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Country in Central America

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El Salvador: Country in Central America
El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2016, the country had a population of approximately 6.34 million.


U.S. restores aid to Central America after reaching migration deals

The United States on Wednesday restored economic aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that had been cut off after the Trump administration complained the three Central American countries had done..
Reuters - Published

ACLU seeks damages for migrant families separated by U.S.

One of the plaintiffs is a 15-year-old migrant girl from El Salvador who contemplated suicide after being forcibly separated from her mother by U.S. officials
CBS News - Published

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Judge Blocks Trump Rule On Migrant Detention [Video]Judge Blocks Trump Rule On Migrant Detention

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday blocked a Trump administration rule that would have allowed indefinite detention of migrant families, saying it was inconsistent with a decades-old court..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

El Salvador President Says Trump Should Promote Legal Migration [Video]El Salvador President Says Trump Should Promote Legal Migration

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele spoke out about immigration to the U.S. He said the U.S. should promote legal migration as part of their crackdown on illegal immigration. Bukele also called on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S. and El Salvador sign joint immigration deal [Video]U.S. and El Salvador sign joint immigration deal

The U.S. and El Salvador have reached a joint deal on immigration without giving many additional details beyond those related to asylum claims. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Supreme Court approves Trump asylum curbs [Video]Supreme Court approves Trump asylum curbs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

El Salvador: Traditional fireball festival in the streets of Nejapa [Video]El Salvador: Traditional fireball festival in the streets of Nejapa

The town of Nejapa, El Salvador celebrated its annual fireball festival on Saturday (August 31) with participants pelting each other with rags drenched in gasoline that have been rolled into tight..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published


Trump to cut number of refugees allowed in U.S. to lowest ever

Under the new proposed ceiling for fiscal year 2020, the U.S. would admit no more than 1,500 refugees from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala
CBS News - Published

'Just a second, please': El Salvador president's U.N. selfie eclipses speech

Before starting his first address before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, 38-year-old El Salvador President Nayib Bukele asked the audience to hold on a second, took out his phone, and..
Reuters - Published

El Salvador president calls on Trump to keep protected status program for migrants

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele on Thursday said the United States should promote legal migration as part of its crackdown on illegal immigration, calling on President Donald Trump to continue a..
Reuters - Published

El Salvador president to discuss migration with Trump after asylum deal

El Salvador said on Monday its president would discuss migration with U.S. President Donald Trump this week in New York, after agreeing the United States could send back asylum seekers who cross El..
Reuters - Published

U.S. says it will help El Salvador handle more asylum seekers

The United States and El Salvador on Friday agreed to attempt to reduce the flow of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border by strengthening El Salvador's capacity to provide for asylum seekers,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. signs asylum deal with violence-ridden El Salvador to deter migrants

The Trump administration has signed an immigration accord with El Salvador designed to ensure the government of this small Central American country - one the most dangerous nations in the Western..
CBS News - Published

United States to Sign Asylum Agreement With El Salvador, Official Says

The agreement would prevent migrants from crossing the border and obtaining asylum in the United States by requiring them to seek protection in El Salvador first. - Published

Former El Salvador president given two-year jail term for bribery

A court handed down a two-year prison sentence for bribery to former Salvadoran President Elias Antonio Saca, the attorney general's office said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

United Nations to aid El Salvador anti-corruption body

united nations to aid el salvador anti-corruption body
The United Nations said on Thursday it will send a delegation to El Salvador within days as a first step toward supporting a newly unveiled national commission to combat corruption in the Central..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

El Salvador sends hundreds of police to border to thwart migrants

El Salvador's government will deploy at least 800 police to its borders with Honduras and Guatemala in a bid to thwart U.S.-bound migrants, officials said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Salvadoran activists hurl confetti, paint to protest new abortion trial

Activists in El Salvador threw eggs filled with confetti and sprayed red paint outside the attorney general's office on Monday to a protest a decision to seek a third trial for a woman accused of..
Reuters - Published

El Salvador seeks third trial for mother cleared of baby's death

Evelyn Hernández was cleared of murdering her baby last month, in a verdict hailed by activists.
BBC News - Published

El Salvador launches anti-corruption commission, inspired by Guatemala

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele on Friday unveiled a new independent commission to tackle corruption, taking inspiration from a U.N.-backed body that toppled the previous president of neighboring..
Reuters - Published

Salvadoran prosecutors take aim, again, at woman in abortion case

The attorney general's office of El Salvador announced on Friday it will appeal last month's acquittal of a young woman accused of killing her stillborn son, marking what would be her third trial in..
Reuters - Published

Visiting El Salvador, U.S. Homeland Security chief applauds drop in migration

Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan signed a pact on Wednesday to collaborate more closely with El Salvador on migration and security, applauding a drop in migration since new..
Reuters - Published

Salvadoran police used excessive force in 116 deaths: rights prosecutor

At least 116 people were killed by police in El Salvador in recent years in cases involving excessive use of force and abuse of authority, the country's human rights prosecutor said in a report..
Reuters - Published

