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Tag: El Salvador

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 09:44 UTC

    Honduras following in on El Salvador's example of tackling crime

    Xiomara Castro has already decreed a state of partial emergency that achieved very little in curbing violence

    Honduran President Xiomara Castro has undertaken a series of security reforms collectively known as the Solution Plan against Crime somehow resembling those of neighboring El Salvador under Nayib Bukele, it was reported in Tegucigalpa.

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  • Thursday, May 9th 2024 - 21:38 UTC

    Paraguay will have a new UK Ambassador; Navai reappointed to El Salvador

    Danielle Dunne (left) and Ramin Navai (right)

    Ms Danielle Dunne has been appointed His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay in succession to Mr Ramin Navai who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment in El Salvador. Ms Dunne will take up her appointment during January 2025.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2024 - 11:58 UTC

    Bullrich tells Bukele she wants to replicate his security plan in Argentina

    “We are at your service for whatever you need,” Bukele told Bullrich at the Conservative gathering in Washington DC

    Argentina's Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele Friday in Washington DC at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) summit that “we want to follow the model you are carrying out” to tackle crime. Argentine President Javier Milei is scheduled to speak Saturday at this event after meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, February 16th 2024 - 11:10 UTC

    Uruguayan Senator praises Bukele's transformation of El Salvador

    Sartori praised Bukele's “political will” whereby “positive transformations are possible”

    Uruguayan Senator Juan Sartori of President Luis Lacalle Pou's National Party met this week with his Salvadorean President “friend” Nayib Bukele and said that the Central American country had “achieved a total change in security and openness to the world.”

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 11:01 UTC

    Bukele announces victory in El Salvador elections

    Argentina's violence problem is not as big as El Salvador's, Bukele said

    El Salvador's Nayib Bukele declared himself the winner “with more than 85% of the votes” before the official results of Sunday's elections were released. “According to our numbers, we have won the presidential election with more than 85% of the votes and a minimum of 58 of 60 Assembly deputies,” he stressed on social media.

  • Sunday, December 24th 2023 - 13:35 UTC

    Arrest of former Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani ordered

     Cristiani, 76, is said to be residing in Rome, Italy, but his current whereabouts are unknown

    A court in the Salvadoran city of San Francisco Gotera has issued a warrant for the arrest of former president Alfredo Cristiani (1989-1994) and some former lawmakers for their alleged involvement in the 1981 El Mozote massacre in which around 1,000 peasants were killed during the civil war (1980-1992).

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Paraguayan president says he is inspired by Bukele

    Photos of Operation Veneratio showed inmates face down, seated, on their knees, and in underwear, Bukele-style

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña confirmed in an international interview with CNN that he was inspired by his El Salvador colleague Nayib Bukele when launching Operation Veneratio this week, a move to dismantle virtual ownership by the notorious Rotela Clan drug gang of the Tacumbú Penitentiary in Asunción.

  • Monday, September 18th 2023 - 09:53 UTC

    Peru: Boluarte's gov't targets freedom of the press

    Boluarte's government has downplayed rumors that it might be trying to wage a Bukele-style war on crime

    Journalist guilds in Peru have expressed their concern about restrictions on freedom the government of President Dina Boluarte is planning to exert through changes to the Penal Code to hold demonstrators and reporters criminally accountable, it was reported in Lima.

  • Wednesday, July 19th 2023 - 10:52 UTC

    Powerful earthquake in Central America with residents to streets, but no victims say first reports

    The epicenter of the earthquake was 43 kilometers south of Intipuca, El Salvador, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

    A powerful earthquake shook many countries in Central America on Tuesday, with a magnitude of 6.5. The quake shook much of Central America late on Tuesday evening, from Nicaragua to Guatemala, forcing residents in some cities onto the streets.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 10:32 UTC

    Former Salvadoran president convicted in absentia

    Funes has had Nicaraguan citizenship since 2019

    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.