El Salvador

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Nayib Bukele, the winner of El Salvador’s presidential election, with his wife Gabriela de Bukele,   addresses   supporters in San Salvador on Sunday. Photograph: Jose Cabezas/Reuters

A former mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing an end to a two-pa(...)

Twenty-year-old “Simone” fled Honduras after his two brothers were murdered. He now stays at a shelter in Tijuana with his wife and 18-month-old child. Photograph: Stephen Starr

On an empty, poorly lit street north of downtown Tijuana, a small group of people stand outside the high, galvanised entrance to the Youth Movement 20(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

US president Donald Trump dug in on his demand for border wall funding as the partial government shutdown approached its first full week Friday, threa(...)

Digicel has been reviewing options to tackle debt used to turn the mobile-phone carrier into a global operation. Photograph: Ken Cedeno/Getty Images

Denis O’Brien’s telecoms company, Digicel, is edging toward an accord with some investors to push out a share of its debt after months of negotiations(...)

Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US, in Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico. Photograph: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said America will begin “cutting off, or substantially reducing” aid to three Central American nations over a migrant ca(...)

Pope Francis blesses a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Photograph: Vatican Media/EPA

In an era when fake news is everywhere and three journalists have been murdered in the EU within the past year, it is worth pondering that the recentl(...)

Honduran migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the US,  in Zacapa, Guatemala, on Wednesday. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make (...)

Tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador (left) and Pope Paul VI  hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century - murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Ro(...)

Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917 - 1980) at home in San Salvador in November 1979. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty

There is something about the murder of a priest saying Mass that has always stirred the Christian imagination. The priest is then at his most vulnerab(...)

Archbishop Óscar Romero: In his weekly sermons, broadcast all over he country by Catholic radio stations, he took to reading lists of the latest atrocities by security forces and the death squads in El Salvador. Photograph: Leif Skoogfors/Getty Images

In March of 1968, four Franciscan priests from Ireland, of whom I was one, reported for duty to the diocese of San Miguel in the eastern corner of El (...)

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