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News El Salvador: Tropical Storm Amanda weakens after killing 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala, could reform next week in Gulf of Mexico

Published on: Monday 01 June 2020
Tropical Storm Amanda weakens after killing 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala, could reform next week in Gulf of Mexico
News source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/01/tropical-storm-amanda-kills-17-el-salvador-guatemala/5313434002/

Tropical Storm Amanda dissipated after killing 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala, but its remnants could form another major disturbance.

News El Salvador: Remittances, a Lifeline for El Salvador, Plummet Amid Pandemic

Published on: Thursday 04 June 2020
Remittances, a Lifeline for El Salvador, Plummet Amid Pandemic
News source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/remittances-a-lifeline-for-el-salvador-plummet-amid-pandemic-11591275600

As the jobless rate among Hispanics in the U.S. surged to close to 20% in April, remittances to El Salvador plunged 40% from the same month last year, central bank figures show.

News El Salvador: El Salvador's total abortion ban – the lives impacted

Published on: Wednesday 03 June 2020
El Salvador's total abortion ban – the lives impacted
News source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/abortion-ban-el-salvador-lives-affected/

Under El Salvador's strict abortion laws, women can be sentenced to long prison terms. Here are some of their stories.

News El Salvador: Jailed for Abortion in El Salvador

Published on: Thursday 28 May 2020
Jailed for Abortion in El Salvador
News source: https://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/20200529023443-jailed-for-abortion-in-el-salvador-a-cbs-news-digital-documentary/

Watch "Jailed for Abortion in El Salvador: A CBS News Digital documentary", a CBSN video on CBSNews.com. View more CBSN videos and watch CBSN, a live news stream featuring original CBS News reporting.

News El Salvador: CBS News documentary explores the impact of El Salvador's abortion ban

Published on: Friday 29 May 2020
CBS News documentary explores the impact of El Salvador's abortion ban
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/cbs-news-documentary-explores-impact-154528322.html

For more than 20 years, abortion has been banned in El Salvador and scores of women have been jailed. Now, advocacy groups are calling for those women to be released from prison due to the coronavirus. CBS News reporter Kate Smith traveled to the Central American country to explore the issue for the CBS News Digital documentary "Jailed for Abortion in El Salvador," and she joins CBSN with more.

News El Salvador: Young Leader Vowed Change in El Salvador but Wields Same Heavy Hand

Published on: Tuesday 05 May 2020
Young Leader Vowed Change in El Salvador but Wields Same Heavy Hand
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/world/americas/el-salvador-nayib-bukele.html

Elected as a transformative leader who would propel the country forward, Nayib Bukele is now reminding critics of the country’s past autocrats, with his reliance on the military.

News El Salvador: Surf's up for poor kids seeking a better future in El Salvador

Published on: Wednesday 06 May 2020
Surf's up for poor kids seeking a better future in El Salvador
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/surfs-poor-kids-seeking-better-future-el-salvador-015611895.html

Streaking down the front of a curving wave, the little girl balances fleetingly before tumbling -- she is one of dozens of poor kids in El Salvador getting a tantalizing chance to surf their way out of poverty. El Zonte on the Central American country's coast is a world surfing mecca, where powerful

News El Salvador: El Salvador’s president is using covid-19 as an excuse to abuse his power

Published on: Friday 01 May 2020
El Salvador’s president is using covid-19 as an excuse to abuse his power
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/el-salvadors-president-is-using-covid-19-as-an-excuse-to-abuse-his-power/2020/05/01/7941a4a4-8afd-11ea-ac8a-fe9b8088e101_story.html

EL SALVADOR’S president, Nayib Bukele, imposed some of the earliest and toughest measures in the Americas to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, with some success: As of Friday midday, the ...

News El Salvador: Imprisoned, quarantined women need hygiene supplies in El Salvador

Published on: Tuesday 21 April 2020
Imprisoned, quarantined women need hygiene supplies in El Salvador
News source: https://reliefweb.int/report/el-salvador/imprisoned-quarantined-women-need-hygiene-supplies-el-salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Hygiene supplies are urgently needed among women in prisons and quarantine centres in El Salvador. Women in prisons in El Salvador are at high risk COVID-19 infection.

