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EL SALVADOR NEWS

The original taste of El Salvador


Ing. D. Alfonso Molina Portillo, Executive Director of Embotelladora La Cascada

Despite competition from imitators, Embotelladora La Cascada plans to make its mark in the U.S. Nov 03, 2011

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador


El Salvador, Onwards and upwards


President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador and U.S. President B. Obama in the Oval Office.

El Salvador’s progress has been endorsed by U.S. President Obama, and the Partnership for Growth will accelerate the nation’s development Oct 17, 2011

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador


Winning the battle


Hugo Martinez, Foreign Minister and Chancellor of the Republic of El Salvador

El Salvador knows it must sustain its successful efforts to increase security in order to attract further investment Oct 17, 2011

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador


Banking on growth


Carlos Gerardo Acevedo, President of the Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador

The president of El Salvador’s central bank has confidence in his country’s economy, and its people Oct 17, 2011

Finance | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador


A helping hand


Dr. Alexander Segovia, Technical Secretary

The Partnership for Growth is one of many initiatives aimed at aiding El Salvador’s development Oct 17, 2011

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador


Exporting a taste of home



Salvadorans living in the U.S. send large amounts of money ‘back home’ – but also make a ready market for brands ready to cater to their... Oct 17, 2011

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador


Transportation services with a technical edge




Equidistant between Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, El Salvador offers an ideal transportation point in Central America Oct 17, 2011

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador


Plenty of hard work ahead


Salvador Sanchez Ceren, El Salvador’s Minister of Education

From a miserably low starting point of widespread illiteracy and truancy, El Salvador is slowly winning the battle to equip its people for the modern world Oct 17, 2011

Education | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador


Training El Salvador's leaders of the future




An educated workforce able to compete in increasingly global and technological markets is crucial for poverty reduction and economic growth in emerging... Oct 17, 2011

Education | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador


Lower oil prices and higher living standards


Dr. Luz Estrella Rodriguez, VP of ALBA Petroleos and Mayor of Apopa

ALBA Petroleos is changing the petroleum industry in El Salvador by bringing fairer oil prices and social benefits Oct 17, 2011

Energy | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador


Minister for Tourism, Jose Napoleon Duarte Duran discusses his country's potential as a holiday destination




Tourism contributes to about 7 per cent towards the GDP and employs 6 per cent of the workforce in El Salvador, but there is still potential to grow. Oct 17, 2011

Tourism & Culture | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador


An undiscovered world awaits


One of our goals is that the country achieve worldwide recognition as a travel destination because we are an undiscovered destination.

The unspoilt nature of El Salvador represents an opportunity for its tourism industry... and for holidaymakers Oct 17, 2011

Tourism & Culture | North America & Caribbean | El Salvador



LOCATION:

Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras



POPULATION:

6,071,774 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 107



CAPITAL:

Name: San Salvador



AREA:

Total: 21,041 sq km

country comparison to the world: 153



AREA - comparative:

Slightly smaller than Massachusetts



CLIMATE:

Tropical; rainy season update paises set descripcion = May to October); dry season update paises set descripcion = November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands



GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 11%

industry: 29.7%

services: 59.3% update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:

coffee, sugar, corn, rice, beans, oilseed, cotton, sorghum; beef, dairy products



INDUSTRIES:

food processing, beverages, petroleum, chemicals, fertilizer, textiles, furniture, light metals



EXPORTS:

$4.547 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 112

$3.861 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)



EXPORTS - commodities:

offshore assembly exports, coffee, sugar, textiles and apparel, gold, ethanol, chemicals, electricity, iron and steel manufactures



EXPORTS - partners:

US 43.5%, Guatemala 14.2%, Honduras 13.6%, Nicaragua 5.6% update paises set descripcion = 2010)



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