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El Salvador imposes state of emergency amid increased deaths at hands of gangs
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El Salvador imposes state of emergency amid increased deaths at hands of gangs

On Saturday, the National Civil Police of El Salvador registered 62 civilian deaths at hands of armed gangs operating in the country

In coup for China, Nicaragua switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China
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In coup for China, Nicaragua switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China

Beijing continues to encourage the island's diplomatic allies to switch sides, including Latin American countries such as Panama, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, leaving Taipei with just 14 diplomatic allies

FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Panama upset much-changed USA, Mexico go top
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FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Panama upset much-changed USA, Mexico go top

Panama moved up into third place in the CONCACAF standings with the victory, level on eight points with the USA, who are second.

A New Bit Coined: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele changes from 'dictator' to 'coolest dictator in the world' on Twitter
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A New Bit Coined: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele changes from 'dictator' to 'coolest dictator in the world' on Twitter

The US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jean Manes has recently said that democracy is on the decline in El Salvador

Uproar mounts over reports of border agents abusing Haitian migrants in Texas
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Uproar mounts over reports of border agents abusing Haitian migrants in Texas

Pictures by AFP photographer Paul Ratje and video footage appeared to show riders swinging their long reins to threaten migrants and push them back toward the river

El Salvador president Nayib Bukele changes Twitter profile description to 'dictator'
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El Salvador president Nayib Bukele changes Twitter profile description to 'dictator'

A member of the civic group Citizen’s Action has called it an attempt to ridicule the feelings of the public, who marched against Bukele last week

Why US is launching mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas
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Why US is launching mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

The rapid expulsions were made possible by a pandemic-related authority adopted by former president Donald Trump in March 2020 that allows for migrants to be immediately removed from the country without an opportunity to seek asylum

Bitcoin mining is an energy guzzler and neither your office nor home computer are up to it
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Bitcoin mining is an energy guzzler and neither your office nor home computer are up to it

Mining is a central operation in the Bitcoin universe as it not only facilitates the creation of new Bitcoin but also keeps the entire Bitcoin system of recording transactions running

Investing in Bitcoin? You may want to know about 'satoshi' before shopping
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Investing in Bitcoin? You may want to know about 'satoshi' before shopping

Bitcoin: El Salvador embraces the cryptocurrency but not at the cost of US dollar

El Salvador fascinates world with Bitcoin move, but cryptocurrency's volatility risk udercuts charm
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El Salvador fascinates world with Bitcoin move, but cryptocurrency's volatility risk udercuts charm

After the El Salvador move, countries like Argentina, Brazil, Panama, and Paraguay have also endorsed the move on social media

El Salvador president bats for Bitcoin as legal tender, vows to send bill to country's congress
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El Salvador president bats for Bitcoin as legal tender, vows to send bill to country's congress

Nayib Bukele, whose approval rating has consistently hovered above 90 percent, said the move could help the country 'move forward'

I-League 2021: Love for football made Clayvin Zuniga travel to India, wants title to make it more memorable
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I-League 2021: Love for football made Clayvin Zuniga travel to India, wants title to make it more memorable

While players often switch clubs and countries for better prospects and salaries, football means a lot more to Clayvin Zuniga. It's a medium that helped him beat poverty. Through it he wants to see the world.

Homeland Security report says migrant arrests at US-Mexico border fell 28% in a month due to ‘tightened controls’
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Homeland Security report says migrant arrests at US-Mexico border fell 28% in a month due to ‘tightened controls’

The number of migrants detained after entering the US across the southern border fell 28 percent in June from May as both the United States and Mexico tightened controls, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Tuesday.

American, 33, who was deported to El Salvador two years ago returns home; ‘We’re whole again, we’re a family’, says his wife
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American, 33, who was deported to El Salvador two years ago returns home; ‘We’re whole again, we’re a family’, says his wife

A 33-year-old father of two American-born children was allowed to return to the US on Monday, two years after being deported to El Salvador. Jose Escobar was welcomed at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport by a group of supporters. In February 2017, shortly after Trump took office and widened the priorities for detaining and deporting immigrants without authorization, Escobar was arrested during what was supposed to be a routine ICE check-in.

Bodies of migrant father, daughter who drowned while attempting to cross US-Mexico border brought to El Salvador for burial
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Bodies of migrant father, daughter who drowned while attempting to cross US-Mexico border brought to El Salvador for burial

The young father and daughter who drowned in each other's arms last week in an attempt to swim across the Rio Grande to the United States have been returned to El Salvador for an expected burial at a private ceremony in the capital on Monday. Photographs of Valeria, lying face down in the water with her little arm wrapped around the neck of her father, Oscar Alberto Martínez, broke hearts around the world and underscored the dangers that migrants undertake in trying to reach the US. A total of 283 migrant deaths were recorded along the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border last year.

From drowned Salvadorian immigrants to The Girl in the Blue Bra, a look at most striking images depicting global crisis
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From drowned Salvadorian immigrants to The Girl in the Blue Bra, a look at most striking images depicting global crisis

In the image of The Girl in the Blue Bra, the girl's face is covered, her torso bare except for her blue bra; she is just a few seconds away from being kicked by a soldier.

‘I hate it’: Donald Trump on photo of drowned Salvadorian migrants, blames Democrats for deaths
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‘I hate it’: Donald Trump on photo of drowned Salvadorian migrants, blames Democrats for deaths

Donald Trump and Democrats clashed over who was to blame for the deaths of a migrant father and his daughter whose drowned bodies were seen in photos from the US-Mexico border

Disturbing photo of drowned father, toddler on river Rio Grande's bank highlights plight of migrants fleeing Central America
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Disturbing photo of drowned father, toddler on river Rio Grande's bank highlights plight of migrants fleeing Central America

The photo of a man's body, lying face down in shallow water, with his 23-month-old daughter by his side, highlights the perils faced by mostly Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Curacao hold last year's runners-up Jamaica 1-1, both advance to quarter-finals
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CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Curacao hold last year's runners-up Jamaica 1-1, both advance to quarter-finals

Curacao held Jamaica to a 1-1 draw as Jamaica were unable to convert their many chances after scoring their opening goal in the 13th minute by Shamar Nicholson

World Refugee Day tomorrow: UN report says 71 million displaced globally due to war, persecution and other violence
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World Refugee Day tomorrow: UN report says 71 million displaced globally due to war, persecution and other violence

A record of 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday