Jose Salvador Alvarenga at San Rafael hospital in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, where he underwent tests. Photo: AFP Jose Salvador Alvarenga at San Rafael hospital in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, where he underwent tests. Photo: AFP
Jose Salvador Alvarenga at San Rafael hospital in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, where he underwent tests. Photo: AFP

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Jose Salvador Alvarenga at San Rafael hospital in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, where he underwent tests. Photo: AFP Jose Salvador Alvarenga at San Rafael hospital in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, where he underwent tests. Photo: AFP
Jose Salvador Alvarenga at San Rafael hospital in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, where he underwent tests. Photo: AFP
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