El Salvador

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Nayib Bukele calls himself the ‘world’s coolest dictator’ – but is he joking?
El Salvador’s president is consolidating power and seems intent on rewriting the country’s constitution

Mat Youkee in San Salvador

26, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fears for democracy in El Salvador after president claims to be ‘coolest dictator’
US diplomat raises concerns after Nayib Bukele makes outlandish claim on Twitter and replaces judges to permit future re-election

Staff and agencies in San Salvador

21, Sep, 2021 @9:05 PM

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El Salvador’s bitcoin experiment goes live – as president offers tech support
Nayib Bukele tweeted advice as the cryptocurrency became legal tender – not entirely smoothly – but critics call it a big distraction

Mat Youkee

07, Sep, 2021 @5:37 PM

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Scepticism grows in El Salvador over pioneering Bitcoin gamble
Country will be first to adopt cryptocurrency as legal tender next month – but economists are sounding warnings over risks

Mat Youkee in El Zonte

30, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Getting Covid jab is an ‘act of love’, says Pope Francis
Video of pontiff urging vaccine take-up comes after scepticism from traditionalist cardinals

Angela Giuffrida

18, Aug, 2021 @12:37 PM

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Sex workers fighting for human rights among world’s most ‘at risk activists’
Exclusive: Front Line Defenders report says rights defenders working in sex industry face ‘targeted attacks’ around the world

Sarah Johnson

12, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘I’m scared of being killed’: sex worker activists speak out
Rights defenders describe threats and abuse while working to protect their communities

Interviews by Sarah Johnson

12, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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El Salvador’s house of horror becomes grisly emblem of war on women
Authorities have sought to portray the ex-policeman at whose home up to 40 bodies, mostly female, may be buried, as a freakish psychopath

Bryan Avelar in Chalchuapa and Tom Phillips

25, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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El Salvador: dozens of bodies found at ex-cop’s house investigated as femicides
Clandestine cemetery in Chalchuapa is believed to contain as many as 40 bodies – most of them thought to be women

Staff and agencies in San Salvador

20, May, 2021 @7:59 PM

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US-made guns are ripping Central America apart and driving migration north | Ioan Grillo
An iron river of illegal guns flows from the US to Mexico, Central America, and across the hemisphere

Ioan Grillo

16, Apr, 2021 @10:23 AM

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Olympic surfing hopeful Katherine Diaz killed by lightning while training
El Salvador’s top surfer, who had been preparing fo the sport’s Olympic debut this summer, has been struck and killed by lightning

Guardian sport

21, Mar, 2021 @6:17 PM

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'Blindsided': Biden faces tough test in reversing Trump's cruel border legacy
As unaccompanied children reach the US, Republicans seek political gain. The White House has a fight on its hands

David Smith in Washington

20, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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