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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?

Buses running again in El Salvador despite gang threat

Sansalvador - A heavy police and military deployment in El Salvador on Thursday dampened an effort by gangs to halt public transport as they seek inclusion in security talks in the violence-plagued country.

Street gangs kill bus driver in El Salvador

Sansalvador - Street gangs in El Salvador killed a seventh bus driver Wednesday for defying their campaign to shut down public transport and force the government to recognize the feared urban possees.

Submarine seized with eight tonnes of cocaine on board

The U.S. Navy has intercepted a submarine off the coast of El Salvador. The vessel was found to be carrying around eight tonnes of cocaine.

Op-Ed: Will the world have to kiss its favorite banana goodbye?

Guayaquil - For the last six decades, banana crops in Latin America have flourished after nearly being wiped out by a nasty disease. Now there are worries that a more virulent strain of the same disease may wipe out the world's favorite banana — the Cavendish.

Thousands rejoice as El Salvador's Romero beatified

Sansalvador - Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated in 1980 and whose defense of the poor divided his nation and the Church, was beatified Saturday at a ceremony attended by vast crowds.

El Salvador's beatified Romero symbol of new Church

Sansalvador - Thirty-five years after he was gunned down while saying mass, controversial Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified Saturday, held up by Pope Francis as a symbol of a Catholic Church dedicated to the poor.

As gang violence surges, El Salvador fears bloody war

Sansalvador - Clad in bullet-proof vests and balaclavas, elite squads of soldiers and police are preparing to wage a guerrilla-style war on El Salvador's gangs, trying to fight a surge in violence that experts warn may only intensify.

Salvadorans march in memory of slain martyr Romero

Sansalvador - Thousands of Salvadorans marched Tuesday in memory of slain archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated 35 years ago during the country's civil war and will be beatified in May.

El Salvador archbishop Romero to be beatified in May

Sansalvador - Controversial Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, a champion of the poor who was gunned down while celebrating mass in 1980, will be beatified on May 23, taking him one step from sainthood.

Mexican man arrested with cocaine inside his body

San Salvador - A Mexican man was arrested at El Salvador's main airport with liquid cocaine hidden in his digestive tract, news organizations reported.

Technical problems delay El Salvador vote results

Sansalvador - Technical problems have prevented election authorities from getting a tally in El Salvador's tightly contested congressional vote, officials said on Monday.
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