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Hundreds evacuated in El Salvador as volcanic activity picks up

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 03:07

More than 1,000 people in El Salvador were evacuated from the area around the simmering Chaparrastique volcano in the east of the Central American country as a precautionary measure against a possible eruption, the government said on Monday.

El Salvador says wanted ex-president fled country

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 07:26

El Salvador believes ex-president Francisco Flores fled the country, after being accused of misappropriating USD 5.3 million donated by Taiwan, authorities have said.

Leftist ex-guerrilla wins El Salvador presidency

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 12:08

Sanchez Ceren, 69, of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), is set to be sworn in for his five-year term on June 1, Chicas said at a press conference.

Ex-leftist rebel wins El Salvador presidency: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 13:59

Former leftist rebel commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren has won last Sunday`s presidential election in El Salvador, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal said.

Ex-guerrilla favorite to win El Salvador`s presidential election

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 00:54

A former Marxist guerrilla leader is expected to win El Salvador`s presidency on Sunday after promising to expand social programs for the poor and fending off his opponent`s claims that he will impose radical policies.

Envoys of five nations present credentials to President

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 14:03

Envoys of five nations presented their credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

El Salvador castaway vows will not return to sea

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 09:09

A fisherman from El Salvador who says he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surviving on turtle blood and fish and birds caught with his bare hands, vowed he would not venture back out to sea as he left hospital on Tuesday.

Salvadoran castaway speechless in homecoming

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 11:17

The Salvadoran castaway who says he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific returned home in a wheelchair on Tuesday, but was too emotional to speak as his nation welcomed him back.

In presidential vote, El Salvador picks between right and left

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 04:29

Voters in crime-plagued El Salvador headed to the polls Sunday to decide whether to keep the leftist party in power or return to conservative rule.

Salvadoran ex-president tries to flee amid graft probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 15:45

El Salvador`s ex-president Francisco Flores, who is under investigation over USD 10 million donated by Taiwan, tried to flee the country on a bus, President Mauricio Funes said.

Polls point to runoff in Salvadoran presidential vote

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 10:41

While some polls give governing FMLN party candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren a double-digit lead over his main rival in El Salvador`s Feb 2 presidential election, he seems unlikely to gain the absolute majority needed to avoid a runoff.

Salvadoran ex-president admits Taiwan payments

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 13:52

Salvadoran ex-president Francisco Flores has admitted to a congressional panel that he had received cheques worth millions of dollars from Taiwan but denied the funds were for his personal use.