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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

Doubts, fears and tears at Salvadoran castaway's homecoming

Cara Sucia - The Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific enjoyed an emotional welcome home Wednesday full of tears, hugs and painful questions about what comes next."I am just so happy to be here again with my family," Jose Salvado...
In the Media by Oscar Batres (AFP)

Salvadoran castaway released from hospital

San Salvador - The Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific was released from a hospital on Tuesday after a week-long stay, but his destination was kept secret."I'm doing well, thank you very much," Jose Salvador Alvarenga told report...
In the Media by AFP

Anti-depressants, no sea for Salvadoran castaway

San Salvador - Salvadoran castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga, still in hospital after his 13-month Pacific odyssey, will need antidepressants and anxiety medication, doctors said Monday.Due to Alvarenga's fear of the sea, which medics earlier linked with possible post-...
In the Media by AFP

Details of castaway's Marshalls arrival emerge

Majuro - Fresh details have emerged of castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga's first encounter with other people after months at sea -- including how Marshall Islands residents communicated with him in broken Spanish learned from popular children's television show D...
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

U.S. drift study backs Marshalls castaway's remarkable tale

Majuro - A U.S. study of the prevailing wind and current conditions during the 13 months castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga claimed to be at sea supports his remarkable tale of having drifted 8,000 miles across the Pacific.
In the Media by AFP

Salvadoran castaway extends hospital stay

San Salvador - The Salvadoran fisherman who survived 13 months drifting in the Pacific will undergo additional medical tests and stay in hospital until at least Monday.Doctors who have seen Jose Salvador Alvarenga since the 27-year-old returned to El Salvador on Tues...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Salvadoran castaway undergoes psychological tests

San Salvador - The Salvadoran fisherman who says ships ignored his cries for help during a 13-month sea odyssey underwent psychological tests Thursday to determine whether he is fit to return to his family's village.Doctors say Jose Salvador Alvarenga returned to his...
In the Media by Laurent THOMET (AFP)

Salvadoran castaway says ships ignored cries for help

San Salvador - The castaway who survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific cried for help as several ships passed by during his ordeal, ignoring his pleas.As Salvadoran Health Minister Maria Isabel Rodriguez relayed a new chapter in Jose Salvador Alvarenga's amazing ta...
In the Media by Laurent Thomet (AFP)

Castaway says boats ignored cries for help

San Salvador - The castaway who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific cried for help as several ships passed by during his ordeal but they ignored his pleas, El Salvador's health minister said Wednesday.After meeting Jose Salvador Alvarenga in a hospital, ...
In the Media by Laurent THOMET (AFP)

Salvadoran castaway gets emotional welcome home

San Salvador - The Salvadoran castaway who says he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific arrived home Tuesday to the warm embrace of a family that thought him dead.Jose Salvador Alvarenga traveled across the ocean by plane this time, two weeks after the fisherman was...
In the Media by Laurent Thomet (AFP)

Salvadoran castaway set for emotional welcome home

San Salvador - The Salvadoran castaway who says he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific was due to return Tuesday to his homeland, where his family eagerly awaited the reunion with balloons.Jose Salvador Alvarenga was traveling across the ocean by plane this time, t...
In the Media by Laurent THOMET (AFP)

Salvadoran castaway set for emotional welcome home

San Salvador - The family of Salvadoran castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga hung balloons and palm leaves in their humble home for his expected return Tuesday after his amazing story of survival adrift in the Pacific.The fisherman was on a shorter and more comfortable p...
In the Media by Oscar Batres (AFP)

Pacific castaway flies out of Marshall Islands

Majuro - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga departed the Marshall Islands on a Honolulu-bound flight Monday to begin his journey home to El Salvador, an AFP reporter at the scene said.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Castaway goes to ground awaiting medical all-clear

Majuro - El Salvadoran castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga went to ground in the Marshall Islands Sunday, with phone calls blocked and escorts to and from his hotel room as he awaits medical clearance to travel home.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Castaway likely suffering post-traumatic stress, says doctor

Majuro - A castaway who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific appears to be suffering post-traumatic stress syndrome, a doctor said on Saturday, as officials confirmed he had been living in Mexico illegally.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Castaway wants privacy when he returns home

San Salvador - The health of a castaway who says he survived a 13-month Pacific odyssey has worsened and he wants the right to privacy when he returns home to El Salvador.
In the Media by AFP

