Ambassador Manes visits El Zonte

Last Friday, March 23, Ambassador Manes led a U.S. Embassy delegation to visit U.S. government-supported projects in El Zonte, La Libertad. The delegation began with a tour of Puro Surf Academy and Hotel, a project that is being developed with private sector investment and will help to advance tourism in the area. The hotel is ...
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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 ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes at the “Anti-Fraud” Conference

“Anti-Fraud” Conference Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes February 8, 8:30 AM,   * This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.   I want to start with a phrase that many Salvadorans send me on Twitter. They say, “somos más los buenos [there are more good ones].” And in ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes in the PNC Internal Affairs Office Opening event

* This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.   I would like to begin by expressing my most sincere respect towards the Salvadoran people, their culture, their history, and their character. In the year and a half that I have been living and working in El Salvador, ...
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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 ...
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150 young people from Santa Ana and Ilobasco graduate from English Access Program

On December 14, the U.S. Embassy San Salvador and the Catholic University of El Salvador (UNICAES) graduated their fourth class of 150 young people from the Santa Ana and Ilobasco of the English Access Microscholarship (Access) Program. The program has trained 400 Salvadoran young people in English and computer studies through a two-year program. U.S. ...
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Remarks of the Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes at the FOMILENIO II Annual Report’s event

Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Wednesday December 6, 10:00 AM, MARTE   I want to thank everyone here, for your commitment to the country. Not just the people who are working for FOMILENIO, but also all of you who are here today to hold us accountable, because it’s mechanisms such as this public presentation of the ...
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USDA supports the porcine industry in El Salvador

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will support the pork industry in the country through the financing of $2,053,887 for a new pork processing facility in San Juan Opico, La Libertad. USDA will provide financing through its project “La Libertad Pork Processing Facility Equipment for Improved Safety and Quality Management.” The pork processing facility ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Manes at the Platforms of Dialogue on Transparency and Anti-Extortion Launch Event

Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Wednesday November 29, 9:30 PM, Crowne Plaza This morning El Salvador is taking an important step, in its battle against corruption. Corruption is a worldwide phenomenon that is found in all countries, and evidence shows that it harms the poor more, slows economic growth and diverts funds from public services that ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jean Manes in the National Civil Police Thanksgiving Lunch

Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Wednesday November 22, 12:00PM, Mesón de Goya Good afternoon to all. First of all, I would like to welcome everyone to this Thanksgiving lunch. We have members of the National Police of Lourdes Colón, Sonsonate, Soyapango, San Miguel, Usulután, Santa Ana, Zacatecoluca, La Paz, and San Salvador. Thanksgiving is a celebration ...
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United States and El Salvador celebrate Thanksgiving

The U.S. Ambassador, Jean Manes, carried out activities throughout the week in commemoration of Thanksgiving. The celebration began on November 20 with a thank-you dinner for 100 Salvadorans who are helping people in their communities in areas such as education, security, economic development, environment, among others. Jean Manes said that Thanksgiving is his favorite celebration ...
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G.R.E.A.T. Graduation in Quezaltepeque

On October 27, The Prevention Department of the National Civil Police (PNC) Delegation in La Libertad Norte closed the first course of the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (G.R.E.A.T.) in Quezaltepeque, promoted by the International Bureau of Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement (INL) of the United States Embassy in El Salvador. The graduation took ...
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Supreme Court of Justice inaugurates re-adaptation, equipment and strengthening of the Probity Section

Seeking to contribute to the country in the fight against corruption, the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), with the support of the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), inaugurated the re-adaptation, equipment and strengthening of the Probity Section, in an event led by President of the CSJ, Dr. José ...
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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 ...
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More than 3,000 young people participate in “Exprésate 2017”

More than 3,000 students from 22 municipalities from El Salvador participated in the “Exprésate 2017 Festival”, organized by the Education for Children and Youth Project, funded by the United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners. U.S. Ambassador, Jean Elizabeth Manes, and the National Director of Prevention and Social Programs from ...
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El Salvador welcomes entrepreneurs of the Northern Triangle countries in the Conference #EmprendeTN

