Arrested FMLN ex-ministers

Salvadoran attorney general arrest five former FMLN ministers for corruption

On Thursday, July 22, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Salvadoran General attorney arrested five FMLN ex-ministers that served under the Mauricio Funes administration, 2009 to 2014. Additionally, arrest warrants were issued for five other former officials, that includes ex-president Salvador Sanchez Ceren. The five former FMLN officials arrested this … Read more

Nayib Bukele security plan

President Nayib Bukele security plan. “Territorial control plan”

President Nayib Bukele security plan or Territorial control plan has seven phases; the first phase focuses on gaining control of the Salvadoran territory. Bukele’s other three phases’ objectives are the social reconstruction of communities, the modernizing of the police, and the incursion of police and army personal into gang-controlled … Read more

Illegal Bonuses commission

Special Commission to investigate bonuses paid by previous Salvadoran presidents.

The Special Commission to investigate bonuses paid by the executive branch was created to examine all bonuses paid illegally to former officials in all three branches of government, other governmental institutions, businessmen, NGO representatives, editorialists, and journalists. The special Commission was sworn in on July 14, 2021, by Legislative … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccines

El Salvador receives 3 million COVID-19 vaccines, 1.5 from the U.S. and 1.5 from China

The second week in July is full of good news for Salvadorans regarding the fight against COVID-19. The country received a total of 3 million COVID-19 vaccines. 1.5 million from the U.S. through the COVAX program and 1.5 million from China, acquired by the Government of El Salvador from … Read more

Nayib Bukele approval rating

Nayib Bukele approval rating. See the latest poll results.

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 July 6, 2021 CID Gallup Latin American presidents #1 rank84% Approval June … Read more

 

Life in El Salvador & Opinion

rand El Salvador

El Salvador hopes to revive tourism with a folkloric art rebrand.

On October 7, Salvadoran Tourism Minister Morena Valdez launched the new tourism logo “El Salvador” inspired by the work and art of Fernando Llort. The newly designed rebrand is intended to promote tourist destinations alongside the Surf City branding concept. The new brand “El Salvador” is an effort by … Read more

El Salvador Ferry

El Salvador Ferry, a strategic project to facilitate trade with Costa Rica

El Salvador Ferry is a strategic project by the Nayib Bukele administration to strengthen the commercial exchange between Costa Rica and El Salvador. Once completed, the ferry would connect the Port of La Unión in El Salvador and the Caldera Port in Costa Rica. In early March 2021, officials … Read more

President Nayib Bukele

Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador from 2019 to 2024.

Nayib Bukele, the current president of El Salvador, was sworn in on June 1st, 2019, and it will serve a five-year term ending in 2024. At the age of 37, Bukele became the 46th president of El Salvador; he is the youngest person ever elected as president of this … Read more

El Salvador

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

Dawns in El Salvador are fresh and humid. Whenever I go to this tropical, warm and volcanic country in Central America, I would be woken up at 6 a.m. by the voice of the young man selling bread: “El pan, el pan,” he calls, while ringing the bell on … Read more

Nayib Bukele

How much damage will the U.S. Engel List do to the Bukele administration in El Salvador?

On Thursday, July 1, the highly anticipated corruption list, or Engel list as is popularly known, was made public by the U.S. State Department. The released corruption list includes four top officials currently part of the Nayib Bukele administration and two of Bukele’s ex-ministers. The so-called Engel List gets … Read more

Driving in El Salvador

Driving in El Salvador. What you need to know!

Driving in El Salvador is done on the right side of the road, and overtaking occurs on the left. To drive in El Salvador, drivers need to be of legal Salvadoran driving age, 18 years old. Also, have a valid driver’s license from their country of residence or El … Read more

Inequality in El Salvador

Fighting inequality in El Salvador during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inequality in El Salvador is one of the main reasons the country has large problems related to health, education, poverty, and violence. In recent years, El Salvador has been making progress toward becoming a nation with more equality; but, there is still a long way to go. It is … Read more

 

Life in El Salvador  Opinions

Culture & Tourism

Izalco Volcano

Izalco Volcano El Salvador. The Lighthouse of the Pacific.

Izalco volcano El Salvador is a massive stratovolcano located in the department of Santa Ana. Izalco volcano, also known as the lighthouse of the Pacific, is part of the Cerro Verde National Park that includes two other volcanoes, Santa Ana and Cero Verde. This volcano is considered as one … Read more

Santa Ana El Salvador

Santa Ana El Salvador. A city with excellent history and traditions.

Santa Ana, El Salvador, is the second-largest city in the country that plays a significant role in the nation’s tourism and economy. Some of the best tourist spots in the country are in the city or nearby. Furthermore, the retail and manufacturing industry of Santa Ana is of great … Read more

Travel to El Salvador on a budget

Travel to El Salvador on a budget. Tips on how to do it.

Do you want to travel to El Salvador on a budget? If, yes, the best way to get it done is to save on airfare, accommodations, transportation, food, and to visit during the less popular months. So, without a doubt, traveling to El Salvador on a budget is easy … Read more

La Palma Chalatenango

La Palma in Chalatenango. A colorful mountain town.

La Palma Chalatenango is a mountainous municipality and city located in the department of Chalatenaango. The town of La Palma El Salvador is known for playing a significant role during the civil war peace negotiations and for the unique type of crafts made here. The colorful small town is … Read more

Coffee produced in El Salvador

Types of coffee produced in El Salvador.

The types of coffee produced in El Salvador are of the Arabica species. The variations of coffee are Bourbon, Pacas, Tekisic, Pacamara, and Maragogype. The predominant type of coffee plant found in most of the plantations is Bourbon, followed by Pacas, and then the rest of them. The coffee … Read more

Holidays in El Salvador

El Salvador Celebrations. El Salvador holidays and traditions.

El Salvador Celebrations include significant events such as Holy Week, the day of the cross, the July festivities, the August festival, the Nejapa balls of fire, independence day, all souls day, the national pupusa day, the San Miguel carnival, and Christmas. The El Salvador holidays and traditions combine religious … Read more

Salcoatitan El Salvador

Salcoatitan El Salvador.

Salcoatitan El Salvador is a small colorful town located in the department of Sonsonate. Salcoatitan is popular with those looking for a place with a colder climate, local traditions, and small-town appeal; furthermore, Salcoatitan is one of the six cities on the well-known Ruta de La Flores touristic route. … Read more

 

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