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2010-06-24 06:45:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by the religious women who were assassinated by the military in El Salvador in 1980, author Mary Judith Ress wrote "Blood Flowers" (published by iUniverse), a novel that gets inside the hearts and minds of dedicated missionary nuns, offering a close look at the idealistic motivation that has brought a whole generation of nuns to serve the poor in Latin America since the 1970s. "Blood Flowers" is the story of Sister Meg Carney who is fresh...

2009-10-18 11:21:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: "De La Locura A La Esperanza (From Madness to Hope)." A theatre-dance-music performance about the 1980-1992 Salvadoran Civil War. In Spanish with English supertitles. Presented with accompanying exhibits. WHO: Conceived and directed by William Flores. Choreographed by Saul Mendez. Produced by Olin Theater Presenters and Saul Mendez Folkloric Ballet. Featuring over 30 performing artists. WHERE: Los Angeles Theatre Center, in the 280-sear...

2009-01-26 14:28:00

Says non-violent civil disobedience was act of conscience CLEVELAND, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ursuline Sister of Cleveland Diane Therese Pinchot was sentenced to 60 days in prison for misdemeanor trespassing onto the grounds of Fort Benning in Georgia, Nov. 23, 2008. She received no fine. She says she trespassed and risked arrest and a prison sentence "to raise awareness of the need to close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC)," formerly known as...

2006-06-15 18:32:38

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - A spike in the number of murders of gang members and criminals in El Salvador is raising concern that resurgent death squads are carrying out "social cleansing," the Catholic Church said on Thursday. Last year, 3,812 people were murdered in the Central American nation where a civil war between Marxist guerrillas and the right-wing government raged from 1980 to 1992, up from 2,993 killed in 2004. Church lawyers said in a report that the killings...

2006-04-05 21:14:49

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Left-wing mayors in El Salvador joined Venezuela on Wednesday to create a joint venture that will provide the poor Central American nation with cheaper fuel, in counter to U.S. free-market policies Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, an ally of Cuba and a fierce critic of "imperialist" U.S. foreign policy, has reached out to Latin American and Caribbean neighbors with scores of such accords as part of his self-styled socialist revolution. The new company, Alba...

2006-01-29 16:39:29

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of mourners said farewell on Sunday to former communist guerrilla chief Schafik Handal, who died last week, in the country's biggest street gathering in over 25 years. Handal was a senior leader of the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, or FMLN, rebel group that fought a series of U.S.-backed right-wing governments throughout the 1980s in a war that claimed around 75,000 lives. The son of Palestinian immigrants,...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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