Tag Archives: El Salvador


El Salvador: Ex-president Saca given two-year jail term for bribery

09 September, 2019 7:09 am 7:09 am

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – A court handed down a two-year prison sentence for bribery to former Salvadoran President Elias Antonio Saca, the attorney general’s office said on Thursday. Saca, who is already serving a 10-year prison sentence for misuse of public funds and money laundering, was found guilty of having bribed a court employee to … Read More

El Salvador, presidency, two-party system

Outsider wins El Salvador presidency, breaking two-party system

02 February, 2019 12:30 pm 12:30 pm

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – A former mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing an end to a two-party system that has held sway over the violence-plagued Central American country for three decades. Nayib Bukele, the 37-year-old former mayor of the capital, San Salvador, won 54 … Read More

El Salvador issues arrest order for Archbishop Romero’s killer

10 October, 2018 8:35 am 8:35 am

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – A Salvadoran judge on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a former military officer suspected of ordering the 1980 killing of Archbishop Oscar Romero, a Latin American human rights icon recently named a Roman Catholic saint. The order called for the arrest of Alvaro Rafael Saravia, a 78-year-old former soldier who has … Read More

China opens embassy in Dominican Republic after break with Taiwan

09 September, 2018 9:10 am 9:10 am

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – China’s most senior envoy inaugurated a new embassy in the Dominican Republic after the Caribbean country cut ties with Taiwan in a move that prompted US concern over the Asian island’s dwindling number of allies. Self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its own, now has formal relations with only 17 countries, … Read More