Category Archives: Media

Upside Down World: In the Face of an Expected Election Defeat, El Salvador’s Right-wing ARENA Party ‘Prepared for War’

Check out an excellent article about Sunday’s elections on Upside Down World by CISPES Executive Director Alexis Stoumbelis.  You can read the original post on UDW here.  A copy of the article is available after the jump.

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Human Rights Ombudsman calls elections tranquil, calls on population to vote without fear


In an interview on Channel 33 less than an hour before the scheduled 5:00 PM

Human Rights Ombudsman David Morales (Photo: Democracy in the Americas)

Human Rights Ombudsman David Morales (Photo: Democracy in the Americas)

closing of the polls, Human Rights Ombudsman David Morales highlighted the tranquility of today’s electoral process.  “We haven’t observed any serious anomalies,” he said.  Morales commented that they had received different denouncements throughout the day that the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office had investigated, mentioning isolated cases of people with disabilities and transgendered people being denied the right to vote. Continue reading

Interview with former U.S. Ambassador


Interview with former U.S. Ambassador, William Walker, on the upcoming elections in El Salvador

Read Walker’s full article here

Tune in for more updates from CISPES delegates!


Josh Elliott from Olympia CISPES along with CISPES delegates will be on KAOS Radio today at 12-1p PST.   Stream it here: 

Statements of U.S. neutrality in the papers and on the radio

On Wednesday, January 29th, U.S. solidarity organizations published paid ads in El Salvador’s two widest circulating newspapers, La Prensa Gráfica and El Diario de Hoy, with statements from U.S. officials in the State Department, Senate, and House of Representatives affirming the U.S. government’s neutral position in El Salvador’s electoral process. Radio PSAs are also airing on community and commercial radio stations to make sure as many Salvadorans as possible know that they can vote for whoever they choose without fear of political retaliation from the U.S. government. (Listen to the radio PSA and download copies of the paid ad after the jump.) Continue reading

Every vote counts!


CISPES Representative Nicola Chavez talks about the importance of voting