Twenty-two men from Espíritu Santo Island who were arrested between under President Nayib Bukele’s state of emergency decree in El Salvador.
In Nicaragua, the Ortega regime steps up efforts to silence civil society—especially the Catholic Church
Human rights in Nicaragua have deteriorated since a political crisis in 2018 pitted the increasingly authoritarian Ortega government against democracy and political reform advocates.
In El Salvador, churches are essential to ending gang violence. But the government’s crackdown could hurt those efforts.
When gang members were asked about what they must do to exit the gang, a little over half said they must join a church or follow God.