Nelson Renteria

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10 Apr 2019 | 11:42 AM

Honduran, Nicaraguan, Venezuelan leaders not invited to Salvadoran's swearing-in

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador's incoming president Nayib Bukele said on Tuesday he would not be inviting the leaders of Honduras, Nicaragua and Venezuela to his June 1 inauguration after criticizing them as illegitimate rulers.

22 Mar 2019 | 9:10 AM

El Salvador's top court approves extradition request for ex-President Funes

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador's Supreme Court on Thursday approved a request by the country's attorney general that former President Mauricio Funes be extradited home from Nicaragua to face corruption charges.

21 Mar 2019 | 8:59 AM

Guatemalan presidential candidate Aldana 'not scared' of arrest threat

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A Guatemalan presidential candidate known for tackling high-profile corruption as attorney general said on Wednesday that she would return from neighbouring El Salvador within days despite an arrest warrant.

15 Mar 2019 | 7:03 AM

Responding to El Salvador president-elect, China denies it meddles

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - China on Thursday rejected comments by Salvadoran President-elect Nayib Bukele, who accused the Asian power of not playing by the rules and intervening in other nations' affairs.

23 Feb 2019 | 10:42 AM

Trans asylum-seeker killed after U.S. deportation back to El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A Salvadoran transgender woman who sought asylum in the United States was killed weeks after she was deported, a rights group said on Friday, underscoring the dangers of the Trump administration's hardening policy on asylum seekers.

21 Feb 2019 | 7:20 AM

U.S., Central America launch plan to crack down on people smugglers

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - The United States and three Central American nations on Wednesday announced an effort to combat trafficking of people to the U.S.-Mexico border, days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, citing large-scale unlawful immigration.

14 Feb 2019 | 4:23 PM

U.S.'s Bolton speaks to El Salvador president-elect about 'predatory' China

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador's President-elect Nayib Bukele spoke by phone on Wednesday with U.S. National Security advisor John Bolton, who said he requested cooperation to counteract what he called the "predatory" expansion of China.

5 Feb 2019 | 8:24 AM

El Salvador's incoming president, shunned by ruling party, forged own path

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Expelled from the ruling leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) and thwarted in trying to create his own party, Nayib Bukele forged his own path to victory as an outsider in El Salvador's presidential election.

5 Feb 2019 | 7:10 AM

Salvadorans voice hope for change after outsider sweeps to presidency

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Salvadorans voiced hope for a changed country on Monday after political outsider Nayib Bukele won a sweeping victory in the presidential election with a pledge to tackle the corruption and violence plaguing the Central American nation.

3 Feb 2019 | 2:07 PM

Outsider wins El Salvador presidency, breaking two-party system

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A former mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador's presidential election on Sunday, bringing an end to a two-party system that has held sway over the violence-plagued Central American country for three decades.