El Salvador’s Security Smoke Screens

NACLA and Taylor & Francis Online, November 2020. With Pamela Ruiz. This is an excerpt; complete copies are available at either publisher. My reporting for this piece was thanks to a grant from The Fund for Constitutional Government. In April 2020, Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele reacted to a wave of murders by ordering prison officials... Continue Reading →

Why immigration reform matters for LGBT migrants

Le Monde Diplomatique, December 13, 2013. NEW YORK          Jose (1) was a closeted gay teenager when he was brutally sexually assaulted by gang members in his native El Salvador and fled to the United States, illegally. He suspected he was targeted because of his sexual orientation. The trauma and shame prevented him from... Continue Reading →

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