Information for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

COVID-19 Information Last updated: July 26, 2021 *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Launch of Online Fee Payments for Adult Passport Renewals on July 25, 2021

The U.S. Embassy San Salvador is pleased to announce a new option to pay for your adult passport renewal by mail application, which is the best option for fastest service for those who qualify.  Beginning July 25, 2021, passport applicants wishing to pay for their DS-82 renewal application online may visit  U.S. Embassy San Salvador Passport Services Website  to determine eligibility to use ... Read More»

U.S. supports purchase of Coastal Patrol Vessel for El Salvador

U.S. supports purchase of Coastal Patrol Vessel for El Salvador   Today, the United States delivered a coastal patrol vessel to El Salvador, another example of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The ceremony was attended by the Commander of the United States Southern Command Admiral Craig S. Faller; the Chargé d’Affaires Jean Manes; and ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy San Salvador

Location: El Salvador Event:  The Travel Advisory level for El Salvador remains at Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution. However, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that we have established an internal travel policy to better inform our personnel where they may and may not travel on personal trips to better ensure their safety.  Due to crime, remoteness, ... Read More»

Summer 2021 “Embassy Updates” Newsletter for U.S. Citizens in El Salvador

The Summer 2021 issue of the  Embassy Updates newsletter for U.S. Citizens in El Salvador (PDF 2.9 MB) is available on the U.S. Embassy’s website.  This issue is available in both English and Spanish. These resources are published by the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit for all interested U.S. citizens. Please feel free to share it with those this email does not reach. Read More»

United States Supports Families in Chalatenango

CHALATENANGO – The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in El Salvador, Jean Manes, inaugurated the “Disaster and Risk Reduction – Chalatenango” project by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and local organizations such as Mancomunidad La Montañona and Caritas. At the event, the Chargé d’Affaires announced additional humanitarian assistance for ... Read More»

United States donates 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to El Salvador

July 4, 2021   United States donates 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to El Salvador      The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador announces the arrival of a donation by the United States Government of 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated doses of vaccine, which have a ... Read More»

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland Travel to Paraguay, Panama, and El Salvador

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland Travel to Paraguay, Panama, and El Salvador MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 1, 2021 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland and an interagency delegation, including representatives from the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Southern Command, visited ... Read More»

U.S. Releases Section 353 List of Corrupt and Undemocratic Actors for Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

U.S. Releases Section 353 List of Corrupt and Undemocratic Actors for Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 1, 2021 The United States is committed to improving social, economic, and political conditions in Central America because U.S. security and prosperity is tied to the success of our regional ... Read More»

353 Corrupt and Undemocratic Actors Report

Report to Congress on Foreign Persons who have Knowingly Engaged in Actions that Undermine  Democratic Processes or Institutions, Significant Corruption, or Obstruction of Investigations into Such Corruption in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras Section 353(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related  Programs Appropriations Act, 2021 (Div. FF, P.L. 116-260)   Consistent with ... Read More»

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland’s Travel to Paraguay, Panama, and El Salvador

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland’s Travel to Paraguay, Panama, and El Salvador   MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 25, 2021 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to Asuncion, Paraguay; Panama City, Panama; and San Salvador, El Salvador, June 27-June 30 with an interagency delegation to ... Read More»

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland’s Travel to Paraguay, Panama, and El Salvador

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to Asuncion, Paraguay; Panama City, Panama; and San Salvador, El Salvador, June 27-June 30 with an interagency delegation to engage with senior leaders, government officials, and civil society throughout the region.  Other senior members of the delegation include Acting Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere ... Read More»

Temporary Suspension on the Importation of Dogs

On June 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a  Notice of Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from High-Risk Rabies Countries  suspending the importation of dogs from countries classified by the CDC as high risk for dog rabies AND countries that are NOT at high risk if the dogs have been in high-risk countries during the previous 6 months.  Eligible individuals can apply ... Read More»

Central American Minors (CAM) Program

Central American Minors 2021 Reopening Q:  What is the Central American Minors (CAM) Program?   CAM was started in 2014 to give at-risk children in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras the opportunity to come to the United States as refugees.  More information on the history of the program is available  at this link.      Q:  I heard that CAM  has reopened, is that true?   Yes.  On March 10, 2021, the Departments of State and Homeland Security  announced the reopening of CAM . The ... Read More»

Joint Statement by U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program

Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program   The following joint statement was released by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. Begin Text: The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Samantha Power Travels to Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala

Media Advisory For Immediate Release Friday, June 11, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala from June 13-17 to advance USAID’s efforts to help address the governance, economic, and security challenges that are driving Central Americans to migrate north. ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program and the Effort to Defeat COVID-19 Globally

Remarks by President Biden on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program and the Effort to Defeat COVID-19 Globally   Tregenna Castle Resort Cornwall, United Kingdom PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Good evening, everyone.  First, I want to express our condolences on behalf of Jill and I to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the entire Royal Family, and the people of ... Read More»

The United States donates $26,000 in school kits to five schools in Caluco

The United States donates $26,000 in school kits to five schools in Caluco June 9, 2021 As a trusted partner to the El Salvadorian people, the United States government donated 1,150 school kits for elementary school children from Centros Escolares in Caluco,Sonsonate. The schools receiving the donations were Cantón El Zapote, Caserío Las Victorias, Caserío ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: El Salvador Updated Travel Alert: Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution)

Travel Advisory: El Salvador Updated Travel Alert: Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution) Exercise increased caution in El Salvador due to crime and COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for El Salvador due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris about Economic Development In The Northern Triangle

REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS BEFORE A MEETING WITH PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERS TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTHERN TRIANGLE   Vice President’s Ceremonial Office THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, I want to thank this distinguished group of leaders for joining us this afternoon for this discussion.  We promise it to be a very productive discussion ... Read More»

Appointment of Ambassador Jean Manes to serve as Chargé d’ affaires to the Republic of El Salvador

STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON Appointment of Ambassador Jean Manes to serve as Chargé d’ affaires to the Republic of El Salvador   Today, Secretary Blinken designated Ambassador Jean Manes as Chargé d’ affaires ad interim to the Republic of El Salvador. This appointment reflects the importance of our relations with El Salvador.  Ambassador Manes previously served ... Read More»

U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Labor Issue Joint Rule Supplementing H-2B Visa Cap

May 21, 2021 U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Labor Issue Joint Rule Supplementing H-2B Visa Cap WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have published a joint temporary final rule making available an additional 22,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural guest worker visas for fiscal year (FY) 2021 to employers who ... Read More»

Special Envoy Ricardo Zúniga Travel to El Salvador

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 10, 2021   Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle Ricardo Zúniga will travel to El Salvador from May 10-12, 2021. Special Envoy Zúniga will meet with Salvadoran government officials, as well as representatives from the private sector, to discuss areas of mutual interest, including strengthening democratic governance and ... Read More»

JTF-Bravo conducts rapid response exercise

By Capt. Annabel Monroe JTF-Bravo Public Affairs Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras,   –  Joint Task Force-Bravo, a U.S. Southern Command unit at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, will conduct a rapid response exercise with the Salvadoran Military to simulate a natural disaster response in and around La Union, El Salvador from 10-22 May. The exercise will take ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Salvadoran President Bukele

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 2, 2021   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele today by phone.  Secretary Blinken expressed the U.S. government’s grave concern over the Legislative Assembly’s vote to remove all five magistrates of El Salvador’s constitutional Chamber, ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden in Address to a Joint Session of Congress

U.S. Capitol (April 28, 2021) 9:06 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.  Good to be back.  And Mitch and Chuck will understand it’s good to be almost home, down the hall.  Anyway, thank you all. Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President — (applause) — no President has ever said those words ... Read More»

Providing Humanitarian Assistance to Support the Vice President’s Leadership in Addressing Migration Challenges in Central America

US Department of State Spokesperson’s Office PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 27, 2021 President Biden and Vice President Harris have set out an ambitious, multi-pronged approach to address the root causes of irregular migration and strengthen collaborative migration management across Central America. Yesterday’s announcement by the Vice President represents the next ... Read More»

United States And Gloria De Kriete Foundation to invest $14.2 million in youth education

UNITED STATES AND GLORIA DE KRIETE FOUNDATION TO INVEST $14.2 MILLION IN YOUTH EDUCATION San Salvador, April 2021- The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Gloria de Kriete Foundation announced the creation of an alliance that will allow the expansion of the Opportunities Program of this Foundation thanks ... Read More»

The U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance continues with donation to San Juan Opico

The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, through its Military Group and thanks to the Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) of the United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), delivered a donation of  Personal protection equipment, disinfectants, spray equipment (fumigators), and portable hand washing stations to the municipality of San Juan Opico, in the Department of La Libertad. The ... Read More»

Brendan O’Brien, witnessed the arrival of 96,000 vaccines in El Salvador thanks to COVAX

Charge d’Affaires Brendan O’Brien witnessed the arrival of 96,000 AstraZeneca vaccines into the country thanks to the COVAX mechanism. The United States is the main donor of this entity with $ 4,000 million dollars. COVAX, an international association dedicated to global equal access to vaccines, aims to deliver 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine by ... Read More»

Donation of additional $2 million to combat COVID-19 in El Salvador

Remarks by Brendan O’Brien Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy During donation of additional $2 million to combat COVID-19 in El Salvador   The pandemic forced us to experience unpredictable challenges this past year.   Frankly, none of us could have calculated what it would mean for our families, our communities, and our countries.  The COVID-19 ... Read More»

U.S. Government Donates Additional $2 Million to Combat COVID-19 in El Salvador

U.S. Government Donates Additional $2 Million to Combat COVID-19 in El Salvador SAN SALVADOR — The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated an additional $2 million to support the Government of El Salvador’s (GOES) response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this grant, the U.S. Government has provided $28 million to ... Read More»

Expansion of the Litoral Highway

Expansion of the Litoral Highway Today we celebrate the conclusion of one of the most emblematic projects of FOMILENIO II: The expansion of the Litoral highway, between Comalapa and Zacatecoluca. In the last five years, we have worked together to make this work that is already benefiting Salvadorans a reality. This activity seeks to alleviate ... Read More»

United States Announces $2 Million Contribution to CICIES to Fight Corruption

United States Announces $2 Million Contribution to CICIES to Fight Corruption The U.S. Department of State Special Envoy Ricardo Zúñiga and U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Brendan O’Brien met on Wednesday, April 7 with Ambassador Ronalth Iván Ochaeta, Commissioner of the International Commission Against Impunity in El Salvador (CICIES), to discuss the work being done in ... Read More»

Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle Ricardo Zuniga Travels to Guatemala and El Salvador

April 4, 2021  Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle Ricardo Zuniga Travels to Guatemala and El Salvador   Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle Ricardo Zuniga will travel to Guatemala and El Salvador April 5-8, 2021 for discussions with key stakeholders on our joint, comprehensive efforts to address the root causes of migration and irregular migration ... Read More»

The U.S. Southern Command Delivered More Than $ 400,000 in Humanitarian Aid to El Salvador Since the Start of the Pandemic

The U.S. Southern Command Delivered More Than $ 400,000 in Humanitarian Aid to El Salvador Since the Start of the Pandemic The United States Embassy in San Salvador, ​​through the Embassy’s Military Group and thanks to the Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) of the United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), has provided $ 431,911 to support the ... Read More»

Update of Entry and Exit Requirements to El Salvador

On March 29, 2021, the government of El Salvador updated the requirements for entry into the country. Here is the updated list: Entry and Exit Requirements Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes The Government of El Salvador reopened the International Airport on September 19 with enhanced health protocols, which may include but not be ... Read More»

Consular Information

As U.S. Embassy San Salvador’s conditions permit, and after meeting demand for services to U.S. citizens, we will prioritize immediate relative family members of U.S. citizens, including spouses and children of U.S. citizens, intercountry adoptions, fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens, and certain special immigrant visa applications. The health and safety of our workforce and customers remain paramount. ... Read More»

INL in El Salvador

INL has been supporting the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program, a police-taught prevention program which seeks to prevent kids from joining gangs while providing them with life skills and decision-making tools. In addition, the program aims at improving the relationship between the police and the community. By assisting kids to be and feel ... Read More»

World Wildlife Day 2021

  World Wildlife Day 2021 PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 3, 2021 On this World Wildlife Day, we recognize the importance of the world’s forests, which are home to 80 percent of the globe’s terrestrial biodiversity and contribute to the livelihoods of over one billion people.  They also absorb nearly a ... Read More»

DHS Announces Process to Address Individuals Outside the United States with Active MPP Cases

Fact Sheet: DHS Announces Process to Address Individuals Outside the United States with Active MPP Cases The new process outlined by DHS is one more way the Biden Administration is demonstrating its commitment to a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a plan to process eligible individuals who ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hill Tinoco

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hill Tinoco   United States Department of State Spokesperson’s Office Readout February 19, 2021. The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Salvadoran Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill Tinoco today. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Hill discussed how a productive U.S.-El ... Read More»

U.S. Military Group donates Personal Protective Equipment items to San Vicente de Paul Orphanage

As part of the Humanitarian Assistance Projects (HAP), funded by USSOUTHCOM, on Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021, the U.S. Military Group in El Salvador delivered a donation to San Vicente de Paul Orphanage (Hogar del Niño San Vicente de Paúl). The donation consists of Personal Protective Equipment items (PPE), which includes KN95 masks, surgical masks for children and ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the UN Security Council Briefing on COVID-19 and Vaccine Access

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the UN Security Council Briefing on COVID-19 and Vaccine Access   REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, DC FEBRUARY 17, 2021 FOREIGN SECRETARY RAAB:  Thank you, Your Excellency Mr. Jerandi, for your contribution.  And I now give the floor to His Excellency Mr. Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State for the United States.  ... Read More»

U.S. Government benefits San Marcos students with drinking water project

U.S. Government benefits San Marcos students with drinking water project The United States Government, through the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), held a ceremony to deliver a water tank, valued at more than $7,000, to the Cantón Chaltepe School, located in the municipality of San Marcos. The initiative is part of the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster and ... Read More»

Joint Statement Regarding Irregular Migration

Joint Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador Alexandra Hill Tinoco and United States Embassy in El Salvador Chargé d ‘Affaires Brendan O’Brien Regarding Irregular Migration San Salvador, January 25, 2021 Today Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill Tinoco and United States Embassy in El Salvador Chargé d ‘Affaires Brendan O’Brien met virtually to discuss ... Read More»

Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

The United States Capitol THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested ... Read More»

Brendan O’Brien Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in San Salvador

Brendan O’Brien assumes the position of Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in San Salvador   On January 20th, 2021, Brendan O’Brien assumed the position of the Charge d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in San Salvador. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Charge O’Brien has served as Deputy Chief of Mission ... Read More»

