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New Guatemalan leader demands respect from Trump

Guatemala City - Guatemala's president-elect Alejandro Giammattei said in an interview with AFP he would not seek confrontation with President Donald Trump over Central America's migration crisis but would demand respect from his US counterpart.

The crisis on the US-Mexican border, in three snapshots

Mexico - A father and daughter drowned in a tragic embrace. A mother begging hysterically for her son's release. Soldiers forcefully detaining a woman and her daughter at the border.

Salvadoran family's dangerous trek ended just shy of their dream

Mexico - Maybe because of his slight build, Tania Avalos called her husband, Oscar Martinez, "Sequito," which roughly translates as "skinny."Their daughter, Valeria, was "Gorda," or "chubby.

Images of drowned Salvadoran migrant and 2-year-old child stir outrage

Ciudad Victoria - Shocking images of a drowned Salvadoran migrant and his two-year-old daughter who died while trying to cross the Rio Grande river from Mexico to the United States have sparked outrage, underscoring the dangers faced by asylum-seekers.

US says CentrAm aid depends on 'actions' to curb migration

Washington - The United States said Monday it would not offer any more aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras unless they take "concrete actions" to deter undocumented migrants from heading for the US.

Mexico detains 791 migrants, including 368 children under eight

Coatzacoalcos - A total of 791 Central American migrants, including 368 children under the age of eight, have been detained in the Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said Sunday.

US cuts aid for some Central American countries over migrants

Washington - The United States cut off aid to several Central American countries President Donald Trump accuses of doing nothing to stop the outflow of US-bound migrants, the State Department announced Saturday.

Nayib Bukele: president-elect disrupting Salvadoran politics

Sansalvador - Nayib Bukele, former San Salvador mayor, was on Sunday elected president of El Salvador -- crushing a two-party system in place since civil war ended in 1992.

El Salvador can't stop migrants fleeing violence: president

Sansalvador - El Salvador's president said Thursday his government can do nothing to stop migrants fleeing criminal violence in the Central American country and heading to the United States.

Great-grandmother, 106, gets US citizenship on Election Day

Washington - A 106-year-old great-grandmother born in El Salvador became an American citizen Tuesday, as the US held bitterly contested midterm elections in which Central American immigration was a hot button issue.

Canonisation: how to become a Catholic saint

Rome - The canonisation Sunday of Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated in 1980, and of Paul VI, who was pope from 1963 to 1978, is the last stage in the Vatican's arduous process of creating saints.

Knitting and painting for El Salvador's imprisoned ex-gang members

- The hands knitting so deftly are covered in tattoos, and nearby another man delicately puts the final touches to a painting of Elsa, the character from Disney's animation "Frozen.

Canada eyes potential wave of Salvadoran migrants from US

Montr - Canada said Monday it would be prepared for a possible wave of Salvadoran asylum seekers crossing its borders after the United States announced it would drop special protections affecting some 200,000 people.

US sets deadline for 200,000 Salvadorans to leave

Washington - The US government announced Monday the end of a special protected status for about 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants, a move that threatens with deportation tens of thousands of well-established families with children born in the United States.

Salvador teen gets 30 years after baby dies at birth

Sansalvador - A court in El Salvador sentenced a teenage rape victim whose baby died at birth to 30 years' jail for murder, an abortion rights group said Friday.

El Salvador refuses to recognize Brazil's new government

Sansalvador - El Salvador has said it refuses to recognize the new Brazilian government put in place after President Dilma Rousseff was suspended to face an impeachment trial.

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.

Pope approves martyr status for slain Salvadoran archbishop

Rome - Pope Francis on Tuesday approved a decree declaring slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero a martyr for the church.The cleric, a defender of the poor and vocal critic of the military in El Salvador, was shot dead in 1980 while celebrating mass.

'Beware of gangs' pope tells Salvadoran youth

Soyapango - Pope Francis on Thursday warned adolescents in El Salvador to "beware of gangs" during a videoconference with youth in the violence-wracked country.

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...
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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.
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.
A street gallery with African art in Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
A street gallery with African art in Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
African-Brazilians on the street of Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
African-Brazilians on the street of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
African-Brazilians on the street of Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
African-Brazilians on the street of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
Lower part of Pelourinho  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
Lower part of Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

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