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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.

Nana downgraded to tropical storm over Guatemala

Guatemala City - Nana was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday as it hit Guatemala, several hours after making landfall in Belize as a hurricane.

El Salvadoran sisters attending online classes up a tree

Los - Two sisters in western El Salvador are taking their love of learning to great heights: every day they climb a mountain, then scramble up an olive tree to get a signal to access their online college lessons.

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.

Mexico detained more than 2,000 after caravan border crossing

Mexico - Mexican migration authorities released Wednesday an official count of the number of people detained along the country's southern border two days before, estimating that more than 2,000 people were "rescued" after they crossed the border with Guatemala....

Mexican troops block US-bound caravan travelers

Ciudad Hidalgo - Mexican troops urged some 1,500 Central American migrants to maintain "order and respect" on Saturday after the group attempted to force entry into the country from Guatemala in the hopes of trekking onward to the United States.

Forensic experts exhume remains of victims of El Salvador's civil war

Sansalvador - An international team of forensic experts on Wednesday exhumed the remains of 11 people killed by soldiers during the infamous El Mozote massacre in El Salvador's 1980-1992 civil war.

El Salvador expels Venezuela diplomats in challenge to Maduro

Sansalvador - El Salvador ordered Venezuela's diplomats to leave the country in a challenge to President Nicolas Maduro, prompting his government to respond by expelling Salvadoran envoys in Caracas on Sunday.

US gives security support to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador would receive assistance on law enforcement and security issues after they signed immigration agreements with Washington.

US and El Salvador sign agreement on asylum to curb migration

Washington - The United States and El Salvador reached an agreement Friday aimed at curbing illegal migration, opening the door for the US to potentially send refugees back to the violent Central American country.

Film portrays plight of women jailed under Salvador abortion laws

Sansalvador - Teodora Vasquez spent 10 years in jail for murder in El Salvador. Her crime? Giving birth to a dead baby. Now a new film tells her story and highlights the plight of 16 women still serving long sentences, as pressure grows for legislative change.

El Salvador court clears rape victim of killing baby

Sansalvador - An appeals court in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 21-year-old rape victim accused of killing her stillborn baby, in a landmark case closely watched by rights groups.

Salvador clears rape victim of killing baby: lawyer

Sansalvador - An appeals court in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 21-year-old rape victim accused of killing her stillborn baby, in a case closely watched by rights groups.

Pompeo to take up immigration, Iran on Latin America tour

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will press US efforts to curb immigration and counter Iran during a four-nation tour of Latin America, the State Department said Tuesday.

Salvadoran president says four years to eradicate gangs

Sansalvador - Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Sunday that security measures implemented by his government would do away with the country's long-running gang problem in four years.

Top US official to meet Salvadoran, Honduran leaders on migration

Washington - The US head of homeland security will hold migration talks with the presidents of El Salvador and Honduras beginning Monday, after a viral photo of a drowned father and daughter shone a harsh spotlight on the crisis at the US-Mexican border.

Drowned migrant man, daughter buried in El Salvador

Sansalvador - The bodies of a man and his toddler daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States were laid to rest in a funeral ceremony Monday in their native El Salvador.

Bodies of drowned migrant man, daughter back in El Salvador

Sansalvador - The bodies of a man and his young daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States were returned on Sunday to their native El Salvador.

Wife, mother of drowned Salvadoran migrants returns home

Sansalvador - The widow of a Salvadoran migrant who drowned along with their almost two-year-old daughter trying to cross the Rio Grande River to the United States returned home from Mexico Friday.

'This American dream': pain overwhelms family of drowned migrants

Sansalvador - "They had this American dream," sobbed Rosa Ramirez after images of her drowned son and granddaughter, discovered face-down on the banks of the Rio Grande between Mexico and the United States, shocked the world on Wednesday.
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