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El Salvador journalists sue spyware maker in US court

Nov. 30, 2022 20:35 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Journalists from an investigative news outlet in El Salvador sued NSO Group in United States federal court Wednesday after the Israeli firm’s powerful Pegasus spyware was detected on their iPhones. In January, the University of Toronto’s Citizen...

El Salvador to repurchase more of its debt

Nov. 29, 2022 19:41 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s government announced Tuesday that it will make a second buyback of its sovereign debt bonds maturing in 2023 and 2025 as it tries to calm market concerns that it could default on its debt. The government set the maximum for the...

Volcano begins to erupt in eastern El Salvador

Nov. 28, 2022 22:56 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Authorities in El Salvador on Monday warned residents near the Chaparrastique volcano in the country's east to be alert after it began to erupt. The Environmental Ministry’s observatory reported explosions in the central crater of the volcano...

El Salvador announces new anti-gang measures

Nov. 23, 2022 23:05 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The president of El Salvador announced Wednesday he will seal off sections of cities to search for street gang members, the latest phase in an increasingly tough nine-month anti-crime crackdown. President Nayib Bukele told a gathering of 14,000...

El Salvador fights gangs by destroying members' tombstones

Nov. 02, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

SANTA TECLA, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s government took its efforts against the country’s powerful street gangs to another level by sending inmates into cemeteries to destroy the tombs of gang members at a time of year when families typically visit their loved ones’ graves. ...

El Salvador nabs 11 who charged migrants $15,000 to reach US

Oct. 25, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Police in El Salvador said Tuesday they have arrested 11 alleged members of a migrant trafficking ring that charged as much as $15,000 to smuggle migrants to the United States. Prosecutors said in a report the traffickers charged dozens of migrants...

Prison deaths mount in El Salvador's gang crackdown

Oct. 24, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Jesús Joya says his brother was “special” -- at 45, he was childlike, eager to please. He was as far from a gang member as anyone could be. And yet the last time he saw Henry, he was boarding a bus to prison. “Henry, you’re going to get...

Prison deaths mount in El Salvador's gang crackdown

Oct. 24, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Jesús Joya says his brother was “special” -- at 45, he was childlike, eager to please. He was as far from a gang member as anyone could be. And yet the last time he saw Henry, he was boarding a bus to prison. “Henry, you’re going to get...

Salvador court orders arrests in Dutch journalist killings

Oct. 16, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A Salvadoran judge has ordered the provisional arrest of several retired high-ranking members of the armed forces accused of having participated in the killings of four Dutch journalists in 1982 while they were covering the Central American nation’s civil war. ...

Hurricane Julia hits Nicaragua with torrential rainfall

Oct. 09, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Julia hit Nicaragua's central Caribbean coast and dumped torrential rains across Central America before reemerging over the Pacific as a tropical storm. It was forecast to travel parallel to the coasts of El Salvador and Guatemala on Monday. Julia hit...