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Santos Otilia

Otilia Sorto Fuentes. Salvadoran helping children at the Hospital Benjamin Bloom.

Otilia Sorto Fuentes is a Salvadoran living in the US whose life mission is to help children with kidney failure at the Benjamin Bloom Hospital in San Salvador. Otilia was born in the small town of Corinto in the … Read more

Nayib Bukele security plan

Is the Nayib Bukele administration negotiating with Gangs?

In its first 14 months in office, the Nayib Bukele administration has achieved a historic reduction in the number of homicides in the country. President Bukele attributes the decline of homicides to his security strategy called territorial control plan. … Read more

Pollution in El Salvador

Pollution in El Salvador. The trash problem we can’t ignore.

Pollution in El Salvador is a pressing problem that is growing dangerously every year. The trash problem the country has right now is one of the principal reasons pollution is increasing. Almost everywhere we go in the country, we … Read more

Hospital El Salvador

Hospital El Salvador. Taking care of COVID-19 patients.

El Salvador hospital is the new health facility built by the Nayib Bukele administration. It was built between March and August 2020 for the sole purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. El Salvador hospital was built on the grounds of … Read more

18th street Barrio 18

18th street or Barrio 18 gang profile.

This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on March 11, 2019. The 18th Street Gang, also known as “Barrio 18,” is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13), … Read more

MS13 MS-13 Mara Salvatrucha

MS13, MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha gang profile.

This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on March 11, 2019. The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 , is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While MS13 has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden neighborhoods of 1980s … Read more

Munguia Payes

Munguia Payes. Salvadoran ex-minister of Defense.

Munguia Payes is the Salvadoran ex-minister of Defence. He served ten years on this position under two FMLN Presidential Administrations, Mauricio Funes’s and Salvador Sanchez Ceren.

Fundacion Iris Violeta

Iris Violeta Foundation. Giving a hand to many who need it.

Iris Violeta Foundation is a not for profit organization that helps adults and kids at the Rosales Hospital and the Benjamin Bloom children’s hospital in San Salvador. The founder is Otilia Sorto Fuentes, a Salvadoran from Corinto in Morazan … 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 … Read more

El Salvador crime profile

El Salvador Crime Profile.

This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on Septe, 2mber 17, 2017. El Salvador Crime Profile. El Salvador is a relatively small but growing player in the drug trafficking business. It serves as a drug receiving and storage point along … Read more