'Shock' investment urged to stem flow of Central American migrants

Regional leaders on Friday called for "shock" investment in infrastructure in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to reduce the number of migrants flowing from the three economically fragile countries,..
Reuters - Published

Salvadoran woman acquitted in abortion case calls for reform

Evelyn Hernandez has a message for El Salvador's president: End the criminalization of abortion in the conservative Central American country.
Reuters - Published

El Salvador woman cleared over baby's death says 'justice was done'

Evelyn Hernández, who has been acquitted of killing her baby, hopes her case will set a precedent.
BBC News - Published

In retrial, El Salvador acquits woman accused of killing her stillborn child

A Salvadoran court on Monday acquitted a woman accused of homicide after giving birth to a stillborn baby in a case that drew international attention to the socially conservative nation's strict..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •France 24

Court Absolves Woman In Controversial Abortion Trial In El Salvador

court absolves woman in controversial abortion trial in el salvador
A young woman in El Salvador was absolved of aggravated homicide on Monday after she gave birth to a stillborn child and was sentenced to 30 years following a historic retrial, according to BBC News...
WorldNews - Published

El Salvador: Evelyn Hernández cleared over baby's death

Evelyn Hernández's murder retrial has shocked El Salvador and galvanised women's rights groups.
BBC News - Published

Verdict for Salvadoran woman accused of killing stillborn expected next week

The verdict in a retrial of a Salvadoran woman convicted of aggravated homicide after a stillbirth is expected on Monday, the woman's lawyer said on Friday, in a closely watched case that could..
Reuters - Published

Murder retrial of Salvadoran woman over stillborn son to continue

The retrial of a Salvadoran woman convicted of aggravated homicide after a stillbirth adjourned without a verdict on Thursday, in a closely watched case that could overturn a 30-year prison sentence..
Reuters - Published

Retrial resumes of Salvadoran woman on homicide charge after delivering stillborn son

The retrial of a Salvadoran woman convicted of aggravated homicide after a stillbirth resumed on Thursday, offering a chance to overturn her 30-year sentence in a country that bans abortion in all..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala presidential election winner pans deal made with U.S.

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei says he'd like changes in pact designed to stem flow of migrants to U.S. from his nation, Honduras and El Salvador
CBS News - Published

Pelosi skeptical about Trump migration plan for El Salvador

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised concern about El Salvador's ability to cope with a tough migration deal being pursued by the Trump Administration as she led a U.S...
Reuters - Published

El Salvador to launch commission to investigate corruption

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele is planning by early September to fulfill a campaign vow to launch an independent commission to investigate corruption, similar to a U.N.-backed body in Guatemala that..
Reuters - Published

Salvadoran family mourns death of young father across U.S. border

Like many Salvadoran migrants before them, Marvin Gonzalez and his eight-year-old daughter Joselyn set off from their farm surrounded by corn and sugarcane one morning in early July with dreams of..
Reuters - Published

El Salvador’s new president celebrates country's first day without a murder for two years

el salvador’s new president celebrates country's first day without a murder for two years
El Salvador's new president has touted a rare day without a homicide in the small Central American nation where such violence is a part of daily life. The last day of July proved somewhat of an..
WorldNews - Published

Man dies in front of 11-year-old daughter at US border detention camp

man dies in front of 11-year-old daughter at us border detention camp
A 32-year-old Salvadoran man who was travelling with his 11-year-old daughter has died at a border detention centre in New Mexico. The man, who was at a station in Lordsburg, fell into ‘medical..
WorldNews - Published

Migrant man dies at New Mexico Border Patrol station

The 32-year-old migrant man from El Salvador went "medical distress" while being processed at the Border Patrol Station in Lordsburg, New Mexico. - Published

32-year-old man who recently crossed border dies at facility

A Salvadoran consulate official said the man was traveling with his 11-year-old daughter, who is alive and in a New Mexico shelter
CBS News - Published

In anti-abortion El Salvador, woman faces second homicide trial after baby stillborn

Salvadoran maid Evelyn Hernandez says she did not realize she was pregnant when as an 18-year-old she delivered a stillborn son after a three-day stomach ache. A court in the Central American country,..
Reuters - Published

After Guatemala, U.S. seeks migration deals with Honduras, El Salvador

The U.S. homeland security chief said in Guatemala on Thursday that the United States is pursuing "similar agreements" with Honduras and El Salvador on migration in its drive to turn the region into a..
Reuters - Published

Strong quake strikes off El Salvador, no initial reports of damage

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador early on Wednesday, though emergency services said there were no initial reports of significant damage.
Reuters - Published

Nicaragua grants citizenship to embattled ex-Salvadoran president

Former Salvadoran president Mauricio Funes has been granted Nicaraguan citizenship, according to a decree published on Tuesday in the Nicaraguan government registry, likely hobbling El Salvador's..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala agrees to new migration measures to avoid Trump sanctions threat

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he agreed to drop the threat of economic sanctions against Guatemala after the country said it would implement new measures aimed at reducing U.S. asylum..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala avoids Trump threat of sanctions with new migration deal

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he agreed to drop the threat of economic sanctions against Guatemala after the country agreed to apply new migration measures to citizens from Honduras and El..
Reuters - Published

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