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El Salvador death toll rises to 19 as heavy rains continue

Jun. 21, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The torrential rains hitting El Salvador caused the deaths of another six people on Friday when two girls and four adults were killed after being buried in their homes. Wall collapses and landslides on the outskirts of the capital brought a total of 19 dead. ...

Attorneys say Biden administration’s new safety standards for migrant children in custody not enough

Jun. 21, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for migrant children who arrived to the United States on their own say the Biden administration’s new rules are not enough to ensure their safety while they are in U.S. custody and should not replace a decades-old agreement from a court settlement that requires...

Deaths, drownings and destruction as heavy rains move through Central America. 3 killed in Guatemala

Jun. 18, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Three men drowned in Guatemala when two of them tried to help another who had tried to cross an overflowing river, as heavy rains caused death and destruction across Central America, authorities said Tuesday. The three fatalities on Monday were the latest in a...

7 people die in events related to heavy rains in El Salvador

Jun. 18, 2024 03:24 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Seven people were killed Monday in separate events in El Salvador that authorities attributed to heavy rains that have persisted since the weekend. In Tacuba, near the country’s border with Guatemala, five people died after they were buried in...

A recently elected mayor is shot and killed in southern Mexico

Jun. 17, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A recently elected mayor was shot and killed on Monday in southern Mexico, in the state of Guerrero, local authorities said. Salvador Villalva Flores was on a bus when was he was fatally shot in the head in the town of San Pedro las Playas, according to the...

Honduras plans to build a 20,000-capacity 'megaprison' for gang members as part of a crackdown

Jun. 15, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The president of Honduras has announced the creation of a new 20,000-capacity “megaprison," part of the government's larger crackdown on gang violence and efforts to overhaul its long-troubled prison system. President Xiomara Castro unveiled a series...

2 teens are killed when a bedroom wall collapses after heavy rains on an island in El Salvador

Jun. 10, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Two teenagers were killed by a landslide during heavy rains early on Monday, when their bedroom wall collapsed on an island in El Salvador, authorities said. The landslide took place on the Meanguera del Golfo island in the Gulf of Fonseca. The...

US dampens criticism of El Salvador's president as migration overtakes democracy concerns

Jun. 01, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In 2021, the Biden administration turned down a meeting request with El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, on a trip to Washington, snubbing the self-proclaimed “world's coolest dictator” for fear a photo op would embolden his attempts to expand his power...

El Salvador says it foiled a plot to plant bombs on the day of President Bukele's inauguration

May. 31, 2024 12:50 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador said authorities have broken up a plot to plant bombs around the country to coincide with President Nayib Bukele’s inauguration on Saturday. The country’s National Police said the plot involved “veterans” of the country’s...

El Salvador says authorities have broken up a plot to plant bombs ahead of President Nayib Bukele’s inauguration

May. 31, 2024 11:48 AM EDT
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador says authorities have broken up a plot to plant bombs ahead of President Nayib Bukele’s inauguration.