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Asamblea Legislativa citará a presidente de ARENA Jorge Velado sobre paradero de expresidente Flores

La comisión especial de la Asamblea Legislativa que investiga el destino de los fondos de la donación de Taiwán para los terremotos de 2001 citará al presidente del Consejo Ejecutivo Nacional (COENA) del partido ARENA, Jorge Velado, para informar sobre el paradero del expresidente de la República, Francisco Flores, sospechoso de malversación de la cooperación taiwanesa.

El citatorio se da porque Velado fue quien informó públicamente que Flores ya no asistiría a la entidad legislativa a rendir cuentas sobre los $10 millones que el país asiático donó y eso, para los diputados, lo convertiría en cómplice.

El presidente de la comisión, el diputado Francisco Merino, dijo que la comparecencia del presidente del COENA será el próximo martes 1 de abril, a las 9:00 AM.

Benito Lara, parlamentario del FMLN, expresó que el hecho de que Velado informara al país que Flores ya no comparecería ante los diputados genera la sospecha que había un acuerdo en ARENA para respaldar la ausencia del exmandatario.

“Deben de tener alguna información sobre el paradero de Flores”, subrayó Lara.

El diputado de GANA, Guillermo Gallegos, afirmó que sería bueno para la investigación de la comisión que Velado comparezca porque luego de la información que él brindó sobre el expresidente, podría señalársele de cómplice.

La diputada Claudia Ramírez secundó a su colega y aseguró que es necesario para el país conocer dónde está Flores y si él se sigue reuniéndose o comunicándose con ARENA.

En febrero, la comisión especial le entregó un informe a la Fiscalía General de la República donde le recomienda investigar al exgobernante por el posible cometimiento de los delitos de cohecho impropio, asociaciones ilícitas, actos arbitrarios, lavado de dinero y de activos, casos especiales de lavado de dinero y activos, así como enriquecimiento ilícito.

El diputado Merino aseguró que la comisión especial no trabaja y ni fue creada con intenciones políticas electorales, y eso se demuestra que siguen reuniéndose luego de la elección presidencial del pasado 9 de marzo.

Para Merino es necesario seguir investigando, ya que la semana pasada el expresidente de Guatemala, Alfonso Portillo, aceptó su culpabilidad en recibir sobornos de Taiwán, situación parecida a la de Flores.

El informe elaborado por la comisión especial también le recomienda a la Fiscalía investigar la modalidad de cooperación “no tradicional”, expresada por el exgobernante y otros recursos en calidad de préstamos que en total rondan los $95 millones.

Fuente:http://www.transparenciaactiva.gob.sv/

Friday, July 25, 2014

Manifestación de la Comunidad Centroamericana hoy a las 3:00 pm frente a la Casa Blanca

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Manifestación para exigir que Obama proteja a los niños migrantes, cese las políticas fracasadas de la Guerra contra las Drogas que alimentan la violencia y la inversión en programas de desarrollo en los pueblos de origen. 

Para defender a los migrantes menores de edad y para dar a apoyo a sus respectivos presidentes de El Salvador, Honduras y Guatemala, en la reunión con Obama programada para hoy a las 4:00 pm en la Casa Blanca, la comunidad centroamericana hace un llamado a todos para que juntos pidan a EE.UU. respetar la ley.

DÓNDE: En frente de la Casa Blanca

CUANDO: El viernes, 25 de Julio desde las 3:00 pm hasta las 4:00 pm

QUIÉN: Líderes de organizaciones en pro de los derechos humanos en Centroamérica, líderes de organizaciones locales que sirven a la comunidad migrante, y líderes religiosos

POR QUÉ: El viernes por la tarde, el presidente Obama se reunirá con los presidentes de  El Salvador, Guatemala, y Honduras para abordar la crisis humanitaria en la frontera entre los EE.UU. y México.
Líderes comunitarios y religiosos harán un llamado al Presidente Obama que permita que los niños y niñas migrantes sean reunidos con sus familias en los EE.UU, que oponga a cualquier debilitación del Acta de Reautorización de Protección de Victimas de Trata de Personas del 2008, y que asegure que los derechos de los niños y niñas detenidos sean protegidos, incluso el derecho de tener representación legal durante todo procedimiento judicial.

Organizaciones en pro de los derechos en Centroamérica afirman que las políticas de seguridad militarizada promovidas por los EEUU han contribuido a los altos niveles de violencia en Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador y México y advierten que las actuales propuestas elaboradas por la Casa Blanca y el Congreso no resolverán las causas raíz que obligan a los niños y niñas y sus familias a huir de sus hogares.

