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Legislative branch

Salvadoran Legislative Assembly and political parties viewed as the most corrupt.


Legislators looking to win reelection in the upcoming legislative elections have to deal with the perception of corruption Salvadorans have of the legislative branch and the traditional political parties. The University Institute of Public Opinion (IUDOP) revealed in its most recent survey that Salvadorans consider the Legislative branch and … Read more

Archbishop, Jose Luis Escobar Alas

The Salvadoran Catholic Church will allow access to files of the El Mozote massacre.


The Catholic Church of El Salvador will open its archives related to the El Mozote massacre of 1981. On Wednesday, the archbishop of San Salvador, Jose Luis Escobar Alas, announced that it would collaborate with the judicial inspection. Three days earlier, in a televised press conference, the archbishop stated … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine in El Salvador

El Salvador is getting ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine from AstraZeneca


On Wednesday, December 30th, 2020, the Salvadoran National Directorate of Medicines authorized the import, distribution, and use of the COVID-19 Vaccine from AstraZeneca. The governmental entity’s approval is the first step for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to enter the country. The announcement came on the same day that the … Read more

El Salvador Security

Salvadoran government confirms that 2020 closed with a significant crime reduction.


On December 31st, 2020, the Salvadoran Ministry of security informed that El Salvador closed the year with a significant reduction in homicides and other crimes. According to the Ministry of Security, 2020 finished with a considerable reduction in the principal crimes that affect Salvadorans. “These drastic reductions are thanks … Read more

Protesters

TPS extension provides a moment of relief for Salvadoran in the US


Hector Amaya entered the United States illegally from El Salvador in 2004. Despite currently being allowed to live and work legally in the US under the government’s Temporary Protection Status (TPS), Amaya lives in constant fear of deportation. The TPS was set to expire for Salvadorans on January 2, … Read more

Homicide rate

El Salvador’s homicide rate is down 59% in the first 7 months of 2020.


President Nayib Bukele’s territorial control plan has managed to reduce the homicide rate in El Salvador by 59% in the first seven months of 2020. The security plan enacted by President Bukele continues to show effectiveness in combating and reducing crime. The result of the territorial control plan is … Read more