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Nelson Renteria

Thousands in El Salvador join protests against Bukele government

Oct 18 2021

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) -Thousands of people in El Salvador took to the streets on Sunday in protest against President Nayib Bukele who has stoked concern that he is steadily concentrating power and who responded with changing his Twitter profile late in the day to "Emperor of El Salvador". | Video

El Salvador to use bitcoin gains to fund veterinary hospital, president says

Oct 10 2021

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador will invest some of the $4 million gains it has obtained from its bitcoin operations to build a veterinary hospital, President Nayib Bukele said on Saturday.

One month on, El Salvador's bitcoin use grows but headaches persist

Oct 08 2021

EL ZONTE, El Salvador A growing number of El Salvadorans have experimented with bitcoin since the country became the first to adopt it as legal tender last month, with a couple of million dollars sent daily by migrants using the cryptocurrency. | Video

Families get remains of El Salvador 'House of Horrors' victims

Oct 07 2021

SAN SALVADOR The skeletons of 12 people in El Salvador, found inside a clandestine grave site at the home of a former police officer, were returned to relatives on Thursday, the latest development in a gruesome case that has shocked the Central American country.

Thousands of Salvadorans march against President Bukele

Sep 15 2021

SAN SALVADOR Thousands of Salvadorans took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against President Nayib Bukele, who they accuse of a power grab aimed at weakening democratic institutions and consolidating his grip on power.

El Salvador's bitcoin digital wallet beset by technical glitches

Sep 10 2021

SAN SALVADOR For a fourth day in a row technical glitches have beset the Salvadoran government's bitcoin digital wallet Chivo, a setback that could discourage residents from signing up to the app promoted by President Nayib Bukele.

El Salvador president steps in to fix bitcoin rollout snags

Sep 09 2021

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) -Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele stepped in on Wednesday to manage the fraught roll-out of a payments app that underpins the nation's adoption of bitcoin as legal tender, and called on users to report any problems on his Twitter feed. | Video

IT guy-in-chief: president tries to fix El Salvador's bitcoin woes

Sep 08 2021

SAN SALVADOR, Sept 8 El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele stepped in on Wednesday to closely manage the fraught roll-out of a payments app that underpins the nation's adoption of bitcoin as legal tender, and called on users to report any problems on his Twitter feed.

El Salvador's world-first adoption of bitcoin endures bumpy first day

Sep 08 2021

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) -El Salvador's historic adoption of bitcoin as legal tender on Tuesday was beset by teething problems, as an angry protest https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/salvador-street-protest-breaks-out-against-bitcoin-adoption-2021-09-07 by mistrustful citizens, technological glitches and a dip in the cryptocurrency clouded the rollout. | Video

Factbox-A glimpse under the hood of El Salvador's bitcoin experiment

Sep 07 2021

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador on Tuesday rolled out cryptocurrency bitcoin as legal tender, an unprecedented move that faced some technical hiccups on its first day and left many wondering how it will work.

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