Posts Tagged ‘Antonio Saca’

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“Comandante” Sánchez Céren, Leftist Fighter And Peace Accord Signer, Elected President Of El Salvador — Barely

June 9, 2014

After a year-and-a-half-long campaign season, two rounds of voting, competing claims of victory, right-wing protests, a thinly veiled coup threat and a partial recount, El Salvador’s grueling presidential race has finally produced a victor: former guerilla commander and current Vice President Salvador Sánchez Céren. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Salvadoran Presidential Contest To Be Decided In A Runoff

June 5, 2014

Vice President Salvador Sánchez Cerén of the left-wing Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) won El Salvador’s Feb. 2 presidential election by an unexpectedly solid margin but fell just short of the 50% plus one valid vote needed to avoid a runoff. Read the rest of this entry ?

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El Salvador At A Crossroads As Presidential Election Nears

June 5, 2014

Less than three weeks before voters head to the polls to select a replacement for outgoing leader Mauricio Funes, El Salvador’s marathon presidential race remains too close to call. Read the rest of this entry ?

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El Salvador’s Principal Parties Quick To Pick Their Presidential Candidates

May 8, 2013

El Salvador’s two principal political parties – the rightist Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (ARENA) and left-wing Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) – have decided to show their cards early, naming their respective candidates more than a year and a half before the next presidential election. Read the rest of this entry ?

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World Bank Helps Canadian Miner Continue Its Pursuit Of Salvadoran Gold

January 24, 2013
Civil society groups lobby to keep mining out of El Salvador (zambomba/flckr)

Civil society groups lobby to keep mining out of El Salvador (zambomba/flckr)

El Salvador has already paid dearly for its trend-bucking decision not to open up the country to foreign mining interests. The government has had to shell out millions of dollars in legal fees to fend off arbitration suits filed by jilted mining firms. For anti-mining groups operating on the grassroots level, the high-stakes standoff has been even costlier: at least four Salvadoran activists have been murdered in recent years. Read the rest of this entry ?