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    El Salvador: Reforms to Code of Criminal Procedure Adopted On January 3, 2024, El Salvador adopted Decree No. 929, which institutes legislative reforms to the code of criminal procedure. The decree entered into force on January 9 with its publication in El Salvador’s official gazette.The reforms focus particularly on international cooperation and extradition proceedings. Central to these reforms is the introduction of article 16-b, … Continue reading “El Salvador: Reforms to Code of...
    • Contributor: Alvarez, Stephania
    • Date: 2024-01-31
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    El Salvador: Law Integrating Functions of CONMIGRANTES into Ministry of Foreign Affairs Enacted On September 26, 2023, El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly decreed the enactment of a law integrating the functions of the National Council for the Protection and Development of Migrants and Their Families (CONMIGRANTES) into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The main purpose of the law is to promote administrative efficiency within the government and consolidate efforts … Continue reading “El Salvador: Law Integrating Functions of...
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2023-11-28
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    Switzerland: City of Lugano and El Salvador Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Bitcoin On October 27, 2022, the city of Lugano, Switzerland, and the government of El Salvador signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on economic cooperation in the area of Bitcoin and blockchain technologies. The cooperation is part of the Lugano Plan B project, which aims to increase the acceptance of Bitcoin and stablecoins in Lugano and … Continue reading “Switzerland: City of Lugano and El...
    • Contributor: Gesley, Jenny
    • Date: 2022-12-13
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    El Salvador: Legislative Assembly Passes New Law Protecting Internally Displaced People (Jan. 29, 2020) On January 9, 2020, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved by an 82–2 vote the Special Law for the Care and Integral Protection of Victims of Violence in Conditions of Forced Displacement. The text of the Law, which was prepared with the technical support of the UNHCR, is aligned with the […]
    • Contributor: Gutierrez, Norma
    • Date: 2020-01-29
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    El Salvador: Chiefs and Members of MS-13 Gang Sentenced in Historic Trial (Dec. 19, 2019) On December 12, 2019, an anti-mafia tribunal in El Salvador imposed sentences of up to 60 years in prison on nearly 400 chiefs and members of the MS-13 gang (Mara Salvatrucha) for their involvement in multiple crimes, including terrorism, homicide, drug trafficking, money laundering, and drug and firearms smuggling. Background of MS-13 […]
    • Contributor: Gutierrez, Norma
    • Date: 2019-12-19
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    Central American Northern Triangle Authorities, Mexico, and UN Economic Commission Meet to Implement Global Compact for Migration (Feb. 6, 2019) A Mexican government press release of January 15, 2019, reports that delegations from the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, and representatives of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (ECLAC, or CEPAL), met at the headquarters of […]
    • Contributor: Gutierrez, Norma
    • Date: 2019-02-06
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    El Salvador: Legislative Assembly Approves Ban on Marriage of Minors (Aug. 30, 2017) On August 17, 2017, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved an amendment of the Family Code that prohibits marriage of minors. The revision was adopted in the aftermath of a favorable opinion on the matter that had previously been presented by the legislature’s Commission on Family, Children, Adolescents, the Elderly, and […]
    • Contributor: Gutierrez, Norma
    • Date: 2017-08-30
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    Mexico/El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras: Memorandum of Understanding on Labor Pilot Program (Nov. 30, 2016) In October 2016, labor authorities from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras signed a memorandum of understanding providing for a labor pilot program whereby nationals of the Central American signatory countries may temporarily migrate to Mexico  to work in certain industries.  (Press Release, Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, Suscribe México Acuerdo […]
    • Contributor: Guerra, Gustavo
    • Date: 2016-11-30
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    El Salvador: Amendment to Criminal Code (Mar. 3, 2009) Decree 745 of November 21, 2008, amends article 338-B of the Criminal Code of El Salvador concerning trafficking of prohibited objects in penitentiaries and in centers of detention or reeducation. The entry into, introduction of, trafficking in, possession of, or circulation inside a penitentiary or detention or reeducation center of objects prohibited […]
    • Contributor: Ferreira, Dario
    • Date: 2009-03-03