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El Salvador orders arrest of ex-President Sanchez Ceren in graft probe

July 23, 2021 1:38 pm

Sanchez Ceren could not immediately be reached for comment.

World Bank rejects El Salvador request for help on bitcoin implementation

June 17, 2021 9:53 am

Earlier on Wednesday, Salvadoran Finance Minister Alejandro Zelaya said the Central America country had sought technical assistance from the Bank as it seeks to use bitcoin as a parallel legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar.

Explained: In legalisation of Bitcoin in El Salvador, the takeaways for India

June 14, 2021 12:01 pm

El Salvador, a small coastal country in Central America, has become the first in the world to make Bitcoin legal. What does this mean for India?

El Salvador court to free woman given 30 years for death of fetus

June 01, 2021 8:23 am

More than eight years after Sara Rogel was incarcerated, a judge for the Cojutepeque prison in eastern El Salvador granted her early release after accepting an appeal for pardon from her lawyers.

Salvadoran president vetoes coronavirus law again

June 07, 2020 1:14 pm

Nayib Bukele has imposed some of the toughest measures in the Americas against the pandemic, repeatedly clashing with lawmakers over the scope of the lockdown he is pursuing.

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.