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

Salvadoran deputies

Salvadoran Legislators approve funding for phases 2 and 3 of Bukele’s territorial control plan

Yesterday, May 11, the Legislative Assembly approved the financing for phases two and three of President Bukele’s security plan known as the “Territorial Control Plan.” The previous legislature did not approve funding for these phases. With 75 votes out of 84, the new legislature approved a loan for $91 … Read more

Transportation in El Salvador

What is the best mode of transportation in El Salvador?

The best mode of transportation in El Salvador is to drive yourself, followed by taking taxis, shuttles, uber’s, and public transportation. However, depending on your location or the final destination you are trying to reach, the best mode of transportation can change. All these forms of transportation have good … Read more

Marijuana in El Salvador

Marijuana in El Salvador. Is Marijuana legal in El Salvador?

Is weed legal in El Salvador? No, it is not. Salvadoran laws say that it is illegal to produce, sell, and carry any kind of marijuana product in El Salvador, either for medicinal or recreational purposes. Weed is illegal in El Salvador; possession of any type of cannabis has … 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 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

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

San Salvador

San Salvador is no longer one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

Yes, that is correct, San Salvador is no longer one of the most dangerous cities in the world. For many years, the nation’s capital was amongst the top most dangerous cities in the world. Starting in 2020, San Salvador is out of the top 50 most dangerous cities in … Read more

 

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Culture & Tourism

All Souls Day El Salvador

All Souls Day El Salvador. Remembering those who passed away.

All Souls Day El Salvador is a day when families and friends pay tribute to those who have passed away. The Day of the Dead in El Salvador is a tradition that takes place every year on November the 2nd. People throughout the country remember loved ones who are … Read more

National Park Cerro Verde El Salvador

National Park Cerro Verde El Salvador, great for ecotourism

The National park Cerro Verde El Salvador is a natural protected area in western El Salvador. The Park has three volcanoes with a great climate and incredible views; two are stratovolcanoes, Izalco and Santa Ana, which visitors can hike to the summit. The third is Cerro Verde, an eroded … Read more

El Salvador Travel Guide

El Salvador Travel Guide 2021. Everything you need to know.

El Salvador travel guide. Everything you need to know before traveling to El Salvador, what to do, where to stay, safety tips, when to visit, and much more. El Salvador has tropical beaches perfect for relaxation or surfing and great history, which dates back to pre-colonial times. Also, it … Read more

National parks in El Salvador

National Parks in El Salvador, perfect for ecotourism adventures.

The most popular National Parks in El Salvador are Cerro Verde, El Pital, El Boqueron, Montecristo, El Imposible, and Walther Thilo. These parks offer excellent ecotourism activities for those who love nature. Visit El Salvador National Parks, exceptional flora and fauna are waiting for you. There are many reasons … Read more

Tazumal El Salvador

Tazumal El Salvador. An iconic Mayan archaeological site

Tazumal El Salvador is a fantastic Salvadoran archaeological site that dates back to pre-Columbian times. These Maya ruins are part of the impressive Chalchuapa archaeological zone. Also, Tazumal was the first archaeological park in El Salvador, which is among the oldest in Central American. Before the Europeans arrived in … Read more

Casa Blanca El Salvador

Casa Blanca El Salvador, Archaeological Site.

Casa Blanca El Salvador is a fascinating Maya Archaeological site located in the municipality of Chalchuapa near the El Tazumal ruins. Casa Blanca is part of the comprehensive Chalchuapa archaeological site. The archaeological site of Casa Blanca has an area of ​​about 15 acres, which is a small fragment … Read more

Montecristo National Park El Salvador

Montecristo National Park in El Salvador. Amazing park.

Montecristo National Park in El Salvador is a protected forested area ideal for those looking to get in touch with nature. The National Park, also known as El Trifinio National Park, is a tri-national natural region. This unique region borders the Trifinio biosphere reserve in Guatemala and El Trifinio … Read more

 

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