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El Salvador orders arrest of former president over killing of six Jesuits in civil war

A judge in El Salvador ordered the arrest Friday of former president Alfredo Cristiani for alleged links to the murder of six Jesuit priests...

El Salvador Inaugurates Veterinary Hospital Built with Bitcoin Profits

The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, inaugurated on Wednesday a veterinary hospital that, he assures, was financed with the profits obtained after the...

IMF urges El Salvador to remove Bitcoin as legal tender

The IMF on Tuesday called on El Salvador to change course and stop using Bitcoin as legal tender, citing "large risks" posed by the...

El Salvador Government denies using spyware on Journalists

The government of El Salvador has denied using the Israeli Pegasus software to spy on journalists and activists. In a statement issued late Wednesday, spokeswoman...

El Salvador receives 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines donated by US

The government of El Salvador on Sunday night received 1.5 million Covid-19 vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Moderna.

Central American officials blacklisted by U.S. as part of corruption crackdown

Central American presidential aides, top judges and former presidents were put on a U.S. State Department list on Thursday that names individuals the U.S....

Salvadoran bitcoin users to get $30 from government: president

Facing resistance from the World Bank, IMF and opposition parties to his move to make bitcoin legal tender in El Salvador, President Nayib Bukele...

Former Latin American leaders condemn ‘breakdown in the rule of law’ in El Salvador

The declaration comes after El Salvador’s new Legislative Assembly voted Saturday to dismiss top Supreme Court judges who opposed populist President Nayib Bukele.

Political crisis in El Salvador as parliament ousts top judges

El Salvador's new legislative assembly voted Saturday to dismiss top Supreme Court judges hostile to populist President Nayib Bukele, triggering a political storm as...

El Salvador marks 20 years of dollarization with weak economic impulse

El Salvador is celebrating 20 years of dollarization, a measure that sought stability.
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Why is Costa Rica so attractive with inflation and high housing prices in the US?

In many areas of the U.S., the real estate market is red hot. A good number of those who sell their homes are making...

El Salvadoran woman freed after nearly 11 years in jail for criminalized childbirth

Jacqueline, who spent almost eleven years in jail for an out-of-hospital birth criminalized as attempted homicide, regained her freedom in El Salvador, where abortion...

United States First Lady Jill Biden will visit Costa Rica

First Lady Jill Biden will be headed to Latin America on Wednesday. She will leave Washington for a six-day visit to three countries: Ecuador,...