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2010-09-22 09:17:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In "Expectations for Change and the Challenges of Governance," the Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) examines accomplishments and unfinished business as President Mauricio Funes completes his first year as El Salvador's president. "El Salvador commands our attention as a country addressing its pressing economic and security challenges and as a nation whose foreign policy encompasses both ties with Cuba and a very close relationship...

2009-09-03 08:15:40

French-Spanish documentary director and photo journalist Christian Poveda has been shot and killed in El Salvador, police said. Poveda, 52, is best known for his 2008 film festival favorite, La Vida Loca, which was about street gangs in the Central American country. Police told the BBC Poveda's body was found in a car north of the capital, San Salvador. The British broadcaster quoted Salvadorean President Mauricio Funes as saying he was shocked by Poveda's death. Police are investigating the...

2009-08-21 16:28:00

Teamsters General President Calls for Justice WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa applauded the announcement by the Salvadoran government that it will reopen the investigation into the assassination of Teamsters Port Division Representative Gilberto Soto after nearly five years since his death in Usulutan, El Salvador. Recently elected Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes ordered the reopening of the case following requests from labor...


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