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New Salvadoran migrant caravan forms; hundreds wait at U.S.-Mexico border

18 Nov 2018

SAN SALVADOR At least 150 Salvadorans set off on Sunday from their impoverished Central American country in a U.S.-bound caravan, ignoring their likely rejection at the U.S.-Mexico border where a larger caravan of mostly Hondurans has been stalled for days.

New migrant caravan departs El Salvador for U.S.

01 Nov 2018

SAN FRANCISCO MENENDEZ, El Salvador About 2,000 migrants set off on foot from El Salvador's capital on Wednesday, the latest of several groups of Central Americans heading to the United States, even as U.S. President Donald Trump increased pressure to halt their flow.

U.S.-bound migrants enter Guatemala, others clash at border

29 Oct 2018

SONSONATE, El Salvador/TAPANATEPEC, Mexico A new group of migrants bound for the United States set off from El Salvador and crossed into Guatemala on Sunday, following thousands of other Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence who have taken similar journeys in recent weeks.

El Salvador issues arrest order for Archbishop Romero's killer

24 Oct 2018

SAN SALVADOR A Salvadoran judge on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a former military officer suspected of ordering the 1980 killing of Archbishop Oscar Romero, a Latin American human rights icon recently named a Roman Catholic saint.

Martyr priest, now Saint Romero, challenged power in El Salvador

14 Oct 2018

SAN SALVADOR In 1980, a day after urging El Salvador's military to halt a string of abuses that would inflame a 12-year civil war in the impoverished country, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot dead while leading Mass.

Meeting of U.S., Central American officials is called off this week

10 Sep 2018

SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA A U.S.-hosted meeting with Mexico and Central American countries scheduled for this week in Washington has been called off, officials said on Sunday, as President Donald Trump's policies test relations with the region.

U.S. cancels security meeting with Central American countries, El Salvador says

09 Sep 2018

SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA The United States suspended a meeting with Central American officials that was to take place this week, the government of El Salvador said, as the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump test relations in the region.

El Salvador says economy prompted diplomatic switch to China from Taiwan

21 Aug 2018

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador said on Tuesday it hoped its economy would get a lift from China after it broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of Beijing, reducing the dwindling group of allies the Asian island has in Latin America.

Mayor of Washington D.C. joins El Salvador town to celebrate migration milestone

15 Aug 2018

INTIPUCA, El Salvador Far from U.S. President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration, the people of a small coastal town in El Salvador on Tuesday celebrated half a century of their links to Washington D.C. - joined by the capital's mayor.

Former El Salvador president pleads guilty to money laundering

07 Aug 2018

SAN SALVADOR Former El Salvadoran President Antonio Saca pleaded guilty in court to embezzlement and money laundering involving more than $300 million (£231.80 million) during his government, his lawyer said on Tuesday, as Saca sought to reduce his prison sentence.

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