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Nelson Renteria

Rich world's jobs crisis jolts money flows to millions

3:52pm IST

Carlos Sosa, a Salvadoran waiter in New York, used to send up to $500 a month back home to his mother to help pay for her medical bills and food. But now, after the coronavirus hit and he lost his job in early March, Sosa has burnt through his savings and the wire transfers have stopped.

El Salvador's Congress OKs law to reopen economy, President Bukele vows veto

2:08pm IST

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador's Congress passed a new emergency bill to address the impact of the coronavirus crisis and gradually reopen the Central American nation's economy, while President Nayib Bukele has vowed to veto the measure.

As hunger spreads under lockdown, Guatemalans and Salvadorans raise white flag

22 May 2020

GUATEMALA CITY/SAN SALVADOR Strict coronavirus lockdowns in Guatemala and El Salvador have so battered local economies that hundreds of families are flying white flags outside their homes or waving them in the street: not in surrender, but to seek food and assistance.

El Salvador's president extends lockdown, crimping law allowing restart of economy

20 May 2020

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador's government on Tuesday extended a strict lockdown until June 6, after President Nayib Bukele threatened to veto a law passed by Congress aimed at accelerating the reopening of the country's economy prior to that date.

El Salvador's president proposes re-opening of economy from June 6

19 May 2020

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said on Monday he would propose to lawmakers to gradually re-open the economy from June 6, in the wake of strict curbs to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the small Central American nation.

Salvadoran president declares emergency without OK from congress, sparking controversy

18 May 2020

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador's attorney general on Sunday challenged a decree by President Nayib Bukele, who declared a state of emergency the previous evening to extend coronavirus measures without approval by congress.

Salvadoran president declares emergency without OK from congress, sparking controversy

17 May 2020

MEXICO CITY, May 17 Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele on Saturday night declared a state of emergency to extend coronavirus measures without approval by congress, touching off a torrent of criticism that the move had been unconstitutional.

El Salvador clamps down on shopping trips to curb coronavirus spread

06 May 2020

SAN SALVADOR Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele announced still tougher measures on Tuesday to curb the coronavirus pandemic, including shopping trips limited to twice a week.

Salvadorans in government confinement protest coronavirus handling

05 May 2020

SAN SALVADOR At least 300 people held in two centers set up by the Salvadoran government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus protested on Monday, demanding to be released and given the results of their tests.

Salvadorans in government confinement protest coronavirus handling

05 May 2020

SAN SALVADOR, May 4 At least 300 people held in two centers set up by the Salvadoran government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus protested on Monday, demanding to be released and given the results of their tests.

World News

Fires burn near White House in violent U.S. protests

Fires burned near the White House, stores were looted in New York City and Southern California, and a tanker truck drove into marchers in Minneapolis as the United States struggled to contain chaotic protests over race and policing.