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Cornered by cops, robber in El Salvador kills himself


August 31st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) A man killed himself with a gunshot to the head when he was cornered by police after he and an accomplice robbed passengers on a ... Read more...

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US agents seen carousing in El Salvador: Report


April 27th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS/EFE) The US Secret Service said Thursday it is investigating allegations that agents frequented a strip club and patronized prostitutes in El Salvador ahead of President ... Read more...

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Salvadoran remittances rise


March 24th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, March 24 (IANS/EFE) Remittances to El Salvador rose 10.1 percent in the first two months of this year compared with the same period in 2011, the nation's central ... Read more...

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Virus may infect America, warns health group


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) An international agency working to improve health and living standards among the countries in the Americas has warned about the risk of the introduction of mosquito-borne ... Read more...

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Argentines at odds over case of pregnant 11-year-old


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 22 (IANS/EFE) The case of a pregnant 11-year-old girl, whose mother asked a court to give her daughter permission to have her pregnancy interrupted - but later ... Read more...

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16 kids hurt by fireworks in El Salvador


December 26th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Dec 26 (IANS/EFE) At least 16 children were injured by fireworks on Christmas eve in El Salvador, an official said.Nine of the children were hurt in San Salvador, ... Read more...

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2,000 El Salvador inmates suffer from food poisoning


June 20th, 2011 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, June 20 (IANS/EFE) At least 2,000 inmates at five prisons in Central America's El Salvador fell ill after having food during the weekend, police said.Most of the inmates ... Read more...

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TV cameraman slain in El Salvador


April 27th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, April 27 (IANS/EFE) A cameraman with a TV channel in El Salvador was gunned down on a bus while on his way to work, police said.Two unknown assailants ... Read more...

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Journalist detained in El Salvador


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Nov 22 (IANS/EFE) A journalist who wounded a man allegedly trying to steal his vehicle in El Salvador is being held by police while they determine whether or not he ... Read more...

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Toll in El Salvador prison fire rises to 26


November 17th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) The number of fatalities caused by a fire in a Salvadoran prison increased Tuesday to 26 with the death of another inmate, authorities said.Francisco Javier Dominguez, 19, ... Read more...

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Fire kills 16 in El Salvador prison


November 11th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Nov 11 (IANS/EFE) At least 16 people were killed and more than 20 injured in a fire at a prison in El Salvador's Ilobasco city, authorities said."There are 16 dead," ... Read more...

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3 men gunned down at Mexican hospital


October 13th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen murdered three men at a hospital in Ciudad Juarez, the most violent city in Mexico, police said.The killings occurred just after midnight Sunday at a ... Read more...

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$4.2 mn found in two barrels in El Salvador


September 13th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, sep 13 (IANS/EFE) Police have found more than $4.2 million inside two barrels buried in El Salvador, raising the total amount of cash found in the area during the past ... Read more...

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1 dead, 50 hurt in El Salvador prison fight


September 13th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) One inmate died and at least 50 were wounded during a brawl at a prison in El Salvador, a media report said Sunday. The fight broke out Saturday ... Read more...

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4,800 turtle eggs seized


July 5th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Police in El Salvador seized 4,800 eggs of hawksbill turtles, a critically endangered species, imported from Nicaragua. The eggs were seized in El Amatillo, a border area that ... Read more...

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Police officer, 3 relatives murdered in El Salvador


June 28th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, June 28 (IANS/EFE) A police officer and his brother, a judicial official, were murdered along with their wives in western El Salvador, a police official said. Edwin Edgardo Portillo, a 36-year-old ... Read more...

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11 killed as miscreants set bus afire in El Salvador


June 22nd, 2010 - 7:00 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, June 22 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed when unidentified miscreants sprayed fuel on a bus and set it afire here in the capital of El Salvador, officials said. The ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill six in El Salvador football field


May 3rd, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, May 3 (IANS/EFE) Six people were killed and one wounded when five gunmen opened fire at a football field in El Salvador, police said. The incident occurred Saturday in Olocuilta town, ... Read more...

