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El Salvador police arrest 30 in child pornography case

El Salvador police arrest 30 in child pornography case Police in El Salvador have arrested 30 suspects who allegedly shared child pornography photos on the messaging platform WhatsApp ByThe Associated PressOctober 1, 2021, 7:59 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Prosecutors in El Salvador said Friday …

Problems continue to plague El Savador’s bitcoin rollout

Problems continue to plague El Savador’s bitcoin rollout One week after El Salvador became the first country to make bitcoin legal tender, problems continue to plague the system By MARCOS ALEMÁN Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 8:14 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA government-run Chivo machine that will soon exchange …

Early stumble as El Salvador starts Bitcoin as currency

Early stumble as El Salvador starts Bitcoin as currency El Salvador has become the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, but the rollout stumbled in its first hours By MARCOS ALEMAN Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 8:14 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressGovernment employees wait for the opening …

Gift for El Salvador mudslide victims comes at steep price

Gift for El Salvador mudslide victims comes at steep price The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, one of the worst ever for Central America, wiped out homes and crops and displaced more than half a million people By ALBERTO ARCE Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 1:33 PM• 12 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN …

Anti-corruption prosecutor praised by US flees Guatemala

Anti-corruption prosecutor praised by US flees Guatemala Anti-corruption prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval has fled Guatemala, arriving in neighboring El Salvador just hours after he was removed from his post By SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated PressJuly 24, 2021, 6:11 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressThe special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity, …

Mystery surrounds US asylum picks: ‘God opened the door’

‘God opened the door’: Mystery surrounds US asylum picks Small numbers of migrants are allowed into the U.S. every day under an opaque system that the Biden administration cobbled together to start opening up the asylum system By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated PressJuly 14, 2021, 6:06 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:08 …

Mexican journalists says El Salvador expelled him for work

Mexican journalists says El Salvador expelled him for work A Mexican journalist who served as editor at a crusading Salvadoran website says he was expelled from the Central American country as part of President Nayib Bukele’s “offensive” against the press ByThe Associated PressJuly 9, 2021, 9:35 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

El Salvador offers $30 bitcoin starter account, use optional

El Salvador offers $30 bitcoin starter account, use optional El Salvador’s president is stressing that the use of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin will not be mandatory, but the country will give out starter accounts with $30 to promote its use ByThe Associated PressJune 25, 2021, 7:22 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

El Salvador makes Bitcoin legal tender

El Salvador makes Bitcoin legal tender El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly has approved legislation making the cryptocurrency Bitcoin legal tender in the country, the first country to do so By MARCOS ALEMAN Associated PressJune 9, 2021, 7:41 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressEl Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele delivers his annual …

Transgender Salvadoran killed despite long search for safety

Transgender Salvadoran killed despite long search for safety Rejected by her family, Zashy Zuley del Cid Velásquez fled her coastal village in 2014, the first of a series of forced displacements across El Salvador By MARCOS ALEMAN Associated PressJune 5, 2021, 2:25 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA friend …

14 bodies found at home of ex-cop in El Salvador murder case

14 bodies found at home of ex-cop in El Salvador murder case Prosecutors in El Salvador say 14 bodies have now been found at the home of a former police officer who was arrested this month for murdering two women ByThe Associated PressMay 20, 2021, 9:10 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressA police officer stands …

US expresses concern over El Salvador vote to remove judges

US expresses concern over El Salvador vote to remove judges The United States says it is gravely concerned over a vote by El Salvador’s new congress to remove magistrates of the constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court ByThe Associated PressMay 2, 2021, 5:39 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressNew members of the New Ideas party …

Mexican president pushes controversial reforestation plan

Mexican president pushes controversial reforestation plan Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is making a strong push for his oft-questioned tree-planting program, trying to get the United States to help fund expansion of the program into Central America as a way to stem migration By MARTIN ZETINA and FABIOLA SÁNCHEZ Associated PressApril 22, 2021, 6:34 …

El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala stage mass raids on gangs

El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala stage mass raids on gangsThe Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have rounded up hundreds of suspected street gang members as part of a U_S_-backed effort known as “Operation Regional Shield.”ByThe Associated PressNovember 28, 2020, 1:10 AM• 1 min read SAN SALVADOR, El Savador — The Central American …

Spain begins trial for killings of 5 Jesuits in El Salvador

Spain begins trial for killings of 5 Jesuits in El SalvadorSpain’s National Court has kicked off the trial of two former Salvadoran military men for their alleged involvement in the massacre of five Spanish priests in El Salvador more than three decades agoBy ARITZ PARRA Associated PressJune 8, 2020, 4:24 PM3 min read3 min readInocente …

Re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal aims at US Gulf coast

Re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal aims at US Gulf coastA re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal is swirling in the southern Gulf of Mexico on a path expected to take it to the U.S. Gulf Coast along with the heavy rains that already caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central AmericaByThe Associated PressJune 6, 2020, 4:17 AM2 …