Life in El Salvador

2024 Salvadoran Elections

Insights Into the 2024 Salvadoran Elections Results: Democracy in Action!

The 2024 Salvadoran Elections marked a pivotal moment in the country’s political landscape. It was the first time an incumbent president ran for re-election in over 50 years and won with 84.65% of the votes. The elections saw Nayib Bukele’s New Ideas political party assert a commanding victory in all … Read more

El Salvador’s Central Reserve Bank BCR Economic Outlook

The Salvadoran Central Reserve Bank (BCR) Projects an Economic Growth of 3% to 3.5% in 2024

The Salvadoran Central Reserve Bank (BCR) projects that El Salvador’s economy will grow between 3.0% and 3.5% in 2024, driven by an increase in the development of public and private investment projects. BCR’s President Douglas Rodríguez affirmed that one of the primary drivers of this economic growth is the improved … Read more

El Salvador’s basic food basket cost

El Salvador’s Basic Food Basket Cost in 2024 is $256.82 in Urban Areas

El Salvador’s basic food basket cost per family is $256.82 for the urban sector and $185.17 for rural areas. The Salvadoran essential food basket cost in urban areas is about 27.9% more expensive than in the rural sector. One of the principal worries Salvadorans have entering 2024 is the high … Read more

Remittances to El Salvador

Remittances to El Salvador Are up $16.14 Million or 1.34%, Year to Date

Thus far, in 2024, family remittances to El Salvador are up $16.14 million or 1.34% compared to 2023. According to the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador (BCR), remittances to El Salvador as of February 2024 totaled $1218.0 million. Last year, remittances to El Salvador reached a new high; in … Read more

Women in Government in El Salvador

Women in Government in El Salvador to Have Low Representation During the 2024-2027 Governmental Period

In El Salvador, women have faced notable underrepresentation in government roles, highlighting an enduring disparity in political leadership. This imbalance underscores persistent barriers to female participation in shaping the country’s governance and policies. Despite strides toward gender equality, the limited presence of women in governmental positions underscores systemic challenges and … Read more

El Salvador Political Parties

El Salvador Political Parties: Navigating El Salvador’s Political Landscape

The political parties in El Salvador unveil a diverse spectrum of ideologies, histories, and influences. From established entities such as ARENA, PCN, and New Ideas to emerging ones such as VAMOS and Solidarity Force, each political party plays a pivotal role in shaping the country’s political dynamics and governance. The … Read more

ARENA Political Party

Dramatic Decline: The ARENA Political Party Lost 79.25% of Votes in the 2024 Presidential Elections

In the 2024 presidential election, the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) political party experienced a significant decrease of 79.25% in votes compared to the 2019 election. The once-influential political party obtained only 177,881 votes in the 2024 presidential elections, marking a substantial decrease of 679,203 votes compared to the 857,084 it … Read more