Eddie Galdamez is a bilingual Salvadoran newswriter, blogger, and web designer who enjoys writing about his country. His favorite topics include tourism, politics, culture, government, and overall life in El Salvador.
He spent a considerable part of his life outside of El Salvador, mostly in the United States but also in Japan. Eddie now lives in San Salvador, where he runs the El SalvadorINFO.net website.
Eddie Galdamez is a contributor writer for Global Voices and CentralAmerica.com. You can view the latest news articles and blog posts written by Eddie at the bottom of this page.
The United States Department of State has appointed former ambassador Jean Manes as the new charge d’affaires of the embassy in El Salvador. Manes was Ambassador to El Salvador from 2016 to 2019; she will replace Brendan O’Brien as charge d’affaires. “Today, Secretary Blinken designated Ambassador Jean Manes as … Read more
Though far from revelatory, a new list of officials the United States government suspects of corruption and drug trafficking in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras may further roil Washington’s … Read more
In yesterday’s legislative session, Salvadoran legislator created a Special Commission to investigate the final destination of funds previously assigned by the Legislative Assembly to non-governmental organizations (NGOs). On May 13, Ernesto Castro, president of the legislative body, reported that several non-governmental organizations had received close to $159 million from … Read more
Sunday night, President Nayib Bukele announced that El Salvador would donate COVID-19 vaccines to seven municipalities in Hondurans to be used on the most at-risk population. “Contact these 7 Honduran mayors. Tell them that the Minister of Health of El Salvador, Francisco Alabi, will receive them this coming Tuesday … Read more
Yesterday, May 6, the Seventh Justice of the Peace Court of San Salvador ordered the capture of the former ARENA party deputy, Norman Quijano, charged with electoral fraud for negotiating with gangs in exchange for votes in the 2014 presidential elections. The decision was known, on Thursday afternoon, at … Read more
On Tuesday, June 8, Salvadoran Congress passed a new law making El Salvador the first country in the world to classify bitcoin as a legal currency. The lawmakers, with 62 out of 84 votes, approved President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to embrace cryptocurrency. The Salvadoran government believes Bitcoin will mean … Read more
President Nayib Bukele’s approval rating has held at over 75 percent since he became president. In all the surveys conducted since taking office, Bukele has received a rating or score of over 75 percent. Date Entity Rating/Score June 7, 2021 Gavidia UniversityTwo years in office 8.79 out of 10 … Read more
The Santa Ana Cathedral in El Salvador or “Catedral de la Señora Santa Ana” is a neo-Gothic church located in the city of Santa Ana. This Cathedral, of great cultural value to the municipality of Santa Ana and the entire country, was declared a national monument of El Salvador … Read more
Mario Duran is the mayor of San Salvador, the largest city in El Salvador; his term as mayor is 2021 to 2024. Mario Duran previously served as El Salvador’s Minister of the Interior, a position he relinquished on November 20, 2020. During his time as minister of the interior, … Read more
The best beaches in El Salvador are La Costa del Sol, El Cuco, El Tunco, La Libertad, San Diego, El Espino, Los Cobanos, El Majahual, and Mizata. Choosing the best beaches in El Salvador is not easy; each beach in the country is unique and has plenty of good … Read more