Life in El Salvador
The Struggles of Living in Rural Areas of El Salvador
It is 4 a.m. in rural Ahuachapan in western El Salvador. Rogelio Campos, a worker on a private farm that grows corn and beans and raises cattle and pigs, has already been awake for 30 minutes, ready to start his working day. His wife Maria has been awake for longer. She makes the coffee and … Read more
Transportation in El Salvador. What you Need to Know!
The best modes of transportation in El Salvador are driving, taking taxis, shuttles, uber’s, and public transportation. Nonetheless, the best way of getting around El Salvador changes depending on your starting location or final destination. These forms of transportation have good and bad reasons for using or not using them; it will be up to … Read more
Nayib Bukele approval rating. See the Latest Poll Results
According to all the surveys, President Nayib Bukele’s approval rating is over 75 percent since becoming president in June 2019. In all the surveys conducted since taking office, Bukele has received a rating or score of over 75 percent. Bukele’s approval rating is one of … Read more
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 areas. Phase one of Nayib Bukele … Read more
Poverty in El Salvador, an Issue that Leads to Crime and Migration
In 2019, the rate of poverty in El Salvador was 22.8%. In 2020, because of the pandemic, it grew to 26.2%. In 2021, El Salvador’s poverty rate is expected to increase even more. The country’s GDP declined by -8.58% in 2020; this drop will impact the number of people living in poverty in El Salvador … Read more
The trash problem in El Salvador. It can’t be ignored anymore!
The trash problem in El Salvador is an issue that has been around for years and continues to grow. Over 60% of urban areas have problems with trash in sidewalks, vacant lots, parks, empty fields, and alleys. Garbage is one of the principal reasons the country has poor water quality and high air pollution. Many … Read more
Water Pollution in El Salvador. Getting Worse Every Year
The water pollution in El Salvador is getting worse every year. A 2020 report by the Salvadoran Ministry of the Environment revealed that 71% of Salvadoran river waters are qualified as bad, and 7.4% as poor. The country has less drinkable water due to the contamination of rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and wells. Every year … Read more