The Northern Triangle Youth Entrepreneurship Conference “#EmprendeTN” (StartUp Norther Triangle) launched on Friday, September 22, 2017. The two-day workshop hosted 93 young entrepreneurs of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Participants had the opportunity to share experiences, learn the best practices of successful entrepreneurs, and get information on digital marketing, leadership, networking and finance. The #EmprendeTN ...
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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 ...
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U.S. funded bakery gives skills to women in jail

The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, through the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and the General Directorate of Criminal Centers inaugurated the bakery at the Women’s Preadaptation Center in Ilopango, which will benefits more than 2,000 inmates. The ceremony was attended by U.S. Ambassador, Jean Elizabeth Manes, Minister of Justice and ...
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Outreach Center Benefits Youth with Private Sector Support

The United States Government, through the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Mayor’s Office of Ciudad Delgado, and Price Philanthropies inaugurated a new outreach center called “El Algodon”, the seventh in the municipality.  The center will benefit more than 250 children and youth from the community and students from surrounding areas. The opening ...
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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 ...
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11th Police Athletic League inaugurated in Soyapango

On July 21, the US Embassy in El Salvador through INL and in coordination with the National Civilian Police (PNC) along with grantee Fundacion Patria Unida held the inauguration ceremony for the Soyapango Police Athletic League (PAL), with more than 800 kids in attendance. Soyapango has already enrolled more than 600 youth at-risk  with the cooperation of the PNC delegation which now ...
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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! ...
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United States participated in the Seminar “The Current Situation of El Salvador Public Finances and Alternatives for Consolidation”

On July 12, 2017, the government of El Salvador and international community representatives  gathered to provide ideas and encourage a dialog to address El Salvador’s lack of a fiscal policy. U.S. Embassy stood alongside the  Cooperation Agency of Germany, Spain Embassy to El Salvador, the European Union Delegation to El Salvador, World Bank for Latin ...
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Friendship in Action Festival Closes in Sonsonate

Sonsonate was the final destination on the seven-city tour of the “Amistad en Acción” Festival, hosted by the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador, U.S. Symphony Of Americas, the Choir and Youth Symphony Orchestra of Polígono Don Bosco and the Acajutla Philharmonic Orchestra. Around 900 people enjoyed the concert in Sonsonate which contributed to the total ...
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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 ...
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K-9 School achievements demonstrates in El Salvador

U.S. Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes, Mayor of Lourdes,Colon Guillermo González Huezo, Head of Lourdes Colon Police Delegation Américo Pereira and the Antinarcotics Division (DAN in Spanish) representative Héctor Salomón Orellana Claros from the National Civilian Police (PNC in Spanish) Canine Technical Unit participated in the demonstration of abilities of  dogs that are part of this ...
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U.S. and UK Embassies join forces in cleanup campaign

In honor of World Environment Day, U.S. Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes along with British Ambassador Bernhard Garside, accompanied by volunteersfrom both diplomatic Missions together diving school El Salvador Divers and Tourist Police (POLITUR) joined forces in a clean-up of Lake Ilopango..  “We are doing this activity to preserve the environment, but more than that, we ...
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GREAT graduates 1,144 students in gang resistance education

1,144 students from 27 educational centers around San Salvador were part of the first graduation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program. The program is funded by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and is implemented in El Salvador by  the Department of Prevention ...
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SolucionES celebrates achievements in violence prevention

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), along with the Business Foundation for Educational Development (FEPADE), the National Foundation for Development (FUNDE), the Salvadoran Foundation for Health and Human Development (FUSAL), Glasswing International and the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Developmet (FUSADES), celebrated the achievements obtained from 2012 to 2017 with the SolucionES ...
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Embassy announces concerts to celebrate friendship

Under the slogan, “Two countries, multiple orchestras, ten days of music, one goal: to celebrate what unites us!”, the U.S. Embassy ​​announced the dates of the “Amistad en Acción” (Friendship in Action) Festival, an initiative that celebrates the bilateral relations between the United States and El Salvador. U.S. Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes, along with Director ...
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United States presents business opportunities to Salvadorans

U.S. Embassy El Salvador, through the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service office, organized the Connect USA Expo and Conference on May 4 in San Salvador. U.S. companies with an existing presence in El Salvador as well as US companies seeking distributors in El Salvador, participated in this networking conference. U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes ...
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Thousands run to expand prevention efforts for Salvadoran youth

