- May 30, 2020
The bodies of a young father and his toddler are expected to be returned to El Salvador in late June for burial, days after they were swept up by a current in the Rio Grande River during an attempted border crossing into the United States.
Pope Francis is “profoundly saddened” by the death of the father and daughter from El Salvador who were photographed after they drowned while they attempted to cross the Rio Grande to reach the United States.
A 34-year-old sacristan is in the custody of Salvadoran authorities in connection with the May killing of a Salvadoran priest.
Many took to social media to denounce the May 18 killing of a Salvadoran priest while urging authorities to look at the crime as a possible retaliation for Father Cecilio Perez Cruz’s criticism of the cutting of trees near the western town of Juayua.
Last fall, locals in southern Chiapas state welcomed the caravans of migrants crossing into Mexico from Guatemala and carrying on northward to the U.S. border. But many locals no longer welcome migrants in Chiapas.
Thousands attended the May 20 funeral of a Salvadoran priest found by his parishioners in what some presume is a gang killing.