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“We still have no testing or contact tracing strategy to control the pandemic,” Óscar Chávez, of independent think tank and data clearinghouse Lab Datos GT, told El Faro English. “As we see a spike in cases almost double that of the peak in 2020, in reality, we know that the impact of the pandemic is much broader, but we just can’t see it.”
Some long-time leftists say that old regional alliances and unwavering support for the Cuban regime are cracking.
The resolution immigration officials issued to Lizárraga specifies that he was denied his work permit and residence due to his inability to prove he is an editor or journalist.
Sixteen months into the pandemic and five months since pharmaceutical giants began pumping out vaccines, Central America remains vastly undervaccinated.
El Salvador adopted the dollar in November of 2000, just eight days from the time of announcement. ‘Bitcoinization,’ meanwhile, took two and a half days, and just five hours from the time the bill reached the legislature. The most in-depth explanations of the two-page law weren’t given to the legislative committee in charge of analyzing it, nor to the Assembly itself. Rather, Bukele and two of his brothers fielded questions on the bill in a Twitter livestream, in English, with foreign investors.
For the last five years of our lives, we’ve not been able to hug him and say: “Have a good day, Dad.”
In her first visit to the region this week, Vice President Kamala Harris’ blunt message to Central American migrants (“Do not come”) triggered a backlash among human rights defenders and Central America experts for contradicting international asylum laws and appearing insensitive to the reality driving migration.
The reason remains unclear against an increasingly complex political and economic backdrop in El Salvador.
El Faro confirmed that both the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and the High Command of the National Civil Police also stood for the oath and pledged their loyalty to the president.
Secretary Blinken’s first trip to the isthmus will test whether Costa Rica can and wants to emerge as a regional power broker.
“Throw them in jail, take their cell phones!” yelled Nicaraguan riot police in a Managua office building complex last Thursday morning as they chased down reporters from international and local outlets.
This list has no legal implications for those named, but the fact that the section on El Salvador was declassified sends a clear political message at a time of tense relations between the Bukele and Biden administrations.
A divided opposition at the ballot box, independent analysts widely believe, will pave the way for Ortega to secure his fourth consecutive five-year term.
“Nayib Bukele is no longer bound by law. And to the extent there are laws, they will be disregarded, eliminated or rewritten. He is the law. Perhaps millions of Salvadorans haven’t yet realized it, but this is how a republic dies and a dictatorial regime is born.”
Various legal experts have called what happened on May 1 a technical coup d’etat.
A United States military advisor, Sergeant Major Allen Bruce Hazelwood, was in Morazán with Coronel Domingo Monterrosa, commander of the Atlacatl Battalion, during the El Mozote massacre in December of 1981.
One expert witness will testify that there was a systematic government cover-up involving both the Salvadoran and United States governments.
This government’s attacks against El Faro include smear campaigns, stalking, illegal wiretaps, threats, and constant online harassment.
Ricardo Zúñiga has spent the past several days fielding the same question with diplomatic stoicism and a poker smile.
Every night, desperate Central Americans continue to cross the river and head into the hills towards Roma, hoping, somehow, to improve their lives.
Rep. Norma Torres on Central America: ‘Like It or Not, These Are the Presidents We Have to Deal With’
While Torres criticizes “the United States’ past interventions” in Central America and her country’s “relationship with many of these present-day dictators,” she has given her vote of confidence to Biden’s new team of envoys to the region, chief among them Vice President Kamala Harris.