El Salvador

El Salvador orders expulsion of all Venezuelan diplomats

MEXICO CITY, Nov 3 (NNN-AGENCIES) — El Salvador has ordered the expulsion of all Venezuelan diplomats from the Central American country, the authorities announced Sunday.

El Salvador recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president until free elections were held in the country, the government said in a statement.

It gives 48 hours to the entire diplomatic corps of the Venezuelan government to leave the country, the statement added.

In retrial, El Salvador acquits woman accused of killing her stillborn child

CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador (Reuters) - A Salvadoran court on Monday acquitted a woman accused of homicide after giving birth to a stillborn baby in a case that drew international attention to the socially conservative nation’s strict abortion ban.

Evelyn Hernandez, 21, was previously convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion and had already served three years of a 30-year prison sentence.

El Salvadoran president highlights developing relationship with China

SAN SALVADOR, March 19 (Xinhua) -- El Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren highlighted here on Tuesday the development of bilateral relations with China.

At a handover ceremony of laptops which were donated by China to El Salvadoran public schools, the president stressed the significance and benefits of El Salvadora's relationship with the Asian country.

"This donation is a sign of the genuine wish to drive projects of cooperation, that will always be of benefit to the people of the two countries, with transparency and without any political conditions," he said.

Bukele declares victory in El Salvador's presidential race

SAN SALVADOR, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Nayib Bukele declared victory in El Salvador's presidential elections on Sunday after securing a decisive lead over his two main rivals.

According to preliminary results from the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), with more than 87 percent of ballots counted, the 37-year-old former mayor of San Salvador garnered a commanding 53.8 percent of the votes, enough to win the first round.

In second place was Carlos Calleja, candidate of the conservative Nationalist Republican Alliance, with 31 percent of the votes.

El Salvador defends its "sovereign" decision to establish ties with China

SAN SALVADOR, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- El Salvador on Tuesday defended its "sovereign and independent" right to establish diplomatic ties with China.

The Central American country could not continue to turn "its back on the world" by failing to recognize China's role as a global player, Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren's press secretary Roberto Lorenzana told reporters.

"We cannot ignore that China is the world's second power and the leading export economy on the planet," said Lorenzana.

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