Stories about El Salvador from March, 2009
“It seems far-fetched to think that the summit’s news coverage would be dominated by the one country in the region that is absent from the event” – but The Cuban Triangle thinks that “two factors – a no-news summit agenda, and a vocal regional consensus calling on President Obama to...
Bloggers and users of Twitter from El Salvador are planning a get-together called Twittblogs on March 29 in El Salvador writes Queith [es]. The event strives to be inclusive of “those users of Twitter that don't have blogs and the bloggers that don't use Twitter.”
More bloggers react to the election of the first leftist president in elections on Sunday, March 15. Mauricio Funes. His victory came 17 years after the signing of the peace accords which ended that war and turned the former combatants into political parties.
Various blogs from El Salvador posted their reactions to the news of the victory by FMLN candidate Mauricio Funes in the March 15 Presidential election with 51% of the vote. Funes, a former television journalist, ends nearly two decades of rule by the ARENA party and brings FMLN into power, which is a party that was built by former guerrilla fighters after a peace deal ended armed conflict in that country. Guest blogger Hunnapuh collects some of these viewpoints.
Salvapress [es] publishes the text of Salvadoran president-elect Mauricio Funes victory speech.
Morrisoned of Hunnapuh [es] writes “Mission Completed” with the news of the election of Mauricio Funes for the presidency of El Salvador and writes that the country “defeated fear, defeated fraud, defeated terror.”
Bloggers are playing a large part in the debate about today's presidential elections in El Salvador. Some are marked by confrontation and others have more conciliatory tone, but the majority are waiting for the results of this year's election. Blogger Hunnapuh collects some of these viewpoints.
Many Salvadoran bloggers have been updating current developments [es] with the March 15 Presidential Elections using the Cover It Live tool.
Follow along with the Twitter account [es] dedicated to the March 15 Presidential elections in El Salvador using the hash tag #eleccion2009
In the final week before the presidential elections in El Salvador, Hunnapuh provides some observations, including a comparison in the amount of money spent by the different campaigns [es].