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  • 'Miss El Salvador 2014' is Larissa Vega~

    06/19/2014 3:03:52 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • U.S. Senate blocks appointment of homosexual activist as ambassador to El Salvador

    12/16/2011 2:07:09 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 14, 2011 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    Marie Carmen Aponte December 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The U.S. Senate has blocked the appointment of a controversial homosexual activist nominee to the position of ambassador to El Salvador, in a 49-37 vote that upheld a filibuster against a vote on the nomination. The Associated Press acknowledged that nomination of Marie Carmen Aponte failed in large part because of her open support for the homosexual agenda in El Salvador, which sparked a protest to the U.S. Senate on the part of El Salvadoran civil organizations. The White House immediately responded with a statement denouncing the blockage of the nomination. “Today’s...
  • Illegal Immigrant Charged With First-Degree Murder in Virginia

    02/12/2011 8:41:25 AM PST · by Doogle · 15 replies
    AP VIA FOX ^ | 02/12/11 | AP
    MANASSAS, Va. -- A Salvadoran man who was ordered deported nearly a decade ago but never left has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in a series of shootings and a knife attack in a Virginia suburb of Washington, authorities said Friday. Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro, an illegal immigrant, was charged in the pair of attacks blocks apart Thursday night that left three people dead and three others injured, Manassas Police Chief Doug Keen said.
  • Four caught trying to enter U.S. with false documents

    06/08/2010 4:39:22 AM PDT · by exbrit · 19 replies · 33+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 6/8/10 | Unspecified
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended four undocumented individuals in the span of three hours as they attempted to enter the United States by intermingling with legitimate travelers. On June 6 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., four unrelated undocumented individuals attempted to make entry into the United States via the Douglas Port of Entry pedestrian lane. Each one had acquired a real border crossing document that did not belong to them.
  • How diplomat's paperwork saved lives in Holocaust

    02/27/2010 7:58:04 PM PST · by Saije · 14 replies · 567+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 2/27/2010 | Claudia Torrens
    It took Ina Polak 35 years to discover the dusty piece of paper that probably saved her and her family in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. It wasn't until she was cleaning her mother's New York City apartment following her death in 1980 that she discovered the document listing her, her sister and parents. It was a Salvadoran citizenship certificate. "My first reaction was 'Oh, now I understand!'" said Polak, who is 87. She and her family were Dutch Jews, with nothing to connect them with the distant Central American country of El Salvador. Yet the certificate dated 1944 became their lifeline,...
  • Raised About Obamas Nominee for El Salvador Ambassador

    12/10/2009 8:18:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 383+ views
    big government ^ | 12/10/09 | Publius
    Today, the Obama White House announced the nomination of Mari Del Carmen Aponte as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador. It is not Ms. Apontes first brush with an ambassadorship. In 1998, President Clinton nominated her to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. She was forced to withdraw her name from consideration over allegations of ties to the Cuban spy agency. From Washington Times, January 25, 1999: Miss Apontes withdrawal from consideration for the Dominican Republic post came after she was questioned by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about her contacts with Cuban government employees or agents. She told the panel...
  • U.S., Salvadoran Military Medical Teams Help Iraqi Villagers (Allies)

    08/05/2008 4:19:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 57+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Daniel T. West, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq, Aug. 5, 2008 Doctors from 41st Fires Brigade and El Salvadors Cuscatlan Battalion brought medical care to citizens of the Zuwarijat district of Kut, Iraq, July 31. Salvadoran 1st Lt. Fernando Alfaro, of the Cuscatlan Battalion, treats an Iraqi policeman during a medical activity by American and Salvadoran doctors at the Jameer clinic in the Zuwarijat district of Kut, Iraq, July 31, 2008. About 200 patients received treatment, which focused on preventive medicine, during the event. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel T. West, 41st Fires Brigade(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • Salvadoran Dignitaries Visit Cuscatlan Battalion

    05/18/2008 4:41:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 115+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Daniel T. West, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA Salvadoran dignitaries and the American ambassador to El Salvador visited the Cuscatlan Battalion, rotation X, here to assess its mission and morale May 14 and 15. Division general and minister of national defense, Jorge Alberto Molina Contreras; chief of greater state assembly armed forces Eduardo Ernesto Mendoza Morales; and Ambassador Charles Glazer formed the official party for the visit. This opportunity here is to be in contact with Coalition authorities to see the advancement of the progress of the reconstruction of Iraq, Contreras said. The primary tasks of this rotation have been reconstruction projects...
  • Salvadoran Forces Celebrate 184th Birthday (Allies)

    05/12/2008 4:33:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 124+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Niles, USA
    A wreath lays at the base of the Salvadoran Memorial Monument in honor of fallen Salvadoran soldiers during the “Day of the Salvadoran Soldier” ceremony May 7 at FOB Delta, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Niles. FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA — The Salvadoran Cuscatlán Battalion, X rotation, celebrated the “Day of the Salvadoran Soldier,” here May 7. The day recognized the contributions of the Salvadoran soldiers for preserving the freedom of their country and the democratization of others. It also served to commemorate the 184th year of the Salvadoran armed forces.“We must remember our history,” said...
  • Salvadoran Battalion Delivers Medical Supplies in Kut

