Life in El Salvador


IMF

El Salvador Needs Policy Changes to get IMF Financing – IMF Spokesman


Gerry Rice, IMF spokesman stated in a November 4, 2021, press conference that to get financing with the International Monetary Fund, El Salvador’s government needs to change some of its policies. Talks between the Salvadoran government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to seal a loan valued at 1.3 billion … Read more

Trash problem in El Salvador

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 … Read more

Poverty in El Salvador

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 … Read more

All Souls Day El Salvador

The ‘Day of the Dead’ sparks painful memories of violence in El Salvador


El Salvador is full of marvelous customs and traditions. Yet, there is one Salvadoran celebration that not many look forward to, me included: The “Day of the Dead” or All Souls Day, when like in many other countries with Christian backgrounds, families visit graveyards to commemorate their deceased loved ones. … Read more

Water Pollution in El Salvador

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, … Read more