El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele receives US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who arrived in San Salvador for a meeting at the Presidential House, as part of a Latin American tour that included stopovers in Argentina, Ecuador and Mexico. IMAGES
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President-elect Nayib Bukele, a former San Salvador mayor, assumes the presidency of El Salvador, after crushing a two-party system in place since civil war ended in 1992 and vowing to transform the country. IMAGES
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Salvadoran prisoners take part in a 72-hour cleanup campaign at the La Costa del Sol beach in San Luis La Herradura, 65 kilometres south of capital San Salvador.
Salvadorans react the day after Nayib Bukele, a former San Salvador mayor, was elected president of El Salvador — crushing a two-party system in place since civil war ended in 1992.
Nayib Bukele, former San Salvador mayor, is elected president of El Salvador — crushing a two-party system in place since civil war ended in 1992.
Salvadorans elect Nayib Bukele, the popular former mayor of San Salvador, as the Central American country’s new president — a result that ends the near 30-year grip on power of its two largest parties. IMAGES
US president, Donald Trump, says as many as 15,000 troops could be sent to the Mexico border. Meanwhile another caravan of about 2,000 Salvadoran migrant left San Salvador today for the long journey to the US.
People in San Salvador take part in festivities marking the start of the city’s patron saint’s festival in honour of Divino Salvador del Mundo (Divine Saviour of the World).
Salvadoreans celebrate the annual Panchimalco Flower and Palm Festival, 18 km south of the capital San Salvador.
Salvadoran and foreign clowns gave street performances in San Salvador as part of a festival commemorating the International Day of Social Circus. Social Circus refers to the growing movement toward the use of circus arts as mediums for social justice and social good.
A Salvadoran woman jailed for 30 years for a miscarriage deemed to be an illegal abortion on Friday pleaded for her freedom in a court revising her sentence. “I hope they will give me my freedom because I am innocent,” Teodora Vasquez, 34, told press in San Salvador.
Some two hundred women lay under white covers marked with blood and carry black crosses in San Salvador to protest for Congress to change the criminal code and end prison sentences for abortion.
Catholic faithful in San Salvador take part in a mass and a pilgrimage to mark the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the Salvadoran archbishop slain by a death squad as he gave mass in 1980, during the Central American state’s brutal civil war. The pilgrimage will last three days and end in the municipality of Ciudad Barrios, where Romero was born.
With bright, colorful murals, young Salvadorians are clearing away intimidating gang symbols in San Salvador, in an initiative driven by mayor Nayib Bukele.
San Salvador takes to the streets dressing the city with colour as it celebrates the start of the country’s patron saint’s festival in honour of Divino Salvador del Mundo.
From astronauts to Frida Kahlo, decked-out dogs take part in a costume contest in San Salvador.