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About Lilian
Lilian Martínez is a journalist with 24 year of expirience. Firts at El Faro and after that at El Diario de Hoy, where in the last years she was data journalist and editor. She have written about enviroment, human right, migration and security.
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Judges fear being transferred or captured, warns former magistrate

04 Apr 2024  |  elsalvador.com
Former magistrate Sidney Blanco expressed concern that judges in El Salvador, under the extended state of emergency, might issue provisional detention orders without sufficient evidence due to fear of being transferred or removed from office. Blanco emphasized the country's existing legal tools to combat crime and criticized the necessity of the state of emergency, suggesting it could lead to human rights violations and disrespect for due process.

Petit Arc, Loop (2361m)

20 Jan 2024  |  ski-libre.com
After more than 20 years, the author returned to ski in a valley with fond memories from their first season of ski touring. Despite the cold temperatures and fresh snowfall, the day proved to be good. The author chose to ski towards Petit Arc instead of Grand Arc due to the wind and snow conditions. They were among the first to trace a route towards the Col des Genisses and enjoyed excellent snow conditions, promising to return to the area sooner than the next twenty years.

Chimeras, adventure within reach - the film

12 Dec 2023  |  www.ski-libre.com
Chimères is a new mountain skiing film directed by Alex Chambet and produced by Gaëtan Gaudissard. It features an exotic setting and the quest to ski down a wild and isolated face after an arduous expedition in an unknown glacial basin. The film explores themes of adventure, discovery, and the impact of individual journeys with collective consequences. Gaëtan Gaudissard, based in Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise where he is also a ski instructor and carpenter, continues his reflective narrative from his previous film Conscience and a related web series, questioning our practices in skiing and mountain activities.

The Stars of the Earth, the Film

06 Dec 2023  |  www.ski-libre.com
The film 'Les Étoiles de la Terre' by freeskier Victor Galuchot offers an immersive experience into his life over two contrasting seasons, highlighting the challenges and triumphs of skiing in varying snow conditions. The film features breathtaking visuals and serves as a plea for glacier preservation, encouraging a more environmentally respectful approach to mountain activities.

Review Ski 2024 – 4 skis de rando pour les femmes

20 Nov 2023  |  www.ski-libre.com
The article reviews four women's ski touring models for 2024, highlighting their features and performance. The Blizzard Zero G 95 W is noted for its lightweight construction and stability. The Atomic Backland 98 W is praised for its versatility and stability in various conditions. The Völkl Rise Above 88 W is recognized for its balance of lightness and stability, while the Zag Ubac Lady 89 is commended for its lightweight design and performance on different terrains.

Test – Dynafit Tigard 130

21 Oct 2023  |  www.ski-libre.com
Dynafit's Tigard 130 ski boots, featuring a true flex of 130 and a 70° walking mode controlled by the Hoji Lock mechanism, were tested throughout the past season. The boots combine uphill capability with four-buckle downhill inspiration, resulting in impressive skiability. The boots are constructed with Grilamid and carbon, offering a progressive and stiff flex in a 101 mm last. They come with a Gripwalk sole and low-tech inserts, suitable for both touring and alpine bindings. The Dynafitter 15 liner provides excellent comfort and insulation. The Tigard 130 is a modern hybrid boot that excels in both touring and resort skiing, offering a good balance between weight and downhill performance.

Ski descent of the 'Whillans-Cochrane' ramp in Patagonia by Vivian Bruchez, Aurélien Lardy, and Jules Socié

08 Oct 2023  |  www.ski-libre.com
Three Chamonix skiers, Vivian Bruchez, Aurélien Lardy, and Jules Socié, successfully repeated the first ski descent of the 'Whillans-Cochrane' ramp on the Aiguille Poincenot in Patagonia, originally accomplished by Andreas Fransson in 2012. The ramp, known for its extreme steepness and exposure, presented significant challenges, including narrow snow bands and icy granite slabs. The skiers described the descent as one of the most intense and memorable of their lives. The following day, they opened a new route nearby, named Mini-Whillans.

