Latest El Salvador News

Tropical Storm Colin brings rain to Carolinas, weakens

Jul. 02, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Colin formed along the South Carolina coast on Saturday morning, bringing rain and winds, though the storm later weakened and conditions are expected to improve by Monday's July Fourth celebrations. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of the...

El Salvador's Bitcoin-boosting leader buys $1.5 million more

Jun. 30, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s Bitcoin-boosting president was back at it again Thursday, doubling down on his country’s losing investment in the cryptocurrency by buying over $1.5 million more. President Nayib Bukele wrote on his Twitter acount after posting...

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

Jun. 24, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countries. The U.S....

El Salvador extends special powers to combat gangs

Jun. 21, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s congress voted Tuesday to extend for a third time the state of exception that has suspended some fundamental rights and led to the arrests of more than 41,000 people during the past three months. The government says the extraordinary...

Bitcoin-boosting Salvadoran leader asks for patience

Jun. 19, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s Bitcoin-boosting president has asked people to be patient after the price of the cryptocurrency fell below $20,000 — less than half the price the government paid. According to the tracking site nayibtracker.com, El Salvador under...

Celia, Blas weaken, but still bring heavy rain, surf

Jun. 18, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Celia weakened to a tropical depression off Central America Saturday, as Tropical Storm Blas headed out to sea off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast. Celia stalled off the coast of El Salvador and Guatemala over the weekend but was expected to move west, toward...

Tropical Storm Celia forms in Pacific; Blas heads out to sea

Jun. 17, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Celia formed off Central America Friday, as Hurricane Blas headed out to sea off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast. The tropical storm is expected to remain off the coast of El Salvador and Guatemala over the weekend before veering away from land...

Hurricane Blas prompts port closure in southern Mexico

Jun. 16, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Blas whirled off Mexico's southern Pacific coast Thursday, prompting a precautionary port closure in a region recovering from destruction brought by the season's first big storm. A tropical depression also formed off Central America and was forecast to...

Bitcoin-boosting Salvadoran leader may have second thoughts

Jun. 15, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s Bitcoin-boosting president may be having second thoughts about the crypto-currency, whose value has tanked in recent weeks. According to the tracking site nayibtracker.com, El Salvador under President Nayib Bukele's administration...

Morris' stoppage-time goal gives US 1-1 draw at El Salvador

Jun. 15, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Entering in the 80th minute on a rain-soaked field that looked like a torn-up recreational park, Jordan Morris thought back to youth soccer in Seattle. Morris went on to score in the first minute of second-half stoppage time, offsetting Alexander...