As of January 20, 2009, when Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the US, there will be a change at the head of the US Embassy in El Salvador. As described in this story in the Washington Post, the incoming president has asked the State Department to notify all ambassadors who are political appointments that their terms will not be extended past the end of the Bush administration. Charles Glazer, the current ambassador to El Salvador, was not a career diplomat, but was a businessman and prominent Republican fundraiser.
According to this report in El Faro, until a new ambassador is confirmed, the embassy will be lead by current Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Blau.
El Faro also had this comment:
Different from early administrations with respect to the electoral situation, Glazer took care not to make public comments that had the potential of influencing the decision of Salvadorans about which party or presidential candidate they would come together to support in the elections. Far from it, he said more than once that the United States is ready to work with the next government the Salvadoran elect, whatever party or candidate triumphs on March 15.
I had the chance to meet once with Ambassador Glazer to chat about El Salvador and US relations, and I wish him well in his post-El Salvador career.