Stories about El Salvador from December, 2010
New Year's Resolution: Learn About Latin American Culture
Colombian/Argentinean Travelojos contributor Jennifer Lubrani writes about her New Year's resolution: “I’ve made it a goal to try to learn as much as I can about all of the other Latin American cultures.” She suggests five ways to “get cultured” on Latin America.
Latin America: 2010 in Review
An 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, a police strike in Ecuador and the Nobel Prize in Literature for Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa were some of the news bloggers and citizen media users reported and analyzed this year. Let's take a look at these and other stories the Latin American team covered in 2010.
El Salvador: Spread of Drug Cartel Violence Feared
Commenting on a recent news report about the fear of Mexican drug cartel violence spreading to El Salvador, Tim writes: “If drug cartels were to establish greater operations in El Salvador, beyond the mere transportation of drugs, it would pose another serious threat to El Salvador's already overwhelmed police and...
El Salvador: US Embassy Cables Released by WikiLeaks
Mike from Central American Politics has been blogging about the US Embassy cables released by WikiLeaks relating to El Salvador. See posts I, II, III and IV.
El Salvador: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Voices from El Salvador writes about the local coverage of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25: “Given these troubling statistics, the situation women face in El Salvador is as unacceptable as it is worrisome, and merits serious attention by the Funes administration.”
El Salvador: “Entre Amigos” Helps LGBT With HIV/AIDS
The Latin Americanist shares information on HIV/AIDS in Latin America: “over two million people in the region are hit with HIV, ‘more than in the U.S., Canada, Japan and the UK combined.'” The post finishes with a video of Entre Amigos (Among Friends), a charity in El Salvador: “Their work...