El Salvador's Municipalities and Population

El Salvador’s Municipalities and Population: List of the New 44 Municipalities

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, the Salvadoran legislature voted and approved changing the municipalities from 262 to 44; on June 14, President Bukele signed the approved bill, making it official. Governing of the new municipalities is set to begin on May 1, 2024. This day, after the democratic and overwhelming … Read more

President Nayib Bukele

Nayib Bukele Receives Credentials as President-Elect of El Salvador


Once again, hundreds of Salvadorans gathered in the San Salvador Historic District to witness and become part of another historic event in Salvadoran History. Inside the Salvadoran National Theater, Nayib Bukele and Felix Ulloa received their credentials as newly elected president and vice-president of El Salvador. It’s the first time … Read more

Ex-President Salvador Sanchez Ceren

Ex-president Salvador Sanchez Ceren to Face Trial for Illicit Enrichment and Money Laundering


Things continue to get worse in 2024 for the left-wing political party FMLN. The political party had terrible results in the 2024 presidential and legislative elections. Now, their former president is about to face charges for the misappropriation of public funds. Ex-President Salvador Sanchez Ceren is set to face trial … Read more

El Salvador Transportation

Salvadoran Legislative Assembly Approves Free Public Transportation During Election Day

During the January 31 plenary session, the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly approved a provisional decree providing a subsidy to the public transportation sector. The objective of this decree is to guarantee that on the upcoming election days, February 4 and March 3, the public transportation service will be free of charge. … Read more

El Salvador Currency

The Salvadoran Central Reserve Bank Confirms the Circulation of $0.50 Coins and $2 Bills

Despite not being so common, the Salvadoran Central Reserve Bank (BCR) stated that $0.50 coins and $2 bills are currencies are legal tenders that can be used throughout the Salvadoran territory. The $0.50 coin, commonly referred to as “a half dollar,” possesses a silver coloring, and it is larger than … Read more

San Salvador El Salvador

Only 12% of Salvadorans Used Bitcoin in 2023: Iudop-UCA Survey.


Only 12% of Salvadorans surveyed in the latest Iudop-UCA Survey stated that they had used Bitcoin for paying or buying something in 2023. 85% responded that they hadn’t used it during the year, and the remaining 3% said they never used Bitcoin. The Iudop-UCA survey “evaluating the year 2023,” which … Read more

New Ideas Political Party

Nayib Bukele and New Ideas Supporters Celebrate Record Voting Abroad. 2024 Elections

It has been about eight days since remote voting for the 2024 presidential and legislative started; this is the first time Salvadorans residing abroad can cast their votes for president and legislators remotely via the internet. So far, the voting process has proven to be a success. Within the initial … Read more