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Hundreds of turtles show up dead off the coast of El Salvador

By Reuters
04 November 2017   |   4:30 am
Hundreds of turtles show up dead off the coast of El Salvador.


4 Nov 2017
Hundreds of turtles show up dead off the coast of El Salvador.
15 May 2018
In this edition, we head to a country that has some of the world's strictest abortion laws. In El Salvador, abortion is completely outlawed.
4 Feb 2019
If poll predictions play out, the two parties that have ruled El Salvador for the past 30 years could lose their grip on power. The favorite to win Sunday's vote is a young outsider who has vowed to stamp out corruption.
5 Mar 2019
Hundreds of live turtles and tortoises have been found in suitcases at Manila airport's baggage claim in the Philippines. The intercepted reptiles included a number of endangered species and were worth around €76,700.
27 Jun 2019
The smugglers were arrested at Kuala Lumpur's main airport after arriving from China with 5,255 red-eared terrapins. Malaysia has become a hub for wildlife trafficking in the past few years.
3 Aug 2019
Locals, NGOs and police join forces to help protect turtles from illegal poaching of the animal's eggs.
11 Feb 2020
Newly crowned drag-queen Wendy Valenzuela says she feels 'a little afraid' after winning 'Miss Gay El Salvador', but says she is intent on promoting tolerance and sexual diversity in the Central American country where 600 members of the LGBTI community have been assassinated since 1993.
16 Feb 2020
President Bukele and troops entered parliament on Sunday to demand a loan to better equip the military and police. But the opposition party, FMLN, remain skeptical and have described his actions as those of a dictator.
6 Jul 2020
In a classic case of "poacher turning gamekeeper", the fishermen of Senegal have joined forces to protect one of the ocean's most endangered species: the sea turtle.
27 Sep 2020
The 29-year-old woman had served six years out of a 10-year sentence for 'aggravated homicide' under El Salvador's abortion laws. She was eight months pregnant when she had a miscarriage in a shopping mall bathroom.
13 Jan 2021
During the 1979-1992 civil war in El Salvador, thousands of children were the victims of organised trafficking run by the army. It's estimated that around 30,000 infants were sent abroad for adoption – often without their parents' consent. This murky past was buried for the sake of amnesty; included in a peace agreement. To this day, hundreds of families are still searching for the truth about their origins. FRANCE 24's Laurence Cuvillier and Matthieu Comin report.
28 Feb 2021
Couples say 'yes' at the altar during a mass marriage ceremony held in EL Salvador despite the Covid pandemic to mark Valentine's Day.