    04/06/2008 2:12:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 121+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Niles, USA
    The Salvadoran Cuscatlán Battalion delivered $4 million in medical supplies to the al Kut Director General of Health Warehouse April 1. The supplies, donated by the International Red Cross, are for Iraqis affected by the recent upsurge in violence by criminals. The donated supplies will replenish what was used during the civil unrest in the city and will increase supplies on hand. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Niles. FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA — The Salvadoran Cuscatlán Battalion delivered $4 million in medical supplies to the al Kut Director General of Health Warehouse April 1.“It is very important...
  • Humanitarian Aid Continues in Wasit

    04/05/2008 7:31:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 59+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Carlos J. Lazo, USA
    Salvadoran Col. Walter M. Arevalo, commander of the Cuscatlan battalion X rotation, gives a bag of food supplies to a local Iraqi boy in a village near Shaikh Sa'ad, Iraq, on April 2. A total of 350 bags were distributed among the residents of a village near Shaikh Sa'ad and the village of al Sheeb, each containing a 15-day supply of food. Photo by Sgt. Carlos Lazo, 302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. AL KUT — Coalition forces distributed food supplies and wheelchairs in two villages around al Kut, April 2. Salvadoran Soldiers from the Cuscatlán battalion distributed 350 bags of...
  • Officials: Scant evidence let adults walk after girls death (Homicide of 3 year old)

    02/29/2008 9:42:27 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 210+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 2/29/08 | ROJA HEYDARPOUR
    Police suspected Darak Antonio Williams and Kashema Reddish knew more about the death of 3-year-old Kavannah Salvador than they were saying, but lacked sufficient evidence to detain the couple, authorities said Thursday. The slain childs mother and live-in boyfriend walked out of Scranton police headquarters a week ago. Kavannahs death has since been ruled a homicide, but police have been unable to locate the couple. You cant just hold people, said Deputy District Attorney Michelle Olshefski. At that point, it was a potential homicide. Youve got to do an investigation. Its not like TV, like Law and Order, when you...
  • Tenth Rotation of Salvadoran Soldiers Begins Duties in Iraq

    02/26/2008 3:23:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 144+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Carlos Lazo, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq, Feb. 26, 2008 The tenth rotation of soldiers from El Salvador assumed responsibility of humanitarian efforts in Kut, Iraq, Feb. 22. A Salvadoran soldier salutes as the color guard of the ninth rotation of the Cuscatlan Battalion marches by during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Delta, in Iraq, Feb. 22, 2008. The unit transferred authority and responsibility of humanitarian efforts in Kut, Iraq, to the Cuscatlan Battalion 10th Rotation. Photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos Lazo, USA(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. During a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Delta,...
  • Vandals deface Vietnam war memorial (New Haven, CT : MS-13 reference)

    12/30/2007 8:19:28 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 92 replies · 763+ views
    WTNH.com New Haven ^ | December 30, 2007 | Carolee Salerno
    New Haven (WTNH) _ Veterans are outraged that a war memorial in New Haven has been vandalized. The Vietnam War Memorial at Long Wharf was spray painted with the threatening words "Kill whites MS 13." Seeing this just crushed the veterans we spoke to. The names on that wall that are covered in paint, are the names of those who fought and died for this country in the Vietnam War. Tonight, police are investigating whether this is the work of a violent street gang, but the veterans we spoke to, say whoever they are, aren't as tough as they might...
  • Soccer fans fall to their deaths in Brazil

    11/25/2007 8:53:37 PM PST · by RDTF · 53+ views
    Cnn.com ^ | Nov 25, 2007 | AP
    SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- Eight people died Sunday after a section of stands at a soccer stadium in northeastern Brazil collapsed as cheering fans jumped up and down at the end of a game, police said. At least nine people fell through a section of the highest bleachers at the Fonte Nova stadium in the coastal city of Salvador, and eight were killed, said Maj. Edmilson Tavares of the city's federal police. -snip-
  • Man, 51, choked to death (by illegal alien already deported twice)

    09/06/2007 8:21:33 PM PDT · by RDTF · 21 replies · 852+ views
    Potomac News Online ^ | Sept 06, 2007 | ELISA A. GLUSHEFSKI
    A twice-deported Salvadoran immigrant was charged with strangling an acquaintance during a fight Sunday, Prince William County police said Wednesday. Christian Molina, also known as Jose Maximino Flores-Perales, 30, of 9011 Whispering Pine Court, Manassas, was charged with the murder of 51-year-old Ronald Dean Hollingsworth. The two men were at a mutual friend's house at 10625 Dumfries Road - a rundown house near a gas station by Old Dominion Speedway. The two had been drinking when they began to fight, Hernandez said. Molina then strangled Hollingsworth, police said. A third man, whose name was not released, was also at the...
  • Foreign policy often dominates U.S. immigration policy

