El Salvador

May 27, 2021

US State Department: Appointment of Ambassador Jean Manes

Washington, DC (STL.News) Department Spokesperson, Ned Price released the following statement: Secretary Blinken designated Ambassador Jean Manes as Chargé d’ affaires ad interim to the Republic of El Salvador.  This appointment reflects the importance of our relations with El Salvador.  Ambassador Manes previously served as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador from 2016 to...

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May 10, 2021

US State Department: Special Envoy Zúniga Travel to El Salvador

Washington, DC (STL.News) Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle Ricardo Zúniga will travel to El Salvador from May 10-12, 2021. Special Envoy Zúniga will meet with Salvadoran government officials, as well as representatives from the private sector, to discuss areas of mutual interest, including strengthening democratic governance and respect for human...

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May 3, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Salvadoran President Bukele

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele today by phone.  Secretary Blinken expressed the U.S. government’s grave concern over the Legislative Assembly’s vote to remove all five magistrates of El Salvador’s constitutional Chamber, noting that...

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April 9, 2021

7th member of MS-13 criminal enterprise indicted for murder

7th member of MS-13 criminal enterprise indicted for murder HOUSTON (STL.News) Another member of the violent international street gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) is set to appear in federal court for his alleged role in a 2018 murder, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Carlos Elias Henriquez-Torres, 20, an El...

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March 3, 2021

US State Department: Elections in El Salvador

Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Ned Price, Department Spokesperson: The United States congratulates the people of El Salvador on holding successful legislative, municipal, and PARLACEN elections.  We applaud the broad participation of Salvadorans in the elections despite the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  These results represent the voices...

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January 6, 2021

Current and Former Government Officials Under Section 7031(c)

Public Designations of Current and Former Government Officials Under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights (STL.News) Promoting and advancing respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms continues to be a top priority for...

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September 15, 2020

US Department of State: El Salvador Independence Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary Of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend greetings to the people of El Salvador as you celebrate the 199th anniversary of your independence. The United States and El Salvador share...

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August 14, 2020

U.S. & Concerned Nations Stand Together for Democratic Change in Venezuela

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: Today the United States joins democracies around the world to reiterate our support for Venezuela’s democratic forces as they defend the rights of the Venezuelan people.  The joint declaration calls for a transitional government that will hold...

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June 24, 2020

Additional US Foreign Assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras

Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement: Recently, I informed Congress of the Administration’s intent to provide $252 million in additional U.S. foreign assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.  This assistance will promote U.S. national security and further the President’s goal of decreasing illegal...

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