Nayib Bukele, has promised a new way forward for a city besieged by decades of violence. His biggest obstacle, however, may not be the city’s gangs, but the city’s idea of itself.

October 25, 2017

El Salvador: Sex Ed in the Time of Zika

Lauryn Claassen

In El Salvador abortion is illegal, violence against women common, and sex ed extremely limited. Did the Zika virus provide an opportunity for the country to talk about these culturally taboo topics?

March 03, 2017

El Salvador's Lawyer for the Dead

Jason Motlagh

In El Salvador, the murder capital of the world, authorities are failing to combat a brutal gang war that is driving a mass exodus out of the country.

March 20, 2016

Children's Homes in El Salvador

Kayli Plotner

More than 20 years after the end of its civil war, El Salvador remains plagued by violence and poverty. Kayli Plotner reports on what has happened to the country's children.

October 03, 2015

Violence and Hope in El Salvador

Lauren Markham

In a country as violent as El Salvador, many have given up on political solutions to gang warfare. Can the new, young mayor of San Salvador begin to bring about peace in the country’s capital?

August 10, 2013

Maternal Health in Nicaragua and El Salvador

Eleanor Klibanoff

In Nicaragua and El Salvador, a complete abortion ban has led to unsafe abortions and turned doctors into informants. The number of girls under 14 who give birth has increased by 48 percent.

April 10, 2012

Latin America: Climate Pains

Simeon Tegel

From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.

March 22, 2011

El Salvador: Fighting Drugs with Guns

Roberto Lovato

President Obama wants to put U.S.-Latin America relations on a new path. But his drug and security policies indicate that the more the U.S. stance toward the region changes, the more it stays the same.

Meet the Journalist: Lauren Markham

Meet Lauren Markham, a journalist reporting from El Salvador for the Pulitzer Center and VQR Magazine about the mounting violence in the capital city and prospects of meaningful change.

Lesson Plan: Understanding the Zika Virus

Students are asked to discuss the articles about Zika virus and answer comprehension questions. Students can also engage in extension activities conducting a deeper analysis of Zika media coverage.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.