Life in El Salvador


All Souls Day El Salvador

The ‘Day of the Dead’ sparks painful memories of violence in El Salvador


El Salvador is full of marvelous customs and traditions. Yet, there is one Salvadoran celebration that not many look forward to, me included: The “Day of the Dead” or All Souls Day, when like in many other countries with Christian backgrounds, families visit graveyards to commemorate their deceased loved ones. … Read more

Water Pollution in El Salvador

Water Pollution in El Salvador. Getting Worse Every Year


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, streams, and wells. Every year … Read more

Rural El Salvador

The Struggles of Living in Rural Areas of El Salvador


It is 4 a.m. in rural Ahuachapan in western El Salvador. Rogelio Campos, a worker on a private farm that grows corn and beans and raises cattle and pigs, has already been awake for 30 minutes, ready to start his working day. His wife Maria has been awake for longer. She makes the coffee and … Read more

Transportation in El Salvador

Transportation in El Salvador. What you Need to Know!


The best modes of transportation in El Salvador are driving, taking taxis, shuttles, uber’s, and public transportation. Nonetheless, the best way of getting around El Salvador changes depending on your starting location or final destination. These forms of transportation have good and bad reasons for using or not using them; it will be up to … Read more

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 hearing related to another charge … Read more

El Salvador Healthcare System

El Salvador Healthcare System. Everything you kneed to know!


El Salvador healthcare system is distributed into three unique sectors, the public or universal, the social insurance or El Seguro Social, and the private sector. All three Salvadoran healthcare systems have hospitals and clinics; however, the public or universal system is the one used by most Salvadorans. The Universal or public healthcare system is by … 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