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President Bukele announces that El Salvador will buy one Bitcoin a day!

President Nayib Bukele announced Wednesday night, November 16, that El Salvador will buy one bitcoin every day starting tomorrow (November 17). The cryptocurrency faces its lowest prices in two years. “We are buying one Bitcoin every day starting tomorrow,” wrote the president on his Twitter account. As of June 39th, … 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 GlobalVoices.org on November 16, 2022. 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 scale in El Salvador. At least, the mobile phones of 35 journalists … Read more

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In El Salvador and Beyond, an Unsolved Kidney Disease Mystery

José Lopez didn’t want to die, but the alternative — having a scalpel plunged through his abdominal wall to install a soft, silicone dialysis catheter — filled him with terror. For weeks in the fall of 2021, the then-34-year-old agricultural worker from Tierra Blanca, El Salvador, had refused the surgery, … 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

Poverty in El Salvador

Poverty in El Salvador, an issue that leads to crime and migration

Poverty in El Salvador is an issue that a large percentage of Salvadoran families and individuals have to face every day. These daily struggles are even worse in 2022; due to the global crisis of high prices, the war in Ukraine, and the remaining effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. El … Read more

Inflation Rate in El Salvador

The inflation rate in El Salvador is 7.47% as of October 31, 2022

The inflation rate in El Salvador as of October 31, 2022, is 7.47; it is 0.02 lower than the previous month. The high inflation results from the current global crisis of high prices, the Ukraine conflict, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The yearly average inflation rate for El … Read more

Nayib Bukele Approval Rating

Nayib Bukele Approval Rating. Why is Nayib Bukele so popular?

President Nayib Bukele approval rating is over 75%; it is the highest approval any Salvadoran president has ever maintained while in office. Bukele is regarded as one of the world leaders with high domestic support; he has maintained an approval rating of over 75 percent since taking office on June … Read more