Reception of the “Orden Nacional José Matías Delgado, Gran Cruz Placa de Plata” and “Gran Orden Francisco Morazán”

Remarks by Ambassador Ronald Johnson on the reception of the “Orden Nacional José Matías Delgado, Gran Cruz Placa de Plata” and “Gran Orden Francisco Morazán” Award   January 18, 2021 ## This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. ## First, thank you very much to all of you ... Read More»

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs 

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test ... Read More»

MS-13’S HIGHEST-RANKING LEADERS CHARGED WITH TERRORISM OFFENSES IN THE UNITED STATES

MS-13’S HIGHEST-RANKING LEADERS CHARGED WITH TERRORISM OFFENSES IN THE UNITED STATES   WASHINGTON – Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed in Central Islip, New York charging 14 of the world’s highest-ranking MS-13 leaders who are known today as the Ranfla Nacional, which operated as the Organization’s Board of Directors, and directed MS-13’s violence and criminal ... Read More»

Update on Consular Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Update on Consular Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic   The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, has resumed limited appointments for work visas, student visas, and some immigrant visa categories, considering local conditions. Routine interviews for tourist and immigrant visas remain suspended currently.  Appointments are scheduled for nonimmigrant visas ... Read More»

ylai 2021

U.S. Embassy in San Salvador Announces the 2021 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program   San Salvador. The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2021 cohort from El Salvador for the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program . This program will begin in January 2021 and close in April 2021, ... Read More»

United States Ambassador Ronald Johnson ends his term in El Salvador

The U.S. Embassy announces that Ambassador Ronald Douglas Johnson will end his term in the country on January 20, 2021. With the change of government in the United States, from that date, all the ambassadors who were politically appointed will have to finish their term. Ambassador Ronald Johnson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on ... Read More»

More than 1,500 students benefited from the National Institute built by FOMILENIO II, in La Paz

More than 1,500 students benefited from the National Institute built by FOMILENIO II, in La Paz FOMILENIO II inaugurated the Instituto Nacional Profesor Francisco Guerrero, in San Rafael Obrajuelo, La Paz, which was built entirely with an investment of $1.6 million, with funds granted by the United States government, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).  ... Read More»

Commander of Special Operations Command South visits El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Keith Davids, Commander of Special Operations Command South, met with U.S. Ambassador Ronald D. Johnson, Salvadoran Minister of Defense Rear Adm. Rene Merino Monroy, Chief of Defense Brig. Gen. Carlos Alberto Tejada, Chief of Naval Operations, Capt. Exon Oswaldo Ascencio and Salvadoran Special Operations military leaders ... Read More»

Ambassador Ronald Johnson visits security and development programs in the West of El Salvador

Ambassador Ronald Johnson visits security and development programs in the West of El Salvador Last Thursday, December 17, 2020, Ambassador Johnson visited Lake Guija in Santa Ana. This natural border between El Salvador and Guatemala is guarded by agents of the coast guard division of the National Civil Police and the Salvadoran Armed Forces. Through close cooperation and ... Read More»

El Salvador Begins Implementation of Asylum Cooperative Agreement

El Salvador Begins Implementation of Asylum Cooperative Agreement On December 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that that the United States and El Salvador have concluded the implementation accords for the Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA) signed in September 2019. Under the ACA, certain migrants requesting asylum or similar humanitarian protection at ... Read More»

New Facilities of the National Institute José María Peralta Lagos in Quezaltepeque inaugurated

LA LIBERTAD- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), together with the Ministry of Education, inaugurated today the reconstruction works of the José María Peralta Lagos National Institute, in the municipality of Quezaltepeque. With a total investment by USAID of $2.9 million dollars, the new facilities will ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert- El Salvador December 11, 2020

Location: Throughout the country Event: The 2021 Legislative and Municipal Election Campaign officially begins in El Salvador on December 27th with Election Day on February 28, 2021. Previous campaign seasons have generated demonstrations that block roads and require a police presence. Demonstrations can occur prior to the beginning of the official campaign season. While the vast ... Read More»

Embassy emphasizes: Do not use false documents in the visa process

Salvadoran arrested for using fraudulent document The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador reports that the Central Investigations Division (DCI) of the National Civilian Police (PNC), detained a Salvadoran national in Antiguo Cuscatlán for the use and possession of a false document on December 8, 2020. The man applied for an immigrant visa using a fraudulent ... Read More»

Ambassador Ronald Johnson visits La Union and San Vicente departaments

The United States Ambassador, Ronald Johnson, visited La Union and San Vicente departaments on November 30 and December 1, to learn first-hand about bilateral cooperation projects in that area of the country, which has been a long standing key priority. Another focus of the visit was developing cooperation aimed at the economic development and sustainability of El Salvador, as ... Read More»

More than 700 Members Of Transnational Organized Crime Groups Arrested in Central America in U.S. Assisted Operation

More than 700 Members Of Transnational Organized Crime Groups Arrested in Central America in U.S. Assisted Operation   Today, senior law enforcement officials from the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras announced criminal charges in Central America against more than 700 members of transnational criminal organizations, primarily MS-13 and 18th Street gangs, which resulted ... Read More»

Salvadoran military receive training to use advanced communication equipment

A total of 33 students from the different branches of the Armed Forces of El Salvador (FAES), received training in the Harris Radio Communication System, as well as in the long-term maintenance of this equipment. The training was offered by the U.S. Maintenance Operations Support Training (MOST) team consisting on a group of Southern Command ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (November 16, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: Weather forecasts indicate that the remnants of Hurricane Iota will pass through El Salvador over the next few days as a tropical storm or depression, generating dangerous winds and rainfall throughout the country. This storm is likely to create dangerous floods ... Read More»

Veterans Day 2020

The Embassy community gathered last Tuesday, November 10, to commemorate Veterans Day in the United States. On this day, Americans thank all the men and women who have served their country in the military to seek a free world. Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is generally observed annually on ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (October 31, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: Weather forecasts indicate that heavy rain throughout El Salvador over the next few days will be followed by the possible impact of a tropical storm early next week. Due to saturated soil conditions, any further significant rainfall is likely to ... Read More»

Commander of U.S. Southern Command visits El Salvador

October 21, 2020 Commander of U.S. Southern Command visits El Salvador The U.S. Embassy in Salvador informs that the commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, visited El Salvador on October 21 to meet with U.S. Embassy staff and Salvadoran defense leadership. During his visit, Admiral Faller and his delegation met ... Read More»

World Food Programme

World Food Programme Ambassador Ronald Johnson Thursday, October 15, 2020, 11:00 A.M., MFA Remarks by Ambassador Ronald Johnson at the Launch of the World Food Programme in El Salvador   ** This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative ** This year, the world has been faced with ... Read More»

More than 32,000 Salvadorans affected by COVID-19 and tropical storms receive food assistance from USAID

MORE THAN 32,000 SALVADORANS AFFECTED BY COVID-19 AND TROPICAL STORMS RECEIVE FOOD ASSISTANCE FROM USAID San Salvador, October 20, 2020 – Over 32,300 people living in 21 municipalities of El Salvador’s Dry Corridor, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the damage caused by tropical storms Amanda and Cristóbal, are receiving food assistance from the ... Read More»

USAID strengthens municipal services in markets

As El Salvador continues its reopening of social and economic activities, the small business owners’ desire to learn and improve, while adapting to the new reality, remains full steam ahead. With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Municipal Governance Project, more than 150 market vendors, most of them women, from ... Read More»

Parque Cuscatlán Reopening

Parque Cuscatlán Reopening Ambassador Ronald Johnson Monday, October 5, 2020, 2020, 10:00 A.M. Parque Cuscatlán Remarks by Ambassador Ronald Johnson at the Reopening of Parque Cuscatlán   * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.  October 5th, 2020 A little over a year ago, I was here ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

THE WHITE HOUSE Press Secretary Washington, D.C. September 22, 2020 Remarks by President Trump to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly   PRESIDENT TRUMP: It is my profound honor to address the United Nations General Assembly. Seventy-five years after the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations, ... Read More»

USAID and San Miguel Municipality Promote Revitalization of Historic Downtown Center

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the San Miguel Municipality announced that they will develop a strategic plan for the revitalization of San Miguel’s Historic Downtown Center, to conduct an urban renewal process that will enhance security and social and economic development within the municipality to help reduce illegal migration. The Mayor of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (September 16, 2020)

Location:  Greater San Salvador Event: Local police are reporting that a number of ride share service users have been the victim of robberies perpetrated by their drivers. The vehicle dispatched may match the ride share application’s description, but the driver may not be the person assigned to that vehicle. These incidents have occurred during late night ... Read More»

Statement by Resident Country Director MCC El Salvador, Martha Keays

The United States, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), remains a dedicated partner to FOMILENIO II and the Government of El Salvador. We applaud the Government for fulfilling funding commitments, which are critical to implementing and completing these projects that experienced unexpected delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By law, MCC is unable to extend ... Read More»

Patriots Day

Patriots Day Chargé d’Affaires Brendan O’Brie Friday, September 11, 2020, 10:30 A.M., Firefighters HQ Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Brendan O’Brien on Patriots Day 2020   September 11, 2020 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.  September 11 was a tragic day that shook the United States ... Read More»

MCC Marks Closeout of $277 Million El Salvador Investment Compact

MCC Marks Closeout of $277 Million El Salvador Investment Compact September 9, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) celebrates its partnership with the Government of El Salvador through the conclusion of the  El Salvador Investment Compact—the second for the country—a five-year grant agreement that aimed to create greater economic opportunity for ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Ronald Johnson at the delivery of the food donation sent by People Helping People

* This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.  September 4, 2020  I am Ronald Johnson, Ambassador of the United States and I am here together with People Helping People , to deliver food donated by the people of the United States.  As a man of faith, I believe it is ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador participates in delivery of food donations sent by US NGOs

U.S. Ambassador Ronald Johnson, his wife Alina Johnson, the Executive Director of People Helping People El Salvador, Lisselot Troconis, and the director of Convoy of Hope El Salvador, Winifred Patricia Menéndez, participated this Friday in the delivery of donated food and hygiene kits sent by American NGOs in support of people affected by storms Amanda and Cristobal. This ... Read More»

USG Delivers 189 More Life-Saving Ventilators to El Salvador for the COVID-19 Response

USG Delivers 189 More Life-Saving Ventilators to El Salvador for the COVID-19 Response Sept. 1, 2020 The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), sent today a third donation of 189 portable ventilators in support of El Salvador’s  response to COVID-19.  The ventilators, which arrived today, are part of the 192 ... Read More»

USG Delivers 158 More Life-Saving Ventilators to El Salvador for the COVID-19 Response

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided El Salvador with a second donation of 158 portable ventilators in support of the response of El Salvador to COVID-19.  The ventilators donated today arrived in El Salvador last Saturday, August 22. These were not part of the second shipment of ventilators ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Ronald Johnson at the delivery of the second batch of ventilators in response to COVID-19

It is an honor to be here with President Bukele, and to have the opportunity to speak with the Salvadoran people. Today I have a message about friendship, assistance and partnership between our two countries. The relationship between the United States and El Salvador is unique. We have a diplomatic relationship of more than a ... Read More»

United States donates equipment to El Salvador’s Ministry of Health

As part of the U.S. government’s continued support to El Salvador, the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador provided a donation consisting of three ultra-low freezers and 1,720 water purifiers to the Salvadoran Ministry of Health (MINSAL) to assist in the emergency created by COVID-19 and the needs created by Tropical Storms Amanda and Cristobal. The ... Read More»

U.S. NGOs bring to El Salvador donation of 64,000 pounds in food and hygiene kits

U.S. support for El Salvador to meet the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and post-Tropical Storm Amanda and Cristobal recovery continues to arrive. U.S. NGOs People Helping People and Convoy of Hope sent a donation of 64,000 pounds in food and hygiene kits to benefit Salvadorans.  The C-17 cargo plane, from the Department of ... Read More»

Alerta de Viaje para El Salvador – Nivel 4:  No Viaje

Alerta de Viaje para El Salvador – Nivel 4:  No Viaje   C H No viaje a El Salvador debido al COVID-19. Ejerza mayor precaución en El Salvador debido al crimen. Lea el sitio web del Departamento de Estados sobre COVID-19  antes de planear cualquier viaje internacional. El Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) ha emitido ... Read More»

El Salvador Travel Advisory – Level 4:  Do Not Travel

El Salvador Travel Advisory – Level 4:  Do Not Travel    C H Do not travel to El Salvador due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in El Salvador due to crime.  Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for El Salvador due to COVID-19. Travelers to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (July 31, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 16,632 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 448 deaths and 8,362 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines notified the U.S. Embassy that it will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. To purchase a ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum: “Communist China and the Free World’s Future”

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Speech July 23, 2020 The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum Yorba Linda, California GOVERNOR WILSON:  Well, thank you very much, Chris.  Most generous.  I’m not sure your grandfather would have recognized me. I have the great pleasure – in addition to welcoming all ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and American Space of Don Bosco University donate face shields for protection of front-line personnel

The U.S. Embassy, through its American Spaces program, supported the printing of 3D health face shield for frontline personnel in the fight against COVID-19. This initiative is part of the U.S. government’s efforts to support El Salvador during the pandemic, especially in improving the protection of health personnel. The face shields were printed by the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (July 16, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 10,957 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 298 deaths and 6,262 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Avianca Avianca will offer flights on the following dates: Monday, July 20 – ... Read More»

The Department of Justice Announces Takedow of Key MS-13 Criminal Leadership

The Department of Justice Announces Takedow of Key MS-13 Criminal Leadership The Operation is a coordinated effort to dismantle and destroy MS-13 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr announced significant cases related to Joint Task Force Vulcan (JTFV), an initiative launched in August 2019 aimed at disrupting, ... Read More»

244th U.S. Independence Day Celebration

Remarks by Ambassador Ronald Johnson 244th U.S. Independence Day Celebration Saturday, July 4, 2020, 7:00 P.M., San Salvador *** This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative.  Good evening. Today, I bring greetings to all Salvadorans on behalf of our President, Donald Trump, and the people of the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (July 3, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 7,267 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 202 deaths and 4,272 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent ... Read More»

U.S. Government Delivers Donation to 12 Municipalities for the Prevention of COVID-19

U.S. Government Delivers Donation to 12 Municipalities for the Prevention of COVID-19 July 2, 2020 The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered, between Tuesday and today, a $300,000 donation of supplies, equipment and tools to 12 municipalities to support COVID-19 prevention efforts  and the provision of essential public ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (July 1, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 6,736 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 182 deaths and 3,964 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 26, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 5,517 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 133 deaths and 3,293 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Avianca Avianca will offer flights on the following dates: Monday, June 29 – ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy delivers personal protection equipment to security and law enforcement institutions in El Salvador

