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Former guerrilla sworn in as El Salvador president
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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Former guerrilla sworn in as El Salvador president

AFP - June 1, 2014

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…

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

Larry Luxner - May 21, 2014

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

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

AFP - March 17, 2014

SAN SALVADOR -- 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…

Leftist ex-rebel wins El Salvador presidency
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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Leftist ex-rebel wins El Salvador presidency

AFP - March 13, 2014

SAN SALVADOR -- 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…

Conservative in Salvadoran vote demands fresh polls as political divisions intensify
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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Conservative in Salvadoran vote demands fresh polls as political divisions intensify

AFP - March 11, 2014

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…

El Salvador presidential vote a near tie
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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El Salvador presidential vote a near tie

AFP - March 11, 2014

SAN SALVADOR -- El Salvador's presidential runoff was hung up Monday in a near tie between an ex-guerrilla leader and an arch conservative mayor as tension mounted…

Both candidates claim win in Salvadoran presidential runoff
Business
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Business
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Both candidates claim win in Salvadoran presidential runoff

Carlos Mario Márquez | AFP - March 10, 2014

SAN SALVADOR – The parties of both candidates in El Salvador's surprisingly tight presidential runoff clash claimed victory late Sunday. Pre-election polls indicated that ex-guerrilla leader Salvador…

Ex-rebel commander favored in El Salvador runoff
Business
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Business
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Ex-rebel commander favored in El Salvador runoff

AFP - March 7, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – An ex-guerrilla commander is favored to win an election runoff in El Salvador on Sunday against the capital city's mayor and inherit…

UPDATE: El Salvador ex-guerrilla in presidential vote runoff, narrowly misses victory
Crime
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Crime
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UPDATE: El Salvador ex-guerrilla in presidential vote runoff, narrowly misses victory

Carlos Mario Márquez | AFP - February 3, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – A former leftist guerrilla narrowly missed victory in El Salvador's presidency race Sunday, and will now face a runoff vote with a…

Tired of gangs and poverty, Salvadorans head to the polls Sunday to choose between the left and right
Crime
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Crime
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Tired of gangs and poverty, Salvadorans head to the polls Sunday to choose between the left and right

Carlos Mario Márquez | AFP - February 1, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Overwhelmed by gang violence and economic inequality, Salvadorans will vote on Sunday in presidential elections marked by a heavy presence of security…

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