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  El Salvador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
El Salvador is the most densely populated nation on the American mainland (especially in its capital, San Salvador), and also the most industrialized country in Central America.
From 1872 to 1898 El Salvador was a prime mover in attempts to reestablish an isthmian federation.
El Salvador shares borders with Guatemala—126 miles (203 km) and Honduras—212.5 miles (342 km), and is the only Central American country that does not have a Caribbean coastline.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/El_Salvador   (3927 words)

  
 El Salvador - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
El Salvador is a democratic republic governed by a president and an 84-member unicameral Legislative Assembly.
El Salvador is the smallest Central American country (roughly the size of the U.S. state of Massachusetts) and the only one without a coastline on the Caribbean Sea.
El Salvador is located between the North Pacific Ocean to the south and southwest, with Guatemala in the north-northwest and Honduras to the north-northeast.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/e/l/_/El_Salvador_2636.html   (1972 words)

  
 El Salvador Country Profile
El Salvador, republic in north-eastern Central America, bounded by Honduras and Guatemala, on the extreme south-east by the Gulf of Fonseca and by the Pacific Ocean.
El Salvador is the Land of Volcanoes; there is frequent and sometimes very destructive earthquakes (Feb., 2001) and volcanic activity.
El Salvador, which means "the Saviour" and got his name when it achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839.
www.donquijote.org /tourist/profiles/paises/elsalvador   (669 words)

  
 El Salvador   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
El Salvador, the smallest country on the American mainland, came to be known in the U.S. during the fierce civil war of the 1980s, in which the U.S. was a major participant through its sponsorship of the Army and allied political parties.
The roots of El Salvador’s music, however, are largely Hispanic, with later influences from Cuba and Mexico, the latter especially in the form of rancheras, whose name denotes the country origins of the genre.
The music of El pulgarcito, the Thumbellina of America, has been largely defined by that of larger and more influential countries, from colonial Spain to Mexico and the U.S. The coming of globalization and mass-market culture, and the current ongoing integration of El Salvador into those trends, foretells a continuation of that history.
www.lafi.org /magazine/articles/salvador.html   (986 words)

  
 El Salvador (12/05)
El Salvador's early history as an independent state--as with others in Central America--was marked by frequent revolutions; not until the period 1900-30 was relative stability achieved.
El Salvador has sought to leverage these assets in creating new export industries through fiscal incentives for free trade zones, and currently there are 15 free trade zones in El Salvador.
El Salvador is a member of the United Nations and several of its specialized agencies, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Central American Common Market (CACM), the Central American Parliament, and the Central American Integration System.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2033.htm   (3741 words)

  
 El Salvador travel guide - Wikitravel
El Salvador [1] is a country in Central America and, geographically, is part of continental North America.
El Salvador is gaining a reputation of having some of the best waves for surfers in the world.
El Salvador covers an area of about 21,000 square kilometers (the smallest country in central america), although it is the most densely populated.
wikitravel.org /en/El_Salvador   (2877 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - El Salvador
El Salvador's informal market score is 0.5 point better this year; however, its trade policy and government intervention scores are both 0.5 point worse, and its monetary policy score is 1 point worse.
El Salvador's top income tax rate is 25 percent, down from the 30 percent reported in the 2005 Index.
From 1995 to 2004, El Salvador's weighted average annual rate of inflation was 3.62 percent, up from the 2.20 percent from 1994 to 2003 reported in the 2005 Index.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=ElSalvador   (1086 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - El Salvador
On Sept. 11, 1948, El Salvador recognized the State of Israel, and in 1956 the Instituto Cultural El Salvador-Israel was founded.
The Comunidad Israelita de El Salvador was established in 1944 with a Jewish community center opening in 1945 and a synagogue in 1950.
Israel has an embassy in San Salvador, and El Salvador is one of only two countries (Costa Rica is the other) to maintain an embassy in Jerusalem.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/ElSalvador.html   (446 words)

  
 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Election 2004 - El Salvador | PBS
Passing through customs at El Salvador's international airport and emerging into the humid afternoon air, the first thing in my line of vision is a crowd of about 1,000 who have come by the truckload, children in tow, men wearing cowboy hats, to greet relatives returning home.
El Salvador is the only other country in the Americas still contributing troops to the coalition in Iraq.
El Salvador's president, Elias Antonio "Tony" Saca, sent 381 soldiers to Iraq in response to an appeal from the Bush administration, despite the unpopularity of the Iraq war with most Salvadorans.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/elections/elsalvador   (4201 words)

  
 Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador
As this Commission submits its report, El Salvador is embarked on a positive and irreversible process of consolidation of internal peace and modification of conduct for the maintenance of a genuine, lasting climate of national coexistence.
El Salvador ratified the Covenant on 30 November 1979 and the American Convention on 23 June 1978.
Although the armed conflict in El Salvador was not an international conflict as defined by the Conventions, it did meet the requirements for the application of article 3 common to the four Conventions.
www.derechos.org /nizkor/salvador/informes/truth.html   (18266 words)

  
 el salvador map and map of el salvador information page
By mid-century the city of San Salvador was up and running and the district of El Salvador was under the control of the Spanish Kingdom of Guatemala.
Serious problems began in 1932 with a coup, and for most of the remaining 20th century, El Salvador totally unraveled; its people suffered through decades of military rule, out-of-control death squads and the bloodshed of a 12-year civil war that all but destroyed the country.
Attractions: El Salvador is a land of amazing contrasts, accented by a long string of cone-shaped volcanoes and their tranquil mountain lakes.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/camerica/sv.htm   (972 words)

