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3 Individuals who regularly inform about El Salvador in English

We live in a time when it is easy for anyone to start a blog, a podcast, a news site, a YouTube channel, etc. These individuals, just like me, want to inform or share their opinions with whoever is willing to listen, read, or watch them. Some of the information … Read more

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El Salvador’s Pegasus spyware case left uninvestigated ten months later


This article by Jose Luis Benitez originally appeared on on November 16, 2022. It is republished by under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 license. Ten months ago, in January 2022, Access Now and the Citizen Lab confirmed that several journalists were targeted with the use of NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware on a massive … Read more

Trash problem in El Salvador

Opinion: The trash problem in El Salvador. It can’t be ignored anymore!

The trash problem in El Salvador is an issue that has been around for years and continues to grow. Over 60% of urban areas have problems with trash in sidewalks, vacant lots, parks, empty fields, and alleys. Garbage is one of the principal reasons the country has poor water quality … Read more

President Nayib Bukele

Opinion: Why most Salvadorans want Bukele’s re-election despite his growing authoritarianism

A Salvadoran perspective on why people want to re-elect the controversial president. On El Salvador’s Independence Day on September 15, President Nayib Bukele publicly announced that he would run for the presidency again in 2024. This statement didn’t surprise anyone but drew criticism from many parts. Local and international organizations, media outlets, politicians, reporters, and … Read more

Trash Problem in El Salvador

Opinion: People who throw garbage on the street should get fined, but more needs to be done

The trash issue in El Salvador has been around for years and continues to expand. This problem becomes more visible during the rainy season, especially in urban areas; it blocks drainages that usually result in floodings, among other things. On August 30th, deputy Rodrigo Ayala introduced a bill to the … Read more