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El Salvador president accused of ‘attempted coup’
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El Salvador president accused of ‘attempted coup’

AFP and The Tico Times - February 11, 2020

The head of El Salvador's parliament on Monday accused President Nayib Bukele of an "attempted coup" after soldiers entered the building while Bukele demanded lawmakers approve a…

U.S. Embassy tweet of supposed tsunami causes alarm in El Salvador, Central America
Central America
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Central America
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U.S. Embassy tweet of supposed tsunami causes alarm in El Salvador, Central America

AFP and The Tico Times - November 11, 2019

A tweet that warned of a potential tsunami on the Pacific coast caused alarm Monday in El Salvador, where President Nayib Bukele first asked the population on…

Hoping for justice, El Salvador unearths bones from its deadliest massacre
Central America
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Central America
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Hoping for justice, El Salvador unearths bones from its deadliest massacre

AFP and The Tico Times - November 7, 2019

A forensic team unearthed Wednesday the bones of 11 victims of the more than 800 killed during El Mozote massacre, which was committed by the Salvadoran Army…

Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’
Central America
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Central America
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Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’

AFP and The Tico Times - October 18, 2019

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, said Wednesday that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive "targeted assistance in the areas of law enforcement and…

United States and El Salvador sign immigration agreement
Central America
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Central America
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United States and El Salvador sign immigration agreement

AFP and The Tico Times - September 20, 2019

The United States and El Salvador reached an immigration agreement on Friday, the interim secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, and Salvadoran Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill reported…

A pilgrimage for a saint: El Salvador mourns
Central America
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Central America
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A pilgrimage for a saint: El Salvador mourns

AFP - March 25, 2019

Hundreds of Salvadorans paid tribute this weekend to their first saint, San Salvador Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, murdered 39 years ago by a right-wing assassin. Catholics participated…

Gang-weary Salvadorans elect Nayib Bukele as new president
Central America
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Central America
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Gang-weary Salvadorans elect Nayib Bukele as new president

Oscar Batres and Carlos Mario Marquez / AFP - February 4, 2019

Salvadorans on Sunday elected Nayib Bukele, the popular former mayor of San Salvador, as the Central American country's new president -- a result that ends the near…

El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth

AFP - December 19, 2018

A judge in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 20-year-old rape victim originally charged with murder after giving birth prematurely in a toilet. Imelda Cortez's daughter survived…

U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants
Central America
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Central America
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U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants

Paul Handley / AFP - January 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. government announced Monday the end of a special protected status for about 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants, a move that threatens with deportation tens…

Central American envoys in Israel  Don’t forget about us
Central America
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Central American envoys in Israel Don’t forget about us

Larry Luxner - September 20, 2017

TEL AVIV — As Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu wrapped up his historic trip to Argentina, Colombia and Mexico — marking the first time any Israeli leader has ever…