Health scare for Pacific castaway

Cort - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga has been ordered to rest after being hospitalised with a health scare, as a senior diplomat said all evidence so far verified his amazing story.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Well before Pacific quest, castaway drank turtle blood

Cort - Well before his incredible tale of survival in a 13-month Pacific odyssey, fellow Mexican fishermen say Jose Salvador Alvarenga consumed the very things he claims saved him: raw fish and turtle blood.
In the Media by Jennifer GONZALEZ COVARRUBIAS (AFP)

Pacific castaway's homecoming delayed

Cort - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga's departure from the Marshall Islands was delayed on Thursday for health reasons as the family of the now-dead companion with whom he set sail sought answers.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Pacific castaway prepares to go home

Majuro - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga was preparing Wednesday for a faster and more comfortable journey home after 13 months adrift in a small fishing boat, as his mother called his rescue "a divine miracle".
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Pacific castaway prepares to go home

Majuro - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga was preparing on Wednesday for a faster and more comfortable journey home after 13 months adrift in a small fishing boat, as his mother called his rescue "a divine miracle".
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Pacific castaway's story a 'miracle' for his parents

- For Salvadoran couple Ricardo and Maria Julia Alvarenga, the reappearance of their son after his incredible story of survival adrift in the Pacific for 13 months is nothing short of a miracle.
In the Media by Oscar Batres (AFP)

Pacific castaway says dreams of family, food sustained him

Majuro - A castaway who claims he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific said Tuesday he thought about suicide but was sustained by dreams of eating his favourite food -- tortillas -- and reuniting with his family.
In the Media by Giff Johnson, Suzanne Chutaro (AFP)

Salvador Dalí, his unforgettable influence on the art of today

Paris - A new art show, located at the Pompidou Center in Paris, is hoping to promote the highly eccentric Salvador Dalí as a Spanish 20th century Surrealist artist he was, instead of being labeled as “Avida Dollars” for his excessive love of money.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 1 comment

Historic centre of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil Special

Salvador - Third largest city in Brazil, Salvador, in the state of Bahia on the Atlantic coast, holds the architectural beauty of Portuguese origin that is spiced up with African history, culture and traditions.
Digital Journal Report by Joseph Boltrukiewicz - 2 comments

Real clowns protest fake killer clowns

The clowns in El Salvador take their profession very seriously and are protesting against imposters who use their costumes for crime.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 5 comments

4.8 Magnitude earthquakes strike Bolivia, El Salvador

Two earthquakes, both measuring at 4.8-magnitude, struck the nations of Bolivia and El Salvador. Both countries have been hit by earthquakes within the last two weeks.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

More than 100 people killed in El Salvador flooding

The government in El Salvador says approximately 124 people have lost their lives following recent floods that hit the area. The people who died were killed as a result of landslides and flooding.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

Funes Goes From CNN Reporter to El Salvador President-elect

Salvadorans elected Mauricio Funes to be their next president. Funes had represented the left wing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, and was a reporter for CNN's Spanish-language channel.
In the Media by Sandy Sand
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African-Brazilians on the street of Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
African-Brazilians on the street of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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Rua Alfredo de Brito with a steep street towards Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos. Its...
Rua Alfredo de Brito with a steep street towards Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos. Its towers, some 150 metres away from the point this picture was taken, are viewed from the level of the street, Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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View towards Igreja e Convento de São Francisco from the main market square in Pelourinho  Salvador...
View towards Igreja e Convento de São Francisco from the main market square in Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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Old building in Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  housing Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado  museum dedica...
Old building in Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, housing Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado, museum dedicated to the most famous Brazilian author, Jorge Amado.
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Street vendor of hats on the stairs of Cathedral Basilica  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
Street vendor of hats on the stairs of Cathedral Basilica, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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Azulejos  hand painted blue ceramic tiles  typical decorative element in landscape of Portugal  here...
Azulejos, hand painted blue ceramic tiles, typical decorative element in landscape of Portugal, here in Igreja e Convento de São Francisco, Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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Old architecture of Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil with Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário d...
Old architecture of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil with Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos on the right.
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Lower part of Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
Lower part of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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Street gallery of paintings in Bahia style  rich with colours  Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil...
Street gallery of paintings in Bahia style, rich with colours, Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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African-Brazilians on the street of Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
African-Brazilians on the street of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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Tourist guide in bahiana outfit on the street of Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
Tourist guide in bahiana outfit on the street of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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Catacombs in Igreja e Convento de São Francisco  Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
Catacombs in Igreja e Convento de São Francisco, Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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A street gallery with African art in Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
A street gallery with African art in Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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