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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...

Early stumble as El Salvador starts Bitcoin as currency

Sep. 07, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender Tuesday, but the rollout stumbled in its first hours and President Nayib Bukele said the digital wallet used for transactions was not functioning. For part of the...

Bitcoin brings hopes, doubts for Salvadorans sending money

Sep. 06, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador is betting that this week's pioneering adoption of Bitcoin will spur its economy, especially one of its most crucial sources of revenue: money sent home by Salvadorans in the United States. A fervent proponent of the cryptocurrency, President...

Pulisic returns as US held to 1-1 qualifying draw vs Canada

Sep. 06, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two games into World Cup qualifying, a rebuilt U.S. soccer team is in trouble. Three starters are hurt. Key midfielder Weston McKennie didn't dress because he violated team COVID protocols. Unable to break down a Canadian...