· August, 2006

Stories about El Salvador from August, 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — anti-terrorism law

  27 August 2006

El Salvador has a legislative National Assembly where no party holds absolute sway. While the majority of deputies are from parties which will work with the President Saca's ARENA party, the FMLN continues to have sufficient votes to block much legislation. Recently, even though El Salvador has not suffered from...

El Salvador: Minimum Wage Increased

  21 August 2006

El Salvador/CNY Companion Diocese notes that “the government of El Salvador has approved increases in the minimum wage in several sectors.” Tim Muth compares what the monthly minimum wages were and what they will be as of September 1 and adds: “the large number of workers in the informal sectors...

El Salvador: Solving the Gang Problem

18 August 2006

Insprired by the death of two young boys by a neighboring gang, Tim Muth has an unforgettable four piece series on El Salvador and Central America's gang problem. Print it out, come back to it throughout the weekend, but don't let it pass you by. (Parts 1, 2, 3, and...

El Salvador: Memories of La Bajada

  9 August 2006

Guest author Carlos X pens his memories of the 1990 Bajada, a religious observance which culminates the week of August festivals in El Salvador. “It was my first return to El Salvador more than a decade after leaving the country on the eve of the Civil War as a ten...

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — August festivals

  5 August 2006

The first week of August in El Salvador is a week for vacation. In Spanish, El Salvador means “the Savior” and nothing gets done as this historically Roman Catholic country celebrates the week leading up to the feast day of El Salvador del Mundo. It is a time of trips...

El Salvador: Economic Statistics

  4 August 2006

Tim Muth publishes some recent economic statistics from the IMF, but observes that “noticeably absent is any mention of plans by the government to make any significant improvement in spending on health, education, or poverty reduction.”

El Salvador: Interview with Stripper

2 August 2006

Tierra de collares points readers to an interview (ES) in El Faro with a professional stripper: “I recommend that you all read the story. Her comments allow us to enter unknown aspects of our country.” One commenter passionately disagrees (ES).