Blogs and Opinions

All Souls Day in El Salvador

All Souls Day in El Salvador: Commemorating and Paying Respect to Departed Souls

All Souls Day in El Salvador occurs on November 2; it is a Roman Catholic observance used to remember dead loved ones and pray for the souls of the departed. All Saints Day is a tradition that Salvadorans use to stay connected with family members or friends who have passed … Read more

Is El Salvador Safe to visit

Is El Salvador Safe to Visit in 2023? A Comprehensive Safety Guide for Travelers

Yes, it is! Despite all the historical crime and violence, which don’t affect tourists, El Salvador is safe to visit in 2023. El Salvador used to have a high crime rate, but that is not the case anymore. Violence in the country has declined to its lowest level in over … Read more

President Nayib Bukele

Opinion: President Bukele’s possible re-election continues to be a hot topic of discussion

The potential re-election of President Nayib Bukele continues to be a hot topic of discussion. President Bukele announced on September 15, 2022, that he would register as a candidate for the 2024 presidential elections. New Ideas, the political party created by Bukele, held its internal elections in July 2023 and … Read more

Brian Nichols

Brian Nichols: the decision to allow Bukele’s re-election belongs to the Salvadorans

In September 2021, the Constitutional Chamber of El Salvador’s Supreme Court of Justice ruled that a sitting president could run for re-election and serve consecutive presidential terms. Since that day, Bukele’s opposition has been waiting for a harsher stance from the US Government on Bukele’s potential re-election bid. However, it … Read more

February 3 Hydroelectric Dam (El Chaparral)

The February 3 Hydroelectric Dam, known as El Chaparral, Begins Operations in El Salvador

The February 3 Hydroelectric Dam on the Torola River begins operations. The power plant, originally known as the El Chaparral, is in the San Luis de La Reina district of the San Miguel department. The President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, inaugurated the plan on October 19. The newly inaugurated … Read more