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Nelson Renteria

El Salvador says it was 'bargaining chip' in Mexico's migration deal with U.S.

12 Jun 2019

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador's vice president on Tuesday accused Mexico of leaving Central America out of talks with the United States over measures to stem the flow of migrants headed north, and using the region as a negotiating tool to reach a deal.

New president of El Salvador wields his power via Twitter, firing officials

07 Jun 2019

SAN SALVADOR As Nayib Bukele waged an underdog bid for the presidency of El Salvador, savvy use of social media helped propel his rise.

El Salvador wartime parties suspend controversial amnesty bill

24 May 2019

SAN SALVADOR Lawmakers in El Salvador agreed on Thursday to suspend a controversial amnesty bill following an outcry from victims' families, the United Nations and rights groups who said it aimed to whitewash crimes committed during a bloody civil war.

El Salvador rejects Slim's bid for Telefonica unit; Slim to try again

21 May 2019

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador's competition authority has rejected Mexican telecoms firm America Movil's bid to acquire a local unit of Telefonica, but the company controlled by the family of billionaire Carlos Slim vowed to try again.

Honduran, Nicaraguan, Venezuelan leaders not invited to Salvadoran's swearing-in

10 Apr 2019

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador's incoming president Nayib Bukele said on Tuesday he would not be inviting the leaders of Honduras, Nicaragua and Venezuela to his June 1 inauguration after criticizing them as illegitimate rulers.

El Salvador's top court approves extradition request for ex-President Funes

22 Mar 2019

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador's Supreme Court on Thursday approved a request by the country's attorney general that former President Mauricio Funes be extradited home from Nicaragua to face corruption charges.

Guatemalan presidential candidate Aldana 'not scared' of arrest threat

21 Mar 2019

SAN SALVADOR A Guatemalan presidential candidate known for tackling high-profile corruption as attorney general said on Wednesday that she would return from neighbouring El Salvador within days despite an arrest warrant.

Responding to El Salvador president-elect, China denies it meddles

14 Mar 2019

SAN SALVADOR China on Thursday rejected comments by Salvadoran President-elect Nayib Bukele, who accused the Asian power of not playing by the rules and intervening in other nations' affairs.

Trans asylum-seeker killed after U.S. deportation back to El Salvador

23 Feb 2019

SAN SALVADOR A Salvadoran transgender woman who sought asylum in the United States was killed weeks after she was deported, a rights group said on Friday, underscoring the dangers of the Trump administration's hardening policy on asylum seekers.

U.S., Central America launch plan to crack down on people smugglers

20 Feb 2019

SAN SALVADOR The United States and three Central American nations on Wednesday announced an effort to combat trafficking of people to the U.S.-Mexico border, days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, citing large-scale unlawful immigration.

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EU leaders haggle over climate, top jobs

The European Union's 28 national leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over how ambitious their climate goals should be and who should navigate the bloc in coming years.