"They have deleted photos and information from my phone," Judge Durán denounces

01 Oct 2023  |  historico.elsalvador.com
Judge Antonio Durán claims that his phone was tampered with, resulting in the deletion of photos and information. He criticizes the recent approval of 'digital patrols' and the changes in the Supreme Court of Justice, suggesting they bypass judicial orders and serve political interests. Durán highlights the fear among judges to speak publicly and the influence of political affiliations. He supports sanctioning corrupt judges but insists on due process. Durán, along with 96 other judges, has filed a complaint with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, potentially escalating to the Inter-American Court.

Ski Descent of Gasherbrum II by Andrzej Bargiel

22 Jul 2023  |  www.ski-libre.com
Polish skier Andrzej Bargiel, known for his first ski descent of K2, has now descended Gasherbrum II (8,035m). The first complete descent of Gasherbrum II was achieved by Swiss Wim Pasquier and French Patrice Bournat in August 1984. Bargiel, who has a history of climbing and skiing the world's highest peaks, embarked on a new project called HIC SUNT LEONES, targeting new summits including Mount Everest, although his two attempts to ski Everest were thwarted by bad weather and dangerous avalanche conditions. His expedition continues with plans to climb and ski Gasherbrum I.

Deadly Trap on the High Route: Account and Reconstruction of a Major Tragedy on the High Route in 2018

05 May 2023  |  www.ski-libre.com
In spring 2018, a tragic event unfolded on the Haute Route, a popular ski touring route linking Chamonix to Zermatt, resulting in the deaths of a guide, Mario Castiglioni, and six clients during a storm near the Vignettes hut in Valais. The article by Lane Wallace in Outside Magazine, complemented by a Swiss Public Service documentary, examines the sequence of events and decisions leading up to the disaster, highlighting overconfidence, ignored weather forecasts, and overreliance on a smartphone for navigation. The tragedy is one of the most significant in recent Alpine history, with seven fatalities.

Luzhba – The Film

31 Mar 2023  |  www.ski-libre.com
In November 2021, a group of Austrian friends set out to discover the light and deep powder snow of Luzhba in Western Siberia, Russia. The film 'LUZHBA' tells the story of Anton Lementuev, a passionate 40-year-old skier from Novokuznetsk, and his life-changing first ski expedition to Luzhba. Despite being a ski film, it carries a message of fighting for the reality one wishes to live in, regardless of circumstances. Directed by Andre Costa, the documentary was shot before Russia's invasion of Ukraine and concludes with an interview with Anton, discussing how the war has altered his life and dreams.

Bric Rutund, Northwest Slope (2578m)

06 Mar 2023  |  ski-libre.com
The first day in Val Varaita involved skiing on a well-known fallback route in the valley, Bric Rutund, following a significant snowfall of nearly one meter accumulated over the past week. The route is ideal for safely exploring the area and enjoying the fresh snow after a long period of scarcity in the northern Alps. The summit was reached twice to maximize the experience, marking a beautiful first day above the Refuge Melèze.

Elderly man seeks justice for his son's detention in La Paz

06 Sep 2022  |  elsalvador.com
On August 25, the lives of three Salvadorans changed due to a detention. Juan Antonio Escobar Martínez, a 45-year-old refrigeration technician, was arrested by police on charges of 'illicit associations' while traveling between San Pedro Masahuat and San Antonio Masahuat. His father, 81-year-old Juan Antonio Escobar Hernández, sought to help his son, who was transferred to Mariona prison. A friend of Escobar Martínez, arrested at the same checkpoint, was released after hiring a private lawyer. The elder Escobar, unable to afford private representation for his son, is now supported by his daughter-in-law. The case highlights concerns about the justice system under El Salvador's state of emergency.

Carlos Carcach: “Como no hay datos, estamos totalmente a ciegas”

24 Aug 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
Carlos Carcach, a statistician and econometrics expert, discusses the current state of El Salvador's 'war against gangs' under the regime of exception. He highlights the lack of data to objectively assess the effectiveness of the government's measures, drawing parallels with past efforts and expressing concerns about the potential for increased social resentment and violence. Carcach questions the government's narrative of success, noting the absence of reliable data on various crimes and the unusual silence from the gangs. He warns that the prolonged state of exception could lead to diminishing returns and potential political consequences.

