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El Salvador


Critics slam US-El Salvador asylum deal as 'cynical and absurd'

September 21, 2019 3:07 pm

The White House reportedly plans to help El Salvador host US-bound asylum-seekers from neighboring countries. Experts blasted the Trump administration for sending migrants to one of the world's most dangerous countries.

Salvadoran suspected of having abortion acquitted at retrial

August 20, 2019 1:32 pm

The retrial was a first for such a case in the Central American nation, where prosecutors aggressively pursue legal cases against women who have miscarriages or other obstetric emergencies, accusing them of murder.

US restores some aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala

June 18, 2019 1:23 pm

US officials said the review looked at roughly 700 projects funded with fiscal 2017 money by the United States in the three countries and concluded that a significant number were too far advanced to end them.

New president of El Salvador wields his power via Twitter, firing officials

June 07, 2019 3:01 pm

The 37-year-old former mayor of San Salvador, who was sworn in on Saturday, has taken some of his first actions in office via Twitter, including giving officials the ax.

Ex-first lady of El Salvador Ana Ligia de Saca to plead guilty to corruption

April 02, 2019 7:36 am

Ana Ligia de Saca's husband, former President Tony Saca, is already serving a 10-year sentence for the diversion of $300 million in public funds to his companies and other people tied to him.

China hosts El Salvador as nations cut ties with Taiwan

November 01, 2018 8:01 pm

El Salvador and the Dominican Republic are among a growing number of countries that have cut ties with Taiwan in favour of establishing relations with China, which considers the self-governing island democracy to be part of its territory.

El Salvador prosecutors request extradition of former president Mauricio Funes

September 15, 2018 6:49 pm

Prosecutors alleged that Funes used public money to pay for credit cards, trips, home refurbishments, vehicles and hospital bills. 

Former El Salvador president sentenced to 10 years in prison

September 13, 2018 9:57 am

During the trial, prosecutors said Saca had appropriated public funds for himself and others, including taking more than $7 million for his former party, the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA).

In fresh diplomatic setback, Taiwan loses El Salvador to China

August 21, 2018 10:34 am

Taiwan now has formal relations with just 17 countries worldwide, many of them smaller, less developed nations in Central America and the Pacific like Belize and Nauru.

Salvadoran president must testify over 1979 diplomat disappearance, says court

July 11, 2018 11:13 am

The ruling came after the family of Archibald Gardner Dunn filed a lawsuit blaming the Liberation People's Forces, of which President Sanchez Ceren was a leader, for his kidnapping on November 28, 1979.