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El Salvador's Bukele looks set to increase power with allies ahead in polls

Sansalvador - El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele looked set to increase his power as his allies took a clear lead in legislative elections, according to preliminary results Monday.

El Salvador's Bukele looks set to increase power with allies ahead in polls

Sansalvador - El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele looked set to increase his power as his allies took a clear lead in legislative elections, according to preliminary results early Monday.

El Salvador elections could give Bukele control

Sansalvador - El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele, accused of authoritarianism by detractors, stands to win an absolute majority in parliament in elections Sunday for which his party is polling strongly.If the country's 5.

Conservative El Salvador lawmakers question president Bukele's sanity

Sansalvador - Conservative opposition lawmakers in El Salvador on Tuesday called for a Congressional committee to declare President Nayib Bukele "mentally incapable" of governing the country.

Two killed in attack on leftist activists in El Salvador

Sansalvador - Two activists were killed and five wounded in El Salvador's capital on Sunday after an assailant opened fire on members of the leftist FMLN party, officials said, in one of the worst political attacks in decades.

Nine dead, 35 missing in El Salvador mudslide

Nejapa - Nine people were killed and 35 were missing Friday after heavy rain in El Salvador triggered a devastating mudslide near the capital San Salvador, officials said.

Salvador vet's painstaking surgery helps mutilated bird fly again

Sansalvador - Veterinary surgeon Jose Coto's clinic at the El Salvadoran environment ministry has its hands full as it cares for a wide array of injured, neglected or abused wild animals in the Central American country.

Salvador government probed over 'negotiations' with crime gang

Sansalvador - Prosecutors in El Salvador are investigating alleged secret negotiations between government officials and a prominent organized crime gang that has long terrorized the Central American nation.

El Salvador children, priest launch initiatives to stave off hunger

Santa Ana - Priest Moises Rutilio Moran didn't sit twiddling his thumbs when the coronavirus pandemic struck and his church emptied -- like many Salvadorans, he got creative helping combat the country's COVID-induced lack of food.

Tropical Storm Amanda death toll rises to 26 in Central America

Sansalvador - The death toll from Tropical Storm Amanda in Central America rose to 26 even as a new storm was forming in the Gulf of Mexico, reports said on Tuesday.

Storm Amanda leaves at least 18 dead in Central America

Sansalvador - 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 year left at least 18 people dead.

Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala

Sansalvador - Tropical Storm Amanda triggered flash floods, landslides and power outages as it barrelled through El Salvador and Guatemala Sunday, killing 14 people, authorities said, warning of further heavy rain to come.

Tropical storm Amanda leaves 9 dead in El Salvador: officials

Sansalvador - Tropical storm Amanda, the first named storm of the season in the Pacific, lashed El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday, leaving nine people dead amid flooding and power outages.

El Salvador bans foreigners entering country over coronavirus fears

Sansalvador - El Salvador will ban entry to all foreigners for a period of 21 days in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Central American country's president announced Wednesday.

El Salvador approves law to punish civil war crimes

Sansalvador - El Salvador's Congress on Wednesday night approved a law to investigate and punish crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war, but President Nayib Bukele said he would veto it.

El Salvador president accused of 'attempted coup'

Sansalvador - The head of El Salvador's parliament on Monday accused President Nayib Bukele of an "attempted coup" after soldiers entered the building while Bukele demanded lawmakers approve a military loan.

Soldiers and police enter El Salvador's parliament

Sansalvador - Soldiers entered El Salvador's parliament Sunday as the president demanded lawmakers approve a $109 million loan to equip the military and police to fight against violent gangs.

In El Salvador, government effort against gangs bears fruit

Sansalvador - Since his arrival in office in June, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has stepped up the country's war on criminal gangs, an effort that is bearing fruit according to experts who point to a falling murder rate.The country of 6.

Honduran migrants in new US-bound caravan enter Guatemala

Corinto - Hundreds of people in the vanguard of a new migrant caravan from Honduras forced their way across the border with Guatemala on Wednesday, intent on reaching the United States.

Body of missing Salvadoran trans activist found

Sansalvador - The body of a Salvadoran trans activist missing since Tuesday has been found in the northeast of the country, authorities confirmed.
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