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El Salvador to postpone second phase of economic reopening

(REUTERS) Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Sunday that he would postpone the second phase of the country’s economic reopening, slated to begin Tuesday, after evaluating inputs from experts and the Salvadoran health ministry. Just on Saturday, the president had reiterated his intention to move...

El Salvador’s Millennial President Says He Takes Hydroxychloroquine

(Q24N) Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said May 26 he uses hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential cure of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus. Some health experts in the United States have questioned its...

Minister Daniel Salas prescribed Nayib Bukele “ubicatex”

(Rico's Digest) Costa Rica's Health Minister, Daniel Salas, prescribed a good dose of "ubicatex" to the President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, without even mentioning his name, with a free lesson on epidemiology. Minister Salas, who is a medical doctor with a Master's in Public...

Will Bukele lift violent El Salvador out of its slump?

Colombia did it twenty-five years ago. At that time, one of the world’s most violent countries found a way to reinvent itself. Today, another Latin American country aims to do the same. Can it work? That’s the question weighing on the shoulders of President Nayib Bukele,...

El Salvador President Concerned About Neglect of the Daniel Ortega Government of Coronavirus

The President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele expressed his concern about the negligence and inaction of the Daniel Ortega government in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, which shows that he is aware of the situation in Nicaragua it has endeavored to execute a...

El Salvador accuses Mexico of sending it 12 coronavirus patients

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele on Monday accused Mexico of allowing a dozen confirmed coronavirus cases to board a flight due to leave Mexico City for San Salvador, and said he had suspended all passenger air travel with immediate effect. Bukele, who made the assertion...

El Salvador Eyes Deal to End Political Crisis

Nine days after El Salvador President Nayib Bukele sent troops into congress, his finance minister says they are seeking a deal with opposition lawmakers to end the political crisis in the Central American nation. Finance Minister Nelson Fuentes said the government expects lawmakers to approve...

Troops storm El Salvador’s parliament

Armed soldiers and police officers accompanied El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele as he stormed the nation's parliament on Sunday afternoon. The president demanded that opposition lawmakers vote to approve his plan to secure a US$109 million loan that he says would be used to better...

El Salvador expels Venezuelan diplomats, recognizes Juan Guaido

El Salvador announced late Saturday that Venezuelan diplomats serving under embattled President Nicolas Maduro had 48 hours to leave the country. He added that El Salvador would welcome a future diplomatic corps sent by opposition leader Juan Guaido. Caracas responded in kind on Sunday when...

El Salvador to launch commission to investigate corruption

(Reuters) - Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele is planning by early September to fulfill a campaign vow to launch an independent commission to investigate corruption, similar to a U.N.-backed body in Guatemala that brought down that country’s last president. “Within our first 100 days we will...

El Salvador new president pledges to cure the “sick child” after years of violence

El Salvador's new President Nayib Bukele took office on Saturday pledging to cure the Central American country that he described as a “sick child” following years of violence and migration that has strained relations with the United States. The 37-year-old former mayor of San Salvador,...

El Salvador’s president-elect criticizes China

(AP) — El Salvador’s president-elect said Wednesday that he has not decided whether to keep relations with China, but criticized the Asian nation as not being respectful to his country. In his first public remarks since winning election last month, the 37-year-old Nayib Bukele said...

Nayib Bukele Wins Presidental Election in El Salvador

Presidential candidate Nayib Bukele from the Great Alliance for National Unity (GANA) has won the presidency of El Salvador on Sunday with 53.1% of the vote while Hugo Martinez, from the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), was supported by 14% of the...

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