El Salvador's former President Francisco Flores, who faces trial accused of embezzling millions of dollars in aid money for earthquake victims, has irreversible brain damage after suffering a stroke, doctors said Thursday.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – A high court in San Salvador on Thursday revoked a house arrest ordered for former President Francisco Flores, and ruled that he should be sent to prison while awaiting trial on corruption charges. Flores is accused of misappropriating $15 million in donated funds from the government of Taiwan.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – In a surprise move on Friday, El Salvador's former President Francisco Flores turned himself in to authorities in San Salvador to face charges of misappropriating $15 million in donations from the government of Taiwan while he was president.
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Seven years ago, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias outraged Taiwanese officials by breaking diplomatic relations with the prosperous island nation and aligning Costa Rica instead with mainland China. Yet Costa Rica remains Taiwan’s largest Central American trading partner by far, with bilateral trade consistently outpacing the region’s other countries
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Officials in El Salvador reported Tuesday that Costa Rica and the Bahamas have collaborated with an investigation of ex-President Francisco Flores by sending financial statements and other banking information to prosecutors, who accuse Flores of misappropriating $15 million in state funds.