El Salvador

A migrant is taken into custody by Mexican police
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Doug Sovern
April 25, 2019 - 12:15 am
In recent days, Mexico has been cracking down on migrant caravans, arresting and deporting more of the immigrants moving through the country toward the United States. But in Central America, KCBS Political Reporter Doug Sovern found out that the Mexican government was already getting tough on those...
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Salvadoran student Luis depends on US aid for his coding education
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Doug Sovern
April 24, 2019 - 12:15 am
President Trump is trying to eliminate U.S. aid to the three countries that make up Central America's "Northern Triangle," because he doesn't think they're doing enough to keep their people from migrating to the United States. But in El Salvador, KCBS Radio Political Reporter Doug Sovern discovered...
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Dozens of women, men and their children, many fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, Guatamala and El Salvador, arrive at a bus station following release from Customs and Border Protection on June 23, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
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Doug Sovern
April 23, 2019 - 12:15 am
SPECIAL REPORT: President Trump has been exaggerating the presence of the notorious Salvadoran gang MS-13 in caravans bringing migrants to the U.S. border. But in the cities and towns of El Salvador, the gang is a disruptive force, driving migrants to seek asylum in America.Many people forget that...
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Salvadoran Women Eke Out A Living By Selling Fruit In The Mayan Town Of Panchimalco
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Doug Sovern
April 22, 2019 - 12:15 am
President Trump's frequent assertions that the migrant caravans trekking through Central America to the U.S. border are riddled with gang members are not true—and the White House knows it, two sources within his administration tell KCBS Radio.
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Doug Sovern
April 17, 2019 - 10:51 am
In his first 100 days as California's governor, Gavin Newsom has surprised some observers with how he's handled his first three months.
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Doug Sovern
April 10, 2019 - 4:15 am
Gov. Newsom’s three-day trip to this Central American country was billed as an exploration of the root causes of migration, an unprecedented and controversial departure from the trade junkets of governors past. But by journey’s end, it was sounding more like the overseas missions of his...
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Doug Sovern
April 09, 2019 - 12:15 am
Newsom came to El Salvador Sunday to learn the root causes of migration from Central America's Northern Triangle. After only two days here, he said he's already achieved his goal. "I feel very empowered," he told KCBS Radio.
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Governor Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom pray at the tomb of Oscar Romero in San Salvador
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Doug Sovern
April 08, 2019 - 12:30 am
On the first day of his unprecedented trip to El Salvador Sunday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom seemed to relish his role as a global foil to President Donald Trump, declaring that he came here to deliver “a counter-narrative” to what he called the president’s “toxic and repugnant” anti-immigrant...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom with his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom attend a roundtable discussion with Central American community leaders at the Clinica Monsenor Oscar Romero in Los Angeles Thursday, March 28, 2019. Newsom said Thursday he will travel to El Salvador in April to discuss the poverty and violence that's causing waves of migrants to seek asylum in the United States. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 28, 2019 - 9:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will travel to El Salvador in April to discuss the poverty and violence that's causing waves of migrants to seek asylum in the United States. It will be Newsom's first international trip as governor and his latest effort to position...
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