The author of a new book about the men who killed Archbishop Oscar Romero while celebrating Mass 37 years ago says the subject is still dangerous to talk about.

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – At the urging of Catholic leaders, El Salvador has passed a law banning metal mining nationwide, making the small Central American country the first in the world to outlaw the industry.

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador's Catholic Church circles swirl these days with news about a possible miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero, one that many hope will lead to his canonization.

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A Canadian-Australian mining company that went to court because the government of El Salvador wouldn’t give it a mining permit has had its $328 million claim rejected and was ordered to pay $10.5 million in legal costs to El Salvador.

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Salvadorans must not overreact to the Supreme Court decision to declare the country's amnesty law unconstitutional, said Auxiliary Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chavez of San Salvador.

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - San Salvador Archbishop Jose Escobar Alas said church files on human rights violations committed during the civil war are available to help to find the truth and bring about justice in the killings of six Jesuit priests and two women, murdered in November 1989.

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SANTIAGO NONUALCO, El Salvador - North Americans and Salvadorans gathered Dec. 2 at the precise spot where four churchwomen were killed 35 years ago to emphasize that their work for the country's poor remains alive.

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In a nation where violence is no stranger to its youth, a group of Salvadoran teenagers stand as a hope for their country’s future.

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - On the occasion of the beatification of El Salvador's Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope Francis sent a note that was read to those present for the May 23 ceremony.

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Some thought this day would never arrive. Others hoped and some always knew it would.

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The use of modern media to move and consume news of the beatification of Oscar Romero might be a fitting tribute to the Salvadoran archbishop.

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VATICAN CITY - Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero's preferential love for the poor "was not ideological, but evangelical," said Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes.

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VATICAN CITY - Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, to be beatified in San Salvador May 23, has become a symbol of Latin American Church leaders’ efforts to protect their flocks from the abuses of military dictatorships.

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TORONTO - It’s taken six years and $12.6 million in legal fees, but El Salvador expects to learn before the end of this year whether it has to pay $301 million to a shell company whose sole purpose since 2009 has been to extract money from the country for a mine that never got built.

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Vandals have damaged a prominent statue of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero, recently declared a martyr.

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