U.S. Embassy delivers personal protection equipment to security and law enforcement institutions in El Salvador June 26, 2020 The U.S. Embassy, through the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Office (INL), donated gloves, masks, thermometers, disinfectants and cleaning supplies for officials of government security and law enforcement institutions in El Salvador. The ceremony was attended ... Read More»

The United States delivers autonomous Self Contained Breathing Apparatus to El Salvador Firefighters

The United States delivers autonomous Self Contained Breathing Apparatus to El Salvador Firefighters June 25, 2020 The United States government, through the Southern Command, delivered 96 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus to the Fire Department of El Salvador. The donation is part of the South Command Humanitarian Assistance Program, with the aim of strengthening the response ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 25, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 5,336 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 126 deaths and 3,116 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Avianca To purchase a ticket with Avianca, please follow the steps below.  Please ... Read More»

United States Donates Personal Protective Equipment to El Salvador’s Fire Department to Combat COVID-19

United States Donates Personal Protective Equipment to El Salvador’s Fire Department to Combat COVID-19  June 25, 2020 The United States government, as a key partner in El Salvador in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, donated $15,000 worth of bio-safety level 3 protective suits with shoe covers, surgical masks and NK95 masks. to the Salvadoran ... Read More»

U.S. announces an additional $58.2 million in foreign assistance for El Salvador

 U.S. announces an additional $58.2 million in foreign assistance for El Salvador                                                                                                                              June 25, 2020 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States had allocated $252 million in additional foreign aid for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. These new funds will focus on regional programs aimed at advancing joint efforts to reduce illegal ... Read More»

The United States donates 10,000 face shields for medical personnel to combat COVID-19

The United States donates 10,000 face shields for medical personnel to combat COVID-19  June 19, 2020 As a key partner to El Salvador in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government has donated 10,000 face shields to the Ministry of Health (MINSAL) and Presidential House (CAPRES). The donation, which was provided by the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 19, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 4,329 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 86 deaths and 2,310 recovered patients. Starting June 16, the Government of El Salvador began a five-phase approach to reopening the economy. As of today, the airport remains closed for commercial passenger travel. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the ... Read More»

U.S. donates radio equipment to El Salvador’s Navy

U.S. donates radio equipment to El Salvador’s Navy June 18, 2020 The United State of America, through the U.S. Department of Defense, demonstrate our  commitment to continue supporting the work of the Salvadoran Armed Forces, with a donation of Harris radios and communications equipment to the Salvadoran Navy. The donation is valued at $354,858 and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 16, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 3,941 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 76 deaths and 2,041 recovered patients. Starting June 16, the Government of El Salvador will begin a five-phase approach to reopening the economy.  As of today, the airport remains closed for commercial passenger travel.    Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines notified the U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

United States Announces Nominee for Presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank Group

United States Announces Nominee for Presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank Group June 16, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that the United States intends to nominate Mauricio J. Claver-Carone for the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB). “The IDB is at a critical juncture as the region faces ... Read More»

Juneteenth (June 19)

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration in the nation to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. It is celebrated on June 19  JUNETEENTH is the oldest celebration in the nation to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. The word “Juneteenth” comes from a colloquial pronunciation of “June 19th,” which is ... Read More»

U.S. Government Provides Additional $5 million for Tropical Storm Amanda and COVID-19 Relief on the third annual U.S. El Salvador Friendship day celeb

U.S. Government Provides Additional $5 million for Tropical Storm Amanda and COVID-19 Relief on the third annual U.S. El Salvador Friendship day celebration   June 15, 2020 As another example of the friendship between the United States and El Salvador, the U.S. government, through its embassy in El Salvador, announced $5 million in additional assistance ... Read More»

The United States donates 35,000 surgical masks for medical personnel to combat COVID-19

The United States donates 35,000 surgical masks for medical personnel to combat COVID-19  June 9, 2020 As a key partner to El Salvador in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government has donated 35,000 surgical masks to the Ministry of Health (MINSAL) and Presidential House (CAPRES). The donation was made by U.S. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 5, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 2,849 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 53 deaths and 1,249 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI). For other nationalities, it will be based on the last digit ... Read More»

The United States Embassy Supports Prison Centers to Control COVID-19 Infection

June 3, 2020 The United States Embassy Supports Prison Centers to Control COVID-19 Infection On June 3 the United States Embassy donated 157 hospital mattresses to the Prisons General Directory through the Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL). The mattresses delivered this week by INL personnel to officials at the Esperanza Prison ... Read More»

Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Cristobal and Hurricane Season 2020:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Cristobal and Hurricane Season 2020:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 4, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  Tropical Storm Cristobal, although currently north of the country, could generate heavy rains in El Salvador for the next several days.  Hurricane season for the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific officially runs from ... Read More»

U.S. Government donates $120,000 in Emergency Relief Assistance to El Salvador due to Tropical Storm Amanda

U.S. Government donates $120,000 in Emergency Relief Assistance to El Salvador due to Tropical Storm Amanda June 2, 2020 The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and other U.S. Embassy offices will donate emergency relief supplies valued at $120,000 for Salvadorans affected by Tropical Storm Amanda.  ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 28, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 2,194 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 39 deaths and 1,002 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI).  ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Ronald Johnson at the Donation of 250 Medical Ventilators to El Salvador

Remarks by Ambassador Ronald Johnson at the Donation of 250 Medical Ventilators to El Salvador May 26, 2020 I want to thank President Bukele for having this donation ceremony a couple of days after the formal transfer was made. Last week we wanted to give these ventialors to those who needed them urgently. Director Martínez, ... Read More»

USG Delivers Life-Saving Ventilators to El Salvador for the COVID-19 Response

USG Delivers Life-Saving Ventilators to El Salvador for the COVID-19 Response May 26, 2020  The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered a donation of 250 portable ICU-quality ventilators to El Salvador to assist with its national response to COVID-19.  This first tranche of 250 life-saving ventilator units, including the accompanying ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 24, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 1,915 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 35 deaths and 633 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification ... Read More»

Repatriation Flights: Booking information

The Government of El Salvador closed the international airport in San Salvador to all departing and arriving commercial flights as of March 18, 2020. They have not announced a date in which the airport will reopen to commercial flights. U.S Embassy-arranged repatriation flight options are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents of the ... Read More»

USG Donates Biohazard level 3 Medical Gowns and Industrial Fans to Fight Against the Spread of COVID-19 in Quarantine Centers 

USG Donates Biohazard level 3 Medical Gowns and Industrial Fans to Fight Against the Spread of COVID-19 in Quarantine Centers May 21, 2020 On May 20, the United States Government, through the Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Program, delivered 174 industrial fans to be used in quarantine centers and 5,000 level 3 medical gowns to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 1,640 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 32 deaths and 540 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI). For other nationalities, it will be based on the last ... Read More»

U.S. Government Provides Additional $2 million for El Salvador’s Economic Recovery

U.S. Government Provides Additional $2 million for El Salvador’s Economic Recovery May 19, 2020 The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced $2 million in additional funding to help El Salvador’s economy recover from the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  With the new assistance, USAID will support small and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 1,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 30 deaths and 474 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI). For other nationalities, it will be based on the last ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 15, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 1,210 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 23 deaths and 416 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification ... Read More»

Southern Command Renovates El Salvador Special Forces Command barracks

15 May 2020 The U.S. government, through the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) remodeled the barracks and dining rooms of the Special Forces Command, located in Ilopango, with an investment of $84,000. The remodeling work included the cleaning, general maintenance and repairs for the  barracks and dining rooms which accommodate 400 soldiers. The United States and El Salvador have a ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 12, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 998 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 18 deaths and 349 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI).  For other nationalities, it will be based on the last digit in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 11, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 958 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 18 deaths and 325 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI).  ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 7, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 695 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 15 deaths and 245 recovered patients. Starting May 7, the Government of El Salvador will implement additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran ... Read More»

Democracy and Partnership are the Answer in the Time of COVID-19

Democracy and Partnership are the Answer in the Time of COVID-19 OpEd by U.S. Ambassador Ronald Johnson May 4, 2020  There is no doubt that COVID-19 has changed our daily lives, our habits and our cultural norms. The current pandemic requires our best ideas, our most competent people, and our non-stop effort. Secretary of State ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 30, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 395 confirmed cases of COVID-19, nine deaths and 119 recovered patients. Smart Traveler Enrollment Program: The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to receive emergency messages.  To enroll in STEP, visit  https://step.state.gov/ . Actions to ... Read More»

U.S. Government Provides Additional $2.6 Million for COVID-19 Response in El Salvador

April 30, 2020 U.S. Government Provides Additional $2.6 Million for COVID-19 Response in El Salvador   The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $2.6 million in health assistance to help control the COVID-19 outbreak in El Salvador. The new health assistance will provide critical medical supplies ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 27, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 323 confirmed cases of COVID-19, eight deaths and 89 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer additional humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents from El Salvador to Houston, TX. To purchase a ticket, please visit  www.united.com , email  corporativosal@united.com ... Read More»

Information for Salvadoran citizens in the United States during the COVID-19 emergency

Information for Salvadoran citizens in the United States during  the COVID-19 emergency   (Please see the USCIS official page for the most updated information: https://www.uscis.gov/visit-united-states/extend-your-stay) To all Salvadoran citizens who were traveling in the United States and cannot return to their country due to the closure of the “Oscar Arnulfo Romero” International Airport, the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 23, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 250 confirmed cases of COVID-19, eight deaths and 67 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer additional humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents from El Salvador to Houston, TX. To purchase a ticket, please visit  www.united.com , email  corporativosal@united.com  or ... Read More»

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted the livelihoods of Americans.  In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak), I declared that the COVID–19 outbreak in the ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Is Beginning the Next Phase In Our Fight Against Coronavirus: Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

All of American society is engaged and mobilized in the war against the invisible enemy. While we must remain vigilant, it is clear that our aggressive strategy is working. President Donald J. Trump BEGINNING THE NEXT PHASE IN THE FIGHT: President Donald J. Trump is continuing the fight against the coronavirus by beginning to reopen ... Read More»

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

U.S Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State April 22, 2020 Today, the United States observes the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.  The United States is proud of its record as a world leader in promoting clean water and air, conserving natural resources, and protecting nature while driving economic ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 20, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 218 confirmed cases of COVID-19, seven deaths and 46 recovered patients. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine, which is still in effect. All individuals are required to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 18, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 190 confirmed cases of COVID-19, seven deaths and 43 recovered patients. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information: covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 16, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: There are 125 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine, which is still in effect. All ... Read More»

U.S. donates $2.8 million to IOM to support El Salvador’s response to COVID-19

April 16, 2020 U.S. donates $2.8 million to IOM to support El Salvador’s response to COVID-19 The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $2.8 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support El Salvador’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With these funds, IOM will be ... Read More»

U.S. to allocate more than $66 million in assistance to El Salvador

April 15, 2020 U.S. to allocate more than $66 million in assistance to El Salvador The Trump Administration announced the allocation of $66 million in foreign assistance to strengthen the capacity of El Salvador to improve security, to promote prosperity, to help reintegrate their returnee population to productive life, and to protect vulnerable populations.  With ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 15, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:   There are 123 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths.  The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv    On March 21, the Government of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 14, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: There are 118 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine, which is still in effect. All ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 13, 2020) Location:  El Salvador The Government of El Salvador announced a suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country starting on March 18.  As of today, the airport remains closed.  The U.S. Embassy will provide more information as it becomes available. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 13, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:   There are 109 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths.  The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv    On March 21, the Government of El ... Read More»

Ambassador delivers Easter gifts to patients at the Bloom Children’s Hospital

On April 12, 2020, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Ronald Johnson led a U.S. Embassy delegation to deliver toys to children receiving medical treatments at the Benjamin Bloom National Children’s Hospital. Ambassador Johnson said the Embassy team was blessed to be able to deliver gifts to children at Hospital Bloom this Easter Sunday and to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 11, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:   There are 93 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths.  The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv    On March 21, the Government of El ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 10, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: There are 96 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information: covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El ... Read More»

U.S. and Salvadoran NGOs work together to donate masks to the Women’s Hospital

Airline Ambassadors International, a U.S. NGO based out of Washington D.C, and Gente Ayudando Gente, a Salvadoran NGO, united their efforts to support a Salvadoran hospital as they continue to work to help the Salvadoran population during this Coronavirus pandemic.    Out of a united effort to collect donations, the organizations delivered 8,400 locally-made masks to ... Read More»

FAQ

FAQ To receive the most updated information available we recommend you monitor our twitter account: https://twitter.com/USEmbassySV and visit our webpage https://sv.usembassy.gov/ Repatriation Flights Is it true that there are flights going to the U.S.? Yes. We are actively coordinating repatriation flights to depart from the international airport in El Salvador. Please visit our website ( https://sv.usembassy.gov ) for ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 8, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: There are 79 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports five COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days, and on April 6 ... Read More»

Glasswing International receives 2020 Skoll Award for social entrepreneurship

Glasswing International receives 2020 Skoll Award for social entrepreneurship April 4, 2020 The United States Embassy congratulates its implementing partner Glasswing International, which has been recognized by the Skoll Foundation as one of five winners of the prestigious 2020 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. “The Skoll Prize for Social Entrepreneurship recognizes the work of emerging leaders who work ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 7, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: There are 69 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports four COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 7, 2020) Location: El Salvador The Government of El Salvador announced a suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country starting on March 18. As of today, the airport remains closed. The U.S. Embassy will provide more information as it becomes available. ... Read More»

States Diner shows Solidarity with the law enforcement agents during the COVID-19 pandemic

States Diner is a restaurant founded by U.S. citizen Kameron Ackerman and his family. The Ackerman family started this restaurant to help orphaned and abandoned children in El Salvador.   Kameron told U.S. embassy employees that at the start of the COVID-19 emergency, Cuscatlan Park was one of the first public places to close. With the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 6, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event:   There are 60 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports four COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv  On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: El Salvador Event: There are 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports two COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information: covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days. All individuals are ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 2, 2020) Location:  El Salvador The Government of El Salvador announced a suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country until April 19. As of April 2, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 2,460 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports two COVID-19 related deaths.  The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv  On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 1, 2020) Location:  El Salvador The Government of El Salvador announced a suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country until April 19. As of April 1, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 2,100 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 1, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are 31 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports one COVID-19 related death. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv  On March 21, the Government of El Salvador ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 31, 2020) Location:  El Salvador The Government of El Salvador announced a suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country until April 19. As of March 31, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 1,739  U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 30, 2020)