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Schools protect kids with HIV/AIDS from discrimination


April 18th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, April 18 (IANS/EFE) Schools in El Salvador are hiding the identities of HIV-affected children in an effort to "protect" them from discrimination. Many HIV-affected children are now living in shelters across ... Read more...

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Remittances to El Salvador rise 8.7 percent in March


April 14th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, April 14 (IANS/EFE) Remittances sent by Salvadorans living abroad - mostly in the US - rose 8.7 percent in March, compared to the same month in 2009, to $343.2 million, ... Read more...

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Girl rescued from kidnappers after three years


February 18th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) A six-year-old Honduran girl, who had been held by kidnappers in El Salvador since April 2007, was rescued near the municipality of San Matias and five captors ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake felt in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras


January 18th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN SALVADOR (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala and El Salvador on Monday morning, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The earthquake, ... Read more...

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El Salvador president apologises to civil war victims


January 18th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Jan 18 (IANS/EFE) Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes made a formal apology to the victims of the 1980-1992 civil war and acknowledged that state security forces "committed serious human rights violations ... Read more...

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Counties rush aid to El Salvador, as flood toll rises to 157


November 12th, 2009 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Nov 12 (EFE) Relief materials from different countries and aid organisations have begun to arrive for the flood affected people in El Salvador, as the toll has risen to 157 ... Read more...

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El Salvador flood toll rises to 144


November 11th, 2009 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Nov 11 (EFE) The toll in floods and mudslides caused by Hurricane Ida in El Salvador has risen to 144, officials said. Thousands of people have been displaced after the storm ... Read more...

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130 killed in El Salvador floods, mudslides (Lead)


November 10th, 2009 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Nov 9 (EFE) At least 130 people have been killed in floods and mudslides caused by Hurricane Ida in El Salvador, officials said Monday. Interior Minister Humberto Centeno said 49 children ... Read more...

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Over 100 dead in El Salvador flooding (Lead)


November 9th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City/San Salvador, Nov 9 (DPA) More than 100 people were killed as heavy rains set off mudslides and caused flooding in El Salvador, rescue workers said. The rainfall, which came amid a ... Read more...

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More than 90 dead in floods in El Salvador


November 9th, 2009 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City/San Salvador, Nov 9 (DPA) At least 90 people were killed as heavy rains prompted mudslides and flooding rivers in El Salvador, rescue workers said Sunday. The rainfall, which was prompted by ... Read more...

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Hurricane Ida kills 40 in El Salvador


November 9th, 2009 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Nov 8 (IANS) At least 40 people have been killed in floods caused by the hurricane Ida that swept El Salvador, interior minister said Sunday. The government has declared a state ... Read more...

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Murders up 40 percent in El Salvador


November 4th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Nov 4 (EFE) The number of murders in El Salvador between Jan 1 and Nov 1 stands at 3,673, which is 40 percent more than during the same period last ... Read more...

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Lightning during match in El Salvador kills a football player


September 29th, 2009 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Sep 29 (EFE) One soccer player died and another was injured when they were hit by lightning while playing a match in a town in eastern El Salvador, authorities said. David ... Read more...

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French Filmmaker Christian Poveda Reportedly Shot Dead


September 3rd, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Filmaker Christian Poveda, 52, whose controversial documentary film on a nefarious street gang in El Salvador had caused outrage has been shot dead reportedly. He was discovered dead in his ... Read more...

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Ousted Honduran president’s plane not allowed to land


July 6th, 2009 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, July 6 (DPA) The Honduran government installed after last week's coup Sunday prevented the return to the country of democratically elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Alfredo San Martin, head of Honduras' Civil ... Read more...

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Cuba open to more direct talks with the U.S.: Clinton


June 1st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
San Salvador, June 1 (ANI): Cuba has notified the Obama administration that it is ready to resume talks on migration issues and to negotiate direct postal service between the countries for the ... Read more...

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5 dead, 65 injured in plane crash in Honduras


June 1st, 2008 - 12:01 am ICT by admin
Tegucigalpa ( Honduras ), May 31 (ANI): At least five people died and 65 injured when a jet owned by Central America's TACA airlines slipped across a runway and onto a ... Read more...

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