Poverty in El Salvador, an Issue that Leads to Crime and Migration
In 2019, the rate of poverty in El Salvador was 22.8%. In 2020, because of the pandemic, it grew to 26.2%. In 2021, El Salvador’s poverty rate is expected to increase even more. The country’s GDP declined by -8.58% in 2020; this drop will impact the number of people living in poverty in El Salvador … Read more
The trash problem in El Salvador. It can’t be ignored anymore!
The trash problem in El Salvador is an issue that has been around for years and continues to grow. Over 60% of urban areas have problems with trash in sidewalks, vacant lots, parks, empty fields, and alleys. Garbage is one of the principal reasons the country has poor water quality and high air pollution. Many … Read more
Fear of crime and financial problems discourages 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
El Salvador’s small business owners uncertain about Bitcoin
On Tuesday, June 8, Salvadoran Congress passed a new law making El Salvador the first country in the world to classify bitcoin as a legal currency. The lawmakers, with 62 out of 84 votes, approved President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to embrace cryptocurrency. The Salvadoran government believes Bitcoin will… Read More