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US President Donald Trump has ordered all aid programs for the Northern Triangle nations to be cut over the migrant inflow into the US. Washington is often criticized for worsening the conditions that force people to flee.
The recent recognition of Beijing’s One China policy by three Latin American countries has prompted the US to recall its ambassadors from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama.
El Salvador’s government has formally protested President Donald Trump’s alleged remarks about immigrants from “s***hole countries” and demanded Washington’s respect for its “noble and courageous people.”
To celebrate a volcanic eruption that buried their former village, the residents of Nejapa, El Salvador stage a festival in which they throw burning fireballs at one another.
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake followed by a series of aftershock has struck Nicaragua, according to USGS. Tremors were felt in neighboring Honduras, El Salvador and even Costa Rica.
El Salvador has declared a state of emergency at seven prisons and sent some 300 top gang members to a separate jail. The country has pledged to take “extraordinary measures” against gangs, and it’s the first step, they say.
A 7.4 earthquake has struck about 106km (66 miles) off the coast of El Salvador, south-east of the city of Usulutan. One person was killed, the quake could be felt across Central America.
As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.