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El Salvador


December 2021

EL SALVADOR: Raids on NGOs heighten democracy fears - Weekly Report - 02 December 2021 (WR-21-48)
REGION: New programme launched to curb migration - LatinNews Daily - 02 December 2021

November 2021

In brief: El Salvador’s Bukele says country bought 100 bitcoins during price crash - LatinNews Daily - 29 November 2021
EL SALVADOR: Gov’t under renewed pressure over disappearances - Security & Strategic Review - December 2021
In brief: El Salvador’s bitcoin bond casts more doubts over relations with IMF - LatinNews Daily - 25 November 2021
EL SALVADOR: NGO raids fan human rights and democracy concerns - LatinNews Daily - 23 November 2021
In brief: El Salvador’s Bukele announces plans for new bitcoin city - LatinNews Daily - 22 November 2021
EL SALVADOR: A leaf out of Ortega’s book? - Weekly Report - 18 November 2021 (WR-21-46)
In brief: El Salvador’s central bank raises GDP forecast - LatinNews Daily - 18 November 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele’s government unveils proposed ‘foreign agents law’ - LatinNews Daily - 10 November 2021
US legislators express concern about Mexico’s energy reform - LatinNews Daily - 08 November 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele takes aim at the US - LatinNews Daily - 05 November 2021

October 2021

EL SALVADOR: Concerns build over attacks on judicial independence - Security & Strategic Review - November 2021
HONDURAS/NICARAGUA: Ortega and Hernández boost ties - LatinNews Daily - 28 October 2021
In brief: S&P revises El Salvador outlook to ‘negative’ - LatinNews Daily - 22 October 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele downplays demonstrations - Weekly Report - 21 October 2021 (WR-21-42)
EL SALVADOR: Protesters stage large anti-Bukele demonstrations - LatinNews Daily - 19 October 2021
EL SALVADOR: Judges’ installation proves contentious - Weekly Report - 07 October 2021 (WR-21-40)
In brief: Transparency complaints over El Salvador’s 2022 budget proposal - LatinNews Daily - 07 October 2021
US Southcom commander visits Brazil - LatinNews Daily - 04 October 2021
In brief: El Salvador’s finance minister unveils 2022 budget proposal - LatinNews Daily - 01 October 2021
EL SALVADOR: More anti-government protests - LatinNews Daily - 01 October 2021

September 2021

EL SALVADOR: New allegations involving Bukele’s dealings with gangs - Security & Strategic Review - October 2021
In brief: El Salvador’s GDP surges in Q2 2021 - LatinNews Daily - 30 September 2021
EL SALVADOR: Criticism builds of judicial career law - LatinNews Daily - 29 September 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele defiant over authoritarianism concerns - LatinNews Daily - 22 September 2021
US participates in Argentina-hosted dialogue on climate action - LatinNews Daily - 20 September 2021
El SALVADOR: Complaint filed against reform to judicial career law - LatinNews Daily - 20 September 2021
In brief: New funds approved to boost South Korea-Central America trade ties - LatinNews Daily - 17 September 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bitcoin gamble begins - Weekly Report - 16 September 2021 (WR-21-37)
EL SALVADOR: Bukele faces mass protests - LatinNews Daily - 16 September 2021
REGION: Increased efforts to help MSMEs deal with pandemic impacts - Economy & Business - September 2021
US condemns El Salvador’s presidential re-election ruling - LatinNews Daily - 13 September 2021
Bukele sweeps aside final obstacle to indefinite rule in El Salvador - Weekly Report - 09 September 2021 (WR-21-36)
In brief: UN requests funds for Northern Triangle humanitarian response - LatinNews Daily - 08 September 2021
EL SALVADOR: Protests mark entry into effect of bitcoin law - LatinNews Daily - 08 September 2021
EL SALVADOR: Top court lifts ban on immediate presidential re-election - LatinNews Daily - 06 September 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele faces fresh allegations of gang talks - Weekly Report - 02 September 2021 (WR-21-35)
EL SALVADOR: Bitcoin plans continue to face resistance - LatinNews Daily - 02 September 2021
In brief: El Salvador creates bitcoin trust fund - LatinNews Daily - 01 September 2021
EL SALVADOR: Warnings of new blow to judicial independence - LatinNews Daily - 01 September 2021

August 2021

EL SALVADOR: Strengthening the military - Security & Strategic Review - September 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele faces new allegations of negotiating with gangs - LatinNews Daily - 24 August 2021
EL SALVADOR: Constitutional reform proposal unveiled - Weekly Report - 19 August 2021 (WR-21-33)
EL SALVADOR: Conflict of interest complaints over awarding of gov’t contract - LatinNews Daily - 19 August 2021
In brief: El Salvador’s central bank raises growth forecast - LatinNews Daily - 18 August 2021
EL SALVADOR: Constitutional reform proposal draws criticism - LatinNews Daily - 13 August 2021
CENTRAL AMERICA: Blackouts show need for upgrades in regional electricity system - Economy & Business - August 2021
Students march against Bukele over El Salvador’s militarisation - Weekly Report - 05 August 2021 (WR-21-31)
In brief: Moody’s downgrades El Salvador - LatinNews Daily - 03 August 2021
EL SALVADOR: Student march condemns Bukele military ties - LatinNews Daily - 02 August 2021

