Stories about El Salvador from May, 2008
A computer file purportedly discovered on a laptop computer at a FARC guerrilla camp in Ecuador, has bloggers in El Salvador wondering what impact it will have and what impact it should have on the upcoming elections in their country scheduled for March 2009. Much of the focus has been on FMLN presidential candidate Mauricio Funes and his reaction to the discovery.
Salvadoran-American musician Carlos Colón-Quintana presents his musical in honor of those killed in the civil war in El Salvador, especially the victims of El Mozote. He posts clips ans lyrics on his bilingual blog [es/en].
Tim Muth links to a report that found the San Salvador, El Salvador is the 7th most vulnerable city to earthquakes and that a 6.0 rated quake could cause 11,500 deaths.
Laura Hershberger attends a concert in the capital city of El Salvador in honor of the 33rd anniversary of the death of poet Roque Dalton and she post her favorite poem.
The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis: demonstrations, riots, rumors of hoarding, falling governments, even deaths. Global Voices is well positioned to follow the nuances of this...
Prices and shortages of food can be seen across Latin America, as many people are becoming desperate with the situation. Blame is being placed on the farmers and blame is being placed on the government for their failure to act or failure to act insufficiently. Bloggers are writing about what they are seeing around them, while others are writing about possible solutions.