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· January, 2011

Stories about El Salvador from January, 2011

El Salvador: Court System Employees End Strike

Judiciary workers have concluded a week-long strike requesting higher salaries. Voices from El Salvador's Weblog summarizes how the strike ended and its impact.

El Salvador: 19 Years Since Signing of Peace Agreements

Peace accords ending a Salvadoran civil conflict were signed 19 years ago on January 16, 1992. Although Salvadorans consider the peace agreements were an accomplishment, they feel the country has...

El Salvador: Transparency Law Stalled

A law that, “would have required government institutions, and private entities tied to the state, to make information available to the public without, necessarily, a formal request, by establishing an...

El Salvador: Court System Employees on Strike Demand Higher Salaries

Court system employees have been on strike demanding raises for five days. Tim explains that, “As a consequence, more than a thousand court hearings have been cancelled, bodies have gone...

El Salvador: President Funes Prohibits Campaigning by Government Officials

Taking into consideration that 2011 will be a pre-electoral year and that during 2012 El Salvador will be in full presidential campaign mode, President Mauricio Funes has said he will...

El Salvador: A Decade Since the January 13 Earthquake

Hunnapuh [es] asks if El Salvador has learned “the lesson” 10 years after the January 13 earthquake. Blogger “Jjmar” answers the question reporting that construction companies still build homes in...

El Salvador: 10 Years with the US Dollar

Remembering 10 years since El Salvador began using the US Dollar as its currency, Tim from Tim's El Salvador Blog explains: “It would be fair to say that the move...

El Salvador: Top Stories of 2010

Tim's El Salvador Blog shares a roundup of what Tim considers the top stories of 2010 from El Salvador.

Latin America: Introducing “Multilatinas”

Ben from The Latin Americanist explains: “Multi-latinas are companies that operate across Latin America, primarily with Latin American capital, and that take advantage of their local expertise to find niches...

Veterans in El Salvador and Guatemala

Mike writes about veterans: “When we talk about the civil wars in El Salvador and Guatemala, we tend to measure the human costs into terms of the dead and the...

El Salvador: Political Violence in Cabañas

Voices from El Salvador's Weblog reports: “Another wave of political violence swept through Cabañas, El Salvador over the Christmas Holiday […] The tension between the local civil society organizations that...

Latin America: Homicide Rates Show Several Countries “More Dangerous than Mexico”

Bloggings by Boz argues that “the intense US and global media focus on Mexico's violence risks missing the ‘more dangerous than Mexico’ countries.” He shares statistics that show that Honduras,...

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