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Pandemic Spending Immunity Deepens El Salvador Corruption Concerns


With a new law granting immunity to El Salvador officials accused of mismanaging coronavirus funds and the resignation of a prosecutor looking into pandemic-related spending, President Nayib Bukele and allies are wasting no time … Read More

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Salvadoran Legislators approve funding for phases 2 and 3 of Bukele’s territorial control plan


Yesterday, May 11, the Legislative Assembly approved the financing for phases two and three of President Bukele’s security plan known as the “Territorial Control Plan.” The previous legislature did not approve funding for these phases. With 75 votes out of 84, the new legislature approved a loan for $91 … Read more

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El Salvador to donate COVID-19 vaccines to 7 Honduran municipalities.


Sunday night, President Nayib Bukele announced that El Salvador would donate COVID-19 vaccines to seven municipalities in Hondurans to be used on the most at-risk population. “Contact these 7 Honduran mayors. Tell them that the Minister of Health of El Salvador, Francisco Alabi, will receive them this coming Tuesday … Read more

Norman Quijano

Judge orders prosecution and arrest of Norman Quijano for illicit activities


Yesterday, May 6, the Seventh Justice of the Peace Court of San Salvador ordered the capture of the former ARENA party deputy, Norman Quijano, charged with electoral fraud for negotiating with gangs in exchange for votes in the 2014 presidential elections. The decision was known, on Thursday afternoon, at … Read more

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Removal of the attorney general and magistrates is alarming everyone but most Salvadorans


El Salvador’s parliament removes checks and balances on President Bukele’s powers. But why aren’t more Salvadorans protesting what is happening? On May 1, the newly elected Salvador legislature began its three-year term. This day is usually a formality with activities such as the swearing-in ceremony of all newly elected … Read more

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El Salvador reaches an agreement with Pfizer for 4.4 million COVID-19 vaccines


On Tuesday, May 4, Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele announced that the Government of El Salvador and Pfizer / BioNTech had signed an agreement for 4.4 million anti-COVID-19 vaccines. “With this purchase, we guarantee uninterrupted immunization for our entire target population,” said President Bukele. With this agreement to acquire 4.4 … Read more

Ernesto Castro

New Salvadoran legislature removes the attorney general and all constitutional Chamber’s judges


On Saturday, May 1st, the new Salvadoran legislature passed resolutions removing the Salvadoran General attorney and all Judges in the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Judicial Court. After the 2021-2024 legislature approved removal, they proceeded to elect and swore new judges. The exact process was used to remove Raul … Read more

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El Salvador to host the ISA world surfing games from May 26 to June 6


El Salvador is ready to host the Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games; the highly anticipated surfing event with Olympic game implications will occur at some of the best surf spots in the country from May 29 to June 6. “The waves of the El Tunco, El … Read more

COVID-19

El Salvador to open three auto-service COVID-19 vaccination centers


President Nayib Bukele announced that starting this Wednesday, April 28, three self-service vaccination centers against COVID-19 will be opened. Salvadorans can now schedule their appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Those with appointments will get vaccinated without getting out of the vehicle. The different self-service COVID-19 vaccination centers have … Read more

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The issue of disappearances in El Salvador. Another point of view


A new report by an El Salvador watchdog group warns that pacts between gangs and public officials to lower homicides in El Salvador are promoting the wider use of forced disappearances, showing how gangs are still using violence to maintain political and territorial control.