El Salvador NEWS
Salvadoran legislators to begin work on President Bukele’s water law initiative.
On Friday, June 18th, the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly received a General Water Law initiative from the Nayib Bukele administration. Bukele’s water law contains 164 articles, which will be discussed by the Salvadoran congress. Ernesto Castro, president of the Legislative Assembly, announced that an ad hoc commission will be created … Read more
USAID to invest $30 million in El Salvador for job training
On Monday, June 14, Samantha Power, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that El Salvador will be the beneficiary of $30 million for job training. USAID seeks to train Salvadorans to take advantage of economic opportunities within the country. “Here in #ElSalvador, I’m proud … Read more
Salvadoran government donates COVID-19 vaccines to Honduran municipalities
Today, June 8, a Salvadoran convoy carrying COVID-19 vaccines is on its way to municipalities in Honduras; this is the second time the Salvadoran government has donated vaccines to Honduran municipalities. This aid of about 16,000 COVID-19 vaccines is on its way to the municipalities of Nueva Ocotepeque and … Read more
President Nayib Bukele to introduce a bill legalizing Bitcoin in El Salvador
On Saturday, June 5, President Nayib Bukele announces that he will propose a legal reform that would make Bitcoin a legal tender within the country. If the bill is approved, El Salvador would be the first nation on the globe to officially adopt this cryptocurrency. “The adoption of the … Read more
Salvadoran Police arrests Ernesto Muyshondt, former mayor of San Salvador
Last Friday, June 6, the Salvadoran Police arrested Ernesto Muyshondt, the former mayor of San Salvador, for crimes related to misappropriation of employee earnings. The arrest order was issued by the office of the Salvadoran attorney General. Muyshondt’s arrest took place outside the Isidro Menéndez Judicial Center. The former … Read more
President Bukele to give a speech at the Legislative Assembly
Today, June 1, on the second anniversary of his presidency, Nayib Bukele will give a speech at the Legislative Assembly. The president is expected to arrive at the Legislative Assembly’s blue room at 8pm to render a report of his two years as president. Last year’s speech at the … Read more
Former Ambassador Jean Manes returns to El Salvador as charge d’affaires of the embassy.
The United States Department of State has appointed former ambassador Jean Manes as the new charge d’affaires of the embassy in El Salvador. Manes was Ambassador to El Salvador from 2016 to 2019; she will replace Brendan O’Brien as charge d’affaires. “Today, Secretary Blinken designated Ambassador Jean Manes as … Read more
Will the release of the corruption list affect US-Central America relations?
Though far from revelatory, a new list of officials the United States government suspects of corruption and drug trafficking in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras may further roil Washington’s … Read more
Salvadoran legislature creates a special commission to investigate NGOs.
In yesterday’s legislative session, Salvadoran legislator created a Special Commission to investigate the final destination of funds previously assigned by the Legislative Assembly to non-governmental organizations (NGOs). On May 13, Ernesto Castro, president of the legislative body, reported that several non-governmental organizations had received close to $159 million from … Read more
El Salvador is selected to host the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games
On Sunday, May 16, Yamil Bukele, the president of the National Institute of Sports of El Salvador (INDES), confirmed that El Salvador has been selected as the host for the 24th Central American and Caribbean Games, which will take place in 2023. “It is official: San Salvador has been … Read more