News El Salvador: El Salvador and Honduras to receive support from the World Bank to strengthen their response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Published on: Friday 17 April 2020
El Salvador and Honduras to receive support from the World Bank to strengthen their response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
News source: https://reliefweb.int/report/el-salvador/el-salvador-and-honduras-receive-support-world-bank-strengthen-their-response

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 17, 2020 – The World Bank approved two loans of US$20 million each to support El Salvador and Honduras’ immediate response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. These ...

News El Salvador: El Salvador: President Defies Supreme Court

Published on: Friday 17 April 2020
El Salvador: President Defies Supreme Court
News source: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/04/17/el-salvador-president-defies-supreme-court

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele, for the third time in 10 days, on April 16, 2020, publicly dismissed Supreme Court rulings to respect fundamental rights while enforcing quarantine regulations.

News El Salvador: Killings fall in El Salvador as gangs enforce lockdown, with a baseball bat

Published on: Tuesday 07 April 2020
Killings fall in El Salvador as gangs enforce lockdown, with a baseball bat
News source: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-04-07/el-salvador-coronavirus-homicides-bukele

El Salvador recently celebrated a historic feat: For two days in a row last month, the country recorded not a single homicide. In a nation that for years led the world in per-capita killings, the 48 ...

News El Salvador: El Salvador Tries to Get Ahead of the Coronavirus Epidemic by Employing Quarantine Measures, Stimulus, and Hip-Hop

Published on: Tuesday 31 March 2020
El Salvador Tries to Get Ahead of the Coronavirus Epidemic by Employing Quarantine Measures, Stimulus, and Hip-Hop
News source: https://www.thebody.com/article/el-salvador-coronavirus-epidemic-quarantine-stimulus-hip-hop

President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador.Noel Celis/Pool via GettyImages Thousands of people tuned in to Instagram last Tuesday evening as Puerto Rican rapper René Pérez Joglar—who performs under the ...

News El Salvador: El Salvador Homicides Drop; Experts Point to Virus Lock-Down

Published on: Wednesday 01 April 2020
El Salvador Homicides Drop; Experts Point to Virus Lock-Down
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/04/01/world/americas/ap-lt-virus-outbreak-el-salvador-homicides.html

El Salvador's once-startling homicide numbers have fallen again, the government reported Wednesday, and some experts said the lock-down for the coronavirus pandemic may be playing a role.

News El Salvador: El Salvador, Guatemala ramp up coronavirus fight, impose curfews

Published on: Sunday 22 March 2020
El Salvador, Guatemala ramp up coronavirus fight, impose curfews
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/el-salvador-declares-30-day-033851526.html

SAN SALVADOR/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The governments of El Salvador and Guatemala announced curfews on Saturday that will restrict the movement of their residents, as Central America ramps up its fight to contain the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus. Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele ordered residents

News El Salvador: In El Salvador, quick COVID-19 response fuels fears of an iron fist

Published on: Thursday 26 March 2020
In El Salvador, quick COVID-19 response fuels fears of an iron fist
News source: https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2020/0326/In-El-Salvador-quick-COVID-19-response-fuels-fears-of-an-iron-fist

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele was one of Latin America’s first to take strong measures against COVID-19, prompting both praise and concern.

News El Salvador: El Salvador is trying suspects in the notorious El Mozote massacre. The judge is demanding crucial evidence: U.S. government records.

Published on: Saturday 14 March 2020
El Salvador is trying suspects in the notorious El Mozote massacre. The judge is demanding crucial evidence: U.S. government records.
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/el-salvador-mozote-trial-trump/2020/03/13/09d89632-64a5-11ea-8a8e-5c5336b32760_story.html

Now the Trump administration will have to decide what to hand over. So far, it has offered nothing. The Mozote trial, which began in 2016, is considered a milestone in El Salvador’s reckoning with its ...

News El Salvador: El Salvador's president says the country has no coronavirus cases, declares a national quarantine

Published on: Thursday 12 March 2020
El Salvador's president says the country has no coronavirus cases, declares a national quarantine
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/el-salvador-nayib-bukele-coronavirus-quarantine/2020/03/12/d920e9a4-6404-11ea-8a8e-5c5336b32760_story.html

Public health analysts have warned that poor and marginalized people are at a heightened risk as the virus spreads. El Salvador earlier banned travelers from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, ...