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Is El Salvador Safe to visit

Is El Salvador Safe to Visit in 2024? A Comprehensive Safety Guide for Travelers

Absolutely, El Salvador is safe to visit in 2024! While the country grappled with high crime rates before 2020, there has been a tremendous decline in violence, reaching its lowest levels in over four decades. Today, El Salvador stands out as one of the safest countries in Latin America Crime … Read more

ARENA Political Party

Dramatic Decline: The ARENA Political Party Lost 79.25% of Votes in the 2024 Presidential Elections

In the 2024 presidential election, the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) political party experienced a significant decrease of 79.25% in votes compared to the 2019 election. The once-influential political party obtained 177,881 votes in the 2024 presidential elections, marking a substantial decrease of 679,203 votes compared to the 857,084 it received … Read more

San Salvador Historic Downtown

San Salvador: Five Years Out of the 50 Most Violent Cities in the World

Since 2019, the city of San Salvador is no longer one of the 50 most dangerous cities in the world. The Salvadoran capital city left the notorious list as one of the top most dangerous cities in the world in 2019 and has not returned since. The cities of El … Read more

Poverty in El Salvador

Analyzing Poverty in El Salvador: An Insight Into El Salvador’s Poverty Rate!

Poverty in El Salvador is a complex and pressing issue that has profound implications for the nation’s population. Because of poverty, a significant portion of the country’s citizens grapple with economic hardship, limited access to necessities, and persistent social inequality. El Salvador’s poverty rate is 26.6 percent, with 18.1 percent … Read more

Salvadoran Defense Minister Rene Merino Monroy

Opinion: El Salvador’s Gang Crackdown Is Working, but Criticism Over Human Rights Violations Continues

March 27, 2024, will be the second anniversary of the State of Exception, a security measure directed as a gang crackdown that has resulted in the arrest of over 75,000 alleged gang members and contributors. The drastic security measure by the Bukele administration began in late March 2022 after a … Read more

El Salvador challenges and concerns

El Salvador’s Challenges and Concerns: What Concerns Salvadorans the Most in 2024?

It is 2024, an election year in El Salvador. The spotlight has been and will continue to be on President Bukele’s inevitable re-election and the democratic direction of the country; however, this political landscape is not a primary concern for most Salvadorans. El Salvador’s challenges and concerns in 2024 are … Read more

San Salvador Historic Downtown

Opinion: El Salvador’s State of Exception Is Not Affecting Tourism. But, Should You Be Worried When Visiting?

No, the emergency state of exception has not affected tourism to El Salvador. In fact, the Salvadoran tourism industry seems to be increasing as it feels more … Read more