Life in El Salvador

Mariona Prison El Salvador

US-El Salvador Tensions Rise With Extradition of Top MS13 Leader Blocked For Now

A court in El Salvador has temporarily blocked the extradition of a top MS13 gang leader to the United States to face terrorism-related charges, dealing a serious body blow to relations between the two nations. At the end of September, El Salvador’s Supreme Court ruled that Armando Eliú Melgar Díaz, alias “Blue,” would not be … Read more

Monsignor Luis Escobar Alas

Bukele’s re-election is a petition from the people, says Monsignor Escobar Alas


The people want President Bukele to be re-elected, said Monsignor Escobar Alas, the highest representative of the Catholic Church in El Salvador, in a press conference this Sunday, September 25th, 2022. “Is a request that the people have repeatedly made of him, in one way or another,” stated Monsignor Alas. … Read more

President Nayib Bukele

El Salvador repurchases $565 million of its 2023 and 2025 bonds


El Salvador Government announced a $565 million repurchase of its 2023 and 2025 bond debt. President Bukele announced this on his Twitter account on Wednesday, September 21st. “El Salvador has successfully completed the first advance purchase operation of bonds maturing in 2023 and 2025, managing to repurchase bonds for more … Read more

Arajet Airlines El Salvador

Dominican airline Arajet begins operations connecting El Salvador with the Dominican Republic


On Saturday, September 17th, 2022, the Dominican airline Arajet officially inaugurated its operations connection El Salvador with the Dominican Republic. This operation will strengthen ties of friendship, tourism, trade, and economic opportunities between the two nations. On this day, we received the first flight of the Dominican airline Arajet in … Read more

San Salvador El Salvador

San Salvador City Hall will impose fines of up to $2,200 on those who throw garbage on the streets


The San Salvador city mayor and its council modified municipal articles to increase fines on those who throw garbage on the streets; these penalties directly attack the issue of trash on the streets. The changes were approved at a council meeting in San Salvador on Tuesday, September 13th. Articles 84 … Read more