El Salvador

A display of a variety of guns on a table made from unauthorized parts

President Biden set to further regulate 'ghost guns'

The Biden administration faces pushback from Republicans as it tries to pass legislation to further regulate "ghost guns" assembled with homemade parts.

President Biden set to further regulate 'ghost guns'
School project of child's hand prints with poem, "When I'm grown and far away, these little hands with you will stay"

As Trump ends Obama-era protections for Salvadorans, a family in Minnesota has few good options to stay together

As Trump ends Obama-era protections for Salvadorans, a family in Minnesota has few good options to stay together
In this cartoon, a young boy is swinging from monkey bars and a piece of paperwork from Immigration is at his right

As US ends immigration programs, a mother and son wonder if they'll ever be together again

As US ends immigration programs, a mother and son wonder if they'll ever be together again
Woman putting bills in public bus machine, with windshield behind her

She escaped violence in El Salvador, but there’s little time or resources to heal while seeking asylum in the US

She escaped violence in El Salvador, but there’s little time or resources to heal while seeking asylum in the US
Bodies and feet of two young people, one pregnant

On the way to the US, children seeking asylum are often put in Mexico’s detention centers

On the way to the US, children seeking asylum are often put in Mexico’s detention centers
close up of three people holding hands

A migrant from El Salvador gets her chance in immigration court

Most Central American migrants who cross with their children are not given asylum and the right to stay legally in the US. This mother says the consequence of the judge’s decision isn’t just documents, though. It’s life or death.

A migrant from El Salvador gets her chance in immigration court
Sign in front of center

Moms go on a hunger strike to get themselves and their kids out of immigration detention

After two weeks of skipping meals, the women are taking a short break. But they say will resume if the government does not consider their pleas to be released.

Moms go on a hunger strike to get themselves and their kids out of immigration detention
Salvadoran military police stand guard outside a school in Soyapango's La Campanera neighborhood on the outskirts of San Salvador.

Here's why Salvadorans don't reach for their cellphones to record police abuse

Many Salvadorans say they're harassed and worse by heavily armed police patrolling poor neighborhoods. But few dare to use the latest technology to hold security forces accountable.

Here's why Salvadorans don't reach for their cellphones to record police abuse
The town of Las Vueltas has almost no murders, but it does have a museum collection of guns and AK-47s that date back to El Salvador's civil war.

These isolated towns in dangerous El Salvador are murder-free zones

Homicides are skyrocketing in El Salvador, but in one part of the country, there's a cluster of towns that, year after year, report almost no murders.

These isolated towns in dangerous El Salvador are murder-free zones
Eight-year-old Susan Cruz enjoying her first Christmas in the United States in 1978.

What does it take for a Salvadoran girl to make her way in America?

Music was a lifeline for eight-year-old Susan Cruz, when she and her mother fled violence in El Salvador in 1978 and headed for California. In this next in our series on immigrants' first days in the US, Cruz looks back on her tumultuous introduction to America.

What does it take for a Salvadoran girl to make her way in America?