Court unresolved 99.65% of resources presented in third extension of state of exception

27 Jul 2022  |  elsalvador.com
Between June 27 and July 27, during the third extension of the state of exception in El Salvador, 565 habeas corpus resources were filed to determine the whereabouts of detained citizens, with only 0.35% resolved. The Constitutional Chamber has not issued resolutions for 99.65% of the resources. In the same period, 114 additional resources were filed in six chambers across the country, with only three declared admissible. In total, only 15 of over 1,000 habeas corpus requests have been admitted, and only one person has been released. The increase in resources during the third extension compared to the second is notable, and citizens continue to await justice for those detained without gang affiliations or criminal acts related to gangs.

Court unresolved on community radio broadcaster detained in May

21 Jul 2022  |  elsalvador.com
The family of Élmer Vladimir Romero Martínez, a broadcaster for Radio Juventud, has not received a response to the habeas corpus filed on July 21 with the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court regarding his detention since May 19. Romero Martínez was taken from his home for investigation and later charged with illicit association, receiving a six-month prison sentence. His family has seen him with swollen feet and rashes, and despite providing documents for conditional release, they have not been utilized by the public defender. The family is seeking support from human rights organizations.

50 years since July 19, when the Army took over the UES

19 Jul 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
On July 19, 1972, the Salvadoran military invaded the Universidad de El Salvador (UES), an event remembered as a 'crime against humanity' and a violation of human rights. The incident, which included gunfire and the use of tanks, is documented in a video titled 'La toma' and a photo album '50 años de impunidad'. Witnesses and survivors, including María Isabel Flores and Eduardo Badía Serra, recall the harrowing events. The current UES rector, Roger Armando Arias Alvarado, commemorated the event and highlighted the unjust treatment of then-rector Rafael Menjívar Larín, who was deposed and exiled. The importance of remembering and transmitting this history is emphasized to prevent its repetition.

Deaths at Izalco prison under state of exception double those of 2020

11 Jul 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
In the first 100 days of the state of exception in El Salvador, 36 detainees died at Izalco prison, doubling the number of deaths in 2020. Henri Fino, a lawyer and executive director of the Fundación para el Estudio del Derechos (Fespad), highlights the state's responsibility for the deaths, as the victims were under state custody. The article details cases of deaths due to various causes, including lack of medical attention, and discusses the potential for families to seek justice through the Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) if local institutions fail to act.

What is wanted is to manipulate forensic reports

08 Jul 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
Benjamín Cuéllar, from the Fundación Vidas and former director of IDHUCA, expressed concerns about the involvement of the Fuerza Armada in the Instituto de Medicina Legal (IML), suggesting it could lead to manipulation of forensic reports. The IML's request for military assistance followed a workers' strike in San Vicente, but Cuéllar argued that universities could have been asked for help instead. Henri Fino of Fespad and Zaira Navas of Cristosal also criticized the military's role, emphasizing that autopsies must be conducted by certified medical specialists and that military involvement could have legal repercussions and contribute to the militarization of the state.

These are the opposition party deputies who voted in favor of extending the state of exception in El Salvador

01 Jul 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
Former deputies Donato Vaquerano, Carlos Reyes, and Jorge Rosales, who left their political party, voted in favor of extending the state of exception in El Salvador for another 30 days. The decree, approved by 67 deputies, allows citizens to be detained for up to 15 days without being presented before a judge. The article lists the deputies from various parties who supported the extension.

Amnesty International requests the Salvadoran state to end the state of exception

01 Jun 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
Amnesty International, represented by Erika Guevara Rosas, has called on the Salvadoran government to end the state of exception, citing potential international criminal liability. The organization presented a preliminary report highlighting human rights violations under the current regime, which has been extended twice by the Legislative Assembly. Guevara Rosas criticized President Nayib Bukele's repressive strategies and warned of the dismantling of social and state institutions.

