Latest El Salvador News

Anti-corruption prosecutor praised by US flees Guatemala

Jul. 24, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

LAS CHINAMAS, El Salvador (AP) — Anti-corruption prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval fled Guatemala late Friday, arriving in neighboring El Salvador just hours after he was removed from his post. Consuelo Porras, Guatemala’s attorney general, had accused the former...

El Salvador seeks arrest of former president for corruption

Jul. 23, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador have issued an arrest warrant for former president Salvador Sánchez Cerén on charges of embezzlement and money laundering. Attorney General Rodolfo Delgado said Thursday the charges are related to crimes...

Moore scores 20 seconds in, US beats Canada 1-0 in Gold Cup

Jul. 19, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Shaq Moore scored 20 seconds in and the United States beat Canada 1-0 Sunday to win Group B at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Moore’s goal was the fastest since U.S. records began in 1990. Clint Dempsey scored 30 seconds in against Ghana in the...

Funes Mori's 2 goals lead Mexico over Guatemala in Gold Cup

Jul. 15, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Rogelio Funes Mori scored twice and Orbelín Pineda added a goal to lead defending champion Mexico over Guatemala 3-0 on Wednesday night in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Funes Mori, a 30-year-old born in Argentina, scored his second and third goals for Mexico. He...

El Salvador asks to play qualifier in US amid virus surge

Jul. 14, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The head of El Salvador’s soccer federation said Wednesday he will ask CONCACAF to allow his country to play its Sept. 2 World Cup qualifier against the U.S. team in the United States. The match has been scheduled to be played in El...

El Salvador bans mass gatherings amid coronavirus surge

Jul. 13, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s congress voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to impose a 90-day ban on sporting events, concerts, festivals and other mass gatherings because of a surge in coronavirus cases. Face masks will be mandatory at any public event...

Curaçao out of CONCACAF Gold Cup for positive COVID tests

Jul. 09, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Curaçao was dropped from the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Friday because of positive COVID tests and replaced by Guatemala. Ranked 76th, Curaçao was to open Group A on Saturday against El Salvador in Frisco, Texas, then play Mexico on Wednesday in Dallas and...

Mexican journalists says El Salvador expelled him for work

Jul. 09, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican journalist who served as editor at a crusading Salvadoran website said Friday he was expelled from the Central American country as part of President Nayib Bukele’s “offensive” against the press. Daniel Lizárraga served as editor at...

Loved and decried, El Salvador's populist leader is defiant

Jul. 05, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In the narrow, gang-controlled alleys of the Las Palmas neighborhood, struggling Salvadorans are untroubled by actions of their president that so infuriate his critics. They are not bothered by Nayib Bukele’s dictatorial maneuvers --...

Loved and decried, El Salvador's populist leader is defiant

Jul. 05, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In the narrow, gang-controlled alleys of the Las Palmas neighborhood, struggling Salvadorans are untroubled by actions of their president that so infuriate his critics. They are not bothered by Nayib Bukele’s dictatorial maneuvers --...