Stories about El Salvador from May, 2011
El Salvador: Problems After Change in Propane Gas Subsidy
El Salvador from the Inside explains the controversy over a change in the propane gas subsidy which was meant to help the poor. The subsidy is now “tied to your electric bill [and] given only to those who use less than a specific number of Kilowatts […] In theory, it...
El Salvador Gets its Share of WikiLeaks Cables
Tim from Tim's El Salvador Blog reports that online news site El Faro has started releasing WikiLeaks US diplomatic cables related to El Salvador. Follow Tim's blog for future posts on individual cables.
El Salvador: Poll Results Show 65% Approval for President Funes
In Central American Politics, Mike points out that although May poll numbers show “65% of San Salvador's residents approve of the job that [President Mauricio Funes] is doing” his party, the FMLN, is not doing as well.
El Salvador: Food Insecurity Rising in Rural Areas
The blog “Locavore del Mundo” [someone who eats locally grown foods around the world] discusses how rural Salvadorian families are struggling to secure food for themselves, not particularly because they lack access to nutritious food, but rather because they are having to sell it to cover expenses that once they did not...
Colombia, El Salvador: Outlook for Coffee Exports
“How many of you know where your coffee comes from? And does it make a difference to you?” asks Colleen O'Brien in a post about the outlook for coffee exports in El Salvador and Colombia.
El Salvador: Government Program Seeks to Improve Lives of Low-Income Women
Tim's El Salvador Blog comments and shares information on ‘Ciudad Mujer,’ a government program “creating a series of regional centers which to address specific needs of poor women […] Violence against women is a serious problem which the country is only starting to address. Discrimination against women in employment is common according...
Latin America: Policy Journal Highlights Latin American Innovators
Americas Quarterly, a policy journal and magazine “dedicated to policy analysis and debate of economics, finance, social development, and politics in the Western Hemisphere”, profiles young innovators “in politics, business, civil society, and the arts”. In its latest issue, the magazine highlights a political innovator from Mexico, a civics innovator...
Morocco: “I Love Kech!”
Marrakech, the main tourist attraction in Morocco, was hit on Thursday by a bomb attack. Bloggers are asking people to send their pictures to show solidarity with the victims of the attack.