Drunk Driving Checkpoint El Salvador

More Than 150 Intoxicated Drivers Were Arrested During the Easter Holidays

Yesterday, the Vice Minister of Transportation, Nelson Reyes, announced that 153 intoxicated drivers were arrested through the Easter holiday week, 143% more than in 2023, when 63 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated. Reyes noted that the growth in arrests is due to the increase in anti-doping controls placed … Read more

Emergency During El Salvador Holy Week

Salvadoran Authorities Provide a Final Balance of Emergencies Attended During the Holy Week

Yesterday, the Salvadoran authorities that make up the National Civil Protection Commission (PROCIVIL) announced the final balance of the emergencies attended to within the framework of the Summer 2024 Plan, which corresponds to the Easter holiday period. Luis Alonso Amaya, the Civil Protection director, reported that between March 23 and … Read more

Landmarks in El Salvador

San Salvador Center City Hall to Impose Fines for Immoral Acts in Public Spaces.

Mario Duran, the mayor of the municipality of San Salvador Center, ordered last night the Corps of Metropolitan Agents (CAM) to impose the corresponding sanctions on those who commit immoral acts in public Spaces. Duran’s announcement came after complaints through the X social network of controversial photographs taken by a … Read more

San Salvador Street Crossing

San Salvador Mayor’s Office to Impose Fines for Street Crossing Violations

To minimize incidents and encourage a culture of pedestrian safety, the San Salvador Mayor’s Office has reaffirmed its commitment to apply fines to individuals who cross streets outside designated walkways. The San Salvador city hall will enforce article 62 of the Ordinance for Citizen Coexistence, which specifies fines of $15 … Read more

Honduran ex-President Juan Orlando Hernández

Honduran Ex-President Juan Orlando Hernandez Declared Guilty on Drug Trafficking Charges

Honduran ex-President Juan Orlando Hernández has been convicted of drug trafficking and weapons charges by a jury in New York. He was found guilty on all three of the counts against him. The verdict concludes three weeks marked by dramatic testimony including from former public officials, cartel members, and witnesses that described the state’s collaboration with violent criminal groups in excruciating detail … Read more

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele

Nayib Bukele to Speak at the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in the United States

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) confirmed that newly elected President Nayib Bukele will be a guest speaker at the 2024 conference. The event is scheduled to take place from February 21 to 24 at Gaylord Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside the U.S. capital. CPAC, … Read more

Juan Orlando Hernandez

US Trial of Honduras Ex-President Spotlights Thorny Security Ties

As the United States gears up for the drug trafficking trial of Honduran ex-President Juan Orlando Hernández, prosecutors face the diplomatic paradox of presenting evidence showing their government stayed friendly with a leader that it knew was corrupt. Hernández, often referred to by his initials JOH, maintained strong ties with … Read more