Monday, January 25, 2016

Assorted El Salvador news

Here's a selection of stories about what's going on in El Salvador:

Former president Francisco Flores in coma after cerebral hemorrhage.  Flores has been under house arrest and on trial for corruption when he had a stroke.  He is reportedly in critical condition and in a coma following emergency surgery.

Sanchez Ceren changes top security officials.    El Salvador's president replaced his top public security ministers this week.   The new minister of public security is Mauricio Ramírez Landaverde, and the new head of the PNC is Howard Cotto.    The president indicated that he made the changes because he wants to see results in the war against gang violence in the country.

El Salvador health minister advises women to delay pregnancies until 2018.   The spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus which is linked to brain damage in unborn children has prompted the unusual health warning in El Salvador and five other nations.

 Government announces new online university offering.   The online university is being developed in conjunction with the State Distance University of Costa Rica to broaden access to college level learning.  

1 comment:

Lawrence M. Ladutke said...

Nothing about the UN anti-corruption program?