Arrested FMLN ex-ministers

Salvadoran attorney general arrest five former FMLN ministers for corruption

On Thursday, July 22, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Salvadoran General attorney arrested five FMLN ex-ministers that served under the Mauricio Funes administration, 2009 to 2014. Additionally, arrest warrants were issued for five other former officials, that includes ex-president Salvador Sanchez Ceren. The five former FMLN officials arrested this … Read more

Nayib Bukele security plan

President Nayib Bukele security plan. “Territorial control plan”

President Nayib Bukele security plan or Territorial control plan has seven phases; the first phase focuses on gaining control of the Salvadoran territory. Bukele’s other three phases’ objectives are the social reconstruction of communities, the modernizing of the police, and the incursion of police and army personal into gang-controlled … Read more

Illegal Bonuses commission

Special Commission to investigate bonuses paid by previous Salvadoran presidents.

The Special Commission to investigate bonuses paid by the executive branch was created to examine all bonuses paid illegally to former officials in all three branches of government, other governmental institutions, businessmen, NGO representatives, editorialists, and journalists. The special Commission was sworn in on July 14, 2021, by Legislative … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccines

El Salvador receives 3 million COVID-19 vaccines, 1.5 from the U.S. and 1.5 from China

The second week in July is full of good news for Salvadorans regarding the fight against COVID-19. The country received a total of 3 million COVID-19 vaccines. 1.5 million from the U.S. through the COVAX program and 1.5 million from China, acquired by the Government of El Salvador from … Read more

Nayib Bukele approval rating

Nayib Bukele approval rating. See the latest poll results.

President Nayib Bukele’s approval rating has held at over 75 percent since he became president. In all the surveys conducted since taking office, Bukele has received a rating or score of over 75 percent. Date Entity Rating/Score July 6, 2021 CID Gallup Latin American presidents #1 rank84% Approval June … Read more

 

Life in El Salvador & Opinion

The El Salvador Pacific Airport

The El Salvador Pacific Airport. A project by Nayib Bukele.

The El Salvador Pacific Airport is a new international airport that will be built in the eastern part of El Salvador, in the department of La Union. This airport will serve as a hub to cities in Europe, the Caribbean, North America, and South America. The new airport is … Read more

Marijuana in El Salvador

Marijuana in El Salvador. Is Marijuana legal in El Salvador?

Is weed legal in El Salvador? No, it is not. Salvadoran laws say that it is illegal to produce, sell, and carry any kind of marijuana product in El Salvador, either for medicinal or recreational purposes. Weed is illegal in El Salvador; possession of any type of cannabis has … Read more

El Salvador Ferry

El Salvador Ferry, a strategic project to facilitate trade with Costa Rica

El Salvador Ferry is a strategic project by the Nayib Bukele administration to strengthen the commercial exchange between Costa Rica and El Salvador. Once completed, the ferry would connect the Port of La Unión in El Salvador and the Caldera Port in Costa Rica. In early March 2021, officials … Read more

Inequality in El Salvador

Fighting inequality in El Salvador during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inequality in El Salvador is one of the main reasons the country has large problems related to health, education, poverty, and violence. In recent years, El Salvador has been making progress toward becoming a nation with more equality; but, there is still a long way to go. It is … Read more

Cost of living in El Salvador

Cost of living in El Salvador in 2021. How high or low is it?

The cost of living in El Salvador for a family of four, without rent, ranges from $1,000 to $2000. However, these ranges can go as low as $600 or higher than $2000. Circumstances such as living location and individual needs have a significant impact on determining the total cost. … Read more

President Nayib Bukele

Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador from 2019 to 2024.

Nayib Bukele, the current president of El Salvador, was sworn in on June 1st, 2019, and it will serve a five-year term ending in 2024. At the age of 37, Bukele became the 46th president of El Salvador; he is the youngest person ever elected as president of this … Read more

Gabriela de Bukele

Salvadoran government to give computers to all students in public schools

On Monday, February 22nd, President Nayib Bukele, along with first lady Gabriela de Bukele and Minister of Education Carla Hanania de Varela, began delivering computers to students in public schools. The first beneficiaries to receive the computers will be high school students. The president said that high school students … Read more

 

Life in El Salvador  Opinions

Culture & Tourism

Scuba diving in El Salvador

Scuba diving in El Salvador. Get to know all the details here!

Scuba diving in El Salvador is possible at three locations, Lake Ilopango, Los Cobanos beach, and Coatepeque Lake. The Ilopango volcanic caldera is by far the most popular destination. When most people think about the warm Salvadoran waters, they think about surfing, relaxing at the beach, or exploring one … Read more

Best time to travel to El Salvador

The best time to travel to El Salvador. Wet or dry season?

The best time to travel to El Salvador is from November to April, which is the dry season or summer; it’s perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, sightseeing, or going to the beach. Nevertheless, the wet season, from May to October, is also ideal for a visit; it’s … Read more

Nahuizalco El Salvador

Nahuizalco El Salvador, a colorful colonial town.

Nahuizalco in El Salvador is a remarkable small colonial town full of indigenous traditions and customs, it has an unbelievable history which is imprinted all over the city. The community of Pre-Hispanic origins welcomes visitors with open arms and smiles. Nahuizalco is a town of pre-hispanic origins ideal for … Read more

El Tunco El Salvador

El Tunco El Salvador, one of the best surf spots in the country

El Tunco El Salvador is one of the most famous beaches in the country; it is one of the top surfing spots in El Salvador and all of Central America. With only two streets, this surf village is famous for its excellent surfing, striking sunsets, and weekend parties. Year … Read more

Central American Coffee

Central American Coffee. Some of the best in the world.

Central American coffee beans are some of the most popular in the world. The region, from Guatemala all the way to Panama have areas that are near-perfect for growing coffee plants. These countries have mountains with rich volcanic soil ideal for producing some of the best coffee beans in … Read more

Barra de Santiago El Salvador

Barra de Santiago El Salvador. Ocean, estuary, and river mouth.

The Barra de Santiago is a fascinating place were the ocean, estuary, and river mouth, come together. The Barra de Santiago has a beautiful beach and a protected wetland area that is surrounded by different types of mangroves. This area, which is a top tourist destination in El Salvador, … Read more

Top things to do in El Salvador

20 Top things to do in El Salvador, get to know them today!

The top things to do in El Salvador include hiking a volcano, surfing at an excellent beach, exploring a Mayan ruin, and visiting a few small colorful towns. Additionally, it involves visiting a National Park, touring a coffee plantation, and enjoying the San Salvador historic district. There is no … Read more

 

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