Members of the 18th street gang gather together at the Cojutepeque Jail in El Salvador.The gang's war with the Mara Salvatrucha is the main reason why sexual violence against women has dramatically increased in the Central American country.
The beaches are also renowned as one of the top ten surf destinations in the world, making El Salvador an exhilarating and cultural experience to enjoy.
Our territory is rich in tradition and ancestral customs, dating back to prehispanic times; this includes the local gastronomy, of which the pupusa is the queen.
A traditional annual celebration, “The Balls of Fire” may have originated in 1658 when the volcano El Paypon erupted and forced villagers to flee from Nixapa to Nejapa.
Whatever the origin, it’s now gaining a reputation to match Pamplona’s bull running with thrill-seekers throwing lit petrol-soaked rags at each other.
About three million Salvadorans live in the United States and send money home to El Salvador.