Friday, August 19, 2011
El Faro reported yesterday that president Mauricio Funes is planning to send a contingent of 22 Salvadoran troops to Afghanistan. The troops will support the international troops in that country in a non-combat role according to the report. Between 2003 and 2009, El Salvador had troops in Iraq, and for most of that time was the only country in Latin America to do so. Funes had campaigned against having troops in Iraq when he ran for president.