U.S. watches from sidelines as power shifts in El Salvador
As El Salvador inaugurates Mauricio Funes, the U.S. has praised the peaceful transfer of power between former adversaries. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner traces the country's troubled history and U.S. involvement.
Posted: June 1, 2009 14:24
Chart: Election Roundup
Roundup of election results from Europe to Latin America
From Europe to Latin America, voters elected new leaders and governments during the last few months. Here is a roundup of the newly-elected governments with reactions from bloggers on the ground.
Posted: April 1, 2009 08:40
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El Salvador veers left in presidential election
After 20 years of conservative rule by the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance party, El Salvador elected leftist Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front on Sunday.
Posted: March 16, 2009 14:43
U.S. dependency grows as El Salvador heads to the polls
As El Salvador prepares for its presidential election on Sunday, debate is swirling over whether the country will make a left turn and elect Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about U.S. influence on the election.
Posted: March 13, 2009 09:18
Immigrants stream across Mexico’s southern border
For years now, immigration into the United States from Mexico has been a huge issue in American politics. But Mexico is facing similar problems on its southern border, as Central Americans in search of higher-paying work pour into the country.
Posted: February 10, 2009 16:00
Countries pass torch to celebrate independence
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua celebrate the anniversary of their independence from Spain in 1821.
Posted: September 15, 2008 17:44
El Salvador sets election dates amid criticism
A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses the criticisms surrounding El Salvador's announcement that elections would take place without reforms.
Posted: September 10, 2008 12:36