"This is going to blow up in our faces," warns UCA

27 May 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
The Observatorio Universitario de Derechos Humanos (OUDH) at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) presented a report on potential human rights violations since the state of exception was declared on March 27. The report highlights 184 personal liberty violations, with 178 being arbitrary detentions by state officials. Omar Serrano from UCA warned that these violations could have severe social consequences. The report also noted a significant increase in detentions, with 35,009 people detained by May 27, a sevenfold increase compared to the previous year.

She had been working at the Cuéllar's house for a month and a half... when the State disappeared her

14 May 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
In July 1982, Julia Orbelina Pérez, along with Mauricio Cuéllar and his daughter Patricia Emilie Cuéllar Sandoval, were forcibly disappeared by the Salvadoran state. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) has brought the case to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, demanding the Salvadoran state to answer for the disappearances. The CIDH's investigation revealed minimal efforts by the state to locate the victims and no post-conflict investigations. The CIDH recommends reparations, health support for families, diligent investigation, and legislative measures to prevent recurrence.

Forensic Medicine did not identify 27 bodies in Chalchuapa

20 Apr 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
The article discusses the issue of unidentified bodies in El Salvador, focusing on 27 bodies found in Chalchuapa that were not identified by the Instituto de Medicina Legal (IML). It highlights the lack of a DNA database and the state's failure to support families of missing persons. The article also mentions the formation of the Bloque de Búsqueda de Desaparecidos de El Salvador, an initiative supported by various organizations to aid families in the search for their missing loved ones.

Indigenous people of El Salvador, their perspective on COVID-19 vaccines

03 Apr 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
Indigenous communities in El Salvador show a mixed response to COVID-19 vaccinations. While many, like José Cristino Ama, have been vaccinated, others, influenced by traditional beliefs and skepticism, have declined. The government's lack of detailed vaccination data and unclear messaging on booster shots contribute to the hesitancy. Despite this, the acceptance of vaccines in some areas, such as Cacaopera and Guatajiagua, is high and may have led to lower COVID-19 death rates. Traditional medicine remains a common practice for treating illness, regardless of vaccination status.

We know where you live, said a supporter of New Ideas to Salvadoran journalist during event in the U.S.

27 Feb 2022  |  historico.elsalvador.com
Salvadoran journalist Carmen Rodríguez, based in Washington and correspondent for various media outlets, reported being harassed at an event attended by deputies of the New Ideas party. The incident occurred in an area encompassing Washington, Maryland, and Virginia, where Rodríguez was covering the event for Tiempo Latino and La Prensa Gráfica of El Salvador. A supporter of New Ideas recognized her, took photos, and made comments about knowing where she lived, which Rodríguez perceived as threatening. She reported the incident to the police, who intervened. Rodríguez has previously faced harassment online since 2018 and filed a complaint with the CIDH's Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression four months prior due to attacks instigated by the U.S. secretary of the New Ideas party.

A national registry of graves and an exhumation plan, organizations and relatives of the disappeared demand

23 Feb 2022  |  historico.elsalvador.com
Organizations and families of the disappeared in El Salvador demand the creation of a national registry of graves and a national exhumation plan. They emphasize the need for scientific identification of remains found in clandestine graves, referencing recent discoveries in Chalchuapa and Nuevo Cuscatlán. They call on the Fiscalía to recognize the persistent efforts of families and enhance organizational capacities for support networks. The proposed plan should involve families and national and international experts, adhering to international human rights standards.

'I will find my son alive or dead,' says mother of missing young man

17 Feb 2022  |  historico.elsalvador.com
Mothers of missing individuals in El Salvador have formed the 'Search Block for Missing Persons in El Salvador' to demand government action in locating their children and providing information on their cases. The group criticizes the authorities for their lack of effort and transparency, particularly in light of recent discoveries of clandestine graves. The article highlights the pain and frustration of the families, as well as the skewed statistics on disappearances provided by the Fiscalía General de la República, which are challenged by the organization Cristosal.

