Tag Archives: President Funes

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

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.

March 17, 2014

El Salvador court ratifies ruling-party presidential candidate’s win

Reuters — El Salvador’s electoral court on Sunday confirmed the victory of ruling-party candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren in a presidential election a week earlier and threw out his rival’s request to annul the tight contest. The president of the court, Eugenio Chicas, said it determined that Ceren, from the leftist… read more »

March 12, 2014

Salvadoran army will stay out of election dispute

The Associated Press – The top commanders of El Salvador’s armed forces say they will stay out of an election dispute pitting a conservative candidate against a former leader of the leftist rebels the army fought in a 12-year civil war. Conservative ARENA party candidate Norman Quijano organized Venezuela-style protests Wednesday… read more »

March 11, 2014

El Salvador presidential vote a near tie

AFP – El Salvador’s presidential runoff was hung up Monday in a near tie between an ex-guerrilla leader and an arch conservative mayor as tension mounted over who would be proclaimed the winner. Preliminary results showed Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the former rebel commander, edging out conservative candidate Norman Quijano by 6,634… read more »

February 10, 2014

El Salvador: Gangs accept pacification of neighborhood

Lorena Baires, Infosurhoy.com – The Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (M-18) gangs agreed on Jan. 9 to pacify the neighborhood of Escalón on San Salvador’s west side. “We committed to playing a role in creating the conditions for the Escalón neighborhood, its communities, residents and visitors to live without violence… read more »

February 5, 2014

VIDEO: El Salvador 2014 Elections

Sarah Stephens, CDA’s Executive Director, and Linda Garrett, CDA’s senior policy analyst on El Salvador, led a delegation to observe last week’s elections in the country. There, they spoke with Oscar Mejia, member of gang Barrio 18 who has joined the gang truce effort. He spoke to CDA about his… read more »

February 5, 2014

Héctor Silva Hernández: La hipocresía del Caso Flores

On Sunday, February 2, voters in El Salvador marked their ballots in the first round of voting to select the country’s next president.  As Salvador Sanchez Ceren, nominee of the FMLN, and Norman Quijano, standard bearer for ARENA, reach out to voters they’ll need to win the March 9th run-off,… read more »

February 5, 2014

El Salvador top court orders probe of civil war massacre

Nelson Renteria, Reuters — El Salvador’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the country’s top prosecutor to investigate the alleged massacre of dozens of civilians in 1981 by army troops during the nation’s bloody civil war. The court ruled General Prosecutor Luis Martinez had to reopen a previous investigation that had… read more »

February 2, 2014

El Salvador ex-rebel leads vote, well placed for run-off

Nelson Renteria and Michael O’Boyle, Reuters – A former left-wing guerrilla commander had a strong lead in El Salvador’s presidential election on Sunday and heads into a run-off vote well positioned to defeat a conservative rival who wants to fight powerful street gangs with the army. Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140202/ex-rebel-faces-gang-fighting-conservative-el-salvador-vote-1