El Salvadoran lawmakers approve a state of emergency after top gang leaders were arrested over a wave of recent bloodshed, the president of the country's Legislative Assembly said.
The Bukele government believes bitcoin can provide monetary sovereignty and financial inclusion to millions. But many Salvadorians remain skeptical about the move.
Nayib Bukele, 39, is a harsh critic of El Salvador's traditional parties, who he accuses of abandoning the victims of the country's 1980-92 civil war.
A shocking photo of the lifeless bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez, 25, and his 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria lying face down in the river fuelled global outrage, with some people blaming US crackdown on border crossings for their deaths.
The telegenic Bukele, 37, was elected in February to succeed Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a leftist former guerrilla who maintained close relations with his Nicaraguan and Venezuelan counterparts. Bukele has said he will seek closer ties with the US.
TRT World visited one of Argentina’s most contaminated cities, Palpala, where 70 years of poor or a non-existent environmental policy and rampant corruption have had a deadly impact on the local population.
Michel Temer has been sworn in as Brazil's new president amid a diplomatic rift in Latin America as Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia recall their ambassadors to protest the dismissal of Dilma Rousseff.
White tiger escapes from El Salvador private zoo after killing its keeper
Mossack Fonseca which is at centre of 'Panama Papers' scandal has its offices raided by authorities in El Salvador
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