On 35th anniversary of Romero’s murder, Salvadorans remember him finally as a martyr
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Crime
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On 35th anniversary of Romero’s murder, Salvadorans remember him finally as a martyr

Jurriaan van Eerten - March 25, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero knew they would kill him. Other priests in the country had already been murdered, and it was becoming obvious that…

El Salvador unites behind martyr Romero, 35 years on
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El Salvador unites behind martyr Romero, 35 years on

Oscar Batres | AFP - March 24, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Archbishop Óscar Romero was a symbol of the divisions that split El Salvador during its civil war, but 35 years after his assassination, his imminent beatification has…

Still no results in El Salvador elections following Sunday’s vote
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Elections
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Still no results in El Salvador elections following Sunday’s vote

George Rodriguez - March 3, 2015

Election authorities in El Salvador decided to skip the customary preliminary vote count and proceed straight to the final count after a series of technical mishaps. Meanwhile,…

Voters head to the polls in El Salvador to elect legislators, mayors
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Election Day
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Voters head to the polls in El Salvador to elect legislators, mayors

George Rodriguez - February 28, 2015

Salvadorans go to the polls on Sunday to elect new legislators and local officials in a tight contest between the ruling Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, FMLN,…

Former guerrilla sworn in as El Salvador president
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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Former guerrilla sworn in as El Salvador president

AFP - June 1, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Former guerrilla commander Salvador Sánchez Cerén was sworn in Sunday as president of El Salvador with the pressing tasks of dealing with…

With opposition’s legal challenges rejected, leftist ex-guerrilla confirmed at last as El Salvador’s next president
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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With opposition’s legal challenges rejected, leftist ex-guerrilla confirmed at last as El Salvador’s next president

AFP - March 17, 2014

SAN SALVADOR -- El Salvador's election officials on Sunday declared ex-leftist guerrilla commander Salvador Sánchez Cerén the winner of a March 9 presidential election, after rejecting the…

Conservative in Salvadoran vote demands fresh polls as political divisions intensify
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El Salvador
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Conservative in Salvadoran vote demands fresh polls as political divisions intensify

AFP - March 11, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – The conservative candidate in El Salvador's tight presidential runoff, in which no winner has been declared, on Tuesday demanded a new vote…

Both candidates claim win in Salvadoran presidential runoff
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Business
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Both candidates claim win in Salvadoran presidential runoff

Carlos Mario Márquez | AFP - March 10, 2014

SAN SALVADOR – The parties of both candidates in El Salvador's surprisingly tight presidential runoff clash claimed victory late Sunday. Pre-election polls indicated that ex-guerrilla leader Salvador…

Ex-rebel commander favored in El Salvador runoff
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Ex-rebel commander favored in El Salvador runoff

AFP - March 7, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – An ex-guerrilla commander is favored to win an election runoff in El Salvador on Sunday against the capital city's mayor and inherit…

UPDATE: El Salvador ex-guerrilla in presidential vote runoff, narrowly misses victory
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UPDATE: El Salvador ex-guerrilla in presidential vote runoff, narrowly misses victory

Carlos Mario Márquez | AFP - February 3, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – A former leftist guerrilla narrowly missed victory in El Salvador's presidency race Sunday, and will now face a runoff vote with a…