El Salvador

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 2018, the country had a population of approximately 6.42 million.


El Salvador President Bukele denies granting favours to gangs [Video]

El Salvador President Bukele denies granting favours to gangs

Reports El Salvador's president has tried to cut deals with a powerful gang have surfaced.

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El Salvador bar attack: Six people shot dead

Thirteen people are killed in violence across the Central American nation in 24 hours at the weekend.
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A journal says it has seen documents which show the government entered into a pact with gangs.
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Court: Trump Can End Temporary Legal Status for 4 Countries

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A divided U.S. appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to..
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Court OKs end to humanitarian protections for 300,000 immigrants

Without Temporary Protected Status (TPS), 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan and Nicaragua living in the U.S. could be deported.
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400,000 Immigrants Can Be Forced to Leave the U.S., Court Rules

People from countries like El Salvador and Haiti who won temporary protected status after fleeing natural disaster and war can be forced to return home, a federal appeals court ruled. - Published

Spain sentences El Salvador ex-colonel to 133 years in jail for priests' murder

Inocente Orlando Montano is sentenced to 133 years in prison for the 1989 murders in El Salvador.
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El Salvador government granted favours to jailed gang leaders, report says

An investigation claims the jailed leaders were asked to reduce violence and support President Bukele.
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El Salvador president denies negotiating with gang

el salvador president denies negotiating with gang
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador President Nayib Bukele denied a report Friday that his government has been negotiating with one of the country’s most powerful gangs to lower the murder..
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El Salvador's president says economic re-opening to begin June 16

El Salvador's president said on Saturday that the nation's economy could start to re-open on June 16, following weeks of a strict lockdown meant to contain the coronavirus.
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Salvadorean war crimes suspect Montano on trial in Spain

salvadorean war crimes suspect montano on trial in spain
A former military commander in El Salvador, Inocente Montano, has gone on trial in Madrid accused of ordering the...
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Salvadoran president vetoes coronavirus law again - legal team

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has for the second time vetoed emergency legislation passed to regulate the Central American country's coronavirus policy and usher in a gradual reopening of its..
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Storm Amanda leaves at least 18 dead in Central America

storm amanda leaves at least 18 dead in central america
Shares Emergency workers were searching for seven people still missing Monday as El Salvador and its Central American neighbors picked through the destruction after the first named Pacific storm of the..
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Tropical Storm Amanda weakens after killing 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala, could reform next week in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Amanda dissipated after killing 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala, but its remnants could form another major disturbance. - Published

Rich world's jobs crisis jolts money flows to millions

Carlos Sosa, a Salvadoran waiter in New York, used to send up to $500 a month back home to his mother to help pay for her medical bills and food. But now, after the coronavirus hit and he lost his job..
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Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala

deadly tropical storm amanda hits el salvador, guatemala
Tropical Storm Amanda, the first named storm of the season in the Pacific, killed at least 14 people as it lashed El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday amid flooding and power outages. El Salvador's..
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El Salvador's Congress OKs law to reopen economy, President Bukele vows veto

El Salvador's Congress passed a new emergency bill to address the impact of the coronavirus crisis and gradually reopen the Central American nation's economy, while President Nayib Bukele has vowed to..
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Tropical Storm Amanda kills at least seven people in El Salvador

Tropical Storm Amanda has killed at least seven people in El Salvador as heavy rains made rivers overflow, flooded city streets and produced landslides, Interior Minister Mario Duran said on Sunday.
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Salvadoran leader says he takes drug touted by Trump for coronavirus

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Tuesday he takes hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug that U.S. President Donald Trump has promoted as a way to ward off the novel coronavirus, though..
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Thirty six inmates test positive for coronavirus in Salvadoran prisons

Three dozen inmates in Salvadoran prisons have tested positive for coronavirus, health authorities said Monday, adding that strict health and isolation protocols would be implemented to halt the..
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As hunger spreads under lockdown, Guatemalans and Salvadorans raise white flag

Strict coronavirus lockdowns in Guatemala and El Salvador have so battered local economies that hundreds of families are flying white flags outside their homes or waving them in the street: not in..
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U.S. returns migrant children despite risks worsened by coronavirus: UNICEF

The United States has returned at least 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras since early March despite risks of violence and discrimination that have..
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El Salvador's president extends lockdown, crimping law allowing restart of economy

El Salvador's government on Tuesday extended a strict lockdown until June 6, after President Nayib Bukele threatened to veto a law passed by Congress aimed at accelerating the reopening of the..
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El Salvador Supreme Court orders state of emergency suspended

El Salvador's Supreme Court said on Monday it has ordered the immediate suspension of the state of emergency declared by President Nayib Bukele over the coronavirus.
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Salvadoran president declares emergency without OK from congress, sparking controversy

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele on Saturday night declared a state of emergency to extend coronavirus measures without approval by congress, touching off a torrent of criticism that the move had been..
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El Salvador to suspend public transport for 15 days to fight coronavirus

El Salvador will from Thursday temporarily suspend public transport in a bid to strengthen efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said on Wednesday.
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El Salvador clamps down on shopping trips to curb coronavirus spread

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele announced still tougher measures on Tuesday to curb the coronavirus pandemic, including shopping trips limited to twice a week.
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Salvadorans in government confinement protest coronavirus handling

At least 300 people held in two centers set up by the Salvadoran government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus protested on Monday, demanding to be released and given the results of their..
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El Salvador gangs: 'No ray of sunlight for inmates'

El Salvador, already criticised by rights groups, cracks down further on imprisoned gang members.
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El Salvador crams rival gangs into shared cells after 29 murders in one day

el salvador crams rival gangs into shared cells after 29 murders in one day
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El Salvador authorizes use of lethal force against gangs

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele on Sunday authorized the use of "lethal force" by police and military against gang members to crack down on heightened violence amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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El Salvador's jails: : Where social distancing is impossible

A rare glimpse into El Salvador's notoriously overcrowded prisons.
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Trump says U.S. sending ventilators, coronavirus help to Latin America, Asia

The United States will send ventilators to three countries in Latin America - Ecuador, El Salvador and Honduras - as well as to Indonesia, President Donald Trump said on Friday, as the coronavirus..
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El Salvador student takes to treetops to pick up signal for online classes

When Alexander Contreras and his father planted a guava tree next to their house in rural El Salvador six years ago, he never dreamed that beyond providing shade and food, it would become key to his..
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El Salvador's president disregards top court rulings on coronavirus

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said on Wednesday he would not accept several Supreme Court rulings meant to stop him from enforcing some measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but it was..
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El Salvador's congress extends national coronavirus emergency law

El Salvador's congress on Sunday extended a national emergency law that allows the government to prolong certain health measures aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Central..
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El Salvador president threatens drivers violating coronavirus rules

President Nayib Bukele said anyone driving cars in El Salvador without having justification for being out of their homes would be stripped of their driving license, doubling down on attempts to enforce..
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El Salvador warns tougher action against violations of coronavirus quarantine

The president of El Salvador warned on Monday that security forces had been ordered to enforce quarantine orders more rigorously to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, confining offenders to..
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ICE deportation planes begin to ship stranded U.S. citizens home

Planes used by the U.S. government to deport Central American nationals will bring back U.S. citizens in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as coronavirus travel restrictions reduce commercial..
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El Salvador registers first coronavirus infection, president says

El Salvador has registered its first case of coronavirus infection in the country, President Nayib Bukele said on Wednesday.
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El Salvador suspends deportations from U.S., Mexico over coronavirus

El Salvador's government said on Wednesday it had suspended deportation flights of its nationals from the United States and Mexico until further notice in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus,..
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Mexico rejects El Salvador accusation it let coronavirus patients board plane

Mexico rejected an accusation by Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele on Monday that it had allowed a dozen people with coronavirus to board a flight to San Salvador, saying medical staff had found no..
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El Salvador suspends flights, accuses Mexico of letting coronavirus patients board plane

President Nayib Bukele suspended passenger flights to El Salvador on Monday after accusing Mexico of allowing a dozen people with coronavirus to board a flight to San Salvador, an assertion quickly..
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Lockdowns, self-isolation and entry bans imposed to fight global coronavirus spread

France and Spain joined Italy in imposing lockdowns on tens of millions of people, Australia ordered self-isolation of arriving foreigners, and Argentina and El Salvador extended entry bans as the..
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El Salvador Congress backs emergency measures to stop coronavirus

El Salvador's Congress on Saturday approved a series of emergency measures sought by President Nayib Bukele to prevent the spread of coronavirus into the Central American country and to off the risk of..
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Central American countries step up efforts to contain coronavirus

Central American countries Panama, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador on Saturday took further steps to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus in the region with measures ranging from bans on large..
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