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    Authorities say a Salvadoran man wanted in a crash that killed a 2-year-old Georgia boy has fled the country.

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    Defending World Cup champion Spain will play a friendly against El Salvador on June 7 in the U.S. before heading to the World Cup in Brazil.

  • Spain's Andres Iniesta celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal during the World Cup final at Soccer City in Johannesburg on Sunday. Spain grabbed its first World Cup title. (Associated Press)

    Defending champ Spain set for World Cup tuneup at FedEx Field

    Spain's game will be part of a doubleheader that includes an MLS match between D.C. United and Columbus.

  • Spain-El Salvador to play pre-World Cup exhibition

    Defending World Cup champion Spain will play an exhibition game against El Salvador on June 7 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., before heading to the World Cup in Brazil.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2014 file photo provided by the Marshall Islands Foreign Affairs Department, a man identifying himself as Jose Salvador Alvarenga sits on a couch in Majuro in the Marshall Islands, after he was rescued from being washed ashore on the tiny atoll of Ebon in the Pacific Ocean. The Salvadoran man who says he spent more than a year drifting across the Pacific Ocean before making landfall in the Marshall Islands is still too weak to travel and will remain in the island nation for a while longer, an official said Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Foreign Affairs Department The Marshall Islands, Gee Bing, File)

    Salvador sea survivor flies out of Pacific island

    A Salvadoran man who says he drifted in an open boat across the Pacific for more than a year thanked people in the Marshall Islands for taking care of him and said he was "doing very well" before starting his journey home Monday.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    CARDENAS: A corrupt deal threatens El Salvador elections

    Voters in El Salvador will go to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president from two decidedly opposite ends of the political spectrum.

  • Teammates celebrate with United States' Joe Corona (6) after he scored a goal against El Salvador during the first half in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    U.S. rolls to Gold Cup semifinals with rout of El Salvador in Baltimore

    Clarence Goodson and Joe Corona scored during an eight-minute span of the first half, and the United States cruised past El Salvador 5-1 Sunday.

  • **FILE** An unidentified member of the gang Mara Salvatrucha who is incarcerated in the National Penitentiary of Tamara, 32 km (20 miles) north of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, is seen here Nov. 24, 2005. (Associated Press)

    U.S. sanctions top members of MS-13 gang

    Six members of the notorious El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, which has which has sought to expand its influence throughout the United States, including the D.C. metropolitan area, were designated Wednesday by the Treasury Department as international criminals as the government seeks to cripple the gang's growing and dangerous operations.

  • People who work in a seven-story office building gather behind a sign that reads in Spanish "Floor One" after evacuating their building along the El Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, following a strong earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Guatemalan president: Up to 15 dead in magnitude-7.4 quake

    A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Wednesday morning, killing up to 15 people, according to preliminary reports from the country's president.

  • Briefly: Police release dissident after three days in jail

    Police freed leading dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer on Sunday after three days behind bars, without charges, a fellow activist said Monday.

  • Embassy Row: Confirmation confrontation

    The Senate confirmed Mari Carmen Aponte as U.S. ambassador to El Salvador in a simple voice vote that hid the intense two-year controversy over her nomination.

  • News organizations may not cover CONCACAF match

    The Associated Press and other major news organizations may not cover the third-round match of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers between El Salvador and Mexico because of a dispute with the Salvadoran Football Federation over credentials for journalists.

  • Pedestrians pass the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, late on Thursday, April 19, 2012. U.S. Secret Service employees and military personnel are accused of misconduct in connection with a prostitution scandal at the hotel before President Obama's arrival for the Summit of the Americas. (AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza)

    Secret Service investigating another trip

    Expanding the prostitution investigation, the Secret Service acknowledged Thursday it is checking whether its employees hired strippers and prostitutes in advance of President Barack Obama's visit last year to El Salvador.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Reagan on War'

    After World War II, the United States veered from one strategic military policy to another. The "mutual assured de- struction" of President Eisenhower and the Dulles brothers gave way to the "graduated escalation" of Robert McNamara during the Vietnam era.

  • Embassy Row

    Mari Carmen Aponte will be cleaning out her desk and preparing to return to the United States by the end of the month because Senate Republicans - suspicious of her past ties to a suspected Cuban spy and angered by her support for gay issues - stopped her from continuing to serve as the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador.

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