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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (September 10, 2021) Location:  El Salvador Event: The National Hurricane Center in the United States (joined by the Ministry of the Environment and Civil Protection Agency in El Salvador) is tracking a tropical disturbance off the Pacific coast of El Salvador that is generating heavy bands of ...
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Salvadoran Re-Election Ruling Undermines Democracy 

STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON September 5, 2021 Salvadoran Re-Election Ruling Undermines Democracy The United States government condemns the September 3 ruling by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of El Salvador, which authorized immediate presidential re-election in contravention of the Salvadoran constitution.  The Salvadoran constitution clearly prohibits presidential incumbents from re-election to a consecutive term.  This ruling is a direct result of the decision on May 1 by the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly to remove the sitting justices of the Constitutional Chamber and install replacements ...
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United States preparing to ship an additional 188,370 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to El Salvador

August 26, 2021 Post Press Release The United States is pleased to announce we are preparing to ship an additional 188,370 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to El Salvador via COVAX on Friday, August 27, at 3:00 a.m.  This third shipment adds to the 3 million doses shipped to El Salvador in July and is part ...
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DHS Statement on Supreme Court Decision on MPP

DHS Statement on Supreme Court Decision on MPP The Department of Homeland Security respectfully disagrees with the district court’s decision and regrets that the Supreme Court declined to issue a stay. DHS has appealed the district court’s order and will continue to vigorously challenge it. As the appeal process continues, however, DHS will comply with ...
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Travel Alert – Dangerous Conditions at El Salvador’s Tourist Beaches

In 2021, an elevated number of U.S. citizens (and persons of other nationalities) have lost their lives due to rip currents and other dangerous conditions at El Salvador’s tourist beaches.  Strong undertows and currents make swimming at El Salvador’s Pacific Coast beaches extremely dangerous even for experienced swimmers. Lifeguards are not always present at beaches. ...
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