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New president of El Salvador is former rebel leader

San Salvador - Sanchez Ceren, 69, a former leader of the rebel Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front(FMLN) was sworn in as the president of El Salvador. He won the presidency in a close March runoff vote against his conservative opponent.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Former guerrilla sworn in as El Salvador president

San Salvador - Former guerrilla commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren was sworn in Sunday as president of El Salvador with the pressing tasks of dealing with violent gangs, a struggling economy and endemic poverty.
In the Media by AFP

Arrest warrant issued for Salvadoran ex-president

San Salvador - A Salvadoran judge has issued an arrest warrant for former president Francisco Flores, who may have fled the country after being accused of misappropriating millions of dollars donated by Taiwan.
In the Media by AFP

El Salvador says wanted ex-president fled country

San Salvador - El Salvador believes ex-president Francisco Flores fled the country, after being accused of misappropriating $5.3 million donated by Taiwan, authorities said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Salvadoran prosecutors seek arrest of ex-president

San Salvador - Prosecutors in El Salvador on Wednesday sought the arrest of former president Francisco Flores for the alleged misappropriation of $5.3 million donated by Taiwan.
In the Media by AFP

Five Latin American countries lead the world in homicides

Honduras continues to have the world's highest homicide rate, according to a recent United Nations report, followed by four other countries in Latin America.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Members of Salvadoran gang freed from jail only to be gunned down

San Salvador - Three alleged members of a notorious Central American gang - along with a taxi driver who had picked them up at a local lockup - were gunned down moments after being released from jail in El Salvador Monday.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Mexican army frees dozens of kidnapped immigrants

Ciudad Victoria - Soldiers freed 60 immigrants of various nationalities who were being held in a warehouse in Northeastern Mexico by an organized crime group, according to the news agency Proceso.
In the Media by John Sevigny

El Salvador court rejects opposition challenge to vote tally

San Salvador - El Salvador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Monday dismissed opposition claims of irregularities and confirmed the leftist ruling party candidate as president-elect.
In the Media by AFP

Leftist ex-guerrilla wins El Salvador presidency

San Salvador - El Salvador's election officials on Sunday declared ex-leftist guerrilla commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren the winner of a March 9 presidential election, after rejecting the opposition's last challenges to the results.Eugenio Chicas, the president of th...
In the Media by AFP

Salvadoran castaway visits family of dead shipmate

San Salvador - The Salvadoran castaway who says he survived more than a year at sea flew to Mexico Friday to visit the family of a man who died during the odyssey across the Pacific.Jose Salvador Alvarenga, 37, was "looking forward" to the visit, his lawyer told AFP....
In the Media by AFP

Ex-rebel wins El Salvador presidency

San Salvador - Former leftist rebel commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren was declared the winner Thursday of El Salvador's presidential elections by a razor-thin margin.But the opposition National Republican Alliance (ARENA) charged that Sanchez Ceren's victory in Sunday...
In the Media by AFP

Ex-leftist rebel wins El Salvador presidency

San Salvador - Former leftist rebel commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren has won last Sunday's presidential election in El Salvador, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal said.He beat out rightist Norman Quijano by less than half a percentage point, said the tribunal, which now...
In the Media by AFP

Conservative in Salvadoran vote demands fresh polls

San Salvador - The conservative candidate in El Salvador's tight presidential runoff, in which no winner has been declared, demanded a new vote be held.Preliminary results show Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a former rebel commander, edging out conservative Norman Quijano b...
In the Media by AFP

El Salvador presidential vote a near tie

San Salvador - El Salvador's presidential runoff was hung up Monday in a near tie between an ex-guerrilla leader and an arch conservative mayor as tension mounted over who would be proclaimed the winner.Preliminary results showed Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the former re...
In the Media by AFP

El Salvador presidential vote a near tie

San Salvador - El Salvador's presidential runoff was hung up Monday in a near tie between an ex-guerrilla leader and an arch conservative mayor as tension mounted over who would be proclaimed the winner.Preliminary results showed Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the former re...
In the Media by AFP

Former guerrilla favorite in El Salvador run-off vote

San Salvador - Voters in El Salvador cast ballots Sunday in a presidential runoff expected to crown the current vice president, an ex-guerrilla commander, as the country's new leader.Pre-election polls showed Salvador Sanchez Ceren from the Farabundo Marti National L...
In the Media by Carlos Mario Marquez (AFP)

Former guerrilla favorite in El Salvador run-off vote

San Salvador - Voters in El Salvador cast ballots on Sunday in a presidential run-off which was expected to crown the current vice president, a former guerrilla commander, as the country's new leader.Pre-election polls showed Salvador Sanchez Ceren from the Farabundo...
In the Media by Carlos Mario Marquez (AFP)

Former guerrilla appears poised to win El Salvador presidency

San Salvador - Sanchez Ceren of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front or FMLN has a lead of from 10 to 18 percentage points in the runoff election for president scheduled for Sunday (March 9).
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Criminal probe urged against ex-Salvadoran president

San Salvador - Former Salvadoran president Francisco Flores should undergo a criminal investigation for the alleged embezzlement of money donated by Taiwan, a congressional committee recommended."It is clear that former president Francisco Flores received checks issu...
In the Media by AFP
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