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In El Salvador, a tough anti-gang crackdown proves popular

Dec. 27, 2022 18:28 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Nine months into a state of emergency declared by President Nayib Bukele to fight street gangs, El Salvador has seen more than 1,000 documented human rights abuses and about 90 deaths of prisoners in custody. And Bukele’s popularity ratings have soared. ...

El Salvador sends 10,000 police, soldiers to seal off town

Dec. 03, 2022 17:24 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The government of El Salvador sent 10,000 soldiers and police to seal off a town on the outskirts of the nation’s capital Saturday to search for gang members. The operation was one of the largest mobilizations yet in President Nayib Bukele’s...

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. ...