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Fish, other mosquitoes now warriors in Zika battle

Sansalvador - With larva-chomping fish and genetically modified insects, Latin Americans are deploying legions of little helpers to destroy mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus in the world's latest mass health scare.

Funeral for El Salvador ex-president suspected of graft

Sansalvador - Politicians, diplomats and business leaders in El Salvador on Monday bid farewell to Francisco Flores, a former president who died on the weekend aged 56 while awaiting trial on graft charges.

Salvadoran ex-president Flores dies after stroke: Party

Sansalvador - El Salvador's former president Francisco Flores has died, officials in his political party announced, days after he slipped into a coma following a massive stroke.

Arrested Salvadoran ex-president has brain damage

Sansalvador - El Salvador's former president Francisco Flores, who faces trial accused of embezzling millions of dollars in aid money for earthquake victims, has irreversible brain damage after suffering a stroke, doctors said Thursday.

Zika pregnancy panic a loaded issue for Latin America

Sansalvador - Don't get pregnant for the next two years.That is the warning El Salvador's government has issued women as Zika, a tropical virus blamed for causing severe birth defects, sweeps Latin America and the Caribbean.

El Salvador to arrest soldiers accused of 1989 priest murders

Sansalvador - El Salvador has vowed to arrest 17 retired soldiers accused of killing six Jesuit priests and two women in 1989.The announcement came two days after a Spanish judge sent a new request to international police agency Interpol demanding their arrest.

C. America's violent Northern Triangle records 17,422 murders in 2015

Sansalvador - Central America's so-called Northern Triangle -- Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras -- recorded a total 17,422 murders in 2015, 11 percent higher than for 2014, according to preliminary police tallies.

Virus linked to newborn brain shrinkage rampages beyond Brazil

Until this year, Brazil had few cases of microcephaly, a debilitating and ultimately deadly disorder in which newborns are born with abnormally small brains. Then the country recorded almost 3,000 cases after reporting less than 200 cases in 2014.

U.S. roundup, deportation of Central American families begins

Norcross - Federal immigration authorities launched a controversial crackdown targeting Central American families who entered the United States illegally, raiding and arresting undocumented asylum seekers despite the deadly dangers they face in their homelands.

Former El Salvador international footballer Pacheco shot dead

Sansalvador - Former El Salvador international defender Alfredo Pacheco, who was banned for life for match-fixing in 2013, was shot and killed on Sunday as he left a petrol station, police said.

Cuban migrants in limbo as C.America summit ends

Sansalvador - A summit of Central American leaders in El Salvador on Friday failed to break a regional impasse over the fate of 5,000 US-bound Cuban migrants blocked in Costa Rica for weeks.

Salvadoran church apologizes for pedophilia cases

Sansalvador - The archbishop of El Salvador's capital apologized Sunday for pedophilia cases involving a bishop and a priest and pledged to clean house.The two clergymen will also face church justice, he said.

El Salvador condemns bishop accused of raping girl

Sansalvador - A "well-loved" senior bishop in El Salvador who is also a prominent Church historian was Friday condemned by government officials and a rights organization after being accused of repeatedly raping a girl in the 1980s.

LatAm states fail to find solution for Cuban migrants

San Luis Talpa - Latin American ministers failed in two rounds of meetings to find a solution for thousands of US-bound Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica, the foreign minister of that country said."One country, Nicaragua...

'Intransigent' Nicaragua refuses transit to U.S.-bound Cubans

San Luis Talpa - Nicaragua firmly refused Tuesday to ease a ban on US-bound Cuban migrants transiting through its territory, telling a meeting in El Salvador of Central American ministers and officials that its stance was "unalterable.

El Salvador ex-president in court on corruption charges

Sansalvador - Former Salvadoran president Francisco Flores appeared in court Thursday for a judge to decide if there is enough evidence to try him on charges of misappropriating $15 million donated by Taiwan.Flores, 55, governed El Salvador between 1999 and 2004.

El Salvador: Homicide rate up to civil war-era level

Sansalvador - Violence fueled mainly by street gangs left 907 people dead in El Salvador last month, a level of bloodshed unseen since the civil war of the 1980s, authorities said Tuesday.

El Salvador prison gang violence kills 14

Sansalvador - At least 14 inmates were killed in an El Salvador jail when violence erupted between two factions of a notorious gang, an official said.

El Salvador murder rate surges with 125 dead in three days

Sansalvador - Long plagued by gang violence, El Salvador's murder rate has taken a turn for the even worse, with at least 125 murders in just three days, police said.

Op-Ed: Donald Trump's companies seek to import and hire 1,100 employees

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has based his political platform on keeping jobs in America, but his companies have turned around and sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000. Hypocrisy much?
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