Life in El Salvador


Ernesto Muyshondt

Salvadoran Police Arrests Ernesto Muyshondt, Former Mayor of San Salvador


On June 4th, 2021, the Salvadoran Police arrested Ernesto Muyshondt, the former mayor of San Salvador, for misappropriation of employee earnings. The arrest order was issued by the office of the Salvadoran attorney General. Muyshondt’s arrest took place at the Isidro Menéndez Judicial Center. The former mayor was at a … Read more

Salvadoran High School students

Crime & Financial Problems Discourage University Enrollment in El Salvador


Layla Chávez, a 23-year-old accounting major from a small town in eastern El Salvador, was afraid when she moved to the capital to go to university. Not only was it a financial challenge, but she also takes care of … Read more

El Salvador Minimum wage

Minimum Wage in El Salvador for all Sectors


El Salvador’s minimum wage is $365.00 a month for the commerce, industrial, and service sector; $359.16 for the Maquila, manufacturing, and textile sector; $272.66 for the Coffee mill and Sugar cane harvesting coffee workers; and $243.46 for the agriculture, and coffee or cotton harvesting sector. According to Salvadoran authorities, El … Read more

Air quality in El Salvador

Air quality in El Salvador. How bad is it? What can we do?


The air quality in El Salvador is poor, this is due to several factors related to contamination and pollution. Older vehicles in circulation, agricultural burning practices, lack of emissions regulation, and solid waste disposal, are some of the main factors affecting pollution that lead to poor air quality. The issue … Read more

El Salvador political parties

El Salvador Political Parties


El Salvador political parties belong to a multi-party system. This method allows the country to have multiple political parties across all the political spectrum; members of these political party’s are allowed to run for local and national elections. The political parties are allowed to put forward candidates for municipality mayors … Read more

El Salvador Ferry

El Salvador Ferry, a strategic project to facilitate trade with Costa Rica


El Salvador Ferry is a strategic project by the Nayib Bukele administration to strengthen the commercial exchange between Costa Rica and El Salvador. Once completed, the ferry would connect the Port of La Unión in El Salvador and the Caldera Port in Costa Rica. In early March 2021, officials of … Read more

Driving in El Salvador

Driving in El Salvador. What You Need to Know!


Driving in El Salvador is done on the right side of the road, and overtaking occurs on the left. To drive in El Salvador, drivers need to be of legal Salvadoran driving age, 18 years old. Also, have a valid driver’s license from their country of residence or El Salvador. … Read more


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