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.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Salvadorean President Nayib Bukele to drop the use of bitcoin as legal tender in the country, on the grounds that there are “great risks associated” with this practice. Bukele officially adopted bitcoin last September.
The recent murders of 46 people in the last 72 hours all across El Salvador have led President Nayib Bukele to summon the army to assist the national police in patrolling the most violent areas.
The Parliament of El Salvador has passed with 62 out of 84 votes a bill submitted by President Nayib Bukele to classify Bitcoin as legal tender, thus becoming the first country in the world to adopt a cryptocurrency. Its use as legal tender will go into law in 90 days.