Location: El Salvador As of March 30, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 1,438 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to return to the United States through humanitarian and evacuation flights. Seven additional humanitarian and evacuation flights with an estimated 1,224 passengers are scheduled through April 3. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines notified the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information: covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence.  Only one ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 29, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: There are 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days. All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 29, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 29, 2020) Location: El Salvador As of March 29, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 1,332 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to return to the United States through humanitarian and evacuation flights. Eight additional humanitarian and evacuation flights with an estimated ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 28, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 28, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: There are 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days. All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 28, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 28, 2020) Location:  El Salvador As of March 28, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 919 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to return to the United States through humanitarian and evacuation flights.  Ten additional humanitarian and evacuation flights with an estimated ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 27, 2020)

Location: El Salvador As of March 27, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 683 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to return to the United States through humanitarian and evacuation flights. Five additional humanitarian and evacuation flights with an estimated 1,428 passengers are scheduled through March 31. Humanitarian Flights: Eastern Airlines notified the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 27, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only one individual per household is permitted to leave the home, hotel or residence ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 26, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 26, 2020) Location:  El Salvador As of March 26, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 311 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to return to the United States through humanitarian and evacuation flights.  Four additional humanitarian and evacuation flights with an estimated ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only one individual per household is permitted to leave the home, hotel or residence ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 25, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only one individual per household is permitted to leave the home, hotel or residence ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 22, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 22, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event:  On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days. All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only one individual per household is permitted to leave the home, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 24, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 24, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  We are compiling a list of persons seeking to return to the United States.  If you have not already done so, please enroll in STEP (see below).  Please send your name and contact information to our email address,  SanSalvadorUSCitizen@state.gov ,so that ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 25, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 25, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  The United States Embassy in El Salvador continues to arrange transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States.  We are in the process of coordinating evacuation flights from the international airport in El Salvador.  These ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 25, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 25, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Commercial Flights: The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has facilitated five commercial flights scheduled to depart El Salvador this week for the United States.  These flights are operated by two private companies, Eastern Airlines and Global Guardian. Travelers can ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 23, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  The United States Embassy in El Salvador continues to arrange transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States.  We are in the process of coordinating evacuation flights from the international airport in El Salvador.  These ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 23, 2020)

Alert - U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 23, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: The United States Embassy in El Salvador continues to arrange transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States. We are in the process of coordinating evacuation flights from the international airport in El Salvador. These flights are for ... Read More»

United States Government Strengthens Border Security Measures at the to Prevent Further Spread of the Coronavirus

United States Government Strengthens Border Security Measures at the to Prevent Further Spread of the Coronavirus   March 20, 2020: United States President Donald Trump announced today that the United States has reached mutual agreements with Canada and Mexico to restrict non-essential travel across our northern and southern borders.  As part of this agreement, persons ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 19, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 19, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  The Government of El Salvador announced a 15-day suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country starting on March 18.  We encourage individuals to work directly with their airlines to confirm or reschedule travel reservations ... Read More»

Enroll to the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

To receive emergency messages for U.S. citizens, please enroll in STEP by visiting http://step.state.gov #AmCitSV: The Government of #ElSalvador announced a 15-day suspension of all passenger air travel in an out of the country starting at midnight on March 17. The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador will provide more information as it becomes available from the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy suspends immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments 

March 17, 2020 U.S. Embassy suspends immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments   As of March 18, 2020 and until further notice, the United States Embassy in El Salvador is suspending all immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy suspends nonimmigrant visa appointments for business and tourism travel

March 16, 2020  U.S. Embassy suspends nonimmigrant visa appointments for business and tourism travel  As of March 17, 2020 and until further notice, the United States Embassy in El Salvador is suspending B1/B2 nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at ... Read More»

Embassy will remain operative during the national quarantine resulting from COVID-19

March 11, 2020 – Following Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s announcement regarding the government’s efforts to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic, which originated in Wuhan, China, from arriving in El Salvador, we wish to inform the public that United States Embassy services involving visas and American Citizens Services will continue to operate at the established times. However, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location:  El Salvador Event:  On March 11, the President of El Salvador announced an Executive Order barring the entry of foreigners. The President of El Salvador stated that the following measures are to take effect immediately: The General Directorate of Migration will deny entry to all foreigners, excluding accredited diplomats and legal residents of El Salvador. Persons allowed to enter the ... Read More»

Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus   HEALTHCARE  Issued on: March 11, 2020 On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures To Address ... Read More»

Girls and Women Make Educational Gains through MCC’s El Salvador Investment Compact

March 6, 2020 Monica Tejada, Associate Director, Gender and Social Inclusion Luisa Escobar, Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist The notion that technical careers like electrician are fields reserved for men does not sit right with Tania Michelle Hernández, a 15-year old student in El Salvador. “The idea that men are the only ones who can ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary

The White House Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2020 Statement from the Press Secretary The Ninth Circuit’s decision, another reckless nationwide injunction threatening our constitutional structure, obstructs the Executive Branch from faithfully executing the immigration laws passed by Congress and from protecting American citizens and legal immigrants. The Immigration and ... Read More»

File – Former Ambassadors Speeches

Ambassador Jean Manes: “The glass that never fills” (9 December, 2016) 2017: Year of Positive Action (3 January, 2017) SUPERATE Raíces Graduation (January 20, 2017) Address by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Cooperation Agreement signing between USAID and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador (6 February, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the 6th Edition of DigiGirlz (March 8, 2017) Florida International University Research Presentación “The New Face of Gangs” (March 16, 2017) Ambassador Manes, Remarks for “Manos a la Obra” Volunteer Day at Parque Extremo Santa Tecla (22 April, 2017) Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Education Fair Remarks, Hotel Barceló Salón Bristol (28 April, 2017) Ambassador Jean Manes Welcoming Remarks at the Connect USA Expo and Conference event (5 May, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the San Salvador G.R.E.A.T. Graduation (June 2, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Atlantic Council report presentation (June 20, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the El Salvador – United States Friendship Celebration (June 21, 2017) Ambassador Remarks at the Amistad en Acción Festival first concert (23 June, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the 241 Independence Day Celebration (June 27, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the TVET Signing Ceremony (June 30, 2017) Remarks at the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Week Inauguration (July 10, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Environmental Permitting Online Platform Launch (July 11, 2017) Police Athletic League Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Jean Manes – Soyopango, El Salvador (21 July, 2017) Remarks of Ambassador Manes – “Centro de Alcance” Inaugration Ceremony. Cuidad Delgado, El Salvador (25 July, 2017) PAL Soccer Camp with Soccer Star Ronaldinho – Remarks of Ambassador Jean E. Manes (6 August, 2017) Remarks of Ambassador Jean E. Manes “Yo Cambio” Bakery Inauguration (8 August, 2017) Remarks of Ambassador Jean E. Manes PAL Soccer Camp with Soccer Star Ronaldinho (8 August, 2017) Ambassador Jean Manes Remarks at the Donation Ceremony for 500 Body Cameras (5 September, 2017) International Conference for Sustainable Coffee 2017 (19 September, 2017) Remarks of the Ambassador Jean Manes at the Entrepreneurs of the North Triangle “EmprendeTN” Event (25 September, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Project Bósforo Groundbreaking Ceremony (28 September, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at “Exprésate” Event Inauguration (18 October, 2017) The Supreme Court Probity Unit Relaunch (20 October, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the CENPROMYPE Ceremony (30 October, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Community Center Inauguration in San Miguel (November 7, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the AMITY Graduation (November 21, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the PNC Thanksgiving Lunch (November 22, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Slaughter Facility Groundbreaking (November 30, 2017) Remarks of the Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes at the FOMILENIO II Annual Report’s event (6 December, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Graduación English Access Santa Ana (14 December, 2017) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes in the PNC Internal Affairs Office Opening event (25 January, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Inauguration of USG-supported renovations at La Hachadura Border (31 January, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the “Anti-Fraud” Conference (8 February, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the “La Cachada” Presentation (27 February, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the DigiGirlz event (8 March, 2018) Forum “One Step to Equality” (9 March, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Women in Law Enforcement Regional conference (14 March, 2018) ILEA International Women’s Month Community Outreach Event (28 March, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at Microsoft Blockchain Webinar (April 8, 2018) Training for Parliamentarian Women Opening (10 April, 2018) Youth Center for Software Development Inauguration (11 April, 2018) 2018 CAMTEX General Assembly Award (11 April, 2018) Wastewater Treatment Plant Signing Ceremony (12 April, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Regional Encounter on Reintegration of Returned Migrants (May 8, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Emergency Relief Administrative and Training Facility Opening (May 15, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean E. Manes at the Plan El Salvador Seguro Contest launch (May 29, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean E. Manes at the first installment of resettlement housing for families along MCC’s road construction project (30 May, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the “Beyond the Horizon” Inauguration (May 31, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the 242nd Independence Day Celebration (June 26, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the “Supérate Alumni” Event (July 7, 2018) Ambassador Manes remarks at the Corporate Social Responsibility Week Opening (July 9, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes on the XIV Women, Leadership and Technology Conference (July 12, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Manes – Hanes Dye Plant Opening (26 July, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Beyond the Horizon Closing Ceremony (July 30, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manest at the Inauguration of the Sonsonate Attorney General’s Office (August 11, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean E. Manes at the “Combating Corruption and Money Laundering” Conference (16 August, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Walmart Santa Elena Opening (August 21, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the OPIC and CrediQ Signing Ceremony (October 1, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Opening of International Education Week (October 15, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Seattle Foundation Donors Conference (October 22, 2018) Remarks of Ambassador Jean E. Manes; Veteran’s Day Ceremony (10 November, 2018) Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Jean E. Manes at the Launch of the Project for the Protection and Quality of Care for Children (13 November, 2018) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Jutta Steiner de Toruño School Inauguration (February 25, 2019) Closing Ceremony of Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 (19 March, 2019) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the USAID Higher Education for Economic Growth Closeout (April 2, 2019) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Launch of the Mayor’s Vision for the Historic District of Downtown San Salvador (April 2, 2019) ECADE Graduation (4 April, 2019) FBINAA Latin America-Caribbean Conference (6 May, 2019) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Universidad de Oriente (May 7, 2019) Ambassador Manes Receives Highest Decoration from Salvadoran Legislative Assembly (16 May, 2019) Graduación G.R.E.A.T. (12 June, 2019) Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes on her “Hija Meritisima de San Salvador” Award (June 18, 2019) ... Read More»

Inauguration of the renovated “American Space” at the University of Don Bosco

Remarks by Ambassador Ronald Johnson during the Inauguration of the renovated “American Space” at the University of Don Bosco Ambassador Ronald Johnson Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 2:00 PM Universidad Don Bosco El Salvador * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. Good afternoon. It is a pleasure for ... Read More»

The United States Announces Assistance To Combat the Novel Coronavirus

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 7, 2020 The United States Announces Assistance To Combat the Novel Coronavirus This week the State Department has facilitated the transportation of nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials.  These donations are a ... Read More»

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Acting Commissioner Visits El Salvador

February 7, 2020 U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Acting Commissioner Visits El Salvador Acting Commissioner of the United States Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), Mark Morgan, visited El Salvador February 6-7, 2020. Commissioner Morgan met with Salvadoran government officials to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the factors driving illegal migration ... Read More»

The United States and El Salvador sign MOU on temporary workers program

February 6, 2020        The United States and El Salvador sign MOU on temporary workers program   Ambassador of the United States, Ronald Johnson, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexandra Hill Tinoco, signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the participation of Salvadoran workforce in the program of temporary workers in the United States. ... Read More»

Visa Restrictions on Travelers from China

January 31, 2020 China: 212(f) Visa Restrictions on Travelers from China On January 31, 2020, the President signed a proclamation suspending the entry into the United States of any aliens who were present in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, during the 14-day period preceding ... Read More»

International bidding process for Public Private Partnership for lighting and video surveillance on selected road sections begins

International bidding process for Public Private Partnership for lighting and video surveillance on selected road sections begins With the aim of contributing to road safety and citizen safety, FOMILENIO II and the Ministry of Public Works announced an international tender for a Private Public Partnership (PPP) for lighting and video surveillance (IVV). This project will ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: Worldwide Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. As of this date, no confirmed cases have been reported in El Salvador.  The government of El Salvador has implemented enhanced screening procedures at all points of entry. Visitors may experience delays when entering the ... Read More»

Embassy of the United States and Rotary Club organize a beach cleanup and turtle release at Playa Cangrejera

January 31, 2020 Embassy of the United States and Rotary Club organize a beach cleanup and turtle release at Playa Cangrejera The United States Embassy, in collaboration with the Rotary International Club and the Turtle Association of Los Pinos Cangrejera Beach (ATOPLOPC), organized a day to promote environmental awareness and preserve marine species in danger ... Read More»

United States Welcomes the EU’s Acknowledgement of the Unacceptable Risks Posed by Untrusted 5G Suppliers

U.S Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 30, 2020 United States Welcomes the EU’s Acknowledgement of the Unacceptable Risks Posed by Untrusted 5G Suppliers On January 29, the European Union (EU) Network Information Security Cooperation Group released a toolbox of recommended measures to mitigate security risks in 5G networks. ... Read More»

America Crece MOU Signing Ceremony

Ambassador Ronald Johnson Thursday, January 30, 2020, 5:00 PM, CAPRES   Remarks by Ambassador Ronald Johnson at the America Crece MOU Signing Ceremony January 30, 2020 Para dejar la mejor parte de nuestro tiempo hoy a los demás voy a abreviar una larga lista de saludos tradicionales. Solamente permítanme decirle señor presidente, gracias por estar ... Read More»

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding to Implement “América Crece”

United States and El Salvador Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Implement “América Crece” January 30, 2020 The government of the United States, with the objective of promoting economic development in Latin America, signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of El Salvador to begin the implementation of the America Crece (Growth in the Americas) ... Read More»

49 Youth Graduate From ¡SUPÉRATE! Hilasal Progrmme.

La Libertad— 49 young people make up the 13th graduating class of the ¡Supérate! Hilasal complementary education program. To date, this program has trained more than 3,000 students in English, information technology, and ethics. The ceremony was presided over by the Mission Director for USAID El Salvador, David Gosney, the President and Founder of ¡Supérate!, ... Read More»

DFC CEO Adam Boehler to Travel to El Salvador

DFC CEO Adam Boehler to Travel to El Salvador WASHINGTON – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador January 30. Boehler will join U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Ronald D. Johnson and Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele to discuss opportunities through the U.S. Government’s América ... Read More»

Public Designation of Thirteen Former Salvadoran Military Officials Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO January 29, 2020  Public Designation of Thirteen Former Salvadoran Military Officials Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights  Today, the Department of State is publicly announcing the designation of 13 individuals under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act 2019.  ... Read More»

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Addresses Latin American Judges at Justice Department’s Judicial Studies Institute

