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Tim Muth

With help from friends in El Salvador, I blog about everything related to that country. I am a lawyer by training, and I am the “Tim” of Tim's El Salvador Blog.

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Latest posts by Tim Muth

18 March 2009

El Salvador: More Blogger Reflections on the Election of Funes

More bloggers react to the election of the first leftist president in elections on Sunday, March 15. Mauricio Funes. His victory came 17 years after the signing of the peace...

26 May 2008

El Salvador: A Computer in Ecuador Stirs Up Salvadoran Presidential Campaign

A computer file purportedly discovered on a laptop computer at a FARC guerrilla camp in Ecuador, has bloggers in El Salvador wondering what impact it will have and what impact...

12 April 2008

El Salvador: Blogging for Justice in a Little Girl's Murder

Katya Miranda was young girl who was murdered in 1999 in El Salvador, in a crime of shocking depravity. All the charges against the suspects, who have ties with the...

15 October 2007

El Salvador: Bloggers and Journalists

The intersection points of blogging and journalism are many and varied in El Salvador. Journalists are bloggers. Bloggers write about journalists and vice versa. Although El Salvador is a country...

16 July 2007

El Salvador: What Bloggers are Saying About Protesters and Terrorism

A bloody street protest one year ago led to the passage of an Anti-Terrorism Law in El Salvador. The alleged cop-killer in the disturbances outside of the University of El...

22 May 2007

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — about a war-like political campaign

There are 22 months to go before the March 2009 elections for President and National Assembly in El Salvador, but already the campaign is a major theme in the Salvadoran...

22 March 2007

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — about the passing of a witness

If your only source of news was the main Salvadoran newspapers, you might have missed the story. The sole survivor of a notorious massacre of civilians during El Salvador civil...

6 March 2007

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — about murders in Guatemala

Recent events involving the murder of four Salvadorans in Guatemala have dominated the blogosphere in El Salvador. On February 19, three members of the Central American parliament (PARLACEN) from El...

20 February 2007

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — unable to escape the past

The ghosts of El Salvador's twelve year civil war continue to surface in the news from El Salvador. First there was the story of Will Salgado, mayor of the city...

23 January 2007

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — on the 15th anniversary of peace accords

January 16 marked the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Chapultepec Peace Accords which ended El Salvador's twelve year civil war. The event was marked by official celebrations, conferences,...

8 January 2007

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — about the new year

Salvadoran bloggers begin 2007 with a call for realism when looking at the situation facing the country. There was considerable reaction to the end of the year statements(es) of the...

22 October 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — about the armed forces

Salvadoran bloggers on the left are writing posts questioning El Salvador's level of military spending, particularly where there are pressing social problems in the country including crime, sanitation, and poverty....

2 October 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — death squads and golf courses

The brutal killing on September 25th of Salvadoran Catholic priest, Ricardo Antonio Romero, has prompted much comment in the Salvadoran blogosphere. Fr. Romero's body was found bludgeoned to death on...

9 September 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — 100 Days in the Republic of Death

El Salvador faces an epidemic of violent deaths. The country has the highest murder rate in Latin America, and August 2006 was the bloodiest month yet with 370 murders in...

27 August 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — anti-terrorism law

El Salvador has a legislative National Assembly where no party holds absolute sway. While the majority of deputies are from parties which will work with the President Saca's ARENA party,...

5 August 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — August festivals

The first week of August in El Salvador is a week for vacation. In Spanish, El Salvador means “the Savior” and nothing gets done as this historically Roman Catholic country...

22 July 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — volunteer edition

Typically my bi-weekly posts concentrate on what native Salvadorans are writing in their blogs about their country. This time I will concentrate on the blogs of people volunteering their time...

8 July 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — UES shooting

On Wednesday, July 5, protesters amassed outside of the University of El Salvador (UES) in San Salvador. The demonstrators were voicing opposition to an increase in the cost of bus...

25 June 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying – World Cup and d'Aubuisson

There is only one subject that almost all Salvadoran bloggers have mentioned recently — the World Cup. Although El Salvador had no team in Germany, that did not matter as...

11 June 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — about Tony Saca

The president of El Salvador, Tony Saca, presented a report on the first two years of his administration to the Salvadoran National Assembly on June 1. Jjmar at the Hunnapuh...

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