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Divers recover two bodies from river after Baltimore bridge collapse

Updated: 10:30am (AEDT) Baltimore, US Reuters Divers recovered the remains on Wednesday of two of the six missing workers tossed into Baltimore Harbor from a highway bridge that collapsed into shipping lanes after being rammed by a faltering cargo freighter, officials said. The bodies were pulled from the Patapsco River a day after the massive […]

El Salvador launches mass trial for nearly 500 accused gang leaders

San Salvador, El Salvador Reuters El Salvador on Thursday kicked off a mass trial to prosecute nearly 500 alleged leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha gang for more than 37,000 crimes committed over a decade, the Central American nation’s prosecutor’s office said. Alleged members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang appear on a screen during a remote […]

Bukele landslide shifts El Salvador to one-party state, amplifies democracy fears

San Salvador, El Salvador Reuters The landslide re-election of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele was cheered by supporters of his gang crackdown, but has worried opponents who fear the country is sliding into a de facto one-party state. The tallying of the vote was still ongoing on Monday but Bukele had appeared to deliver a […]

El Salvador President Bukele declares himself winner of election

San Salvador. El Salvador Reuters President Nayib Bukele on Sunday declared himself winner of El Salvador’s national elections in a landslide, claiming he captured more than 85 per cent of the vote – even though electoral officials have not released any results. Bukele was the heavy favourite to win another five-year term as voters largely […]

El Salvador President Bukele poised for a landslide as voters cast ballots

San Salvador, El Salvador Reuters Salvadorans voted on Sunday in elections expected to hand President Nayib Bukele another landslide victory, with many happy to overlook the young leader’s authoritarian drift after he crushed gang violence that had paralysed life in the poor Central American country. Bukele, 42, appears poised to become the first Salvadoran President […]