Monday, January 27, 2020 Today at the Judicial Studies Institute (JSI) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor addressed 24 judges from El Salvador, Mexico, and Panama as part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) training program for the judiciaries of the Western Hemisphere.  Justice Sotomayor stressed the importance of their ... Read More»

USA, El Salvador and Colombia graduate the first class of police specialized in maritime response

January 17, 2020 USA, El Salvador and Colombia graduate the first class of police specialized in maritime response 40 agents of the National Civil Police of El Salvador successfully completed the “Maritime Response Operational Tactical Section” (STORM) course. The United States government, through the State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), ... Read More»

El Salvador and the United States inaugurated the Slaughterhouse of San Juan Opico

El Salvador and the United States inaugurated the Slaughterhouse of San Juan Opico January 15, 2020 The Government of El Salvador and the United States Embassy inaugurated a Pork Slaughterhouse in San Juan Opico, as part of the project “Equipment of the slaughterhouse for the improvement of the safety and quality management of pork meat ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador (January 8, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: Worldwide Message for American Citizens Regarding Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad worldwide. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump on Iran

Remarks by President Trump on Iran January 8, 2020 11:28 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Good morning.  I’m pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green Congratulates Juan Guaidó on His Re-Election as President of the Venezuelan National Assembly

United States Agency for International Development Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release January 6, 2020 Statement by U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green Congratulates Juan Guaidó on His Re-Election as President of the Venezuelan National Assembly         On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development, I extend ... Read More»

The United States Congratulates Interim President Juan Guaido on His Re-Election as President of the National Assembly

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO January 5, 2020 The United States Congratulates Interim President Juan Guaido on His Re-Election as President of the National Assembly    On behalf of the United States, I congratulate Juan Guaido on his re-election as president of the Venezuelan National Assembly and condemn the failed efforts of the former Maduro ... Read More»

Remarks of Ambassador Johnson expressing his appreciation for the work of the police over the New Year holiday

Remarks of Ambassador Ronald Johnson January 3, 2020 Transit Office, National Police, San Salvador Good morning! I am very pleased to be here today at the in the Traffic Division of the National Civil Police alongside the General Director of the Police, Commissioner Mauricio Arriaza Chicas. Commissioner Arriaza Chicas, without a doubt, I can say ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Ronald Johnson to AmCham

Siempre hay una pregunta y yo tengo una respuesta: vamos a continuar trabajando con ustedes apoyando el país y la gente, aquí. Es importante para los Estados Unidos, es importante para nosotros. I am going to be speaking in English today, which I have mixed feelings about, but we have an interpreter, so I’m going ... Read More»

TikTok parent company complicit in censorship and Xinjiang police propaganda

Popular video app TikTok is “a vector for censorship and surveillance”, according to a new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), which found the app’s parent company ByteDance was complicit in police propaganda in Xinjiang. The report also names Chinese tech giant Huawei — which is banned from supplying equipment to Australia’s 5G ... Read More»

Europe Must Put Security First With 5G

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs visited El Salvador

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U.S. and El Salvador Sign Arrangements on Security & Information Sharing; Gives Salvadorans with TPS More Time

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Illegitimate Maduro Regime’s Election to the UN Human Rights Council

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The Embassy will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019

  10/11/2019 — The Embassy of the United States in El Salvador will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 in recognition of a U.S. holiday.  Nonimmigrant visa applicants (tourism, business and others) and US citizens should take this notice into account to avoid any inconvenience in their travel plans or in their consular service ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hill

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President Donald J. Trump’s Efforts to Combat the Crisis at Our Southern Border Are Delivering Results

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President Trump: ‘Do not put your children in danger’

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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding a Democratic Transition in Venezuela

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Statement by Ambassador Ronald D. Johnson about US-El Salvador cooperation agreement regarding the examination of protection applications

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The United States and El Salvador sign bilateral cooperation agreement on security and migration

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Remarks President Trump Visit Border Wall

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Substantial Changes to U.S. Immigration  and Border Security Regulations

Substantial Changes to U.S. Immigration  and Border Security Regulations  On September 9, 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld changes to the U.S. migration policy which determine that individuals seeking asylum in the United States who pass through other eligible asylum countries en route to the U.S. must have previously applied for and been denied protection ... Read More»

El Salvador’s Independence Day

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Message of President Donald Trump in the 198th anniversary of the Independence of El Salvador

Dear Mr. President: The citizens of the United States join me in extending our best wishes to you and the people of El Salvador as you celebrate the 198th anniversary of your independence on September 15. The United States and El Salvador have a long history of friendship. Your efforts to improve security are yielding ... Read More»

MCC, through FOMILENIO II, invests over $2 million in construction of educational center on Zacatillo Island

MCC, through FOMILENIO II, invests over $2 million in construction of educational center on Zacatillo Island With an investment of more than $2.06 million, MCC, through its implementing partner FOMILENIO II, launched the construction and rehabilitation of the Education Center located in “Caserío La Estufa Cantón Isla Zacatillo in La Unión. This new school will ... Read More»

Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a bipartisan delegation of 13 Congressmen to El Salvador

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ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence

Remarks by ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence U.S. Embassy, El Salvador August 9, 2019 Good morning. Thank you for the introduction and for hosting me and my team from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador. I’d like to also give a special thanks to the media who are ... Read More»

Pelosi Leads Delegation to the Northern Triangle Countries in Central America and U.S. Southwest Border at McAllen, Texas

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and McAllen, Texas. “As our high-powered delegation begins our visit to the Northern Triangle, we look forward to strengthening our partnership to enhance regional security and stability, create greater economic opportunity, combat corruption and advance human rights to ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Puerto Rico, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, El Salvador, and Florida

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Parque Cuscatlán Opening

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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security visited El Salvador to address agenda on security and fight against migration

July 2, 2019 Acting Secretary of Homeland Security visited El Salvador to address agenda on security and fight against migration Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan visited El Salvador from july 1- 2. McAleelan’s arrival is part of a regional pact between the U.S. and the countries of the region to develop an action ... Read More»

Hija Meritisima de San Salvador

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U.S. Embassy expresses condolences to former President Cristiani’s family

U.S. Embassy expresses condolences to former President Cristiani’s family June 15, 2019 – The Embassy of the United States expresses its condolences to the family of former President Alfredo Cristiani for the death of his son, Javier Cristiani, in a tragic accident that occurred this morning while riding with a group of bicyclists. Javier was ... Read More»

American School Commencement Speech

Chargé d’Affaires Mark Johnson Friday, June 7, 2019, 9:00 A.M., American School Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Mark Johnson at the American School Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony   June 7th, 2019 Good morning Escuela Americana. Did you ever think this day would come? I know. Been there. Lots of ideas going through your ... Read More»

Graduación G.R.E.A.T.

Graduación G.R.E.A.T. San Salvador Ambassador Jean Manes Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 9:00 A.M., INFRAMEN Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the San Salvador G.R.E.A.T. Graduation I am so happy to see these future leaders of El Salvador, who are graduating today from the G.R.E.A.T. Program. First of all, a big round of applause for all ... Read More»

U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE June 7, 2019 U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration  The United States and Mexico met this week to address the shared challenges of irregular migration, to include the entry of migrants into the United States in violation of U.S. law.  Given the dramatic increase in ... Read More»

Let’s celebrate our friendship!

Let’s celebrate our friendship! On June 15 we celebrate Friendship Day between the United States and El Salvador. Celebrate it with us by changing your profile picture on social networks. The commemorative photo will be available from June 10. Download it and share it with our hastag #AmistadEnAccion. Read More»

On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square 

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  Statement by Secretary Pompeo June 3, 2019 On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square  On June 4, we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to ... Read More»

U.S Social Security Services and Other Federal Benefits in El Salvador July 29-31, 2019

The U.S. Embassy San Salvador is pleased to announce that Representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit San Salvador to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. July 29 from 01:00pm – 4:00pm July 30 from 07:30am – 4:00pm July 31 from 07:30am – ... Read More»

Secretary of Commerce Expresses U.S. Commitment to Support Salvadoran Efforts to Fuel Economic Growth

Secretary of Commerce Leads U.S. Delegation to El Salvador Secretary Ross and U.S. Government Officials Join the Inauguration of El Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele June 1, 2019 From May 31 to June 1, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross led a Presidential delegation to El Salvador to witness the inauguration of President Nayib Bukele, and ... Read More»

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Introduces U.S. Delegation for the Presidential Inauguration

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Remarks by the Secretary of Commerce following the bilateral meeting with President-elect Bukele

Remarks by the Secretary of Commerce following the bilateral meeting with President-elect Bukele I bring greetings from President Trump. I am leading this delegation in support of a shared agenda of economic growth for El Salvador.  The administration of President-elect Nayib Bukele and the United States share a common view that only through greater investment ... Read More»

Senior Advisors to the Senate Committee on Budget Assignments visited El Salvador

May 30th 2019 Senior Advisors to the Senate Committee on Budget Assignments visited El Salvador Two senior advisers to the Senate Committee on Appropriations of the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, Mr. Adam Yezerski and Ms. Katherine Jackson, visited El Salvador from May 28-30, 2019. During the visit they observed projects financed by ... Read More»

The Secretary of Commerce Will Lead the U.S. Delegation at Nayib Bukele’s Presidential Inauguration

The Secretary of Commerce Will Lead the U.S. Delegation at Nayib Bukele’s Presidential Inauguration May 23, 2019 In recognition of President-elect Nayib Bukele’s focus on economic development, U.S. President Donald J. Trump named Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to lead the U.S. delegation to attend El Salvador’s Presidential inauguration ceremony on June 1, 2019. Secretary ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the Presidential Inauguration of His Excellency Nayib Bukele of El Salvador

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to San Salvador, El Salvador, to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Nayib Bukele on June 1, 2019. The Honorable Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable Jean Elizabeth Manes, United States Ambassador to ... Read More»

William P. Barr – Remarks at the Third Ministerial of the Northern Triangle Attorneys General

Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the Third Ministerial of the Northern Triangle Attorneys General Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Attorney General Melara, for those kind words — and thank you for hosting us for this third meeting of the Attorneys General of the Northern Triangle and the United States. I ... Read More»

Universidad de Oriente

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FBINAA Latin America-Caribbean Conference

Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes in the FBINAA Latin America-Caribbean Re-Trainer Conference Monday, May 6, 2019, 8:00 A.M., Sheraton Hotel ## This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative ## We are here today to explore the future of criminal investigations in the Latin American region and to find ... Read More»

Made in China, Exported to the World: The Surveillance State

Made in China, Exported to the World: The Surveillance State In Ecuador, cameras capture footage to be examined by police and domestic intelligence. The surveillance system’s origin: China. Chinese Cameras Come With Chinese TacticsIs Chinese-style surveillance becoming normalized? A Times investigation found the Chinese surveillance state is spreading past its borders.CreditCreditJonah M. Kessel/The New York Times ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Breier visited El Salvador

April 23, 2019 Kimberly Breier, the Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in the U.S. Department of State, visited El Salvador on April 22 and 23. Undersecretary Breier arrived in San Salvador  to discuss security, prosperity, and governance in the region and to seek solutions to address the drivers of Salvadoran emigration. ... Read More»

ECADE Graduation

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Launch of the Mayor’s Vision for the Historic District of Downtown San Salvador

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Higher Education for Economic Growth Closeout

Higher Education for Economic Growth Closeout Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 5:00 P.M., Teatro Nacional Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the USAID Higher Education for Economic Growth Closeout * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. April 2, 2019 This day we enthusiastically celebrate the ... Read More»

The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund: New Winners and Visionary Partners 

The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund: New Winners and Visionary Partners  On Tuesday, March 19, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Kimberly Breier, celebrated the fifth-year milestone of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund , the Department of State’s signature education initiative that links U.S. universities with higher-education institutions in the Western Hemisphere. At the event, Assistant Secretary Breier recognized university and business leaders for their visionary commitment ... Read More»

OPIC approves $350 million development project in El Salvador

Today, the U.S. Government, through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) approved up to $350 million in financing to construct a 378 MW Energía del Pacífico liquefied natural gas power generation facility in Acajutla. The new power plant will be the largest thermal power plant in El Salvador. It will increase El Salvador’s power generating ... Read More»

Closing Ceremony of Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 AM, Cihuatán Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Closing of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Project in Cihuatán * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. It’s incredibly exciting for me to be here this morning, especially since archeology is a ... Read More»

World Wildlife Day 2019

February 27, 2019 World Wildlife Day 2019 The United Nations established March 3 as World Wildlife Day to raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.  This year will mark the sixth anniversary of World Wildlife Day, and for the first time will highlight marine species and the unique threats they face.  Wildlife has ... Read More»

DHS Announces Extension of TPS until January 2020

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Cuba’s So-Called Referendum

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO February 26, 2019  Cuba’s So-Called Referendum  On February 24, the Cuban communist regime held what it called a “national referendum” on revisions to its constitution.  No one should be fooled by this exercise, which achieves little beyond perpetuating the pretext for regime’s one-party dictatorship.  The entire ... Read More»

Jutta Steiner de Toruño School Inauguration

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Secretary Nielsen Announces Historic Steps with Northern Triangle Security Ministers to Confront Irregular Migration, Caravans

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Opening Remarks by Secretary Nielsen at the IV Security Meeting of the Northern Triangle

I’d like to thank: Minister Degenhart [Day-gun-heart]; Minister Pacheco [Puh-checko]; and Minister Landaverde [Lan-duh-bear-day] for inviting me to join you all today. And a big thanks to the El Salvadoran government for hosting this ministerial. We face a crisis—all of us—a humanitarian and security crisis that is affecting every country here and in our region. ... Read More»

Final Statements by Secretary Nielsen at the IV Security Meeting of the Northern Triangle

I’m pleased to announce that we had a very productive meeting. I would just like to underscore the minister’s comments to really make it clear how important this meeting was. I’d like to start by thanking all of colleagues at the table here and in particular the security ministers for their continued dedication and commitment ... Read More»

Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Travel to San Salvador, El Salvador

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2019 Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Travel to San Salvador, El Salvador WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador to attend a meeting of her Northern Triangle Security Minister counterparts – Guatemalan ... Read More»

The Cybersecurity 202: Huawei’s access to 5G could expand China’s surveillance state, cyber diplomat warns

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OPIC delegation visits energy projects in El Salvador

In February 2019, a delegation from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) visited El Salvador to monitor progress on two important energy projects: Energía del Pacífico natural gas plant and the AES El Salvador Bósfiro solar energy project. The Energía del Pacifico project represents a total investment of $800 million from OPIC. The AES project ... Read More»

Secretary Nielsen Statement on New Migrant ‘Caravan’

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Kenyan Government Faces Backlash After Chinese Contract Leaks

