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El Salvador Mega-Prison

El Salvador Mega-Prison for gang members begins construction

El Salvador Mega-Prison for gang members is a jail in construction in the municipality of Tecoluca in the San Vicente department. The Mega-Prison will have the capacity to hold 20,000 inmates. President Nayib Bukele announced the construction of the jail he calls the Terrorism Confinement Center on Twitter, along with … Read more

Salvadoran Army Personnel

1,400 Salvadoran soldiers sworn in and will reinforce the Territorial Control Plan

Defence Minister Rene Francis Merino Monroy swore in 1,400 new members of the Armed Forces to join the execution of the Territorial Control Plan. The soldiers will assist the Salvadoran National Police in the fight against criminal organizations. The newly sworn-in contingent of soldiers will join the ranks of the … Read more

El Salvdor Pacific Airport

Salvadoran Legislators authorize funds for the Pacific Airport’s first stage

The Salvadoran Legislative Assembly approved a reform to the 2022 Budget to incorporate $12 million into the Public Works and Transportation branch (MOP) to execute the first stage of the Pacific Airport; during the June 21st Legislative Plenary Session. According to the Ministry of Finance, the funds added to the … Read more

Homicide Rate in El Salvador

El Salvador Homicide Rate from 2010 to 2022

El Salvador’s homicide rate in 2021 was 3.1 per day or 18 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants; it is a substantial decline from the previous year. The Murder rate in El Salvador has steadily dropped since its worst year in 2015, which had 103 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants or 18.2 murders … Read more

July festivities in Santa Ana El Salvador

July Festivities in Santa Ana El Salvador. Get to know them today!

The July festivities in Santa Ana El Salvador transpire every year in July, from the 17th to the 26th. The July festivities are in honor of the patron saint of the city, “Our Lady of Santa Ana.” The Santa Ana July celebrations have become one of the most important traditions … Read more