Financial Inclusion in El Salvador

Financial Inclusion, a problem that affects many Salvadorans and businesses

Financial Inclusion in El Salvador is a problem that affects over 70% of the population and most micro and small businesses, especially those that operate informally. Financial exclusion in El Salvador prevents many people and enterprises from accessing essential inexpensive financial products or services. Individuals who face this financial exclusion … Read more

Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero

Forty years on, a locked-down El Salvador remembers the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero online


Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdamez was born on August 15, 1917, in Ciudad Barrios, a municipality in the department of San Miguel, in the Republic of El Salvador. He was a Catholic priest, the fourth metropolitan archbishop of San Salvador (1977-1980), and famous for defending human rights. Saint Oscar Arnulfo … Read more

Rural El Salvador

The Struggles of Living in Rural Areas of El Salvador

It is 4 a.m. in rural Ahuachapan in western El Salvador. Rogelio Campos, a worker on a private farm that grows corn and beans and raises cattle and pigs, has already been awake for 30 minutes, ready to start his working day. His wife Maria has been awake for longer. She makes the coffee and … Read more

Salvadoran High School students

Crime & Financial Problems Discourage 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

Latino immigrants in the US

Latino immigrants in the US: Has the situation really changed?

Latinos are the largest minority in the United States. Their living conditions seem to be improving—studies and statistics suggest so. But even though poverty rates are declining, Latinos are still among the poorest and the least educated. In 2017, about 65 percent of undocumented people were Mexican and Central American; these numbers encompass the lived … Read more