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Eddie Galdamez

Eddie Galdamez is a Salvadoran blogger and web designer who loves writing about his country. His favorite topics to write about include tourism, politics, culture, Salvadoran food, and overall life in El Salvador.

He spent a considerable part of his life outside of El Salvador, mostly in the United States, but also in Japan. Eddie now lives in San Salvador, where he runs the El Salvador INFO blog.

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Latest posts by Eddie Galdamez

‘I got robbed three times': Fear of crime discourages university enrollment in El Salvador

While the homicide rate decreased, crime, money, and COVID-19 discourage youth to pursue higher education.

US anti-corruption list will not bring down popular Salvadoran President Bukele

" ... by leaving some alleged corrupt individuals out, the U.S. State Department's corruption list could look more like an attack on the popular Nayib Bukele administration than an attack...

Cash or Bitcoin? El Salvador’s small business owners speak

In a country with a large informal economy, small business owners are skeptical of a new plan to make bitcoin a legal currency.

El Salvador's parliament removes checks and balances on President Bukele's powers

But why aren't more Salvadorans protesting what is happening?

How a Salvadoran artist teaches Nawat to empower transgender people

A two-spirit theatre troupe celebrates the members’ indigenous ancestors, and themselves as transgender people, through language and art.

Despite claims of authoritarianism, President Bukele's popularity continues to be strong in El Salvador

Polls favor Bukele's party to win over the Legislative Assembly in the next elections—good news for those who approve of Bukele, bad news for those who see him as authoritarian.

2020: The year of feminist struggles and political resistance in Latin America

The year 2020 was marked by the role of feminist and social movements in helping bring about immense political changes in Latin America and the Caribbean despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Extension of Temporary Protection Status provides a moment of relief for Salvadoran immigrants in the US

"I live in constant fear that the TPS program will end before I find a way to become a permanent resident."

Chronic kidney disease affects 1 out of 10 Salvadorans, including children

Yet, more and more people throughout the world, and in this case, El Salvador, get CKD due to exposure to agrochemicals and dehydration.

During the pandemic, El Salvador hopes to revive tourism with a folkloric art rebrand

"To recover the identity and pride of being Salvadorans, today we launch the destination brand El Salvador inspired by the work of Fernando Llort."

Historic homicide reduction in El Salvador continues to spur debate in the country

Journalists are under attack for questioning whether the government held secret negotiations with gangs.

Thousands of Salvadorans endure COVID-19 without running water to wash their hands

"I am so frustrated and angry that I am considering leaving El Salvador once the pandemic is over. "

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