Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Veterans block highways, demand pensions

Veterans of El Salvador's civil war, both from the FMLN and from the armed forces, blocked the Pan American highway and other highways throughout the country today demanding that the government increase their monthly pensions to $700.    The demonstration on the Pan American highway was broken up by police in riot gear, as captured on this video from El Diario de Hoy:



The government has responded that it does not have any money in the budget to increase pensions.

1 comment:

Alan Grant said...

Do you know how much are they getting now? I went to the link but there is no mention of it.