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El Salvador: Country in Central America
El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is a country in Central America. It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2021, the country had a population of approximately 6,825,935.

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Bonus Edition: Bolsonaro & the Amazon, El Salvador, US Women’s Rights | The Stream [Video]

Bonus Edition: Bolsonaro & the Amazon, El Salvador, US Women’s Rights | The Stream

On The Stream: The Amazon, El Salvador, women’s march

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El Salvador leads world in adopting bitcoin as official currency [Video]

El Salvador leads world in adopting bitcoin as official currency

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El Salvador divided over making bitcoin legal tender [Video]

El Salvador divided over making bitcoin legal tender

El Salvador has become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. President Nayib Bukele is betting on cryptocurrency to boost to the battered Salvadorian economy, but not everybody is..

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El Salvador's national Bitcoin system crashes as cryptocurrency becomes legal tender

El Salvador's move to become the first country in the world to make Bitcoin legal tender was marred on launch day when the government's digital wallet system crashed.
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Protests and confusion as El Salvador set to make Bitcoin legal tender

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El Salvador is set to become the first country in the world to make the cryptocurrency Bitcoin legal tender, with a recently passed law to take effect from tomorrow.
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El Salvador votes to become first country to use Bitcoin as legal tender

el salvador votes to become first country to use bitcoin as legal tender
Bitcoin will be used as legal tender in El Salvador after President Nayib Bukele's proposals to embrace cryptocurrency were approved by congress.
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Remains of at least 24 people discovered in secret burial site at home of former police officer

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The remains of at least 24 people have been recovered at the house of a former police officer in El Salvador.
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Top Surfer Katherine Diaz Killed By Lightning Strike During Ocean Training Session

Katherine Diaz -- one of El Salvador's top surfers -- died on Friday after she was hit in a lightning strike during a training session near her home. The 22-year-old rising star -- who had been gunning..
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Katherine Diaz: Tributes paid to surfer killed by lightning

The International Surfing Association pays tribute to El Salvador surfer Katherine Diaz, who died after being struck by lightning.
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El Salvador's president says economic re-opening to begin June 16

El Salvador's president said on Saturday that the nation's economy could start to re-open on June 16, following weeks of a strict lockdown meant to contain the coronavirus.
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Salvadoran president vetoes coronavirus law again - legal team

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has for the second time vetoed emergency legislation passed to regulate the Central American country's coronavirus policy and usher in a gradual reopening of its..
Reuters - Published

Rich world's jobs crisis jolts money flows to millions

Carlos Sosa, a Salvadoran waiter in New York, used to send up to $500 a month back home to his mother to help pay for her medical bills and food. But now, after the coronavirus hit and he lost his job..
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El Salvador's Congress OKs law to reopen economy, President Bukele vows veto

El Salvador's Congress passed a new emergency bill to address the impact of the coronavirus crisis and gradually reopen the Central American nation's economy, while President Nayib Bukele has vowed to..
Reuters - Published

Tropical Storm Amanda kills at least seven people in El Salvador

Tropical Storm Amanda has killed at least seven people in El Salvador as heavy rains made rivers overflow, flooded city streets and produced landslides, Interior Minister Mario Duran said on Sunday.
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Salvadoran leader says he takes drug touted by Trump for coronavirus

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Tuesday he takes hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug that U.S. President Donald Trump has promoted as a way to ward off the novel coronavirus, though..
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Thirty six inmates test positive for coronavirus in Salvadoran prisons

Three dozen inmates in Salvadoran prisons have tested positive for coronavirus, health authorities said Monday, adding that strict health and isolation protocols would be implemented to halt the..
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As hunger spreads under lockdown, Guatemalans and Salvadorans raise white flag

Strict coronavirus lockdowns in Guatemala and El Salvador have so battered local economies that hundreds of families are flying white flags outside their homes or waving them in the street: not in..
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U.S. returns migrant children despite risks worsened by coronavirus: UNICEF

The United States has returned at least 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras since early March despite risks of violence and discrimination that have..
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El Salvador's president extends lockdown, crimping law allowing restart of economy

El Salvador's government on Tuesday extended a strict lockdown until June 6, after President Nayib Bukele threatened to veto a law passed by Congress aimed at accelerating the reopening of the..
Reuters - Published

El Salvador Supreme Court orders state of emergency suspended

El Salvador's Supreme Court said on Monday it has ordered the immediate suspension of the state of emergency declared by President Nayib Bukele over the coronavirus.
Reuters - Published

Salvadoran president declares emergency without OK from congress, sparking controversy

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele on Saturday night declared a state of emergency to extend coronavirus measures without approval by congress, touching off a torrent of criticism that the move had been..
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El Salvador to suspend public transport for 15 days to fight coronavirus

El Salvador will from Thursday temporarily suspend public transport in a bid to strengthen efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said on Wednesday.
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El Salvador clamps down on shopping trips to curb coronavirus spread

