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Corruption, inequality remain key issues in Central America’s latest election cycle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Panama’s economy will grow by 7 percent this year, but because of glaring inequality, most Panamanians will never see that prosperity. In Guatemala, corruption is rampant among the “klepto-dictatorship” that runs the country, and in El Salvador, gross domestic product stagnates as politicians stuff their pockets with money from violent gangs.

From ‘America’s Mayor’ to international security guru: Rudy Giuliani sends experts to El Salvador

Rudolph “Rudy” Giuliani, the former New York City mayor (1994-2001) credited with dramatically reducing crime in the Big Apple, is about to take on a major challenge: advising Salvadoran authorities on how to fight crime in their country.

Central America’s ‘Northern Triangle’ leaders to ask Obama for US aid to stem immigration 

The presidents will meet next Friday over the humanitarian crisis triggered by some 57,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who have traveled illegally to the United States since October.

Obama to host Central America leaders for immigration talks next Friday

U.S. President Barack Obama will host next week the presidents of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to discuss how to stem the flow of tens of thousands of immigrant children across the U.S. border.

Former guerrilla sworn in as El Salvador president

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Former guerrilla commander Salvador Sánchez Cerén was sworn in Sunday as president of El Salvador with the pressing tasks of dealing with violent gangs, a struggling economy and endemic poverty.

Diplomat-turned-scholar Héctor Silva exposes police corruption in El Salvador

Nearly 20 years later, journalist, diplomat and now published author Héctor Silva Ávalos still cannot get that afternoon in late 1995 out of his head.

With opposition’s legal challenges rejected, leftist ex-guerrilla confirmed at last as El Salvador’s next president

El Salvador's election officials on Sunday declared ex-leftist guerrilla commander Salvador Sánchez Cerén the winner of a March 9 presidential election, after rejecting the opposition's last challenges to the results.

Leftist ex-rebel wins El Salvador presidency

Former leftist rebel commander Salvador Sánchez Cerén has won last Sunday's presidential election in El Salvador by a razor-thin margin, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal said.

Conservative in Salvadoran vote demands fresh polls as political divisions intensify

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – The conservative candidate in El Salvador's tight presidential runoff, in which no winner has been declared, on Tuesday demanded a new vote be held.

El Salvador presidential vote a near tie

Preliminary results showed Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the former rebel commander, edging out conservative candidate Norman Quijano by 6,634 votes, 50.11 percent to 49.89.

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