· February, 2011

Stories about El Salvador from February, 2011

El Salvador: The Left Assumes Presidency of Legislative Assembly

  7 February 2011

Repudiation, joy or indifference have been the various reactions of the Salvadoran blogosphere in the face of a representative of the leftist FMLN party assuming the presidency of the Legislative Assembly - the Salvadoran congress - for the first time since the party has parliamentary representation.

Blogger asks: “Could instability spread to Latin America?”

  1 February 2011

Considering the recent and ongoing events in Tunisia and Egypt, Bloggings by boz asks: “If it is a crisis year, what would it mean for Latin America?”. Boz goes over several points to answer this question and opens up a thread to discuss Latin American stability with readers.

El Salvador: Violence in Gold Mining Region Continues

  1 February 2011

“There has been a troubling resurgence of violence and threats of violence in the Cabañas region of El Salvador, where gold mining companies want to open mines. Those mining plans have been blocked by the Salvadoran government and a strong environmental movement,” reports Tim from Tim's El Salvador Blog.