WASHINGTON — The Kenyan government is  struggling to respond  to revelations that a multi-billion dollar contract with China may imperil its sovereignty, according to The Daily Nation newspaper. Details of the loan for the Standard Gauge Railway, Kenya’s largest infrastructure project since independence, emerged Sunday when The Nation  published excerpts  from a 2014 contract between the Export-Import Bank of China and ... Read More»

Presidential Elections in El Salvador

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON February 4, 2019 Presidential Elections in El Salvador The United States congratulates Nayib Bukele on his election as the next president of the Republic of El Salvador.  We salute the Salvadoran people for their commitment to democracy and their participation in a successful election. The United ... Read More»

2019 Presidential Elections: Transparent & Credible

On February 3, 2019, El Salvador held a transparent and credible democratic process to elect the next President of their country.  As part of the international observers, the U.S. Embassy deployed 56 U.S. Embassy officials as observers to each of  the 14 departments across El Salvador. We joined the ranks of the 2,102 international observers ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (February 1, 2019) Location: El Salvador, Country-wide. Event: Sunday, February 3, 2019, is Election Day in El Salvador. The U.S. Embassy anticipates large groups of people will gather at the various polling stations and that travel will be impacted by concentrated vehicular and pedestrian traffic, especially in and ... Read More»

Migrant Protection Protocols

Homeland Security Release Date: January 24, 2019   MIGRANT PROTECTION PROTOCOLS “We have implemented an unprecedented action that will address the urgent humanitarian and security crisis at the Southern border. This humanitarian approach will help to end the exploitation of our generous immigration laws. The Migrant Protection Protocols represent a methodical commonsense approach, exercising long-standing ... Read More»

Continuing U.S. Diplomatic Presence in Venezuela

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El Salvador recognized the support of the United States in the 1992 Peace Accords

The government of El Salvador held a ceremony to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the signing of the Peace Accords at the International Fair and Convention Center (CIFCO). The Agreements were signed in Mexico on January 16, 1992. As part of the ceremony, Salvadoran President Salvador Sáncez Cerén gave the U.S. government a special recognition ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Providing Limited Public Services

Due to the lack of a US government budget approval, the Embassy offices will be operating in a limited manner until further notice. The Consular Section will be open to the public and will continue with its visa services, as well as attention to US citizens. The Embassy’s website and social networks will not be ... Read More»

Limited Public Services

Due to the lack of a US government budget approval, the Embassy offices will be operating in a limited manner until further notice. The Consular Section will be open to the public and will continue with its visa services, as well as attention to US citizens. The Embassy’s website and social networks will not be ... Read More»

Reminder: Firearms, appropriate exportation and importation documentation

December 19, 2018 Reminder: Both Salvadorans and U.S. citizens departing the US with firearms must have appropriate exportation and importation documentation Removal of a firearm or ammunition from the U.S. by anyone and by any method is an exportation.  A visitor admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa is prohibited from shipping, transporting, ... Read More»

U.S. Firearms and Ammunition Laws

U.S. FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION LAWS Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Arms Export Control Act (both as Amended) FACT SHEET For a full review of U.S. Firearms and Ammunition Regulations and Laws, please go to ATF’s public website at https://www.atf.gov/questions-and-answers/firearms-qas . To read the published Press Release about this subject please visit: https://sv.usembassy.gov/reminder-firearms-appropriate-exportation-and-importation-documentation/ (A7) Are there ... Read More»

United States-Mexico Declaration of Principles on Economic Development and Cooperation in Southern Mexico and Central America

December 18, 2018 United States-Mexico Declaration of Principles on Economic Development and Cooperation in Southern Mexico and Central America The United States and Mexico seek to continue modernizing our bilateral engagement to reflect changes in the world and to ensure our citizens directly benefit.  We are committed to promoting strong regional economic growth, good jobs, ... Read More»

The U.S. Strategy for Central America and Southern Mexico

December 18, 2018 The U.S. Strategy for Central America and Southern Mexico  The United States, in partnership with the government of Mexico, is committed to promoting a safer and more prosperous Central America by enhancing security, governance, and economic prosperity that can create greater opportunities and benefits for the people of the region and help ... Read More»

US Embassy and HALO Trust destroy more than 24,000 small arms ammunition

On December 11, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador funded the destruction of 24,306 small arms ammunition carried out by the organization Hazardous Areas Life-Support Operations (HALO) Trust and the Armed Forces of El Salvador. The small arms were confiscated from various criminal groups by the Department of Confiscations and Storage Control of the Logistics ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Human Rights Day

December 10, 2018 Statement by Secretary Pompeo – Human Rights Day Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are inherent to all persons, and committed to their ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo about International Anticorruption Day

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo December 7, 2018 International Anticorruption Day Corruption facilitates transnational crime, fuels terrorism, obstructs economic growth and development, weakens the rule of law, and undermines democracy. Ultimately, it endangers our national security. That is why, as we look ahead to International Anticorruption ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

December 1, 2018 Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Destruction of Confiscated Weapons in El Salvador

On November 14 the organization Hazardous Areas Life-Support Operations (HALO) carried out the destruction of 1,256 weapons consisting in firearms confiscated by the Salvadoran National Civilian Police (PNC). The operation took place at the CORINCA metal processing plant in Quezaltepeque, La Libertad, with financial support from the U.S. State Department. The HALO trust is a ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy  San Salvador, El Salvador – (November 20, 2018) Location: Escuintla, Chimaltenango, Sacatepequez, Guatemala Event: On Sunday, November 18, Fuego Volcano erupted for the fifth time in 2018.  The new eruption has generated a fast-moving current of hot gas and volcanic matter in the direction of Barranca Seca and Santa ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States

November 9, 2018 The United States expects the arrival at the border between the United States and Mexico (southern border) of a substantial number of aliens primarily from Central America who appear to have no lawful basis for admission into our country. They are traveling in large, organized groups through Mexico and reportedly intend to ... Read More»

Invitation to EmprendeSV: A Free Conference for El Salvador’s Entrepreneurs

The EmprendeSV conference is a learning opportunity for all young entrepreneurs in El Salvador who are part of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) network.  The objective of EmprendeSV is to promote innovation and support entrepreneurship to promote the economic development of El Salvador. This is an initiative of the United States government ... Read More»

Youth computer programmers innovate at “Cihuahack”

One hundred eighty eight youth computer programmers met on October 27 and 28, to participate in the programming competence “Cihuahack”, in which 47 groups developed prototypes of virtual and augmented reality apps for the archeological site Cihuatán, with the intention of the touristic site and its neighboring areas. Congratulations to the winners: Gerardo, Mauricio, René, ... Read More»

Excerpt from the Remarks to Press by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC October 23, 2018   “… The migrant caravan is violating Mexico’s sovereignty, laws, and immigration procedures. President Trump will not stand for this to happen to the United States. To those who say this is a hardhearted stance, let’s not forget that the United ... Read More»

Overseas Private Investment Corporation signs $154 million agreement in El Salvador

President Ray Washburne of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) signed last Monday an agreement totaling $154 million with Grupo Q Holdings and Citi El Salvador to facilitate development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the country. President Juan Federico Salaverría signed for Grupo Q Holdings, and CEO Ana Cristina López signed for Citi ... Read More»

Seattle Foundation Donors Forum

Seattle Foundation Donors Forum Ambassador Jean Manes Monday, October 22, 2018, 1:00 P.M., Crowne Plaza Hotel Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Seattle Foundation Donors Conference October 22, 2018 I have had the privilege to be the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador for almost three years. And — like many of you — most ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo- Migrant Caravan

October 21, 2018 Migrant Caravan The United States is closely following the migrant caravan, in which thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico.  Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process are violating their sovereignty, their laws, and their ... Read More»

Interview of Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Sabrina Bacal of TVN

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  INTERVIEW October 18, 2018 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Sabrina Bacal of TVN October 18, 2018 U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama QUESTION:  (In Spanish) Welcome to this interview. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you. QUESTION:  Mr. Secretary, what is the purpose of this sudden ... Read More»

Opening of International Education Week

Opening of International Education Week Ambassador Jean Manes Monday, October 15, 2018, 9:30 P.M., CCSA Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Opening of International Education Week October 15, 2018 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. Good morning, and thanks for joining us for this week’s ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence At Conference On Prosperity And Security In Central America

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 11, 2018 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AT CONFERENCE ON PROSPERITY AND SECURITY IN CENTRAL AMERICA Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 10:05 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Secretary, thank you for your hospitality this morning and for the outstanding leadership that ... Read More»

Remarks at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America

Remarks at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America   Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, President Jimmy Morales Cabrera of Guatemala, Vice President Oscar Ortiz of El Salvador and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso of Mexico Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC October 11, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, ... Read More»

United States and Mexico to co-host Second Prosperity and Security Conference in Central America

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release NOTICE TO THE PRESS October 10, 2018 United States and Mexico to co-host Second Prosperity and Security Conference in Central America Vice President Michael R. Pence, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, along with Mexican Foreign ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: El Salvador; heavy rains country-wide. Event: Heavy rains continue in El Salvador country-wide, please be prepared for possible flooding, landslides, power outages, and difficult travel conditions. Expect rainfall to continue through Monday evening. Actions to Take: The U.S. Embassy encourages all U.S. citizens to confirm any reports or rumors through the local authorities. Please ... Read More»

Remarks delivered by Vice President Mike Pence on the administration’s policy towards China at Hudson Institute on October 4, 2018

Remarks delivered by Vice President Mike Pence on the administration’s policy towards China at Hudson Institute on October 4, 2018 Thank you, Ken, for that kind introduction. To the Members of the Board of Trustees, to Dr. Michael Pillsbury, to our distinguished guests, and to all of you who, true to your mission, “think about ... Read More»

President Trump Announces his Intention to Nominate the Next United States Ambassador to El Salvador

President Trump Announces his intention to appoint the next United States Ambassador to El Salvador October 2, 2018 As part of the standard three-year period of service and Senate confirmation cycles for career Ambassadors, the White House has announced President Trump’s intent to nominate Ronald Douglas Johnson as the next U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts 

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary October 2, 2018 President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts  President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:  Ronald Douglas Johnson of Florida, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of ... Read More»

OPIC and CrediQ Signing Ceremony

OPIC & CrediQ Signing Ceremony Ambassador Jean Manes Monday, October 1, 2018, 9:00 A.M., Club Campestre Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the OPIC and CrediQ Signing Ceremony 1 de octubre de 2018 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. The past few weeks have been important ... Read More»

Conclusion of consultations by Ambassador Manes and the Chiefs of Mission to the Dominican Republic and Panama

September 20, 2018 Conclusion of consultations by Ambassador Manes and the Chiefs of Mission to the Dominican Republic and Panama   Ambassador Jean Manes and the Chiefs of Mission in the Dominican Republic and Panama concluded productive consultations at the Department of State, as well as with policy leaders from the White House, the Department ... Read More»

El Salvador’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO El Salvador’s Independence Day September 14, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend congratulations to the people of El Salvador on the occasion of your 197th anniversary of independence September 15.  The people of the United ... Read More»

Statement by Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert

Statement by Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert September 10, 2018 Washington, DC In the Department of State Press Briefing, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert confirmed that the chiefs of mission for the U.S. Embassies in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama, were called to Washington, D.C. for consultations relating to recent decisions ... Read More»

Training provided by the US Patent and Trademark Office

Inventors, industrial designers, and creative artists in the Northern Triangle and throughout the world are creating new inventions that help grow the local economy. Counterfeit goods not only take away income from those who labored to create it, they also often do not meet quality standards, and can be harmful to consumers. The United States, ... Read More»

U.S. Chiefs of Mission to El Salvador, The Dominican Republic and Panama Called Back for Consultations

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON September 7, 2018 U.S. Chiefs of Mission to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama Called Back for Consultations The Department of State has called back the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, the U.S. Ambassador to El ... Read More»

More than 200 young encoders participate in “Cihuahack” launch

As part of U.S. Government support to Salvadorans, more than 200 young coders met in San Salvador to participate in the “Cihuahack” launch, a series of virtual reality activities to develop their skills.   U.S. augmented reality and app developer Megan Slater and Cihuatán Chief Archaeologist Paul Amaroli participated in the event, Salvadoran-American Binational Center ... Read More»

White House Statement On El Salvador

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2018  Statement from the Press Secretary on El Salvador On Tuesday, the Government of El Salvador announced it would discontinue its decades-long diplomatic relations with Taipei in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Beijing.  The leaders of El Salvador’s governing party have ... Read More»

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Hotline for Questions regarding Family Reunifications

FAMILY REUNIFICATION HOTLINE (overseas): +001 646-478-1560 Toll Free Number Calling from the United States: 888-582-2853 Family members, legal representatives and others with questions about family reunification may call this hotline established by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Steering Committee, related to a lawsuit in the United States regarding the reunification of immigrant families ... Read More»

Walmart Santa Elena Opening

Walmart Opening Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, August 21, 2018 8:00 A.M., Walmart Santa Elena Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Walmart Santa Elena Opening August 21, 2018 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. It is a great pleasure to be here today at the ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jean E. Manes at the “Combating Corruption and Money Laundering” Conference

* This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. We are gathered here this morning together with a distinguished group of decision makers from different sectors, including the banking sector. A sector that is vital in order to improve the economic prospects of the country. I hope you ... Read More»

Inauguration of the Sonsonate Attorney General’s Office

Inauguration of Sonsonate Attorney General’s Office Ambassador Jean Manes Saturday, August 11, 2018 7:30 P.M., CMR Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manest at the Inauguration of the Sonsonate Attorney General’s Office August 11, 2018 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. It is a real pleasure to accompany ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on Nicaragua

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 30, 2018  Statement from the Press Secretary on Nicaragua The United States strongly condemns the ongoing violence in Nicaragua and human rights abuses committed by the Ortega regime in response to protests. After years of fraudulent elections and the regime’s manipulation of Nicaraguan law ... Read More»

Beyond the Horizon Closing Ceremony

Beyond the Horizon Closing Ceremony Ambassador Jean Manes Monday, July 30, 10:00 A.M., Centro Escolar Cantón El Amate Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Beyond the Horizon Closing Ceremony July 30, 2018 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. It’s a great pleasure to see everyone ... Read More»

REMARKS AMB Manes – Hanes Dye Plant Opening

Inauguración de la Nueva Operación de Teñido Textil de Hanes Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Discurso de la Embajadora Jean E. Manes en la inauguración de la nueva operación de teñido textil * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. It is a great pleasure to accompany you ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Travels to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

Media NoteOffice of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 19, 2018 Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will travel to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras July 23-27 to meet with counterparts to discuss a range of consular issues, including the importance of deterring and reducing illegal immigration. While in the region, the Assistant ... Read More»

OAS Condemns Violence in Nicaragua and Calls on Government to Agree to Electoral Calendar

