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Nelson Renteria

Salvadoran massacre victims still hunting 'truth and justice' 38 years later

09 Nov 2019

CACAOPERA, El Salvador Fidel Perez has abandoned his farm for the day to look on as investigators work in a remote cemetery in this Central American country, seeking answers to one of many tragedies in the Salvadoran civil war - and the remains of his mother and sister.

U.S. extends protected status for Salvadorans in U.S. by at least a year

29 Oct 2019

SAN SALVADOR The U.S. government has extended temporary protection for Salvadorans living in the United States by an extra year, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Ronald Johnson said on Monday, in a possible sign of easing tensions over migration.

El Salvador president to discuss migration with Trump after asylum deal

24 Sep 2019

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador said on Monday its president would discuss migration with U.S. President Donald Trump this week in New York, after agreeing the United States could send back asylum seekers who cross El Salvador while journeying north.

El Salvador launches anti-corruption commission, inspired by Guatemala

07 Sep 2019

SAN SALVADOR Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele on Friday unveiled a new independent commission to tackle corruption, taking inspiration from a U.N.-backed body that toppled the previous president of neighboring Guatemala.

Visiting El Salvador, U.S. Homeland Security chief applauds drop in migration

29 Aug 2019

SAN SALVADOR Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan signed a pact on Wednesday to collaborate more closely with El Salvador on migration and security, applauding a drop in migration since new Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele took office.

Salvadoran police used excessive force in 116 deaths - rights prosecutor

28 Aug 2019

SAN SALVADOR At least 116 people were killed by police in El Salvador in recent years in cases involving excessive use of force and abuse of authority, the country's human rights prosecutor said in a report published on Tuesday.

Salvadoran woman acquitted in abortion case calls for reform

22 Aug 2019

SAN SALVADOR Evelyn Hernandez has a message for El Salvador's president: End the criminalization of abortion in the conservative Central American country. | Video

In retrial, El Salvador acquits woman accused of killing her stillborn child

20 Aug 2019

CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador A Salvadoran court on Monday acquitted a woman accused of homicide after giving birth to a stillborn baby in a case that drew international attention to the socially conservative nation's strict abortion ban. | Video

Murder retrial of Salvadoran woman over stillborn son to continue

16 Aug 2019

CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador The retrial of a Salvadoran woman convicted of aggravated homicide after a stillbirth adjourned without a verdict on Thursday, in a closely watched case that could overturn a 30-year prison sentence handed down after prosecutors said she had induced an abortion.

Pelosi skeptical about Trump migration plan for El Salvador

10 Aug 2019

SAN SALVADOR U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised concern about El Salvador's ability to cope with a tough migration deal being pursued by the Trump Administration as she led a U.S. congressional mission to the Central American country on Friday.

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