El Salvador

Country El Salvador
Capital San Salvador
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency United States dollar(USD)
Languages Castilian

San Salvador

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El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.

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El Salvador Fugitive Tycoon Hiding Out in Switzerland: Report - Insightcrime.org

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El Salvador Fugitive Tycoon Hiding Out in Switzerland: Report
Insightcrime.org
A journalistic investigation has revealed that Enrique Rais, a fugitive from corruption charges in El Salvador who is also reportedly the subject of a US investigation, has been living in a luxurious hideout in Switzerland, showcasing how Salvadoran ...



Why It's So Hard to Leave El Salvador's Gangs: An Interview With José Miguel Cruz - Insightcrime.org

Why It's So Hard to Leave El Salvador's Gangs: An Interview With José Miguel Cruz
Insightcrime.org
Around 85 percent of gang members in El Salvador have thought about distancing themselves from gang life or leaving entirely. But with few reported success stories, little is known about this process. In March 2017, a study by Florida International ...



Armando Calderon Sol, first president to lead El Salvador after its civil war, dies at 69 - SFGate

Armando Calderon Sol, first president to lead El Salvador after its civil war, dies at 69
SFGate
When Mr. Calderon Sol took office, many opponents and some observers doubted whether he would enforce the terms of a U.N.-brokered peace treaty for El Salvador, which called for the removal of military officers who had participated in human rights ...



Armando Calderón Sol, Who Led El Salvador After War, Dies at 69 - New York Times

New York Times

Armando Calderón Sol, Who Led El Salvador After War, Dies at 69
New York Times
Armando Calderón Sol, the first president elected in El Salvador after 12 years of civil war, died on Monday in Houston. He was 69. His death, in a hospital, was confirmed by his sister, Milena Calderón de Escalón, a member of the Salvadoran ...
El Salvador's ex-President Armando Calderon Sol dies at 69 - ABC ...ABC News
Former Salvadoran President Calderon Dies at 69Voice of America

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Fugitive El Salvador businessman spotted near Geneva - swissinfo.ch

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Fugitive El Salvador businessman spotted near Geneva
swissinfo.ch
A controversial multimillionaire, wanted in El Salvador for corruption and fraud, has fled to Switzerland. Enrique R., who has dual Swiss and El Salvadoran nationality, officially took residence in a town on Lake Geneva last April, three months after ...



'Top Chef El Salvador' Sparks Outrage After Killing & Cooking Endangered Reptile On Air - Remezcla (blog)

Remezcla (blog)

'Top Chef El Salvador' Sparks Outrage After Killing & Cooking Endangered Reptile On Air
Remezcla (blog)
Viewers were scandalized when Top Chef El Salvador, their local version of the American reality series, prepared live iguanas during primetime television. The show's four finalists were tasked with slicing the reptiles into original dishes for the judges.



El Salvador's teenage girls trapped by turf wars - Financial Times

Financial Times

El Salvador's teenage girls trapped by turf wars
Financial Times
That was five years ago and Jocelyn tells the story now with the matter-of-fact tone born of growing up in a country where gangs threaten virtually the whole community — 247 of El Salvador's 262 municipalities by one recent count — and violence is an ...



Central Americans fleeing violence can't return home yet, bishops warn - Catholic News Agency

Catholic News Agency

Central Americans fleeing violence can't return home yet, bishops warn
Catholic News Agency
As a temporary immigration permit program for families fleeing violence in Honduras and El Salvador is set to expire, the U.S. bishops warn that requiring immigrants to return to unsafe countries is unjust. “There is ample evidence to suggest that ...
Bishops' migration chairman asks for extension of immigration statusCatholic News Service

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Activists Want to Legalize Abortions in El Salvador, But Pro-Lifers are Fighting to Save Unborn Babies - LifeNews.com (blog)

LifeNews.com (blog)

Activists Want to Legalize Abortions in El Salvador, But Pro-Lifers are Fighting to Save Unborn Babies
LifeNews.com (blog)
Every day for the past decade, a small group has gathered to pray for an end to abortion in El Salvador—a nation of six million citizens which, though it boasts some of the most protective abortion laws in the world, sees more than its share of ...



El Salvador's FMLN Celebrates 37 Years of Revolutionary Struggle - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

El Salvador's FMLN Celebrates 37 Years of Revolutionary Struggle
teleSUR English
The political party, first established as a Marxist-Leninist guerrilla movement, was founded in a merger of five groups: the Communist Party of El Salvador, the Farabundo Marti Popular Forces of Liberation, the People's Revolutionary Army, the National ...