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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 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 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 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”.

June 4, 2014

El Salvador Update: May 2014 / Informe mensual El Salvador, mayo 2014

Salvador Sánchez Cerén, El Salvador’s President-elect, devoted the month before his June 1st inauguration to diplomatic visits, cabinet appointments, and political negotiations. He continued his good will mission, reassuring the international community that the FMLN (Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberación Nacional) is prepared for an “honest and transparent” administration.

June 1, 2014

Ex-guerrilla sworn in as El Salvador’s president

Marcos Aleman, Associated Press — A onetime rural schoolteacher who became a rebel commander during El Salvador’s long civil war was sworn in as president Sunday, the first former guerrilla to lead the Central American nation. Salvador Sanchez Ceren, 69, began his five-year term promising “honor, austerity, efficiency and transparency”… read more »

May 20, 2014

El Salvador: Un nuevo gobierno, ¿una nueva oportunidad para la paz?

Durante la primavera, mediante una reñida contienda electoral, los ex insurgentes de El Salvador, el FMLN, obtuvieron de forma pacífica la presidencia de la nación. No obstante, el nuevo gobierno enfrenta un difícil momento de transición. Han transcurrido más de 20 años desde que finalizó la cruenta guerra civil y El Salvador continúa siendo un país violento.

May 19, 2014

LINDA GARRETT: El Salvador: New Government, New Opportunity for Peace?

On June 1st, El Salvador’s former insurgents, the FMLN, will see its candidate, President-Elect Sánchez Cerén, sworn into office following a peaceful transition. But, he will immediately face a deeply difficult problem. More than 20 years after its brutal civil war ended, El Salvador remained a violent country convulsed by a culture of gang violence, until a controversial 2012 truce between the gangs dramatically lowered the national homicide rate.