July 2021

EL SALVADOR: FMLN now targeted in opposition crackdown - Weekly Report - 29 July 2021 (WR-21-30)
EL SALVADOR: Rights groups question militarisation of citizen security - LatinNews Daily - 27 July 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele beefs up military - Weekly Report - 22 July 2021 (WR-21-29)
REGION: Development plan aims to improve connections with southern Mexico - Economy & Business - July 2021
EL SALVADOR: El Salvador’s bitcoin adventure raises concerns - Economy & Business - July 2021
In brief: Industrial production up in El Salvador - LatinNews Daily - 12 July 2021
Nuland visits Central America - LatinNews Daily - 12 July 2021
EL SALVADOR: Opposition fears realised - Weekly Report - 08 July 2021 (WR-21-27)
In brief: El Salvador approves new loans for security, infrastructure and education - LatinNews Daily - 07 July 2021
In brief: El Salvador approves major increase to minimum wage - LatinNews Daily - 05 July 2021
EL SALVADOR: Arena targeted in corruption probe - LatinNews Daily - 05 July 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele terminates Cicies agreement - Security & Strategic Review - July 2021
EL SALVADOR: Calls for top Bukele gov't officials to resign - LatinNews Daily - 02 July 2021
EL SALVADOR: New water law stokes debate - Weekly Report - 01 July 2021 (WR-21-26)

June 2021

In brief: Fitch warns on bitcoin in El Salvador - LatinNews Daily - 29 June 2021
US eases sanctions on Venezuela - LatinNews Daily - 28 June 2021
In brief: El Salvador approves extra finance to address pandemic impact - LatinNews Daily - 23 June 2021
In brief: BCIE signs loan for highway project in El Salvador - LatinNews Daily - 21 June 2021
El SALVADOR: Government unveils proposed water bill - LatinNews Daily - 21 June 2021
CENTRAL AMERICA: Regional leaders emphasise importance of energy transition - Economy & Business - June 2021
EL SALVADOR: Banking on bitcoin? - Weekly Report - 17 June 2021 (WR-21-24)
In brief: BCIE to advise El Salvador on adopting bitcoin - LatinNews Daily - 15 June 2021
EL SALVADOR: IMF highlights issues over making bitcoin legal tender - LatinNews Daily - 11 June 2021
In brief: EU announces aid for Central America - LatinNews Daily - 11 June 2021
GUATEMALA-EL SALVADOR: Corruption concerns dominate Harris visit - Weekly Report - 10 June 2021 (WR-21-23)
In brief: El Salvador approves bill making bitcoin legal tender - LatinNews Daily - 09 June 2021
In brief: El Salvador’s Bukele reveals plans to make Bitcoin legal tender - LatinNews Daily - 07 June 2021
US reaffirms support for Colombian gov’t - LatinNews Daily - 07 June 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele ends agreement with OAS over anti-impunity agency - LatinNews Daily - 07 June 2021
EL SALVADOR: Ejection of top judges and AG head fans democracy concerns - Security & Strategic Review - June 2021
CENTRAL AMERICA: Regional anti-corruption initiative launched - LatinNews Daily - 04 June 2021

May 2021

In brief: US call to action for private sector investment in Central America - LatinNews Daily - 28 May 2021
EL SALVADOR: Looking beyond Washington - Weekly Report - 27 May 2021 (WR-21-21)
In brief: El Salvador approves food security and agriculture fund - LatinNews Daily - 26 May 2021
EL SALVADOR/REGION: A key relationship under strain - Caribbean & Central America - May 2021
REGION: Coffee farmers in need of assistance despite rising prices - Economy & Business - May 2021
CENTRAL AMERICA: Poverty rises due to economic impact of pandemic - Economy & Business - May 2021
In brief: El Salvador approves cooperation agreement with China - LatinNews Daily - 19 May 2021
EL SALVADOR: Tensions persist as US envoy visits - Weekly Report - 13 May 2021 (WR-21-19)
US voices concerns over El Salvador - LatinNews Daily - 10 May 2021
EL SALVADOR: Civil society urges OAS intervention - LatinNews Daily - 10 May 2021
EL SALVADOR/REGION: A key relationship under strain - Security & Strategic Review - May 2021
Bukele steers El Salvador towards dictatorship - Weekly Report - 06 May 2021 (WR-21-18)
EL SALVADOR: New legislature sparks fresh transparency concerns - LatinNews Daily - 06 May 2021
EL SALVADOR: Removal of SC judges and AG sparks condemnation - LatinNews Daily - 04 May 2021

