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El Salvador

Opinion: Why I might not go back to El Salvador. But others may not have a choice

| Feb 13th, 2021

This story written by Melissa Vida originally appeared on on January 6, 2021. It is republished by under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 license. Dawns in El Salvador are fresh and humid. Whenever I go to this tropical, warm and volcanic country in Central America, I would be … Read more

How to make money in El Salvador

How to make money in El Salvador? Three options to consider.

| Jan 4th, 2021

Three options available on how to make money in El Salvador are to get a high paying job, open your own business, or work from home as a freelancer. Making money in El Salvador or earning a living is not as easy as in other countries; nonetheless, options to make … Read more

President Nayib Bukele

While El Salvador’s security improves, the country loses ground in press freedom

| Jan 1st, 2021

In El Salvador, President Nayib Bukele is popular. The Twitter-savvy entrepreneur arrived at the presidency on June 1, 2019, without a clear ideological line at the heels of decades of disappointment in governments from the left and the right. Years of high-level corruption, gang violence, lack of jobs and forced migration made the population believe that … Read more

Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero

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

| Jan 1st, 2021

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

San Salvador at night

Why San Salvador (Not Caracas) is the World’s Most Violent City

| Jan 1st, 2021

Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas is and will be, until January of next year at least, considered the world’s most violent city… except it isn’t. Mexican non-governmental organization (NGO) the Citizen’s Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice (Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y la Justicia Penal – CCSPJP) has published its list of the world’s 50 Most Violent Cities in … Read more