“La responsabilidad para los factores que fuerzan a la juventud a migrar de Centro América no queda solamente con los gobiernos de Honduras, Guatemala, y El Salvador, como han sugerido varios funcionarios y periodistas,” dice Kathryn Johnson, de la Comisión para Derechos Humanos de Guatemala (GHRC por sus siglas en inglés). “Las políticas económicas y de seguridad de los Estados Unidos provocan la violencia que están huyendo los niños y por eso los Estados Unidos tiene una responsabilidad moral para protegerles.”

Durante la manifestación habrá breves ponencias de varias organizaciones patrocinadoras de la actividad, incluyendo el Comité en Solidaridad con el Pueblo de El Salvador, el Observatorio de la Escuela de las Américas, la Comisión para Derechos Humanos de Guatemala, Oficina de Asuntos Globales de Maryknoll Office, y el Centro de Recursos para Centroamericanos (CARECEN) de Washington, DC.

Muchas de las recomendaciones de las organizaciones también son destacadas en un informe elaborado por el Caucus Progresista del Congreso. Para mayor información o para fijar una entrevista, favor de comunicarse con Dan.Lindner@mail.house.gov en la oficina de Representante Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Salvadoreños en Washington celebran segundo mandato del FMLN en El Salvador

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Por Ramón Jiménez

Simpatizantes y afiliados del Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) del Distrito de Columbia, Maryland y Virginia celebraron el ascenso a la Presidencia de la República de El Salvador por segunda vez consecutiva.

La toma de posesión de la Primera Magistratura por parte del profesor y excomandante guerrillero Salvador Sánchez Cerén tuvo lugar este domingo 1 de junio en el Centro Internacional de Ferias y Convenciones de San Salvador.

La celebración en la región metropolitana de Washington tuvo como escenario la sala de recepciones de la Iglesia Episcopal San Mateo en la localidad de Hyattsville, Maryland que se vio abarrotada por decenas de personas que lucían banderas alusivas al partido izquierdista así como camisetas o vestidos completos de rojo brillante.

Fuente: www.metrolatinousa.com




Monday, May 12, 2014

Salvadoran President-Elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren meets with Secretary of State John Kerry

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Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Salvadoran President-Elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren, at the Department of State.

Around 5 pm today, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Salvadoran President-Elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren at the Department of State.

In the meeting, Mr Kerry said to Mr. Sanchez Ceren that the US considers El Salvador an important ally in the region not just as partner in security matters, but also in economic terms. Due to its large Salvadoran population in the United States, El Salvador is the third country with whom the US exchanges more services, products and information after Mexico and Canada.

Sanchez Ceren,  on his part, invited Mr. Kerry to visit El Salvador for his inauguration ceremony on June 1, 2014 and to speed up the $261 Million Second Compact from the Challenge Corporation Account, which Mr. Kerry presides.

In Press Conference, Sanchez Ceren said that his visit to U.S. was fruitful and saluted the Salvadoran community, the largest latino group in the Washington metropolitan area.  


 Mr. Sanchez Ceren is expected to return to El Salvador at 5:00 am on Tuesday. 

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FMLN’s Foreign-Born Base

FMLN’s Foreign-Born Base, the Future of Transnational Politics

We share with you the Future: FMLNs Next Generation, Foreign-Born.

On April 26th, 2014 the FMLN's leadership in Washington, DC. gathered some of their young base to show that the party has a bright future.

Here is the result:

Sunday, May 11, 2014

El Salvador’s President-Elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren will Meet State Secretary John Kerry in Washington

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Tomorrow, El Salvador’s President-Elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren will Meet State Secretary John Kerry in Washington

Sanchez Ceren, in an official trip to Washington, will meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry this Monday May 12, at the State Department.

John Kerry has confirmed the meeting with Sanchez Ceren and said that the US will continue to work with El Salvador on a variety of issues, including migration, economic development, security in the region and other bilateral matters of great importance for both countries.

President-elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren, is accompanied by appointed Chancellor Mr. Hugo Martinez; Technical Secretary of the Presidency Roberto Lorenzana and Ambassador of El Salvador in Washington, Rubén Zamora.

After winning the elections in El Salvador, Sanchez Ceren has visited the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, and His Holiness Pope Francisco in the Vatican and a tour throughout Central America.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Arrest Warrant Issued against El Salvador's former President Francisco Flores

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El Salvador's Attorney General Office issues an arrest warrant against Former President of El Salvador Francisco Flores.
Today El Salvador's Attorney General Office (FGR) turned in an indictment against former President Francisco Flores, on charges of embezzlement, illicit enrichment and  civil disobedience in the case of the $10 million donation his administration received from Taiwan. 

The FGR also issued an arrest warrant against Mr. Flores, whose whereabouts are still unknown. He disappeared after the was dismissed as ARENA’s Chief Campaign Manager in the last presidential elections.

