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2014-02-20 12:20:26

MANCHESTER, England, February 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Region's largest commercial aviation event to attract 300 airlines, airports and tourism authorities The 7th Routes Americas, the only route development event for the entire Americas region, will open this weekend in San Salvador, El Salvador. The event which will take place from 23 to 25 February 2014 will bring together leading airports, airlines, tourism authorities, policy-makers and other aviation stakeholders...

2014-02-05 08:20:26

MANCHESTER, England, February 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Region's largest commercial aviation event to attract tourism ministers and key industry speakers The 7th Routes Americas will open in San Salvador on 23rd February with the ALTA Routes Americas Strategy Summit. The event will be held in association with the Latin America & Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and sponsored by The New Quito International Airport. Routes Americas is the largest...

El Salvador Volcano Erupts Mass Evacuation
2013-12-30 16:06:55

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online El Salvador's Chaparrastique volcano - also known as the San Miguel Volcano - erupted suddenly on Sunday, causing local authorities to start evacuating thousands of residents within a two-mile radius. The eruption started at 10:30 am local time, spewing hot ash and smoke into the air up to a height of more than 3 miles. Reuters reported that some 5,000 people live in the San Miguel region around the volcano. Two people had...

2012-09-12 02:35:50

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council of Mayors of the San Salvador Metropolitan Area (COAMSS) through its Planning Office (OPAMSS), Tigo, RTI International (RTI) and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its Wireless Reach(TM) initiative, announced the expansion of the Seguridad Inalambrica (Wireless Security) project in continued collaboration with the National Civilian Police, Corps of Metropolitan Agents (CAM) of participating municipalities and the...

Image 1 - Ancient Mayan Road Buried By Volcanic Ash 1,400 Years Ago
2011-10-06 10:07:46

[ Watch the Video ] A University of Colorado Boulder-led team excavating a Maya village in El Salvador buried by a volcanic eruption 1,400 years ago has unexpectedly hit an ancient white road that appears to lead to and from the town, which was frozen in time by a blanket of ash. The road, known as a "sacbe," is roughly 6 feet across and is made from white volcanic ash from a previous eruption that was packed down and shored up along its edges by residents living there in roughly A.D....

2010-06-10 14:14:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, today announced the launch of its new nonstop flight between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL). The airline is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary serving the Central American country. American is operating the new flights using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 148 seats, 16 of which are in Business...

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2009-06-16 12:20:00

A University of Colorado at Boulder team has uncovered an ancient and previously unknown Maya agricultural system -- a large manioc field intensively cultivated as a staple crop that was buried and exquisitely preserved under a blanket of ash by a volcanic eruption in present-day El Salvador 1,400 years ago.Evidence shows the manioc field -- at least one-third the size of a football field -- was harvested just days before the eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano near San Salvador in roughly...

2006-04-04 18:56:58

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - Central American governments could wipe out violent street gangs in two months by treating them like opponents in a war, El Salvador's police chief said on Tuesday. The tattooed street mobs, blamed for a rampage of murders, rapes and robberies and also operating in southern Mexico and in the United States, grew out of Hispanic youth gangs in Los Angeles and have around 100,000 members, police say. "If this were a war and war concepts were...

2006-01-29 16:39:29

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of mourners said farewell on Sunday to former communist guerrilla chief Schafik Handal, who died last week, in the country's biggest street gathering in over 25 years. Handal was a senior leader of the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, or FMLN, rebel group that fought a series of U.S.-backed right-wing governments throughout the 1980s in a war that claimed around 75,000 lives. The son of Palestinian immigrants,...

2005-10-03 18:51:59

By Luis Galdamez COLON, El Salvador (Reuters) - Torrential rains and mudslides killed at least 35 people in Central America as collapsing hillsides buried homes and rivers burst their banks, rescue workers said on Monday. El Salvador was hardest hit with at least 23 people killed when the heavy rains triggered mudslides in neighborhoods south and west of the capital in the early hours of the morning. Dozens of Salvadoran soldiers, rescue workers and volunteers pulled the bodies of...