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US restores some aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Jail term upheld for El Salvador woman convicted in death of child she said was stillborn

Prosecutors said Teodora Vasquez strangled the baby after it was born in 2007. Her lawyers said she suffered health complications and suffered a stillbirth.

U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

Since 1997, the Central American country has had one of the most severe laws targeting women and people who assist with abortions.