Tag Archives: neutrality

US Embassy calls for patience as final election results are awaited

The US Embassy released a statement about yesterday’s elections and the pending official results.  Statement and English translation after the jump. Continue reading


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

Former U.S. Ambassador says U.S. shouldn’t be scared of an FMLN victory on Sunday

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“We should welcome the F.M.L.N.’s statements of good faith and cooperate with it.” – William Walker, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador from 1988-1992, in a New York Times opinion piece

Read Walker’s full article after the jump. Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Engel releases statement about elections

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) Photo: wikimedia.org

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) Photo: wikimedia.org

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Engel Statement on Upcoming Salvadoran Presidential Elections

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the senior Democratic member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement as the people of El Salvador head to the polls to choose a new president this Sunday. Continue reading