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Salvadoran Inmate Murders Girlfriend During Conjugal Visit

Salvadoran Inmate Murders Girlfriend During Conjugal Visit

A convict serving time at Metapan prison murdered his girlfriend during a conjugal visit, a spokesman for the Salvadoran Attorney General's Office told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

El Salvador Highway Accident Leaves 8 Dead, 32 Injured

El Salvador Highway Accident Leaves 8 Dead, 32 Injured

At least eight people died and 32 were injured when the truck in which they were riding, which was being driven by a minor, flipped over near a town in central El Salvador, a municipal official said Sunday. continue reading »

El Salvador Questions Honduran Heliport on Disputed Island

El Salvador Questions Honduran Heliport on Disputed Island

Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes sent a formal protest to Honduran counterpart Juan Orlando Hernandez on Wednesday to protest Honduras' construction of a heliport on a Pacific island claimed by both nations. continue reading »

Left-Leaning Candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren Confirmed President of El Salvador

Left-Leaning Candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren Confirmed President of El Salvador

El Salvador's TSE electoral tribunal officially proclaimed the candidate of the ruling leftist FMLN as the winner of the March 9 presidential runoff. continue reading »

Salvadoran Castaway in Mexico to Meet with Shipmate’s Family

Salvadoran Castaway in Mexico to Meet with Shipmate’s Family

Salvadoran fisherman Jose Salvador Alvarenga, who says he spent over a year adrift at sea, returned to the Mexican state of Chiapas where he set sail on his odyssey, to meet with the family of his shipmate Ezequiel Cordova who died at sea. continue reading »

El Salvador Confirms Leftist as Next President

El Salvador Confirms Leftist as Next President

Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the candidate of El Salvador's ruling leftist FMLN, won last weekend's presidential runoff, according to the TSE electoral tribunal, which said it will delay proclaiming him president-elect pending the resolution of challenges. continue reading »

Police Implicated In Prison Breakout of Gang Members

Police Implicated In Prison Breakout of Gang Members

Fourteen gang members escaped from a police station in El Salvador, although six of them were recaptured, and seven police officers have been arrested for their possible involvement in the breakout, police director Rigoberto Pleites said Sunday. continue reading »

Gang Violence in El Salvador on Rise, In Spite of Two-Year-Old Truce

Gang Violence in El Salvador on Rise, In Spite of Two-Year-Old Truce

Revenge among street gangs, despite a truce signed nearly two years ago, has increased violence in El Salvador over the past few weeks, the country's justice minister acknowledged Tuesday. continue reading »

El Salvador Presidential Election Results in Runoff

El Salvador Presidential Election Results in Runoff

Provisional results show no candidate won the required absolute majority in El Salvador's presidential election, though the TSE electoral board has yet to officially announce a runoff between the top two finishers in the five-person field. continue reading »

‘MS-13’ Salvadoran Gang Member Arrested Trying to Enter U.S. Illegally

‘MS-13’ Salvadoran Gang Member Arrested Trying to Enter U.S. Illegally

Last week, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous Mara Salvatrucha gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. continue reading »

Salvadoran Gangs Attack Church Bus, at Least 2 Minors Die

Salvadoran Gangs Attack Church Bus, at Least 2 Minors Die

At least two minors were killed and three other people wounded when suspected gang members attacked a bus in El Salvador, prosecutors said Sunday. continue reading »

Failed Robbery Ends in 3 Deaths in El Salvador

Failed Robbery Ends in 3 Deaths in El Salvador

At least two criminals and a passenger were killed Tuesday during an attempted robbery on a bus in central El Salvador, police said. continue reading »

El Salvador Murder Rate Declines, Gang Truce Attributed to Less Violence

El Salvador Murder Rate Declines, Gang Truce Attributed to Less Violence

Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes said Monday that the drop in murders this year shows that the prevailing gang truce "has not failed," while noting that this was not a strategy of his government. continue reading »

28 Bodies Discovered at Hidden Burial Ground in El Salvador

28 Bodies Discovered at Hidden Burial Ground in El Salvador

Four more bodies have been found in the hidden burial ground that was discovered in El Salvador last month, bringing the total number to 28, the country's justice minister said Wednesday. continue reading »

El Salvador Modernizing Country’s Only Commercial Airport at $490M Cost

El Salvador Modernizing Country’s Only Commercial Airport at $490M Cost

The modernization of El Salvador International Airport, the country's only commercial air terminal, will require an investment of over $490 million over the next 18 years, the government said Monday. continue reading »