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Salvadoran general admits army carried out infamous 1981 massacre

24 Jan 2020

SAN SALVADOR A retired Salvadoran general on Friday acknowledged for the first time that the armed forces were responsible for a notorious 1981 massacre of more than 1,000 people during the country's civil war.

El Salvador's top Anglican bishop urges U.S. to not deport son

14 Jan 2020

SAN SALVADOR The top Anglican bishop of El Salvador has urged the United States not to deport his son back to the troubled Central American nation, fearing brutal gangs who have threatened to murder the 34-year-old for refusing to work for them.

UPDATE 1-China signs on for 'gigantic' investment in El Salvador infrastructure

04 Dec 2019

SAN SALVADOR, Dec 3 China will help build several major infrastructure projects in El Salvador, including a stadium and water treatment plant, the two nations said on Tuesday, signaling its growing role in the region after El Salvador cut ties with Taiwan.

China signs on for 'gigantic' investment in El Salvador infrastructure

03 Dec 2019

SAN SALVADOR China will help build several major infrastructure projects in El Salvador including a stadium and water treatment plant, the two countries said on Tuesday, signaling China's growing role in the region after El Salvador cut ties with Taiwan.

CORRECTED-China signs on for 'gigantic' investment in El Salvador infrastructure

03 Dec 2019

SAN SALVADOR, Dec 3 China will help build several major infrastructure projects in El Salvador including a stadium and water treatment plant, the two countries said on Tuesday, signaling China's growing role in the region after El Salvador cut ties with Taiwan.

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.

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