April 2021

In brief: BCIE approves economic recovery loan for El Salvador - LatinNews Daily - 28 April 2021
In brief: WB suggests how Central America can boost economies - LatinNews Daily - 27 April 2021
EL SALVADOR: Concerns mount over access to public information - LatinNews Daily - 26 April 2021
EL SALVADOR: PNC officers arrested - LatinNews Daily - 22 April 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele faces financial constraints - Economy & Business - April 2021
EL SALVADOR-GUATEMALA: US envoy’s first trip to isthmus causes stir - Weekly Report - 15 April 2021 (WR-21-15)
In brief: El Salvador registers record exports - LatinNews Daily - 15 April 2021
CENTRAL AMERICA: US announces new agreement to stem illegal migration - LatinNews Daily - 13 April 2021
Biden administration shores up ties with Argentina - LatinNews Daily - 12 April 2021
Stark warnings over food insecurity in Central America - Security & Strategic Review - April 2021
EL SALVADOR: US envoy downplays failure to meet Bukele - LatinNews Daily - 09 April 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele replaces key minister - Weekly Report - 01 April 2021 (WR-21-13)

March 2021

US Congress asked to pressure Colombia over peace process - LatinNews Daily - 29 March 2021
EL SALVADOR: Scale of Bukele’s victory confirmed - Weekly Report - 25 March 2021 (WR-21-12)
EL SALVADOR: Bukele criticises US immigration focus - LatinNews Daily - 25 March 2021
In brief: Study shows pandemic impact on Central America poverty levels - LatinNews Daily - 24 March 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele seeks to assuage democracy concerns - LatinNews Daily - 22 March 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele officials hint at legislative priorities - Weekly Report - 11 March 2021 (WR-21-10)
In brief: Think-tank warns of El Salvador’s rising debt - LatinNews Daily - 11 March 2021
In brief: New survey shows pandemic impact on Central American businesses - LatinNews Daily - 10 March 2021
US and Argentina discuss tackling the climate crisis - LatinNews Daily - 08 March 2021
EL SALVADOR: FMLN rally attack sparks political violence fears - Security & Strategic Review - March 2021
Bukele obliterates opposition and reigns supreme in El Salvador - Weekly Report - 04 March 2021 (WR-21-09)
In brief: Fitch highlights ongoing uncertainty over fiscal policy in El Salvador - LatinNews Daily - 04 March 2021
EL SALVADOR: Opposition recognises defeat - LatinNews Daily - 02 March 2021
El SALVADOR: Bukele claims victory in legislative vote - LatinNews Daily - 01 March 2021

February 2021

EL SALVADOR: Bukele prepares for victory - LatinNews Daily - 26 February 2021
CENTRAL AMERICA: Making good a key pledge - Weekly Report - 25 February 2021 (WR-21-08)
EL SALVADOR: Opposition denounces plan to ‘distort’ electoral results - LatinNews Daily - 23 February 2021
EL SALVADOR: Investigation launched into irregularities over food parcels - LatinNews Daily - 22 February 2021
REGION: Campaigns target visitors following dire year for tourism - Economy & Business - February 2021
EL SALVADOR: Seeking to strengthen Cicies - Weekly Report - 18 February 2021 (WR-21-07)
EL SALVADOR: Protests over demands for pension reform - LatinNews Daily - 17 February 2021
US terminates asylum agreements with Central America - LatinNews Daily - 15 February 2021
EL SALVADOR: OAS sends mission to defuse tensions - LatinNews Daily - 12 February 2021
EL SALVADOR: Deputies debate unseating Bukele - Weekly Report - 11 February 2021 (WR-21-06)
EL SALVADOR: Legislator calls for Bukele to be declared unfit to govern - LatinNews Daily - 10 February 2021
EL SALVADOR: Top court orders finance ministry to pay out municipal funds - LatinNews Daily - 05 February 2021
EL SALVADOR: Fears of political violence rise after deadly attack - Weekly Report - 4 February 2021 (WR-21-05)
EL SALVADOR: Bukele sparks outrage - LatinNews Daily - 01 February 2021
Biden reinstates Brazil travel ban - LatinNews Daily - 01 February 2021

January 2021

In brief: El Salvador and IDB announce new loan for coffee sector - LatinNews Daily - 29 January 2021
REGION: Multinational telecoms firms drive FDI - Economy & Business - January 2021
EL SALVADOR: Bukele bashes peace accord for electoral ends - Weekly Report - 21 January 2021 (WR-21-03)
EL SALVADOR: Mayors file complaint against finance minister - LatinNews Daily - 14 January 2021
EL SALVADOR: Police independence under scrutiny - Security & Strategic Review - January 2021
In brief: El Salvador’s economy shows signs of recovery - LatinNews Daily - 05 January 2021