Two years remain in the presidential term of Mauricio Funes, who since assuming the presidency of El Salvador has proposed to change the face of his country, which after 20 years of rule by the rightist ARENA Nationalist Republican Alliance, showed high rates of poverty and violence.
Violent murders, unemployment and corruption characterized the two decades of ARENA in power. El Salvador went on to become one of the most insecure Central American nations, while senior public officials and big private business leaders defrauded millions of the public economy.
Upon receiving the administration of the country on June 1st, 2009, the nation was hit by an international crisis, businesses were closed, and the country had lost 40 thousand jobs and local production was paralyzed.
Therefore, in the three years since then, the spirit of the present government has been caring for those who were marginalized and that principle will remain as the core challenge of the two remaining years of his term, said the president.
To that end, we have taken a number of initiatives that are conducive to benefit some 4 million Salvadorans, primarily in the 100 poorest municipalities.
They recently inaugurated drinking water projects in communities in the central province of La Paz, which lacked this vital service and paid 3 dollars a barrel for the precious liquid to private individuals.
The authorities are also investing in roads, connectivity, social infrastructure, of mitigation and risk prevention.
The Family Agriculture Planlaunched by the government, for instance, is committed for the comprehensive development of rural families and the growth of agricultural production.
Violence has been another vital issue on which we have worked hard over these 3 years. On this topic, stresses the truce between gangs Mara Salvatrucha and Mara 18, which according to the president, opens a historic opportunity to restore a society injured by violence.
The truce, in force since March, has led to the decline in the number of homicides to a third part, despite the average of 14-5 daily murders.
With this policy, the Funes’ government seeks to stabilize a strategy to create job opportunities and training courses for young people and prevent their rejoining to gangs.
It is clear seen that the Salvadoran government continues its economic and human enhancement, which allows the Central American nation to continue its development path. Comments (0)