Category Archives: EL SALVADOR

CARICOM-SICA Summit Starts in El Salvador

San Salvador, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Summit of the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the Community of Caribbean States (CARICOM) began Friday, with the aim of discussing security issues, risk management, climate change and trade. Continue reading

El Salvador: Supreme Court to Decide on Jesuit Killings Case

San Salvador, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court will decide on whether or not to extradite nine retired military officers who face charges in Spain for the 1989 killing of six Jesuits priests in 1989, according to legal sources. On Monday, the Salvadoran government announced that the retired officers voluntarily turned themselves in to military police on Sunday as the National Civil Police were about to arrest them based on an Interpol Red Notice for their extradition to Spain. Continue reading

El Salvador Hosts Regional Conference on Prevention of Risks

San Salvador, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The conference Integrated Efforts against Disaster, and Risk and Adaptation to Climate Change in Central America is underway in El Salvador to discuss joint action on these environmental issues. Continue reading

El Salvador Reports 2 Percent Growth in Tourism

San Salvador, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Tourism grew by over two percent in the first half of this year in El Salvador compared to a similar period in 2010, according to official figures quoted in news reports.

Tourism Minister of Tourism Jose Napoleon Duarte Jr. explained that visitors this year outnumbered those who came in the first six months of 2010. Continue reading

El Salvador: Three Dead in Clash between Inmates

San Salvador, July 1 (Prensa Latina) A clash on Friday between inmates of the prison in the western city of Santa Ana left three dead and at least seven injured, authorities said.

The news was confirmed by the Director of Prisons, Douglas Moreno, who announced that the prison at the center of the city, about 30 miles from the capital, was declared ind a state of emergency for 15 days. Continue reading

El Salvador: Corn Seeds for National Production

San Salvador, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadoran government announced Thursday that the country will produce all the corn seeds for the national crops starting next year, since this is a basic grain in the national diet.

Guillermo Lopez, Salvadoran Minister of Agriculture and Cattle Breeding, stated that the nation will stop importing the seeds from foreign enterprises, as has been occurring up to now. Continue reading

FMLN Starts Electoral Battle by Salvadoran Capital

San Salvador, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The governing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) has launched a political battle to recover the local government in the capital in municipal and legislative elections of March 11, 2012. Continue reading