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El Salvador’s Bukele faces first mass protest; accuses international community of funding opposition

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The marriage is over. On Wednesday, September 15, two years after the government's inauguration, thousands of people took to...

El Salvador to exempt bitcoin profits from income tax

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, September 7, El Salvador became the first country to establish bitcoin as a legal tender on par...

Edward Snowden says countries should follow El Salvador and adopt bitcoin

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former CIA systems administrator Edward Snowden, who became famous for disclosing details of the NSA's surveillance system, used social...

Law making bitcoin legal currency in El Salvador comes into force (September 7)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The law that allows the circulation of bitcoin as currency in El Salvador along with the US dollar comes...

New El Salvador law orders compulsory retirement for 1/3 of country’s 690 judges

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - El Salvador's Legislative Assembly, controlled by President Nayib Bukele, has passed a controversial reform of the Judicial Career Law...

Constitutional reforms may open the way to a single party in El Salvador – opposition leader

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The constitutional reform bill that the Salvadoran president, Nayib Bukele, will receive in mid-September may open the door to...

Government of El Salvador asks for more than US$200 million for its Bitcoin Law

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of El Salvador asked the Legislative Assembly to approve the use of more than 200 million dollars...

El Salvador’s president asserts that bitcoin use will not be mandatory in the country

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Nayib Bukele has assured that the use of the cryptocurrency will not be mandatory for citizens, explaining further...

El Salvador’s airport hopes to become logistics and financial center for surrounding region

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Central American airport is set to follow in the footsteps of Panama City's Tocumen International Airport, using its...

Mexico grants refuge to former El Salvador official accused of corruption

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico granted refugee status to former Salvadoran Minister of Public Works Gerson Martínez, accused of corruption for allegedly receiving...

Nayib Bukele’s strategy to extend his mandate in El Salvador: draft for the new Constitution is ready

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Salvadoran vice-president Félix Ulloa said that the document will soon be presented to foreign diplomatic legations and NGOs, before...

El Salvador confirms circulation of three Covid variants “of concern”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Health of El Salvador, Francisco Alabí, confirmed this Saturday (7) that the "worrying" variants of Covid-19...

Daily cases of Covid-19 in El Salvador continue to rise in August (August 5)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The increase in daily infections of covid-19 that began last June in El Salvador is maintained in the first...

U.S. plan for Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador includes management of migration

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The US plan to address irregular migration in Central America includes, on the one hand, attention to the causes...

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