News & Events

Statement by Secretary Kerry

El Salvador’s National Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate El Salvador on the 194th anniversary of its independence on September 15. As the Salvadoran government and people work to address the significant challenges facing the country, the United States renews our commitment to stand with you ...
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FOMILENIO II into Action

The Government of the United States and the Government of El Salvador celebrated the Entry into Force ceremony of the Second Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact, known as FOMILENIO II. This September 9th marks the starting point for the five years in which FOMILENIO II must successfully implement its three components: Investment Climate, Human Capital and ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

El Salvador Investment Compact Grant Total: $277,000,000 Grant Committed: $9,856,457 Grant Expended: $5,638,924 Signed: September 30, 2014 Entry Into Force: September 9, 2015   At the heart of the compact is a commitment from the Government of El Salvador to partner with the private sector to stimulate more investment and to prioritize and implement reforms ...
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ICE supports dismantling trafficking network in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico

A network of traffickers operating in El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States was dismantled, thanks to the cooperation of law enforcers from all countries in the region. As a result of Operation “Lucero” (Starlight), at least 17 people have been arrested for human smuggling in El Salvador. Among those arrested, 7 are being ...
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Security Message for American Citizens: Risk of Violence

On July 29, 2015, this Embassy warned U.S. citizens of an increase in the frequency and intensity of security incidents in El Salvador.  Today’s discovery of an explosive device inside a car parked near the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is evidence of a further escalation in the level of violence.  The Embassy is ...
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