  
 El Salvador - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is bound by Honduras to the north, Guatemala to the northwest, the Gulf of Fonseca to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south.
El Salvador is located in a very unstable geological zone and is subject to frequent earthquakes.
In the same year El Salvador and Honduras signed an agreement to end their border dispute and in Jan. 1981 a civil war erupted between government troops and leftist rebel guerrilla forces.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/elsalvad.htm   (1378 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: El Salvador
El Salvador, which is Spanish for "the saviour" - or Jesus Christ - has been wracked by civil war and a succession of natural disasters.
Press freedom is guaranteed under El Salvador's constitution, and the media freely and routinely criticise the government and report on opposition activities.
El Salvadoran broadcasting is dominated by private operators, with a handful of national TV networks.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1220684.stm   (538 words)

  
 The Coffees of El Salvador   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
El Salvador coffee had an undeservingly poor reputation for years, marred mostly by the inability to deliver coffee of high quality in an unstable political climate.
In El Salvador the coffee trade, like the government in general, was controlled by a ruling elite...
El Salvador had tended towards the right politically, and the smaller coffee farmer and coffee workers fared poorly in this climate.
www.sweetmarias.com /coffee.central.salvador.html   (860 words)

  
 El Salvador
El Salvador, with the other countries of Central America, declared its independence from Spain on Sept. 15, 1821, and was part of a federation of Central American states until that union dissolved in 1838.
From 1931 to 1979 El Salvador was ruled by a series of military dictatorships.
El Salvador - El Salvador, officially Republic of El Salvador, republic (2005 est.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107489.html   (687 words)

  
 El Salvador Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The Mayan ruins of Tazumal, considered the most important and best preserved in El Salvador, are in the town of Chalchuapa.
El Salvador's name still evokes images of the brutal civil war fought throughout the 1980s.
But the war is long over, and the most turbulent aspect of El Salvador today is its volcanic landscape.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/central_america/el_salvador   (134 words)

  
 Enemies of War - El Salvador: Civil War
The civil war raged on in El Salvador, fueled by U.S. aid to the Salvadoran military.
With continuing reports of atrocities and murders in El Salvador, the U.S. Congress no longer accepted the State Department's assurance that things were getting better.
During his research and visits to El Salvador, Congressman Moakley encountered a massive cover-up, deep problems with the Salvadoran armed forces, conspiracy and lies, which led him to challenge U.S. policy.
www.pbs.org /itvs/enemiesofwar/elsalvador2.html   (653 words)

  
 Intercountry Adoption El Salvador
Because adoption fraud in El Salvador has taken a variety of forms, an investigation of each adoption is necessary to ensure that the child is an orphan, as defined by U.S. immigration law, and that the birth mother is aware that the child is being adopted irrevocably and will be taken from the country.
The Supreme Court of El Salvador advises that the granting of guardianships to prospective foreign adoptive parents for the purpose of allowing children to leave El Salvador for subsequent adoption abroad is prohibited.
U.S. embassy in el salvador: Americans living or traveling abroad are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department’s travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov/, and to obtain updated information on travel and security within the country of travel.
travel.state.gov /family/adoption/country/country_378.html   (2845 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : El Salvador   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839.
Implementation of the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement, ratified by El Salvador in 2004, is viewed as a key policy to help achieve these objectives.
With the adoption of the US dollar as its currency, El Salvador has lost control over monetary policy and must concentrate on maintaining a disciplined fiscal policy.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /El_Salvador   (2875 words)

  
 El Salvador
Similar to other Central American countries El Salvador has a blue-white-blue flag remembering the Central American federation from the middle of the 19th century.
It is the same flag as that of the Central American Federation, decreed by its National Constituent Assembly 21st August 1823, whose colours were chosen by Manuel José Arce when he was named chief of the Salvadorian (sp?) militia which fought against Mexico 1822, remembering the colours of the Argentinian generals San Martín and Belgrano.
Five departments were later added (though I do not recall that El Salvador had any territorial gains in that period).
flagspot.net /flags/sv.html   (2144 words)

  
 El Salvador - International Center Of Photography
In 1983, at the height of the civil war in El Salvador, thirty international photojournalists covering the conflict contributed to a project to raise awareness about the crisis.
Today, there are free elections in El Salvador, and both sides of the conflict have been integrated into the political process.
The lessons of El Salvador are newly relevant, with both critics and proponents of the Bush administration drawing parallels between the U.S. role in El Salvador in the early 1980s and the current situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.icp.org /site/c.dnJGKJNsFqG/b.1026823/k.9432/El_Salvador.htm   (654 words)

  
 El Salvador
Travelers should be aware that El Salvador's entry requirements vary in accordance with agreements the country has with foreign governments.
Since the National Passport Center in New Hampshire, and not the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador, prints U.S. passports, citizens submitting applications in El Salvador should be prepared to wait approximately one week for receipt of their new passports.
The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador reminds U.S. citizen travelers that their activities in El Salvador are limited to those prescribed by Salvadoran law and the type of visa they are issued.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1109.html   (3382 words)

  
 Image:Flag of El Salvador.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.
Flag of El Salvador drawn by User:Vzb83 with coat of arms obtained from [1].
This file has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Image:Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg   (336 words)

  
 americas.org - El Salvador   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Independent: El Salvador's war children return to their roots.
WNU: El Salvadoran leftist calls for repeal of decree that authorizes the sending of troops to Iraq.
Boston Globe: In El Salvador, an invasion of American agriculture.
www.americas.org /region_27   (318 words)

  
 El Salvador For The Gourmet Traveler - Dining Out
Curtido is an El Salvadoran version of German sauerkraut or vinegar-based cole slaw.
One of the most popular snacks in El Salvador, Pupusa, can be found in restaurants as an appetizer or in a park as a street food.
Labeled as the national drink of El Salvador, Espiritu de Cana is a fermented beverage made from sugar cane.
www.eturismo.com /gtrav/el-salvador.html   (240 words)

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