Veterans demand $300 pension and hospital from President Bukele

15 Feb 2022  |  historico.elsalvador.com
A group of war veterans marched from Salvador del Mundo square to the Presidential House to deliver a letter to President Nayib Bukele, demanding the acceleration of housing projects, the construction of a veterans' hospital, a pension increase to $300, and a $3,000 indemnity. They also seek preferential treatment in hospitals and a purification of the veterans' registry to exclude non-veterans.

Conejo Island is Salvadoran territory and is illegally occupied by Honduras, says Minister of Defense

15 Feb 2022  |  historico.elsalvador.com
The Salvadoran Minister of Defense, Vice Admiral René Merino, dismissed Nicaragua's recent claims and accusations regarding the alleged invasion of its territorial waters in the Gulf of Fonseca, stating that Conejo Island is Salvadoran territory and is illegally occupied by Honduras. Merino made these remarks on the interview program 'Diálogo con Ernesto López' on Canal 21. He emphasized that the situation is handled diplomatically and that the Salvadoran Navy maintains the status quo in the Gulf of Fonseca and the Pacific Ocean. He also mentioned the establishment of a naval position on Meanguera Island to combat drug trafficking, which has been operational since President Nayib Bukele's term began.

Lawyers warn that the Minister of Education commits a crime if she does not report alleged sale of positions to the FGR

07 Feb 2022  |  historico.elsalvador.com
The Minister of Education, Carla Hananía de Varela, claims to have evidence of the sale of interim teacher positions and threatens to reveal it if the situation with teacher unions escalates. Legal experts argue that she is obligated to report this to the Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) and the Junta de la Carrera Docente. Failure to do so could constitute a crime of concealment. The use of such information to pressure unions is deemed dangerous, and the minister is urged to follow due process and not use threats.

Statisticians Expected Digestyc to Evolve into an Independent Entity

01 Jan 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
Statisticians and mathematicians expected Digestyc to become an independent National Institute of Statistics but were surprised by the legislative move to place it under the Banco Central de Reserva. Experts like Rolando Lemus and Lorena Rivas de Mendoza express concerns about the implications of this change, questioning the Central Bank's ability to handle statistical functions and the potential impact on data quality and resource allocation. They emphasize the need for broader consultation and adequate resources to maintain the integrity and utility of national statistics.

Women in San Marcos earn less than men and work more according to survey

01 Jan 2022  |  Noticias de El Salvador - Noticias de El Salvador, noticias internacionales, salvadoreños por el mundo, economia, negocios, politica, deportes, entretenimiento, tecnologia, turismo, tendencias, fotos, videos, redes sociales
A survey conducted by the Observatorio ciudadano El Salvador Cómo Vamos in coordination with Fusades reveals significant gender disparities in San Marcos. 35% of employed women earn less than the minimum wage compared to 20% of men. Women also spend more time on household chores, averaging 4 hours daily versus 2.4 hours for men. The survey, which included 748 participants, highlights that 51% of residents work outside the municipality, with women more likely to work locally. Economic conditions are challenging, with 52% of residents considering themselves poor and 23% of households experiencing food shortages due to financial constraints.

There are four times more missing girls than boys in El Salvador

30 Oct 2021  |  Noticias de El Salvador - elsalvador.com
In El Salvador, there has been a notable increase in the number of missing girls compared to boys, with four times as many girls reported missing. The Fiscal�a General de la Rep�blica (FGR) received reports of 66 minors missing from January 1 to October 20, with 51 being girls. The Alerta Ángel Desaparecido website, managed by the FGR, and the Alerta Raquel initiative highlight the gendered nature of these disappearances, often linked to sexual violence and human trafficking. The presence of gangs is believed to increase the risk of disappearances, and there is a concern about the lack of reporting due to the criminalization and stigmatization by justice authorities. The data for this report was compiled from the Alerta Ángel Desaparecido website, which includes cases from 2013 to 2021, and aims to contribute to a better understanding of the phenomenon and assist in locating the victims.

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