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele announced still tougher measures on Tuesday to curb the coronavirus pandemic, including shopping trips limited to twice a week.
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Salvadorans in government confinement protest coronavirus handling

At least 300 people held in two centers set up by the Salvadoran government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus protested on Monday, demanding to be released and given the results of their..
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El Salvador authorizes use of lethal force against gangs

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele on Sunday authorized the use of "lethal force" by police and military against gang members to crack down on heightened violence amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump says U.S. sending ventilators, coronavirus help to Latin America, Asia

The United States will send ventilators to three countries in Latin America - Ecuador, El Salvador and Honduras - as well as to Indonesia, President Donald Trump said on Friday, as the coronavirus..
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El Salvador student takes to treetops to pick up signal for online classes

When Alexander Contreras and his father planted a guava tree next to their house in rural El Salvador six years ago, he never dreamed that beyond providing shade and food, it would become key to his..
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El Salvador's president disregards top court rulings on coronavirus

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said on Wednesday he would not accept several Supreme Court rulings meant to stop him from enforcing some measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but it was..
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El Salvador's congress extends national coronavirus emergency law

El Salvador's congress on Sunday extended a national emergency law that allows the government to prolong certain health measures aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Central..
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El Salvador president threatens drivers violating coronavirus rules

President Nayib Bukele said anyone driving cars in El Salvador without having justification for being out of their homes would be stripped of their driving license, doubling down on attempts to enforce..
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El Salvador warns tougher action against violations of coronavirus quarantine

The president of El Salvador warned on Monday that security forces had been ordered to enforce quarantine orders more rigorously to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, confining offenders to..
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El Salvador registers first coronavirus infection, president says

El Salvador has registered its first case of coronavirus infection in the country, President Nayib Bukele said on Wednesday.
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El Salvador suspends deportations from U.S., Mexico over coronavirus

El Salvador's government said on Wednesday it had suspended deportation flights of its nationals from the United States and Mexico until further notice in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus,..
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Mexico rejects El Salvador accusation it let coronavirus patients board plane

Mexico rejected an accusation by Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele on Monday that it had allowed a dozen people with coronavirus to board a flight to San Salvador, saying medical staff had found no..
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El Salvador suspends flights, accuses Mexico of letting coronavirus patients board plane

President Nayib Bukele suspended passenger flights to El Salvador on Monday after accusing Mexico of allowing a dozen people with coronavirus to board a flight to San Salvador, an assertion quickly..
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Lockdowns, self-isolation and entry bans imposed to fight global coronavirus spread

France and Spain joined Italy in imposing lockdowns on tens of millions of people, Australia ordered self-isolation of arriving foreigners, and Argentina and El Salvador extended entry bans as the..
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El Salvador Congress backs emergency measures to stop coronavirus

El Salvador's Congress on Saturday approved a series of emergency measures sought by President Nayib Bukele to prevent the spread of coronavirus into the Central American country and to off the risk of..
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Central American countries step up efforts to contain coronavirus

Central American countries Panama, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador on Saturday took further steps to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus in the region with measures ranging from bans on large..
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Salvadoran police face trial for murder of trans woman deported from U.S.

Three police officers in El Salvador will be tried for the murder of a transgender woman who was deported from the United States two years ago after failing to prove her life was at risk in the violent..
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El Salvador shuts classes in all schools on coronavirus fears

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Wednesday that all schools in El Salvador will be closed for three weeks due to coronavirus concerns, after governments in Panama and Peru took similar actions..
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El Salvador bans visitors from Germany, France over coronavirus

El Salvador has banned visitors from Germany and France due to coronavirus, after previously barring visitors from Italy, South Korea and Iran, countries with the largest outbreaks outside China.
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El Salvador's president vetoes controversial war crimes law

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele on Friday vetoed a controversial law intended to allow the prosecution of crimes committed during the country's bloody civil war, arguing it was not in the interest..
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El Salvador approves law to prosecute civil war crimes, president to veto

El Salvador's Congress on Wednesday narrowly approved a controversial law intended to allow the prosecution of crimes committed during the country's bloody civil war, although President Nayib Bukele..
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El Salvador bars visitors from Italy and South Korea, citing coronavirus

El Salvador will bar the entry of foreign nationals arriving from Italy and South Korea to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that has killed more than a thousand people worldwide, President Nayib..
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Pope moves slain Salvadoran priest, icon for poor, closer to sainthood

A Jesuit priest who was murdered at the threshold of the Salvadoran civil war and who in death became a icon for human rights in rural Latin America was moved a step closer to sainthood by Pope Francis..
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Salvadoran president sends more soldiers to fight crime after standoff with lawmakers

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele deployed hundreds of soldiers on Tuesday to fight gangs, days after facing criticism for barging into Congress with the army to pressure lawmakers over his security..
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