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In this image take from UNTV video, Nayib Armando Bukele, President of El Salvador, speaks in a pre-recorded video message during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. (UNTV via AP)

El Salvador taps new DC lobbyist in pivot to Biden

Nov. 18, 2020 3:39 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador has awarded a $780,000 lobby contract to a three-week old Washington firm set up to promote investment as President Nayib Bukele, a staunch Trump ally, seeks to pivot toward Joe Biden’s $4 billion development plan to stop the flow of migration from Central America. The new...

Women take pictures of an area destroyed by a deadly landslide in Nejapa, El Salvador, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The slide occurred Thursday night when earth from the upper part of the San Salvador volcano was set in motion, sweeping up trees and homes. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Rain-fueled landslide in El Salvador kills 9; 1 missing

Oct. 30, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

NEJAPA, El Salvador (AP) — A landslide left nine people dead, seven injured and one missing after torrential rains in El Salvador, civil defense officials said Friday. The slide occurred Thursday night when earth from the upper part of the San Salvador volcano was set in motion, sweeping up trees and homes...

Border Patrol agent Justin Castrejon looks toward where the border wall makes its way over a mountain Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, near Tecate, Calif. President Donald Trump’s reshaping of U.S. immigration policy may be most felt in his undoing of asylum. Castrejon says migrants pay $8,000 to $10,000 to be guided through the mountains and picked up by a driver once they reach a road. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Migrants quickly expelled by Trump try repeatedly to cross

Oct. 28, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

TECATE, Calif. (AP) — Edgar Alexis Lopez looks well-rested in photos he took before crossing the border illegally in mountains east of San Diego, flashing a wide grin in clean jeans. Six hours later, the 24-year-old Mexican construction worker was out of water, exhausted after climbing over the border...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller speaks during a television interview outside the White House in Washington. One of President Donald Trump's top immigration priorities in a second term would be to use agreements with Central American governments as models to get countries around the world to field asylum claims from people seeking refuge in the United States, Miller said Friday, Oct. 23. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Top Trump adviser wants more nations to field asylum claims

Oct. 24, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's top priorities on immigration if he wins a second term would be to use agreements with Central American governments as models to get countries around the world to field asylum claims from people seeking refuge in the United States, a top adviser said....

The American flag flies outside of the Justice Department building, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Justice Dept.: 127 suspected MS-13 members charged this year

Oct. 21, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged 127 suspected members of the violent MS-13 street gang this year, and six face sentences of life in prison after being convicted in 2020, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The statistics — detailed in a report being released by the Justice...

Supporters hold placards showing former Defense Minister and retired Col. Maj. Bah N'Daw, above, who is now transitional president, and Col. Assimi Goita, below, head of the junta that staged the Aug. 18 coup and who is now transitional vice president, outside a swearing-in ceremony in the capital Bamako, Mali,  Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Mali's transitional president and vice president were sworn into office Friday, more than a month after a coup in the West African nation, as Mali remains under sanctions by the 15-nation West African regional bloc ECOWAS, and amid uncertainty about details of the transition period. (AP Photo)

The Latest: Mali notable in its absence from UN meeting

Sep. 29, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): ___ 5:06 p.m. A country missing from the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders is the West African nation of Mali, whose leadership is in mid-overhaul after a military coup last month. The country late last week...

In this In this photo released by the El Salvador Presidential Press Office, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele swears in Milena Mayorga as the country's next ambassador to the U.S., at Government House, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.  A top 10 finalist in the 1996 Miss Universe pageant, Mayorga is a political neophyte with no previous diplomatic experience, having been elected to congress for the first time in 2018. (El Salvador Presidential Press Office via AP)

El Salvador's next US envoy met Trump at Miss Universe

Sep. 26, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's next ambassador to Washington is someone President Donald Trump might remember from his days as a beauty pageant boss. A photo circulating on social media Friday showed a smiling Trump locking arms with Milena Mayorga and two other contestants - Miss USA and...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2008 file photo, people hold banners depicting six Jesuit priests massacred in 1989, during a memorial to mark the 19th anniversary of their death, in San Salvador. For years, attempts within El Salvador to investigate and prosecute the masterminds of the massacre during that country’s civil war have been delayed and deflected by legal maneuvers. (Edgar Romero/AP Photo File)

Push within El Salvador to advance priest massacre case

Sep. 25, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — For years, attempts within El Salvador to investigate and prosecute the masterminds of a massacre of six Jesuit priests during that country’s civil war have been delayed and deflected by legal maneuvers. The sentencing of former Salvadoran colonel Inocente Orlando...