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¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 192nd Year of Independence

Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

U.S. Sentences Salvadoran Linked to Massacre for Immigration Fraud

One of 15 Salvadoran military men indicted in Spain for the 1989 murders of five Spanish Jesuits in the Central American nation was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in prison for lying on his U.S. immigration documents. continue reading »

IDB Lends El Salvador $25 Million to Improve Coastal Tourism

El Salvador’s Ministry of Tourism will receive a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance the development of tourism attractions in La Libertad and Usulután coastal regions. continue reading »

Homeland Security Arrests 207 Gang Members in Central America Operation

More than 200 alleged transnational criminal street gang members and associates were arrested in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during a 60-day enforcement operation spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Central American law enforcement. continue reading »

Homeland Security Spearheads Arrest of 207 Narco Gangsters in Central America

U.S. Homeland Security exported its crime-fighting know-how on transnational gangs and helped nab over 200 known narcos and gang members in Central America. continue reading »

U.S. Gov’t Sanctions Significant Members of MS-13 Gang

The U.S. Department of the Treasury with the assistance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), designated six members of the notorious El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Wednesday, pursuant to Executive Order, which targets transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and their supporters. continue reading »

State Department Launches Journalism Security Hub in Central America

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Jane Zimmerman traveled to San Salvador on April 29 to participate in the launch of a regional Journalism Security Hub, in conjunction with World Press Freedom Day (May 3). continue reading »

Salvadorian Police Recover 4-year-old Girl Abducted in Mexico

A 4-year-old girl who disappeared on April 1 in the city of Texcoco has been found in El Salvador and is "in perfect health," the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat said. Valeria Hernandez de Jesus was lured away from her mother, a vendor in Texcoco's Plaza Bicentenario, by a man, media reports said. continue reading »

El Salvadorans Want Assassinated Archbishop Romero Honored with Beatification

This week El Salvador is remembering and honoring Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Arnulfo Romero who was assassinated while celebrating Mass, 33 years ago this year. continue reading »

Mexican Marines Rescue 104 Central American Kidnapped Migrants

Marines found 104 Honduran and Salvadoran migrants in Nuevo Laredo, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Gang Shootout Kills 4 in El Salvador

Four people were killed and three others wounded Friday in a shootout between rival gangs in the eastern province of San Miguel, Salvadoran authorities said. continue reading »

El Salvador to Launch Youth Violence Prevention Program

El Salvador will implement a new social youth violence prevention project, which combines work training, institutional strengthening and jail rehabilitation programs, among other actions, thanks to a $45 million loan approved today by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

IDB Finances Program to Improve Labor Force Productivity in El Salvador

The Inter American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $20 million to El Salvador to fund a training project that will improve the labor force productivity, particularly for young people between 16 and 29 years and workers in micro- and small-scale enterprises. continue reading »

El Salvador Says NO to Carlos Slim’s Bid for Mobile Phone Operations

El Salvador's telecoms regulator has rejected an offer by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil to acquire the local operation of Irish-owned mobile operator Digicel, calling the deal detrimental to consumers. continue reading »

Salvadoran Colonel Tied to 1989 Massacre Pleads Guilty to U.S. Immigration Fraud

One of 15 Salvadoran military men indicted in Spain for the 1989 murders of five Spanish Jesuits in the Central American nation pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying on U.S. immigration documents. continue reading »

El Salvador Utilizing Ocean Monitors to Prevent Natural Disasters

El Salvador's Environment and Natural Resources Ministry has installed two oceanographic stations in the Pacific to monitor waves and currents, allowing the country to be better prepared for potential disasters, officials said. continue reading »

Woman Struck by Lightning, Boy Drowns in Severe Rains in El Salvador

A 26-year-old woman was killed by lightning and a 3-year-old boy drowned due to the severe thunderstorms that hit El Salvador in the past few days, officials said. continue reading »

7.4 Earthquake Hits Coast of El Salvador, Tsunami Warning for Portions of Latin America

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 7.4 earthquake off the coast of El Salvador and 110 miles southeast of the country's capital of San Salvador, late Sunday early Monday. continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH: Sen. Menendez and Rubio Express Concern About Constitutional Crisis in El Salvador

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs, respectively, today expressed deep concern regarding the ongoing constitutional crisis in El Salvador continue reading »

Journalist Mario Guevara Faces Deportation To El Salvador

How does someone go from being perceived as an asset to this country to someone who is quickly disposable? This is the question asked in light of journalist Mario Guevara’s case and following José Antonio Vargas’ coming out as undocumented last year. continue reading »