July 18, 2018 The Organization of American States (OAS) today condemned the acts of violence in Nicaragua, called on all parts to participate “actively and in good faith” in the National Dialogue and urged the Government “to support an electoral calendar,” in a resolution approved by the Permanent Council with 21 votes in favor. The ... Read More»

Alert – The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for El Salvador

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for El Salvador: El Salvador – Level 3: Reconsider travel Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to crime. Violent crime, such as murder, assault, rape, and armed robbery, is common. Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics and arms trafficking, is widespread. Local police ... Read More»

Trump Administration Completes Reunification for Eligible Children Under Age 5

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2018 Trump Administration Completes Reunification for Eligible Children Under Age 5 HHS Secretary Alex Azar, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following joint statement regarding reunification efforts for children under age 5: “Dedicated teams at the ... Read More»

XIV Women, Leadership and Technology Conference

XIV Women, Leadership and Technology Conference Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Thursday, July 12, 2018, 9:30 A.M., Crowne Plaza Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes on the XIV Women, Leadership and Technology Conference * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. July 12, 2018 It is an immense honor to ... Read More»

Corporate Social Responsibility Week Opening

Corporate Social Responsibility Week Opening Ambassador Manes remarks at the Corporate Social Responsibility Week Opening Monday July 9, 8:30 AM, Crowne Plaza Hotel Ambassador Manes remarks at the Corporate Social Responsibility Week Opening * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. It is a pleasure to be ... Read More»

Supérate Alumni

Supérate Alumni Ambassador Jean Manes Monday, July 7, 2018, 8:00 A.M., CIFCO Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the “Supérate Alumni” Event July 7, 2018 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. It is a real joy to be here with all of you. There is no ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy San Salvador Highlights U.S.-El Salvador Friendship Day

The 2nd annual celebration of U.S.-El Salvador Friendship Day (June 15) marked 155 years of bilateral relations between our countries. To commemorate this day, the U.S. Embassy hosted several activities around El Salvador which symbolize our close friendship. The celebration included the graduation of nearly two thousand students from the Embassy’s sponsored Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (GREAT) from ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the 242nd Independence Day Celebration

42nd Independence Day Reception Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:00 P.M., CIFCO Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the 242nd Independence Day Celebration   * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. June 26, 2018 I welcome you all to the celebration of the ... Read More»

Hurricane Season Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico Event: Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico begins June 1 and ends on November 30, 2018, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in hurricane-prone regions begin preparations ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the “Beyond the Horizon” Inauguration

Beyond the Horizon Opening Ambassador Jean Manes Thursday, May 31, 2018, 9:00 A.M., Zacatecoluca Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the “Beyond the Horizon” Inauguration   * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. May 31, 2018 It is a great honor to be here this morning ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jean E. Manes at the first installment of resettlement housing for families along MCC’s road construction project

First Instalment of Resettlement Housing for Families along MCC’s Road Construction Project Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday May 30, 2018, 11:00 A.M., El Rosario, La Paz Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the first instalment of resettlement housing for families along MCC’s road construction project * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language ... Read More»

Plan El Salvador Seguro Contest Launch

Plan El Salvador Seguro Contest Launch Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 10:00 A.M., Hotel Real Continental Remarks by Ambassador Jean E. Manes at the Plan El Salvador Seguro Contest launch May 29, 2018 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. It is a great ... Read More»

Long Overdue Freedom for Joshua Holt in Venezuela

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO May 26, 2018 Long Overdue Freedom for Joshua Holt in Venezuela The United States welcomes the release of Joshua Holt and his wife Thamara, who were unjustly imprisoned in Venezuela. We extend our special thanks to Senator Bob Corker, Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Mike Lee, Representative Mia Love, and all the other ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary   Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela Today, I have taken action to prevent the Maduro regime from conducting “fire sales,” liquidating Venezuela’s critical assets—assets the country will need to rebuild its economy. This money belongs to the Venezuelan people. I ... Read More»

Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Venezuela’s Elections

Venezuela’s election was a sham – neither free nor fair. The illegitimate result of this fake process is a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela. Every day, thousands of Venezuelans flee brutal oppression and grinding poverty – literally voting with their feet. The United States will not sit idly by as Venezuela ... Read More»

Statement By Secretary Pompeo: An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela

 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO May 21, 2018 An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela  The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20.  This so-called “election” is an attack on constitutional order and an affront to Venezuela’s tradition of democracy.  Until the Maduro regime restores a democratic path in Venezuela through ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travel to Argentina and Brazil Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 20-21 to lead the U.S. delegation to the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting offers an opportunity for foreign ministers to exchange views and collaborate on global economic, political, ... Read More»

Emergency Relief Administrative and Training Facility Opening

Emergency Relief Administrative and Training Facility Opening Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:00 A.M., Nejapa Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Emergency Relief Administrative and Training Facility Opening   * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.  May 15, 2018 Natural disasters are a ... Read More»

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Donates 322 Police Vehicles to Increase Law Enforcement Capacity and Improve Public Safety

The final allotment of a 322 vehicle donation made possible by a grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation was delivered to the National Civil Police (PNC) today. The donation of these new vehicles, valued at $8.2 million, was facilitated by the Embassy of the United States in El Salvador through the Bureau of International ... Read More»

Regional Encounter on Reintegration of Returned Migrants

Regional Encounter on Reintegration of Returned Migrants Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 10:00 A.M., Barceló Hotel Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Regional Encounter on Reintegration of Returned Migrants May 8, 2018 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. I want to give ... Read More»

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray – Joint Statements To the Press

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Joint Statements To the Press May 7, 2018 Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon. Today it is my pleasure and a great honor to welcome the Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray to the State Department. Welcome. We had a great discussion ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States

Organization of American States Washington, D.C. 2:05 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Ambassador Gonzalez, Secretary General Almagro, Ambassador Trujillo, permanent representatives, distinguished members of Congress, ambassadors, all of our honored guests, it is my great honor to be here in the House of the Americas to address this session of the Organization of American States.  ... Read More»

VI Sixth Annual Latin America and Caribbean Regulatory Improvement Forum

VI Sixth Annual Latin America and Caribbean Regulatory Improvement Forum Ambassador Jean Manes Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00 A.M., Barceló Hotel Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the VI Sixth Annual Latin America and Caribbean Regulatory Improvement Forum   * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.  ... Read More»

Equipment and construction materials for “Beyond the Horizon 2018” arrive at the port in Acajutla

The “Beyond the Horizon” humanitarian exercise will offer medical services and carry out engineering projects. On April 14, 2018, the USNS Brittin arrived at the port of Acajutla to kick off the joint U.S.-El Salvador humanitarian exercise known as “Beyond the Horizon 2018” with the arrival of the equipment and construction materials that will support ... Read More»

Wastewater Treatment Plant Signing Ceremony

Wastewater Treatment Plant Signing Ceremony Ambassador Jean Manes Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10:00 A.M., Alcaldía Municipal de Nejapa Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Wastewater Treatment Plant signing ceremony * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.  It is a great joy for me  to be ... Read More»

Remarks on the 2018 CAMTEX General Assembly Award

2018 CAMTEX General Assembly Award Remarks of Ambassador Jean Manes Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:00 P.M., ASI Building Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the CAMTEX Award Ceremony * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.  April 11, 2018 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the ... Read More»

Software Development Center

First Software Development Center is inaugurated and offers the opportunity to train about a thousand young people On March 11, 2018, the United States Embassy, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Gloria de Kriete Foundation inaugurated the first Software Development Center to benefit close to thousand young people with job ... Read More»

Youth Center for Software Development Inauguration

Youth Center for Software Development Inauguration Ambassador Jean Manes Wednesday, April 11 2018, 10:00 A.M., Fundación Kriete Ambassador Jean Manes remarks at the Youth Center for Software Development Inauguration * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.  April 11, 2018 It fills me with great joy to ... Read More»

Statement From Vice President Mike Pence’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director Jarrod Agen

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release April 10, 2018 Statement From Vice President Mike Pence’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director Jarrod Agen The Vice President is honored to represent the United States at the 8th Summit of the Americas at President Trump’s request. He looks forward to promoting ... Read More»

Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Lima, Peru to Participate in the Summit of the Americas

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 10, 2018 Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Lima, Peru to Participate in the Summit of the Americas Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Lima, Peru from April 11-14 to accompany Vice President Mike Pence ... Read More»

Training for Parliamentarian Women Opening

Training for Parliamentarian Women Opening Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 8:00 A.M., FEPADE   Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes to the Association of Parliamentarian and Ex-parliamentarian Women   * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. It is a great honor to be here this ... Read More»

Remarks at Microsoft Blockchain Webinar

Microsoft Blockchain Webinar Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, April 8, 2018, 10:00 A.M., ILEA Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at Microsoft Blockchain Webinar April 8, 2018 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. Good afternoon – I love seeing so many talented and ambitious young people, and ... Read More»

U.S. Passport Execution Fee will increase to $35

Effective April 2,2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  The $10 fee increase does not ... Read More»

US Congressmen reaffirm the important role of Attorney’s General in Northern Triangle

March 14, 2018 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC — Today, a bipartisan group of 14 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan, underscoring the importance of the upcoming selection processes for new Attorneys General in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The letter comes as Guatemala formally begins the process ... Read More»

Remarks by Martha Sweet-Keays on the Start of expansion works on the coastal highway

Start of expansion works on the coastal highway with the construction of housing for resettled families Words of Martha Sweet-Keays Country Resident Director of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) March 12, 2018 La Paz Good morning to all. It is a great honor to be here with you today, following along this path of implementating the ... Read More»

Forum “One Step to Equality”

Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes March 9, 9:00 AM, Barceló Hotel * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. Throughout my career, I have had the most humbling pleasure of meeting women from all around the world. If there is one thing that I have learned, it is ... Read More»

Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Secretary Tillerson March 8, 2018 Annual Observance of International Women’s Day As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance ... Read More»

“La Cachada” Presentation

“La Cachada” Presentation Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 5:00 P.M., CMR Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the “La Cachada” Presentation February 27, 2018 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. I would first like to thank a few people including Egly Larreynaga, director of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (February 25, 2018)

Location: El Salvador, countrywide Event: Sunday, March 4, 2018, is Election Day in El Salvador and citizens of every department and municipality will be casting ballots for their choice of elected officials. The U.S. Embassy anticipates large groups of people will gather at the various polling stations and that travel will be seriously impacted by ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy does not certify or validate Immigration Consultants in El Salvador

Due to recent news reports in which “asesorias” (visa consultants) have been portrayed as having the certification and/or validation of the U.S. Embassy, we want to clarify that the U.S. Embassy does not make any assessments with respect to the expertise or usefulness of any asesorias in El Salvador nor does the Embassy have any ... Read More»

U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 1, 2018 Remarks   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere   February 1, 2018 University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas **UNEDITED/DRAFT**   SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you, thank you so much.  And thank ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Inauguration of USG-supported renovations at La Hachadura Border

Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Wednesday January 31, 10:00 AM, La Hachadura Border * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.   It is a great honor to be here this morning, standing with the Government of El Salvador and the Government of Guatemala in this important step ... Read More»

Required Application Forms and Application Fees To Re-Register for TPS

To re-register for TPS based on the designation of El Salvador, you must submit an Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821). You do not need to pay the filing fee for the Form I-821. See  8 CFR 244.17 . You may be required to pay the biometric services fee. Please see additional information under the “Biometric Services Fee” section of ... Read More»

13th Police Athletic League inaugurated in Cabañas

On January 19, the U.S. Embassy San Salvador, through the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) together with the Patria Unida Foundation, inaugurated the thirteenth Police Athletic League (PAL) program of the National Civilian Police (PNC) at the Municipal Stadium of Ilobasco, Cabañas.   The PAL offers an array of recreational, educational, cultural, ... Read More»

Termination of the Designation of El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status

To re-register for TPS based on the designation of El Salvador, you must submit an Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821). You do not need to pay the filing fee for the Form I-821. See  8 CFR 244.17 . You may be required to pay the biometric services fee. Please see additional information under the “Biometric Services Fee” section of ... Read More»

DHS announces re-registration start for the TPS grace period for El Salvador

Today, January 18, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice in the Federal Register to begin the process of re-registration for  Salvadorans who are covered by Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The re-enrollment period lasts 60 days and ends on March 19, 2018. Re-registration is necessary for beneficiaries of TPS to maintain their ... Read More»

Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador

Press Release SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY KIRSTJEN M. NIELSEN ANNOUNCEMENT ON TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR EL SALVADOR Nielsen Carefully Considered Conditions on the Ground WASHINGTON— Today, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced her determination that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador was required pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. To ... Read More»

Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Implementation

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 21, 2017 Today, alongside the President and the Department of the Treasury, the Department of State took action against persons who have committed serious human rights abuse and engaged in corruption around the world. The Department is committed to protecting and promoting human rights ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy donates medical equipment to the General Directorate of Penal Centers (DGCP)

On December 21, the U.S. Embassy, through the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and its Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI), gave a donation valued at $372,337.50 to the General Directorate of Penal Centers (DGCP). The equipment donated by INL consists of 5 GeneXpert machines, two mobile and three fix units ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Graduación English Access Santa Ana

Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Thursday December 14, 10:30 AM, UNICAES * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.   Graduations are wonderful moments that allow us to celebrate achievements with family, friends, colleagues and teachers. It is a moment where you can look back, see the path ... Read More»

U.S. supports medical operations in Santa Teresa Hospital in Zacatecoluca

A U.S. medical team joined a staff of 20 health professionals from El Salvador, which included doctors, surgeons and anesthetists offer during three days of free medical assistance in the Santa Teresa Hospital in Zacatecoluca, La Paz. The U.S. personnel came from the Joint Task Force-Bravo at the Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras and are ... Read More»

Tin Marín will save thousands of dollars in energy thanks to USAID

The U.S. Embassy, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Central America Regional Clean Energy Initiative, inaugurated a photovoltaic (solar energy) system in El Salvador’s “Tin Marín” children’s museum. The $91,800 investment is expected to generate $10,000 per year in  energy savings.  The 207 solar panels are each 60 kilo watts of power and are installed on the roof of the museum. They ... Read More»

Remarks of the Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes at the FOMILENIO II Annual Report’s event

FOMILENIO II Annual Report Ambassador Jean Manes Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10:00 A.M., MARTE Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the FOMILENIO II Annual Report * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. December 6th, 2017 I want to thank everyone here, for your commitment to the country. ... Read More»

Tin Marín will save thousands of dollars in energy thanks to USAID

The U.S. Embassy, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)  Central America Regional Clean Energy Initiative, inaugurated a photovoltaic (solar energy) system in El Salvador’s “Tin Marín” children’s museum. The $91,800 investment is expected to generate $10,000 per year in  energy savings. The 207  solar panels are each 60 kilo watts of power ... Read More»

