The figures released this week confirmed the region’s reputation for the worst homicide rates in the world outside war zones, driven by gangs that wage vicious turf battles and seek to exert brutal control over citizens. According to the police numbers, El Salvador was the country mainly responsible for the Northern Triangle increase. It had homicides per , inhabitants last year, for a murder toll of 6, – a staggering per cent jump on the figures for That propelled El Salvador to the top of the list of countries with the highest murder rate – overtaking even Venezuela, whose rate jumped 12 percent to 90 homicides per , inhabitants. Honduras was still very dangerous with 57 murders per , people, calculated from the 5, murders it recorded in But that was a decrease from , when its murder rate was 68 per , inhabitants. Guatemala’s rate for was little unchanged:
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Thursday 6 July It convicted her of aggravated homicide. Activists say the sentence is simply the latest in a series of cases in which women are sent to jail, frequently for 30 or 40 years, after suffering miscarriages. Lawyers for the teenager are to file an appeal. Reuters Afghan police officers take position during a blast and gun fire in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers will plunge into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day.
Anees Ansari, Zainab’s father, accused the police of being slow to respond when his daughter went missing in the eastern Punjab province. Two people were killed and three others were wounded in clashes between angry Kasur residents and police after protesters enraged over her death attacked a police station in the city. North and South Korea began their first official talks in more than two years, focusing on the forthcoming Winter Olympics after months of tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.
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Folk music[ edit ] Musical repertoire consists of Xuc , danza, pasillo, marcha and canciones. The Xylophone is a representative folk music instrument. Marimba is one of the traditional folk music styles performed in El Salvador and was first introduced by African slaves. Two versions, of the percussion instrument that has intonations like a piano, the marimba de arco, which was played with a bow, and the marimba criolla were introduced.
The modern version of the instrument is a three octave marimba de arco and the music is always instrumental.
In many ways El Salvador is a formal culture where only close friends and family use first names. Refer to people by the appropriate honorific title (Senor or Senora) and their surname until invited to move to a first name basis. Gift Giving Etiquette.
Colombia Although most of the people live inland, Colombia also has its share of coastline along the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea pictured. Ecuador The Galapagos Islands and Ecuador are home to incredible wildlife, such as the famous Galapagos Turtle and the lesser known, but more common Red Rock or Sally Lightfoot crab pictured. Torres del Paine National Park. However, the country also hosts the world’s driest desert and a thriving metropolis. Venezuela Rooted in Europe, Venezuela boasts an impressive history, culture, and beauty, including the Caribbean Coast pictured.
Bolivia This hidden gem is full of surprises, from the impressive salt flats pictured to the migrating flamingos.
Thursday 24 November The double whammy was a grim test for a largely poor region which lacks resources and emergency plans for natural disasters. Salvadoran authorities issued a tsunami alert as a precaution after the tremor, which struck around 75 miles off the coast of El Salvador, at a depth of 20 miles beneath the Pacific Ocean, according to the US Geological Survey.
The quake was first measured at a magnitude of 7.
El Salvador has a small indigenous population when compared to its Guatemalan neighbour. Much of this population was massacred in the s, losing language and culture in addition to human lives. Most of the remaining indigenous people live in the countryside and are agriculturalists.
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Famous Salvadoran People El Salvador has an ancient history and has many archeological ruins that indicate that the Aztecs, Mayans and Pipil Indians inhabited the country before the Spanish came. Despite its small size, and the turmoil that El Salvador went through in the past, the country still has a host of famous people, some of them local heroes who have made their mark not only in El Salvador but also internationally.
Some of them drew inspiration from their forefathers. List of Famous People from El Salvador:: He was the Indian Chief who led his people to repel the invasion led by Spain.
El Salvador, country of Central America. El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated of the seven Central American countries. Despite having little level land, it traditionally was an agricultural country, heavily dependent upon coffee exports. By the end of the 20th century, however, the service sector had come to dominate the economy.
The real reason El Salvador jails women for stillbirths? It’s called ‘moral panic’ By Jocelyn Viterna Jul 30, 4: Los Angeles Times A year-old woman in El Salvador, Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz, was found guilty of “aggravated homicide” this month after giving birth to a premature, most likely stillborn baby in the pit latrine of her family home. She was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Hernandez Cruz’s case is not unique.
Since , at least 35 Salvadoran women have been convicted of killing their newborns. They have all been imprisoned — not for violating El Salvador’s draconian abortion law , the charge for which many of them were initially arrested, but for pumped-up charges of aggravated homicide, attempted aggravated homicide or manslaughter.
Advertisement All of these women gave birth unexpectedly, often prematurely, and without medical support. All reported that their newborns were either born dead or died shortly after delivery due to circumstances beyond their control. The women who were convicted of aggravated homicide received sentences of 25 to 40 years in prison.
The few convicted of attempted aggravated homicide — because their babies survived — received sentences of 12 to 15 years. Activists offer competing explanations for why women like Hernandez Cruz are charged with homicide and imprisoned in El Salvador. On one side, abortion rights advocates and human-rights organizations such as Amnesty International argue that the country’s abortion law, which criminalizes abortion in all circumstances, is the main culprit driving the prosecutions.
Get rid of the law, they imply, and you get rid of the problem.
Salvadorian girls are beautiful. I was only there for three days and I got jumped. However, the city of San Salvador can be incredible — if you stay safe. The locals you see on the streets rarely are. Yet, El Salvador is worth a trip for a couple reasons. Second, the beaches in El Salvador have great surf, are cheap and foster great nightlife on the weekends.
El Salvador is a very small Country but the people is very nice, their are rich in culture that not many countries has and they olso have a very nice Beaches all over the Country and finaly El Salvador is the most Beautiful Country in Central America.
Sitemap Salvadorian Food and Culture Spanish is the official language of El Salvador and almost all of the residents of El Salvador speak the spanish language due to its past history of being under spanish rule. The other languages that are spoken by the indigenous population are Kekchi and Nahuat. The remaining survivors out of necessity adopted the spanish language in order to preserve their lives. Whatever your taste is, you can be sure to find a dish to your liking.
Some of their more famous dishes are pupusas stuffed flatbread , tamales de elote corncakes , casamiento black beans and rice , platanos fritos fried plantains , curtido cabbage slaw , quesadilla salvadorena sweet cheese poundcake and horchata sweet rice beverage. This is just a sampling of the traditional foods that you would see grace any local Salvadoran’s home. El Salvador’s music continues to show its roots dating back to its spanish conquest. Its music also shows it deeply religous background with many types of folk music tied in with Roman Catholiscism influences.
The traditional folk songs are generally played during the holidays such as Christmas time or during weddings. El Salvador is primarily comprised of followers of the Roman Catholic faith. About seventy-five percent of its population belongs to the Roman Catholic faith. After the Catholic faith Protestant, Pentecostal and fundamentalist organizations are classified together as evangelical churches.