Opinion


San Salvador Historic Downtown

Opinion: El Salvador’s State of Exception Is Not Affecting Tourism. But, Should You Be Worried When Visiting?


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

El Salvador Passport Global Ranking

El Salvador Ranks 39th Among the Most Powerful Passports in the World


The Salvadoran passport is in 4th position among the countries with the most powerful passport in Central America; it is in 12th place in Latin America and in 39th place worldwide. The consulting firm Henley & Partners released the new rankings in January 2024. It measures the number of destinations … Read more

Cerro Verde National Park

El Salvador Makes the List of New York Times “52 Places to Go In 2024”


Tourism to El Salvador is improving, which is good news for the Smallest country in Central America. This week, the New York Times newspaper released its list of the 52 Places to Go in 2024, including El Salvador. El Salvador is listed as the 33 place to go behind Brasilia, … Read more

Traveling to El Salvador with Tattoos

Traveling to El Salvador with Tattoos, Should you be Worried?


Many visitors wonder if traveling to El Salvador with tattoos is going to be a problem; some wonder if they should take extra precautions when visiting or not visit the country at all. Traveling to El Salvador with tattoos should not be a concern for almost everyone who visits and … Read more

President Nayib Bukele

Between Democracy and Authoritarianism in El Salvador: The Political Landscape Going Into the 2024 Elections


It is December, and Salvadorans are preparing to celebrate one of the most anticipated holidays of the year, Christmas. Usually, during these celebrations, most Salvadorans worry about what to do for the holidays and if they have enough money to survive the month. However, this year, there is an added element that most Salvadorans must contemplate going into 2024: the upcoming… 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

MS13, MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha gang profile

The Menace of Extortion in El Salvador. Breaking the Chains of Shakedowns


Over the last 25 years, extortion in El Salvador has been a formidable and pervasive problem that has cast a shadow of fear and instability over many Salvadorans and businesses. The extortion problem executed by these criminal groups has had profound social, economic, and security implications in the country. This … Read more