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Summary Camila Díaz Córdova, a 29-year-old transgender woman, tried for years to escape the violence that had characterized her life in El Salvador. She made her way to the United States in 2017 to seek asylum, but after four months in immigration…
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Summary The US government has deported people to face abuse and even death in El Salvador. The US is not solely responsible—Salvadoran gangs who prey on deportees and Salvadoran authorities who harm deportees or who do little or nothing…
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Summary Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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Summary Gang violence has plagued Central America’s “Northern Triangle” countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras for more than a decade. Children are particularly targeted by gangs in these three countries. In Honduras, for example, over 400…
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Swept Under the Rug Abuses against Domestic Workers Around the World I. Introduction Best and worst government practices Key recommendations To Labor Ministries To Heads of State and Government, and…
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El Salvador TURNING A BLIND EYE Hazardous Child Labor in El Salvador's Sugarcane Cultivation GLOSSARY.. I.SUMMARY.. II.RECOMMENDATIONS III.THE USE OF CHILD LABOR IN SUGARCANE CULTIVATION... The …
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NO REST Abuses Against Child Domestics in El Salvador I.SUMMARY.. II.RECOMMENDATIONS Principal Recommendations Additional Recommendations To the Legislative Assembly To the Ministry of Labor To the Ministry of Education To the Office of the Human…
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Deliberate Indifference: El Salvador's Failure to Protect Workers' Rights I. SUMMARY.. II. PRINCIPAL RECOMMENDATIONS III. FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW... IV. FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION UNDER DOMESTIC LAW... Weak Labor Laws Inadequate…
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Throughout the world, thousands of children are used as soldiers in armed conflicts. Although international law forbids recruiting children under fifteen as soldiers, such young children may be found in government armies and, more commonly, in armed rebel…
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The most comprehensive account now available on human rights violations in El Salvador, A Decade of Terror documents the civil war between an armed insurgency and the military-backed government, and explains how it has led to a decade of ferocious…
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On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was killed by a single bullet to the chest while performing mass at a chapel at the Divine Providence cancer hospital. His murder is perhaps the most dramatic example of the impunity with which the…