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Ex-El Salvador defense minister can be deported

MIAMI (AP) - In a groundbreaking decision, a federal immigration judge has ruled that the former defense minister of El Salvador can be deported from the U.S. for his role in killings and human rights abuses during the 1980s. The ruling by the Orlando-based judge, James K. Grim, marks the first time...

The New Civil and Commercial Procedure Code in El Salvador

by Richard A. Cevallos Excerpt: When El Salvador's new Codigo Procesal Civil y Mercantil (Civil and Commercial Procedure Code, or CCPC) went into effect on July 1, 2010, it dramatically changed the rules of the procedural game. These rules changed not only on paper, but in the way both ...

Pressure grows on Salvador to prosecute massacre

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador (AP) - Rights groups are calling on El Salvador to investigate the 1981 army massacre of about 1,000 people at El Mozote. Judiciary officials say cases could be opened despite a 1980s amnesty law. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights says El Salvador should Full version...