El Salvador votes in tight congressional poll

El Salvador voted Sunday in tightly contested congressional elections, with leftist President Salvador Sanchez Ceren seeking broader legislative support for his efforts to fight gang violence racking the country.

Barack Obama eyes $1 billion for Central America

President Barack Obama`s administration hopes to increase funding to Central America to $1 billion next year as part of a drive to boost relations with southern neighbors, bolster security and stem illegal immigration.

Magnitude 5.8 quake off coast shakes Guatemala, El Salvador

A strong tremor shook buildings in parts of El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damages from authorities.

Salvadoran ex-president gets new house arrest in graft case

Salvadoran ex-president Francisco Flores, accused of embezzling USD 15 million donated by Taiwan while in office, was ordered back to house arrest Monday amid health woes.

James Rodriguez goal lifts Colombia over Canada
James Rodriguez goal lifts Colombia over Canada

James Rodriguez scored in the 74th minute to give Colombia a 1-0 victory over Canada on Tuesday in an international football friendly.

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes off El Salvador coast, one killed by electricity pole

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 on Richter scale struck the southern coast of El Salvador on late Monday, the US Geological Survey informed.

Radamel Falcao scores as Colombia beat El Salvador 3-0
Radamel Falcao scores as Colombia beat El Salvador 3-0

Radamel Falcao`s first international goal in nearly a year and a quickfire Carlos Bacca brace gave Colombia a 3-0 victory over El Salvador on Friday in a friendly in the US.

El Salvador quarantines two nuns as Ebola precaution

As a precaution against Ebola, El Salvador has quarantined two nuns who arrived in the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Health Minister Violeta Menjivar said Thursday.

El Salvador ex-president jailed for corruption

Former El Salvadoran president Francisco Flores, accused of embezzling $15 million donated by Taiwan while in office, was sent to prison Friday after the court revoked his house arrest.

Dengue-like chikungunya virus reported in El Salvador

Salvadoran health authorities have confirmed that a dengue-like disease that has been spreading across the Caribbean has now appeared in the Central-American country.

Villa`s brace lifts Spain over El Salvador

David Villa scored twice as Spain defeated El Salvador 2-0 on Saturday in their final World Cup warm-up match before they launch the defence of their title in Brazil.

Spain`s Costa set for World Cup warm-up

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque on Friday dispelled any lingering doubts about the fitness of Brazil-born Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, saying he would start in Saturday`s friendly against El Salvador.

Gervinho and Drogba fire Ivory Coast to friendly win

Goals from Gervinho and Didier Drogba gave Ivory Coast a comfortable 2-1 win over El Salvador in a friendly in Frisco, Texas on Wednesday.

Costa hopeful of comeback against El Salvador

Striker Diego Costa is hopeful of playing some part in Spain`s friendly against El Salvador next weekend as he battles to be fit in time for the World Cup.

Merkel to attend Germany`s first World Cup match

Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend Germany`s opening World Cup match, against Portugal on June 16 in the Brazilian city of Salvador, she said in an interview published Tuesday.

Hundreds evacuated in El Salvador as volcanic activity picks up

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

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.

World Cup ref can restore pride for El Salvador

El Salvador soccer fans, hurting after life bans to 14 national team players for match fixing, will support the first Salvadorean referee and linesmen to go to the World Cup finals, a fan leader said.

Leftist ex-guerrilla wins El Salvador presidency

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

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