    08/14/2006 9:40:52 AM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 351+ views
    The State ^ | Mon, Aug. 14, 2006 | Tim Funk and Danica Coto
    Foreign policy often dominates U.S. immigration policy By Tim Funk and Danica Coto McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In a national debate fixated on Mexicans sneaking across the border, there's been barely a peep about how arbitrary and political U.S. immigration law can be. Congress, the White House and U.S. immigration agencies have developed over the years a complex patchwork system that favors some groups and nationalities over others. Did you know that: 220,000 Salvadorans - many of them illegal immigrants now living in the Carolinas - can legally stay and work because the Bush administration has offered them...
  • Salvadorans Ambushed By Memories in Iraq

    03/25/2006 5:03:51 AM PST · by Flavius · 4 replies · 380+ views
    washington post ^ | March 25, 2006; A01 | N.C. Aizenman
    SAN SALVADOR -- The convoy of Salvadoran troops was rumbling along a highway in southern Iraq when a bomb exploded under the first Humvee, slicing the driver's neck with shrapnel. As a medic scrambled to reach him, insurgents hiding nearby unleashed a torrent of small-arms fire. It was the soldiers' first taste of combat in Iraq. But for those who had fought in El Salvador's fierce civil war as teenagers two decades earlier, the skirmish near Diwaniyah last September felt uncomfortably familiar. Once again, they were crouching for cover against the deafening rat-a-tat-tat of AK-47 assault rifles. Once again, they...
  • U.S. mulls 'death squads' in Iraq

    01/09/2005 7:54:06 AM PST · by PopGonzalez · 58 replies · 1,857+ views
    THE NEW YORK POST ^ | January 9, 2004 | ZACH HABERMAN
    "A report says government officials are reviewing a page from their old playbook to help deal with Iraqi guerrillas: sending special forces to train "death squads" to help install order."
  • Anti-Pinochet bias on en.wikipedia

    12/25/2004 10:16:07 AM PST · by Critto · 31 replies · 1,089+ views
    25 December 2004 | Critto
    I'm an active participant in wikipedia. Generally, it's a wonderful project that allows people to share their knowledge and find some more. There are, however, things that make me feel disappointed and disgusted. The biggest problem there is bias. As there are many leftists out there, they tend to show the history in a way that is favorable to them. Not only that they write the biased articles, where all achievements of Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan (RIP) or Augusto Pinochet are belittled, and the alleged "achievements" of the socialist and communist governments are applauded; some of them also do make...
  • El Salvadoran Police Arrest Mother-in-Law of Slain U.S. Teamster Along With Five Other Suspects

    12/04/2004 6:40:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies · 438+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 4, 2004 | Marcos Aleman
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) - Salvadoran police have arrested the mother-in-law of a U.S. Teamster gunned down in El Salvador last month, along with five other suspects, describing the slaying as a contract killing that was the result of a family dispute. Jose Gilberto Soto, 49, a U.S. citizen of Salvadoran origin from Cliffside Park, N.J., was shot in the back on Nov. 5 outside his family's house in Usulutan, 70 miles southeast of San Salvador. Soto had arrived in El Salvador on Oct. 30 to meet with the country's trade union leaders and port drivers. Rosa Elba Ortiz,...
  • Salvadoran left bristles at Cheney comparison with Iraq, Afghanistan

    10/06/2004 1:43:40 PM PDT · by TexKat · 13 replies · 616+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/6/04
    SAN SALVADOR (AFP) - An official with El Salvador's leading political opposition was angry at US Vice President Dick Cheney for comparing his country's civil war in the 1980s to the current situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. In his debate late Tuesday with Democratic contender John Edwards in Cleveland, Ohio, Cheney reacted to charges by his rival that violent insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan were making democratization difficult in those countries. "Twenty years ago we had a similar situation in El Salvador," said Cheney. "We had -- guerrilla insurgency controlled roughly a third of the country, 75,000 people dead, and...
  • Salvador stays in Irak (no Spanish chickens here ...)

    04/20/2004 9:00:06 PM PDT · by j_accuse · 27 replies · 634+ views
    ElSalvador.com ^ | April 20, 2004 | ElSalvador.com
    5 wounded Salvadoran soldiers flown home. The rest will stay in Nayaf.Congressman Cass Ballenger spends time with Salvadoran soldiers Coalition troops honor Natividad Mendez, killed by an al Sadr shiite mobTaps for Salvadoran hero Flying into Iraq Cuscatlan Batallion of El Salvador
  • Salvador condemns attack on its troops in Iraq

    04/04/2004 3:54:17 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 4 replies · 278+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/4/04
    SAN SALVADOR, April 4 (Reuters) - El Salvador Defense Minister Juan Martinez on Sunday condemned what he called an "unjustified" attack on Salvadoran troops in Iraq which he said left one soldier dead and 12 wounded.. The violence in Kufa, near Najaf, began after protesting militiamen marched on a Spanish-run military base to denounce the arrest of an aide to a radical Shi'ite cleric and the closure by U.S. officials of a militant Baghdad newspaper. "Personnel of the Cuscatlan Battalion were unjustly attacked by armed groups attempting to enter the encampment," Martinez told a press conference. Martinez identified the dead...