El Salvador Tourism

Opinion: El Salvador’s state of exception is not affecting tourism. But, should you be worried when visiting?

| Mar 26th, 2023

No, the emergency state of exception has not affected tourism to El Salvador. In fact, the Salvadoran tourism industry seems to be increasing as it feels more … Read more

Merino Monroy, Minister of Defense of El Salvador

Opinion: El Salvador’s gang crackdown is working, but criticism over human rights violations continues

| Mar 21st, 2023

After a dramatic increase in homicides over three days in late March 2022 that left 87 dead, President Nayib Bukele and his security cabinet took swift action to stop the violence and start a gang crackdown; they requested from legislators the approval of the State of Exception. President Bukele asked … Read more

Salvadoran Armed Forces

Why are human rights organizations so critical of the Bukele administration?

The Government of El Salvador, under the direction of President Nayib Bukele (an authoritarian president to some and a great president to others), has declared a frontal attack on gangs and violence, which has significantly reduced homicides in what was, not long ago, one of the most violent countries in … Read more

El Salvador Political Parties finances

Opinion: El Salvador Political Parties finances. Who is financing these Political Parties?

| Mar 15th, 2023

Getting to know El Salvador Political Parties finances is a challenge! It appears that they don’t want to divulge that information to the general public. In this pre-electoral year, questions about their finances have come to light more than before. Thanks primarily to President Bukele’s decisions and actions (excellent to … Read more

President Nayib Bukele

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

| Mar 3rd, 2023

Even though the next presidential elections in El Salvador will not take place until February 4, 2024, the idea of the potential re-election of Bukele continues to be a hot topic of discussion. President Bukele announced on September 15, 2022, that he was going to register as a candidate for … Read more