Life in El Salvador

Nayib Bukele

Proposed Salvadoran “Foreign Agent” Law Could Impact Media Organizations

| Nov 17th, 2021

Proposed by Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele and presented to congress on November 9, the law would require individuals and organizations receiving international funds to register as “foreign agents” with the Ministry of Interior, according to a report by Salvadoran news website El Faro. The rules would apply to a broad range of organizations and … Read more

Finance Minister Zelaya

Finance Minister Files Notice Against NGO for $50 Million Tax Evasion

| Nov 12th, 2021

To enforce the Salvadoran Anti-Evasion Plan, the Minister of Finance, Alejandro Zelaya, presented to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) two notices for crimes of alleged tax evasion and money laundering for $50 million. According to Zelaya, the notices correspond to operations carried out by a single NGO from a tax … Read more

Water Pollution in El Salvador

Water Pollution in El Salvador. Getting Worse Every Year

| Oct 25th, 2021

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

Legal Currency of El Salvador

Legal Currency of El Salvador. All of El Salvador Legal Currencies

The legal currencies of El Salvador are the United States dollar, the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, and the Salvadoran Peso or Colon. The U.S. dollar is El Salvador’s legal currency used regularly; this is the legal tender used for most local and international transactions; Bitcoin is second. Since September 2021, El Salvador … Read more

Highways in El Salvador

What are the Main Highways in El Salvador?

| Oct 10th, 2021

The main highways in El Salvador are the Pan-American highway (CA-1) or Carretera Panamericana, the Litoral Highway (CA-2) or coastal highway, and the North Longitudinal Highway or Carretera Longitudinal del Norte. These highways are the main arteries that connect major cities in El Salvador and provide connectivity with the neighboring … Read more