Pork Processing Facility Groundbreaking

Pork Processing Facility Groundbreaking Ambassador Jean Manes Thursday, November 30, 2017, 10:00 A.M., San Juan Opico Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Slaughter Facility Groundbreaking November 30, 2017 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. I remember when I came to El Salvador a little over ... Read More»

Platforms of Dialogue on Transparency and Anti-Extortion Launch

Platforms of Dialogue on Transparency and Anti-Extortion Launch Ambassador Jean Manes Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 8:30 A.M., Crowne Plaza Hotel Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Platforms of Dialogue on Transparency and Anti-Extortion Launch November 29, 2017 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. This morning ... Read More»

PNC Thanksgiving Lunch

PNC Thanksgiving Lunch Ambassador Jean Manes Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 12:00 P.M., Mesón de Goya Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the PNC Thanksgiving Lunch November 22, 2017 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. Good afternoon to all. First of all, I would like to welcome ... Read More»

AMITY Graduation

AMITY Graduation Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 1:00 P.M., CCSA-IENS Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the AMITY Graduation November 21, 2017 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. Good afternoon to all of you, and thank you for the opportunity to share this moment ... Read More»

US expert visits El Salvador for the Global Entrepreneurship Week

During  Global Entrepreneurship Week, held from November 13-19, 2017, the U.S. Embassy participated in a series of activities to strengthen the entrepreneurial culture in El Salvador hosted by the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES) through its Technological Innovation Program (PROINNOVA). The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Department of State Educational and Cultural ... Read More»

Remarks by DCM Mark Johnson in the Global Entrepreneurship Week Inauguration Event

DCM Mark Johnson Monday November 13, 8:30 AM, FUSADES * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.   This week we celebrate entrepreneurship globally because we recognize the central importance that this business model has as the main driver of economic growth in all countries. The truth ... Read More»

Community Center Inauguration in San Miguel

Community Center Inauguration in San Miguel Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9:30 A.M., San Miguel Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Community Center Inauguration in San Miguel November 7, 2017 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. What a great joy to see everyone ... Read More»

Ana Arana discusses investigative journalism with university students

On November 6, the Salvadoran-American journalist Ana Arana came to El Salvador to talk about the importance of investigative journalism as part of the Speakers Program of the U.S. Embassy San Salvador through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State. During her visit, Ms. Arana gave presentations about ... Read More»

U.S. Strategy for Central America

A Prosperous, Secure, and Well-Governed Central America Advances U.S. Interests “The United States views the security and prosperity of Central America as key to regional stability and to the security of the United States. We affirm our strong relationship with Central America and the region…” – White House Statement on the Conference on Prosperity and Security in ... Read More»

National Entrepreneurship Month, 2017

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2017 NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION National Entrepreneurship Month celebrates one of our Nation’s proudest qualities:  our innovative, hardworking, entrepreneurial spirit.  American entrepreneurs invent and ... Read More»

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 2, 2017  International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists Around the world, journalists work often at great personal risk to report on issues that impact the lives of individuals in all societies.  They shine a light ... Read More»

The city of Villa de Meanguera receives a $200,000 ambulance donation

The U.S. Embassy Military Group, through its Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), donated an ambulance valued at $200,000 to the Municipality of Villa de Meanguera, Morazán. The event was attended by members of government institutions, churches, community representatives, inhabitants and educational centers. Colonel Elliot Harris said: “Our nations have a long history of friendship, and this ... Read More»

The Supreme Court Probity Unit Relaunch

The Supreme Court Probity Unit Relaunch Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Friday October 20, 9:00 AM Supreme Court   This morning we celebrate a real breakthrough for El Salvador, with the relaunch of the Probity Unit of the Supreme Court of Justice. This is not just a legislative priority, it is also an important step towards ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at “Exprésate” Event Inauguration

“Exprésate” Event Inauguration Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Wednesday, October 18, 9:00 AM, CIFCO   ** This translation is provided as a courtesy. Only the original Spanish copy should be considered authoritative. And of course I want to say hello to all of you here this morning! Are you feeling energetic? Very good! Today you have ... Read More»

El Salvador launches the “Simplification and Registration of Procedures Project”

On October 18th, the Government of El Salvador, together with the Regulatory Improvement Organization (OMR), presented the “Simplification and Registration of Procedures Project”. This project seeks to ensure that government institutions reduce the costs of paperwork  by at least 20% and create  a National Procedures Registry in the 13 ministries of the Executive Body by ... Read More»

El Salvador joins the “Blue Heart” campaign

With the aim of combating human trafficking and reducing the vulnerability of victims, the Government of El Salvador, through the National Council against Human Trafficking (CNCTP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) joined the “Corazón Azul” (Blue Heart) campaign. Blue Heart is funded by the Government of Canada and the United ... Read More»

Stop. Think. Connect

Stop.Think.Connect is a national awareness campaign of awareness with the objective of increasing the level of knowledge of cyber-crimes and encourage the public to be more secure and responsible in the cyber world. Whether you send text messages, play games, share photos and videos, update your status or leave your comments on a social network, ... Read More»

Remarks by Charge D’Affaires Mark Johnson at the “Corazón Azul” Campaign Launch

Charge D’Affaires Mark Johnson Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 PM, CIFCO   ** This translation is provided as a courtesy. Only the original Spanish copy should be considered authoritative. Tonight I want to talk to you about a young woman who came to San Salvador from Sonsonate five years ago. Her brother had promised her that ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Tillerson On The Expulsion Of Cuban Officials From The United States

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Tillerson on The Expulsion Of Cuban Officials From The United States October 3, 2017 On October 3, the Department of State informed the Government of Cuba that it was ordering the departure of 15 of its officials from its embassy in ... Read More»

Statement by President Trump on the Shooting In Las Vegas, Nevada

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THE SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA   Diplomatic Room 10:50 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief.  Last night, a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert ... Read More»

Remarks at the Project Bósforo Groundbreaking Ceremony

Project Bósforo Groundbreaking Ceremony Ambassador Jean Manes Thursday, September 28, 2017, 9:30 A.M., Barceló Hotel Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Project Bósforo Groundbreaking Ceremony September 28, 2017 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. First of all I want to take this opportunity and talk ... Read More»

Remarks of the Ambassador Jean Manes at the Entrepreneurs of the North Triangle “EmprendeTN” Event

Saturday, September 23, 9:30 AM, IENS-CCSA *** This translation is provided as a courtesy. Only the original Spanish-language version should be considered authoritative. First of all, I want to extend a warm welcome to all those who are with us today from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. This morning we launch the Entrepreneurs Conference of ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Congratulates 111 Graduating Police Officers

On September 20, 17 women and 94 men of the National Civilian Police (PNC) graduated from a new program offered by a Specialized Institute in the National Academy of Public Security (IES-ANSP) with technical degrees in Police Science.  This police program recognizes the importance of strengthening the capabilities of the PNC as a requirement to ... Read More»

International Conference for Sustainable Coffee 2017

  Remarks of Ambassador Jean Manes 2nd International Conference for Sustainable Coffee September 19, 2017 San Salvador, El Salvador Sheraton Hotel  ** This translation is provided as a courtesy. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative. This morning we give launch the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Coffee. I want to emphasize ... Read More»

Embassy reiterates its support for the Salvadoran democratic process  

Embassy reiterates its support for the Salvadoran democratic process As El Salvador approaches election season, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador supports a free, transparent and fair democratic process. The Embassy does not endorse any particular political party or candidate. The Embassy works with the democratically elected Salvadoran government on a wide range of issues, ... Read More»

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make ... Read More»

28 Young Students Learn Firsthand About The Work Done By Law Enforcement Officers

As part of the International Law Enforcement Academy’s (ILEA) commitment to fostering a culture of violence prevention in young people, ILEA invited 28 young people from the Glasswing International project to participate in a day of activities at the facilities of the Administration for the Control of the Drug (DEA). The goal of the visit ... Read More»

Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Release Date:  September 5, 2017 The following are frequently asked questions on the September 5, 2017 Rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. Q1: Why is DHS phasing out the DACA program? A1: Taking into consideration the federal court rulings in ongoing litigation, and the September 4, 2017 letter from the Attorney ... Read More»

Ambassador Jean Manes Remarks at the Donation Ceremony for 500 Body Cameras

** Remarks prepared — This English translation is provided as a courtesy. The original text was prepared and delivered in Spanish; only the original Spanish text should be considered authoritative. ** Before we begin, I would like to congratulate El Salvador for your “civic month” you are currently celebrating. I am constantly impressed by how ... Read More»

51 Schools join Police Athletic League in Sonsonate

More than 2,000 children and young people from 51 education center in 85 communities will benefit from the implementation of the Police Athletic League (PAL) program in Sonsonate. The program was inaugurated at the Ana Mercedes Campos Stadium. The Police Athletic Leagues allow the creation of recreational spaces for children and young people to participate ... Read More»

Statement by Heather Nauret Spokesperson, Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela The United States condemns the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for trials of the political opposition, including members of the democratically-elected legislature, on charges of treason and alleged involvement in Venezuela’s economic crisis. Venezuela’s ... Read More»

PNC launches Transparency Portal

On August 22, the National Civilian Police (PNC), through its Access to Public Information Unit, presented its new Transparency Portal aimed at improving transparency in the institution and facilitating access to public information through data and statistics. The portal was developed through the Infosegura Program, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence to the Argentine and Latin American Business Community

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                            August 15, 2017 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE TO THE ARGENTINE AND LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY La Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina 3:41 P.M. Local ET VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  Thank you, Chargé Cooney, Minister Faurie, Hector Orlando, elected officials, ... Read More»

El Salvador launches electronic window MiEmpresa.gob.sv for procedures

The new electronic window MiEmpresa.gob.sv of the Government of El Salvador (GOES) will allow individual traders and companies to carry out the necessary procedures to obtain 25 registrations from 8 public and private entities. This electronic window will improve the business climate and competitiveness of the country and is part of the mechanisms that allow ... Read More»

Statement by the Press Secretary on Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2017 Statement by the Press Secretary on Venezuela   Today, Nicolas Maduro requested a phone call with President Donald J. Trump. Since the start of this Administration, President Trump has asked that Maduro respect Venezuela’s constitution, hold free and fair elections, release ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions the President of Venezuela

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against current or former officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy in Venezuela.  These sanctions come a day after the Maduro ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions 13 Current and Former Senior Officials of the Government of Venezuela

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs   Press Release:            July 26, 2017 Contact:                     Treasury Public Affairs, (202) 622-2960   Treasury Sanctions 13 Current and Former Senior Officials of the Government of Venezuela Action Targets Officials of Entities Undermining Democracy in Venezuela Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of ... Read More»

Remarks of Ambassador Manes – “Centro de Alcance” Inaugration Ceremony. Cuidad Delgado, El Salvador

July 25, 2017  ** This English translation is provided as a courtesy. The original text was prepared and delivered in Spanish; only the original Spanish text should be considered authoritative. ** Good morning to you all. What great energy we have this morning! I would like to once more applaud the enormous talent that the ... Read More»

Police Athletic League Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Jean Manes – Soyopango, El Salvador

Police Athletic League Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Jean Manes Soyopango, El Salvador July 21, 2017 ** This English translation is provided as a courtesy. The original text was prepared and delivered in Spanish; only the original Spanish text should be considered authoritative. ** What a great joy to see so many soccer players here today! ... Read More»

U. S. Officials deport Salvadoran man involved accused of murder

A fugitive from El Salvador wanted for aggravated homicide, Carlos Vidal Navarro-Montecinos, 22 years old, was deported today by officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Laredo, Texas.  Upon arrival in El Salvador, U.S. officials turned Navarro-Montecinos over to the custody of El Salvador’s Civilian National Police ... Read More»

Remarks at the Environmental Permitting Online Platform Launch

Environmental Permitting Online Platform Launch Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 9:00 A.M., Sheraton Presidente Hotel Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Environmental Permitting Online Platform Launch July 11, 2017 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. It is a pleasure to join you this ... Read More»

Remarks at the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Week Inauguration

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Week Inauguration Ambassador Jean Manes Monday, July 10, 2017, 8:00 A.M., FEPADE Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Week Inauguration July 10, 2017 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. Today we inaugurate the fifth edition ... Read More»

Secretary John F. Kelly announces new aviation security enhancements

Enhanced Security Measures for all Flights to the United States On June 28, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announced enhanced security screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States.  These measures, both seen and unseen include enhanced screening of passengers and electronic devices as well as heightened security standards for aircraft and ... Read More»

Government of El Salvador honors Director of USAID / El Salvador

The Government of El Salvador recently honored the Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in El Salvador, Larry Sacks, with the José Gustavo Guerrero silver medal. Deputy Minister for the Salvadorans Abroad, Liduvina Margarín, chaird the ceremony which recognized the contributions of Mr. Sacks to El Salvador during the period from ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the 241 Independence Day Celebration

241 Independence Day Celebration Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 7:00 P.M., CIFCO Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the 241 Independence Day Celebration June 27, 2017 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. Ladies and gentlemen, good night and welcome! After last year we didn’t ... Read More»

Festival #AmistadEnAcción arrives in Ahuachapán

Some 700 people celebrated the friendship between the United States and El Salvador in the second concert framed under the Festival #AmistadEnAcción in the Victoria Cinema of Ahuachapán. The afternoon of music opened with a selection of numbers by the Conchagua Philharmonic Orchestra from La Union, one of the groups formed with children and young ... Read More»

Ambassador Remarks at the Amistad en Acción Festival first concert

Remarks of U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Elizabeth Manes June 23, 2017 ** This English translation is provided as a courtesy. The original text was prepared and delivered in Spanish; only the original Spanish text should be considered authoritative. ** Today we launch the “Friendship in Action” Music Festival in commemoration of June 15th ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the El Salvador – United States Friendship Celebration

El Salvador – United States Friendship Day Celebration Ambassador Jean Manes Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 2:00 P.M., Legislative Assembly Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the El Salvador – United States Friendship Celebration June 21, 2017 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. This past June 15 ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Atlantic Council report presentation

Atlantic Council Report Presentation Ambassador Jean Manes Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 8:30 A.M., Barceló Hotel Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the Atlantic Council report presentation June 20, 2017 * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish version should be considered authoritative. I want to start by thanking the Atlantic Council and its ... Read More»

United States Key Deliverables for the June 15-16, 2017 Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America

June 16, 2017 United States Key Deliverables for the June 15-16, 2017 Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin co-hosted the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida ... Read More»

Fact Sheet on Cuba Policy

Fact Sheet on Cuba Policy    President Donald J. Trump is changing the policy of the United States toward Cuba to achieve four objectives: 1.      Enhance compliance with United States law—in particular the provisions that govern the embargo of Cuba and the ban on tourism; 2.      Hold the Cuban regime accountable for oppression and human ... Read More»