Tag Archives: El Salvador

July 25, 2014

José Miguel Cruz: The real failure in Central America

The failure to manage the crisis of Central American child refugees at the Mexican border is not only about the inability to enact a comprehensive immigration policy reform. The real problem is the failure to build transparent and competent criminal justice institutions in Central America, especially after millions of American… read more »

July 7, 2014

El Salvador president opens residence as art gallery

BBC – The new president of El Salvador has opened his official residence as an art gallery, welcoming what his office described as the socially excluded. The president’s office said visitors would be able to see Salvadoran art and reflect on the country’s reality. President Salvador Sanchez, a former left-wing… read more »

July 3, 2014

El Salvador Ends Dispute With U.S. Over Seeds

Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times – The United States and El Salvador said this week that they had settled their differences over compliance with the fine print of a trade agreement that threatened to hold up aid to the small Central American country, but the timing of the dispute has become an embarrassment… read more »

July 2, 2014

El Salvador Update: June 2014 / Informe mensual El Salvador, junio 2014

On June 1st, Salvador Sánchez Cerén was sworn in as President of El Salvador with all due pomp and ceremony. The former guerrilla commander’s acceptance speech was widely praised as conciliatory, and the exuberant President later told supporters, “I struggled for 50 years for my dreams, and now I am here, President of the Republic!”

July 2, 2014

El Salvador: Informe mensual, junio 2014

El 1° de junio, Salvador Sánchez Cerén se juramentó como Presidente de El Salvador con toda la fastuosidad y los actos ceremoniales del caso. En general, el discurso de investidura del ex comandante de la guerrilla recibió elogios por su tono conciliador. Posteriormente, el exuberante mandatario manifestó a sus partidarios lo siguiente: “Yo luché 50 años por mis sueños ¡y ahora estoy acá como Presidente de la República!”

June 29, 2014

Trade dispute hangs over White House child-migrant fight

David Rogers, Politico – Even as the White House scrambles to deal with the flood of child migrants from Central America, a $277 million economic aid package for El Salvador is being delayed by the administration because of a trade dispute over a modest seed program to help small farmers grow… read more »

June 10, 2014

Mike Farrell: Small Business

Mike Farrell, Huffington Post – Returning to El Salvador after 25 years is a step through time featuring vast changes and too much of the same old same old. No longer is the roadway from the now-more-modern airport littered with corpses to warn those seeking an end to “La Represión,” a… read more »

June 10, 2014

Jason Marczak: The U.S. Should Extend A Hand To El Salvador’s New President

Jason Marczak, Fox News Latino – Less than three months after being declared El Salvador’s new president, Salvador Sánchez Cerén accepted the presidential sash of a deeply polarized nation on June 1. The wounds of a divided campaign had yet to heal as half the nation celebrated President Sánchez Cerén’s inauguration… read more »

June 6, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: No Americans Left Behind

What a week.  In her book Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton calls for an end to the embargo on Cuba. In reaction to the Taliban prisoner exchange to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the President’s political opposition is outraged; some are calling for his head.  Besieged by hate mail and other protests, the “Welcome… read more »

June 4, 2014

El Salvador: Informe mensual, mayo del 2014

Salvador Sánchez Cerén, Presidente electo de El Salvador, dedicó el mes antes de su toma de posesión, que se realizará el 1° de junio, a efectuar visitas diplomáticas, nombramientos para su gabinete y negociaciones políticas. Él continuó con su misión de buena voluntad para reafirmar una vez más a la comunidad internacional que el Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) está preparado para gobernar a través de una administración “honesta y transparente”.