A Popular Young President Shakes Things Up in El Salvador

The Left in Central America has suffered decades of hard times. Time was, it could form coalitions with liberals and have a voice in political discourse, at least within the circles of academia and progressive Christianity. But the economic sector in Central America — the bankers, ranchers and exporters — remain hostile to social improvements such as clean water and health care and education for the poor.

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Former NY Senate Hopeful Sues Over Jail Strip Search

A former Republican candidate for the New York Senate who was sentenced to prison two years ago in an apartment-rental scam claims in a lawsuit filed Friday that he was forced to strip naked and undergo a body-cavity search as punishment for complaining about inadequate medical treatment.

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