October 22, 2013 |
FIFA, world's soccer's governing body, has imposed global bans on three more Salvadoran players, bringing to 19 the number suspended for their role in match-fixing. The players were not identified but one was banned for six months, a second for a year and third for five years. During the suspension the players are prohibited from engaging in any soccer-related activities. Earlier this month FIFA announced 16 global sanctions, including 14 lifetime bans. The penalties were handed down after a probe into numerous international matches including El Salvador's 5-0 loss to Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup and a 2-1 loss to the U.S. in a 2010 friendly.
October 14, 2013 |
FIFA on Monday announced it has banned 14 current and former members of El Salvador's national soccer team for life for match fixing. Another two players received six-month and 18-month bans, respectively. The Salvadoran national federation last month banned the players from ever again representing the country in international play. The FIFA extension will keep the players from participating in any FIFA-sanctioned event. El Salvador launched an investigation into charges that players were involved in manipulating four international matches in 2010 and 2011, including a 2-1 loss to the U.S. in a friendly and a 5-0 loss to Mexico in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Matches involving the country's U-20 team were also part of the probe.
August 28, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- The long quest to bring the Salvadoran military killers of six Jesuit priests to justice has received a significant boost, human rights activists say, with the sentencing of a former commander -- on unrelated charges in a faraway Boston court. The activists say the 21-month jail term for former Col. Inocente Orlando Montano will give a Spanish court time to extradite him to Spain, where he would stand trial for the 1989 slayings. “The important thing is to have him in custody,” said attorney Almudena Bernabeu of the San Francisco-based Center for Justice and Accountability, which has been championing the case.
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June 21, 2013 |
Members of the Salvadoran community in Los Angeles realized a long-awaited dream Saturday when groundbreaking began on a plaza to honor Msgr. Oscar A. Romero, a Catholic archbishop who was slain in 1980 during El Salvador's civil war. Romero, an outspoken advocate for the poor and a revered figure for many Central Americans, was shot while celebrating Mass by an assassin with suspected ties to right-wing government security forces. El Salvador's bloody 12-year civil war claimed tens of thousands of lives and sparked an exodus of Salvadorans.
May 29, 2013 |
The death of Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton in 1975 is one of the great tragedies of Latin American literature and of the Latin American left. And it was a tragedy the left inflicted on itself. Dalton had joined one of the armed rebel groups fighting against El Salvador's dictatorship. He had, by then, already established an international reputation as a writer. Most of his best writing came during his exile in Cuba, where he wrote seven books of poetry, and “ Miguel Marmol ,” a biography of a 1930s Salvadoran revolutionary that's one of the great, underappreciated masterpieces of Latin American historical writing.
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September 9, 2012 |
Maria Montenegro became one of the first Salvadoran restaurant owners in Los Angeles when she opened El Migueleno on Vermont Avenue in 1969, financed by a $5,000 loan sealed on a handshake. Back then it was a tiny kitchen in a neighborhood dominated by African Americans and Mexican immigrants. Customers would eye Montenegro's cheese-filled pupusas and ask why the restaurant served such thick tortillas. Today, El Migueleno has more than doubled in size and customers. In the past her family sold off their jewelry and cars to keep the restaurant afloat.