Life in El Salvador

San Salvador Historic Downtown

San Salvador is no longer one of the Most Dangerous Cities in the World

San Salvador, El Salvador’s capital city, is not one of the most dangerous cities in the world. According to the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, San Salvador left the list as one of the top 50 most dangerous cities in the world in 2019. The cities of … Read more

Most Dangerous Places in El Salvador

The 10 Most Dangerous Places In El Salvador in 2022, based on Homicides

The most dangerous places in El Salvador in 2022 were Izalco, Nahuizalco, Quezaltepeque, Ciudad Delgado, San Miguel, Ahuachapan, Santa Ana, Ilobasco, La Libertad, and Colon. The estimation is based on the rate of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in places with a population of over 50,000 people. This list is as … Read more

El Salvador Territorial Control Plan

El Salvador Territorial Control Plan. President Nayib Bukele Plan Control Territorial

El Salvador Territorial Control Plan or Plan Control Territorial has seven phases; the first five are preparation, opportunity, modernization, incursion, and extraction. Phases six and seven have not been made public and are scheduled to be implemented before the end of Nayib Bukele’s presidency. The Bukele administration credit its security … Read more

Salvadoran Police

El Salvador’s Gang Crackdown Has Steep Human Rights Cost

This year, the El Salvador government embarked on possibly the most ruthless gang crackdown ever seen in Central America, taking iron fist policies and mass incarceration to new heights. The campaign has helped drive murder rates to historic lows and has won overwhelming domestic support, despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses and unresolved questions … Read more

El Salvador Imports

El Salvador imports for 2022 have increased by 20.01% as of October 31

Imports to El Salvador from January 1 to November 30, 2022, totaled $16266.23 million; it represents a 17.91% annual increase, equal to $2470.59 million more than the same 2021 period. According to the latest data from the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador (BCR). The Salvadoran Imports monthly average for … Read more

El Salvador coffee exports

El Salvador Coffee exports in 2022 have increased by more than 56%

2022 has been an important year for El Salvador coffee exports. According to the latest report by the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador (BCR), from January 1 to November 30, 2022, Salvadoran coffee exports totaled $187.01 million; it means a 56.34% increase, equal to $80 million more compared to … Read more

Human Smugglers Take to the Waves Along Mexico’s Pacific Coast

An increase in migration by sea along Mexico’s Pacific Coast has highlighted how adaptable the country’s human smuggling networks have become, as well as the lack of care they show toward their human cargo. Authorities broke up a large migrant camp in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, southwestern Mexico, on December 15, after locals voiced concerns … Read more