Raymond Bonner has been an investigative reporter and foreign correspondent for the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. He has also been a staff writer at the New Yorker and contributed to the New York Review of Books. His latest book, Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong, was published by Knopf in February 2012.
The move proposed by conservatives in El Salvador's parliament has outraged the families of victims and leaders in the Roman Catholic Church.
Gina Haspel, now in the highest position at the CIA, was involved in the use of "enhanced interrogation" techniques on a suspected terrorist in 2002.
Opponents of the death penalty have hit upon an effective tactic: Learn who is making the lethal drugs used in executions and publicly shame them. Now, death penalty states are fighting to make the names of the drugs a state secret.