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El Salvador becomes the first nation in the world to approve Bitcoin as legal tender

El Salvador approved a proposal from President Nayib Bukele for a law to classify Bitcoin as legal tender, making the Central American nation the first in the world to do so. A majority of lawmakers voted in favour of the initiative late on Tuesday to create a law that will formally embrace the cryptocurrency, despite concern […]

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El Salvador could become the first country to make Bitcoin cryptocurrency legal tender

El Salvador could become the first country in the world to make Bitcoin crypto-currency legal tender in the country. President Nayib Bukele said Bitcoin will make it easier for Salvadorans living abroad to send payments home. He said he would send the legislation to congress next week. Should it pass, the move would open up […]

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El Salvador: 24 bodies found in ex-cop’s garden, as many as 40 might ultimately be recovered

Forensic workers unearthed the remains of multiple victims from a grisly crime scene in El Salvador, digging up more bodies on Friday from a pit at the home of an ex-police officer suspected of murdering and burying potentially dozens of women. Earlier officials said the remains of at least 24 people had been found from […]

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10 bodies found buried in former El Salvador cop’s property

At least ten buried bodies of seven women and three children were discovered on the property of a former police officer in El Salvador. Hugo Osorio Chavez Osorio, 51, is being investigated on suspicion of sexual crimes and 13 murders, the country’s attorney general’s office said. He was originally arrested last Saturday for the murder […]

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Katherine Diaz: Olympic hopeful surfer killed by lightning while training for qualifying competition

An Olympic surfing hopeful from El Salvador died while training for an upcoming qualifying competition, the country’s surfing federation announced. Katherine Diaz, 22, was in the water at El Tunco beach in southwest El Salvador on Friday when she was struck by lightning, the country’s federation said. She just had entered the water to start […]

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Armed troops storm El Salvador’s parliament

Armed soldiers and police officers accompanied El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele as he stormed the nation’s parliament on Sunday afternoon. The president demanded that opposition lawmakers vote to approve his plan to secure a $109 million loan that he says would be used to better equip military personnel and law enforcement officers in their job of tackling […]