A Salvadoran court Monday sentenced former President Mauricio Funes (2009-2014) to 14 years in prison for his alleged negotiations with criminal gangs. Funes, currently living in Nicaragua, got 8 years for illicit groupings and 6 years for breach of duty. Nicaragua gave him citizenship in 2019.
Heads of State and Government convened in Santo Domingo for the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit which is focused on post Covid-19 pandemic economic recovery in a world hit by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The Nicaraguan government of President Daniel Ortega has canceled the registrations of 58 other NGOs for being in abandonment and having between 2 and 27 years of non-compliance in accordance with the laws that regulate them, it was reported in Managua.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Thursday said he hoped Latin America would stage a joint reaction if a coup d'état takes place in next month's presidential elections in Brazil.
A woman in El Salvador has been handed down a 50-year jail sentence for having had an abortion, it was reported Monday. It was the first time that the maximum penalty has been applied. Pro-abortion groups have pledged to appeal the ruling.
Human rights organizations have raised their concerns over the current situation in El Salvador, where the demise of rule of law is becoming the new norm.
Following the assassination of Paraguay's Marcelo Pecci while honeymooning in Colombia, two other crimes have hit Latin American prosecutors in the last days of May.
Around 34,000 people have been placed under arrest thanks to the state of emergency in force in El Salvador since March 27, it was reported Monday as Congress is set to agree on yet another extension of the measure. Human rights organizations have warned of arbitrary arrests.
The Parliament of El Salvador Sunday agreed to validate a State of Emergency nationwide after 62 people died Saturday in clashes between gangs, it was announced.
The Nicaraguan Government of President Daniel Ortega Monday decried military naval forces of El Salvador had violated its maritime spaces for reasons yet to be determined, since there is no bilateral territorial dispute between the two Central American countries.