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Spanish volunteer doctors arrive in El Salvador to join fight against COVID-19
Central America
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Central America
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Spanish volunteer doctors arrive in El Salvador to join fight against COVID-19

AFP and The Tico Times - July 30, 2020

Some 30 volunteer doctors from Spain arrived in El Salvador on Wednesday to join the fight against the coronavirus at a time when the Central American country…

Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession
Latin America
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Latin America
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Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 27, 2020

Colombian pilot Juan Salazar has gone from fighting the FARC guerrilla in his country to selling homemade bread in Panama as he faces the economic crisis caused…

Drop in remittances affecting economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
Central America
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Central America
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Drop in remittances affecting economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

Carlos Mario MARQUEZ / AFP - June 16, 2020

Damaris Majano subsists in El Salvador thanks to remittances that her father sends her from Miami. But that aid has been interrupted since the company where the…

Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala
Central America
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Central America
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Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala

AFP - June 1, 2020

Tropical Storm Amanda triggered flash floods, landslides and power outages as it barrelled through El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday, killing 14 people, authorities said, warning of…

Salvadoran president accuses Costa Rica of sham coronavirus count
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Salvadoran president accuses Costa Rica of sham coronavirus count

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 6, 2020

The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, on Tuesday said Costa Rica is promoting a false impression that it has flattened the coronavirus curve. Speaking on national television,…

El Salvador president accused of ‘attempted coup’
Central America
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Central America
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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…

Remembering the Jesuits: Seeking justice in El Salvador
Archive
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Archive
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Remembering the Jesuits: Seeking justice in El Salvador

Norman Stockwell - November 16, 2019

Thirty years ago today, Salvadoran Army soldiers killed six Jesuits and two others in San Salvador. In memory of that tragedy, The Tico Times is re-publishing this longform…

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…