El Salvador’s president receives US Pompeo at Presidential House | AFP

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 assumes the presidency of El Salvador | AFP

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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San Salvador: Clowns and performers celebrate Social Circus Day

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.

Salvadoran woman jailed for ‘abortion’ pleads for freedom

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.

Salvadoran faithful remember Blessed Oscar Romero

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.