Attorney General (AG) Luis Martínez explained that the former president has not yet been located, but said he has had talks with the Minister of Justice and Security , Ricardo Perdomo, about the "need " to locate him immediately to prosecute him. 

Martinez emphasized that the accused shall be guaranteed due process in the courts, and suggested that Mr. Flores voluntarily steps forward from wherever he is hiding to face the charges in the courts according to Salvadoran law.

In a national television interview "Frente A Frente", the AG said that "no one could further delay this case due to the risk of prescription". He also assured that this is a serious case, and his decision to prosecute Mr. Flores is not due to media or public pressure, though, he admitted he has received attacks, libel and slander for what the public perceives as “strange passivity” on the part of the AG on this particular case. 

Regarding the crime of illicit enrichment, Martinez said that Mr. Flores is being accused for the disappearance of $ 5.3 million, but according to the investigations of the Special Legislative Commission, the figure could be around $ 90 million.

"The investigation is still under development," said Martinez and subsequently confirmed that Flores is now a fugitive wanted by the Salvadoran Justice.

In the meantime ARENA has withdrawn from the case and undone any ties with Mr. Flores.

Friday, April 25, 2014

President-Elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren meets the Pope Francis in Rome

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The Pope Francis met this Friday with Salvadoran President-Elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren, at the Vartican in Rome, in a historical visit in which the ex-guerrilla commandant thanked the Pontif’s efforts to the beatification of San Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero.

Romero, 62, was killed on March 24, 1980 by death squad members supported by the military when celebrating mass in his Church La Divina Providencia in San Salvador.

His canonization process began in 1994 and, after several years of stagnation, Francisco reactivated the cause in 2013 to beatify and make Romero become the first saint in Salvadoran history.

The audience, at the Pontiff 's Private Library at the Vatican Papal Palaces, lasted for 30 minutes, after which the president-elect said he was " very happy to meet with a Pope so loved by the Salvadoran people ."

Sanchez Ceren asked the Pope’s blessing for his presidency, which begins the first of June, 2014.

The President-Elect kissed the Pope’s ring, as part of the protocol, and reiterated that he was "very happy to be for the first time in the Vatican with the Pope, to whom he gave a painting of the figure of Archbishop Romero, painted by famous artist Joshua Villalta .

He also presented a stole made by artisans of La Palma, in the north of El Salvador, who specialized in making guerrillas combat clothing during the civil war.

The Pope, meanwhile, gave Sanchez Ceren a medallion of a saint and document of the V General Conference of the Episcopate of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM ) in Aparecida, Brazil, in 2007.

At parting, Francisco wished a speedy recovery of Margarita Villalta, Sanchez Ceren’s wife, who came to the Vatican walking with a cane due to surgery practiced on her left leg.

The five-person delegation that accompanied Sanchez Ceren were Foreign Minister, Jaime Miranda, Margarita, his wife and two diplomatic representatives accredited to the Vatican.

Sanchez Ceren , 69, who is Catholic , will be the first former guerrilla to come to power in El Salvador and the fourth in Latin America, after Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega, José Mujica Uruguayan and Brazilian Dilma Rousseff.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

New law guarantees social programs in EL Salvador

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New law guarantees social programs in EL Salvador

As part of Sanchez Ceren campaign’s promise to protect human dignity through a social agenda, El Salvador's Legislative Assembly approved the Social Development and Protection Law on April 3. The law was presented by President Mauricio Funes last year to ensure that the groundbreaking social services initiated by his administration continue.

These programs are designed to address the needs of historically abandoned and excluded sectors. The law mandates a “legal framework for human development, protection and social inclusion that promotes, protects and guarantees the fulfillment of people’s rights”.

It specifically targets Salvadorans living in poverty or facing discrimination, and gives special priority to children, women, young people, the elderly, people with disabilities and indigenous people.

Guillermo Mata, a legislator from the left-wing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), said: “We are guaranteeing a series of human rights for people, not as a handout, but as a right.”

Among the wide range of social initiatives now cemented into law are: free uniforms, shoes, and school supplies as well as school meals and a daily glass of milk for all public school children; the Ciudad Mujer (Women’s City) service centers that provide reproductive and mental healthcare, legal support, childcare and employment training for women; pensions for impoverished senior citizens; the Family Farming Plan, which provides seeds, supplies and technical support to small-scale farmers; and a free, comprehensive public healthcare system for all.

During the electoral campaign, president elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren said that if he won the presidential election, the current social programs would continue and new law would be enacted to further protect the neediest and poorest in El Salvador.

“What we are doing is starting to implement some of the promises of the campaign today rather than tomorrow”, said the candidate in his twitter account.

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