Polls show the FMLN is a shoo-in for the presidency. But, they don't have a majority in the national assembly, limiting their power.
Unleashing soldiers across Latin America may seem like an incongruity in a region that suffered from decades of military dictatorships and wars, but with drug-related violence on the rise, some nations say there's no other option.
El Salvador's left-wing candidate won 49 percent of the vote, just short of the majority needed to secure victory in this weekend's election. The next round isn't expected to be an easy win.
El Salvador's presidential election takes place next month, and topics of gang violence, the economy, and healthcare are top of mind.
Key security threats plaguing Central America, especially gang violence and organized crime, affect the US as well. That's why American support is crucial for new initiatives such as the one in El Salvador that combats gangs by addressing social ills and rehabilitating gang members.
El Salvador and Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim are in a high-profile arbitration over permitting. What does the company's sale to an Australian firm mean for the Salvadoran mining sector?