More than two thousand civic-minded Salvadoran children, youth, and adults, ran Sunday, May 7th in the race “New Runners #YoMeAtrevo (I dare to)”, organized by the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, through its Agency for International Development (USAID). Routes of 3k, 5k and 10k courses departed from the Jorge “El Mágico” González stadium. The mission ...
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Ambassador Jean Manes Welcoming Remarks at the Connect USA Expo and Conference event

I welcome you all to Connect USA, an event created to provide business opportunities between companies in El Salvador and the United States. I would like to congratulate the whole team of our Commercial Section, for organizing this very successful event and to you, for appreciating the relationship with our Commercial Office. Some of you ...
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Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Education Fair Remarks, Hotel Barceló Salón Bristol

Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes Education Fair RemarksTuesday, April 25, 4:00 PM, Hotel Barceló Salón Bristol ** 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 afternoon, It is a pleasure for me to welcome to El ...
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The United States offers higher education opportunities to Salvadoran students

On April 25, the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, through the Foreign Commercial Services (FCS) and EducationUSA, hosted the Community College Education Fair alongside representatives from six Community Colleges with the aim of exposing attendees the opportunities for study in the United States on April 25th. Community Colleges are academic institutions with the same accreditations ...
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Ambassador Manes, Remarks for “Manos a la Obra” Volunteer Day at Parque Extremo Santa Tecla

Saturday, April 22, 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. ** Honorable Mayor of Santa Tecla Roberto D’Aubuisson; Glasswing International Vice president, Celina de Sola; Colleagues of the Embassy ; Friends of the press; ...
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Revitalization of Park on Earth day and Global Youth Service Day

More than 200 volunteers from the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Glasswing International and the Municipality of Santa Tecla joined efforts to celebrate Earth Day and Global Youth Service Day on March, April 22nd. The American and Salvadoran volunteers worked together to revitalize “Park Extreme” located in Santa ...
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Ambassador Manes’ First Year in El Salvador

U.S. Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes marked the anniversary of her first year in El Salvador on March 29, 2017.  The U.S. diplomat leads a mission that includes 15 government agencies, 200 Americans and about 400 Salvadorans. Since her arrival, the Ambassador has been committed to strengthening bilateral relations and supporting efforts to create a more ...
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Ambassador Manes visits Cabañas

U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Jean Elizabeth Manes, visited the municipality of Ilobasco, Cabañas on March 30, 2017, to inaugurate seven reclaimed public spaces, funded by the U.S. government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with the Mayor’s Office of Ilobasco. Ilobasco is one of the municipalities that are part of the ...
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Civil Society Participates in Alliance for Prosperity Plan in the Northern Triangle

The Consultative Group of the Alliance for Prosperity Plan in the Northern Triangle (PAPTN, for its Spanish acronym) and representatives from the Government of El Salvador and the Government of the United States, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), held the “Civil Society Forum on PAPTN.”  Participants included representatives from public, private, social ...
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United States and El Salvador sign a Cooperation Agreement

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hugo Martínez; United States Ambassador Jean E. Manes; Technical Secretary of the Presidency, Roberto Lorenzana; and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) El Salvador Director Larry Sacks, signed amendments to the Bilateral Donor Agreements for an amount totaling $97.9 million. This FY16 budget of $97.9 million represents an increase of ...
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Generation Now Festival unites youth to transform Central America

The “Generation Now Festival”, an initiative supported by USAID, Glasswing International, Istmo Music and MTV, created a space of reflection, dialogue, and call to action to inspire and empower more than 15,000 youth from Central America to become active change-makers in their lives, schools, homes, workplaces and communities. U.S. Ambassador Jean Manes and other Salvadoran ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Award for Corporate Excellence

On November 4, U.S. Embassy El Salvador recognized League Collegiate Outfitters (League) as the 2016 winner of the Ambassador’s Award for Corporate Excellence. At the awards ceremony, Ambassador Manes highlighted League’s inclusive hiring practices which benefit both its employees and the community at large in a variety of ways, including providing opportunities for disabled workers ...
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