Stories about El Salvador from February, 2008
Tim's El Salvador Blog writes that the charges of terrorism are being reduced to “public disorder” for the individuals, who were arrested during demonstrations against the water policy of President Tony Saca.
The presidential candidate for the FMLN, Mauricio Funes, is seeking the support of the indigenous communities in El Salvador. Mundo Farabundista [es] writes that Funes recently visited the town of Izalco, which has been considered a strong supporter of the rival ARENA party.
Rafael Monge writes about the continued crime spree in El Salvador and speculates that one would have a better chance of surviving a gunshot in his country, than in Finland [es]. Why? Because Salvadoran doctors would have more experience treating this type of wound.
Tim Muth links to a recent report regarding public opinion on mining in El Salvador, and that nearly 63% of those polled said that the country “is not an adequate territory for mining works.”