El Salvador

Article image
Salvadoran environmental defenders detained for decades-old crimes
Activists worry the arrests are a move by the cash-strapped government to open the country to now banned metals mining

Nina Lakhani in Mexico City

14, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

Article image
China circles El Salvador’s economy as country edges toward crypto plunge
President Nayib Bukele bet on bitcoin and its tumbling value has put the Central American country in a financially precarious spot

Mat Youkee

15, Nov, 2022 @10:30 AM

Article image
Weather tracker: following the path of Hurricane Julia
Julia passed from the Atlantic to the Pacific, killing 25 people; plus, flash floods in south-east Australia

James Parrish and Azure Prior

14, Oct, 2022 @9:58 AM

Article image
Javier Zamora: ‘Now the chances of me crossing the border and surviving would be slim’
The Salvadorian poet on his journey to the US as a nine-year-old, the exciting literature coming from his homeland – and why he is indebted to Dave Eggers

Killian Fox

10, Sep, 2022 @5:00 PM

Article image
‘They had their dreams’: the families devastated by Texas truck deaths
Relatives tell of loss as experts says harsher laws are forcing people to take ever more dangerous routes into US

Analy Nuño in Guadalajara

17, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

Article image
‘Go home’: Honduran islanders fight against crypto colonialists
The battle over land rights and sovereignty on the island of Roatán has galvanized the whole country

Jeff Ernst in Crawfish Rock

05, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

Article image
‘Each day is agony’: the lives swept up in El Salvador’s mass arrests
As President Nayib Bukele arrests tens of thousands over gang fears, activists and family members grapple with the fallout

Tom Phillips in San Salvador

03, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

Article image
El Salvador to escalate its security crackdown after death of police officers
President Nayib Bukele vowed to step up its ‘war on gangs’ even as 2% of the country’s population is jailed

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

29, Jun, 2022 @3:10 PM

Article image
‘It’s a war on the people’: El Salvador’s mass arrests send thousands into despair
At least 38,000 people have been arrested under Nayib Bukele’s draconic state of exemption

Tom Phillips in Salcoatitán

08, Jun, 2022 @10:17 PM

Article image
El Salvador accused of ‘massive’ human rights violations with 2% of adults in prison
More than 36,000 people arrested in just over two months in crackdown orchestrated by President Nayib Bukele

Tom Phillips in San Salvador

02, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

Article image
World’s most violent cities: Medellín crime surge helps Latin America top list
Region has two-thirds of world’s most dangerous cities, with Bogotá, Rio, Mexico City and San Salvador also named in study

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

26, May, 2022 @7:15 AM

Article image
Crypto is starting to lose its cool – just look at El Salvador | Rowan Moore
Fantasies of a Bitcoin City have been undermined by the country’s huge losses in cryptocurrency

Rowan Moore

21, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

1 / 30 pages