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SC authorities arrest one of Interpol's most wanted suspects

Sep. 23, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

LADY'S ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A man suspected of murder in El Salvador was arrested Thursday in South Carolina. The Bluffton Police Department, with help from other agencies, arrested Erick Salvador Hernandez Bonilla, 23, on Lady’s Island, WSAV-TV reported. ...

El Salvador president says he's world's 'coolest dictator'

Sep. 21, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat in El Salvador said Tuesday she sees “a decline in democracy” the country, where President Nayib Bukele changed his Twitter profile to read “the coolest dictator in the world.” The U.S. State Department put...

El Salvador president changes Twitter profile to 'dictator'

Sep. 20, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s bitcoin-pushing president apparently changed his Twitter profile description to “dictator” Monday, in what might be an ironic comment on last week’s protests against him. The office of President Nayib Bukele did...

Thousands protest against Bukele government in El Salvador

Sep. 15, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in El Salvador's capital Wednesday for the first mass march against President Nayib Bukele, who protesters say has concentrated too much power, weakened the independence of the courts and may seek re-election. ...

Problems continue to plague El Savador's bitcoin rollout

Sep. 14, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — One week after El Salvador became the first country to make bitcoin legal tender, problems continued to plague the system Tuesday. El Salvador rolled out a digital wallet known as the “Chivo” on Sept. 8, but the system has often...

Berhalter gives wake-up call, US eases pressure with win

Sep. 09, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Some American players rushed from Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano and its pulsating Latin music for a charter flight through the night to London and onto Berlin, where weekend games awaited with European clubs. Others headed in the...

Robinson, Pepi, US flip WCup qualifier, beat Honduras 4-1

Sep. 09, 2021 04:41 AM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The United States was skidding to another World Cup qualifying failure when Antonee Robinson entered, quickly tied the score and celebrated with a backward somersault. The entire game soon flipped. ...

Canada beats El Salvador 3-0 in World Cup qualifying

Sep. 08, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Atiba Hutchinson and Jonathan David scored in the first 11 minutes and Tajon Buchanan added a second-half goal in Canada's 3-0 victory over El Salvador in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Wednesday night. Canada improved to 1-0-2. El Salvador dropped to...

Glitches still plague bitcoin rollout in El Salvador

Sep. 08, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Salvadorans trying to pay for a cup of coffee or receive money sent from relatives in the United States using the cryptocurrency bitcoin continued struggling to perform transactions Wednesday, a day after El Salvador made it legal tender. ...

Injuries, discipline and COVID disrupt US in qualifying

Sep. 07, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Two starters are injured, another tested positive for COVID-19 and a fourth was sent home as punishment. The star is regaining fitness after a bout with coronavirus. Less than a week into World Cup qualifying, much has gone wrong for the...