Living in El Salvador

Presidents of El Salvador

Presidents of El Salvador (1989 to 2024): A Historical Dive into the Salvadoran Presidents

El Salvador, a country with a diverse political history, has been steered by presidents who have influenced its course, for better or worse. From controversial figures to modern leaders, each president has been instrumental in shaping the nation’s development and evolution. El Salvadoran presidents serve a five-year term, securing office … 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

Minimum wage in El Salvador

Minimum Wage in El Salvador in 2024: Understanding the Economic Realities of Salvadorans

The minimum wage in El Salvador in 2024 per month is $365.00 for commerce, industrial, service, and sugar mill workers; $359.16 for maquila workers that manufacture textiles and clothing; $272.66 for coffee mill and Sugar cane harvesting workers; and $243.46 for agriculture, fishing, and coffee harvesting workers. The last minimum … Read more

2024 Salvadoran Elections

What Is El Salvador Known for in 2024? What Makes El Salvador a Global Attraction Today

Worldwide, El Salvador is known for the tasty Pupusas, the excellent surf spots, President Nayib Bukele, the volcanoes, the warm beaches, Bitcoin, and safety. Regrettably, El Salvador is also famous worldwide for the controversial State of Exception, gangs, and violence. With a land of 21,041km², El Salvador is the smallest … Read more