Posted by: missopinion | August 19, 2010

No mas chachiporistas para El Salvador

Bueno – gracias Snr Funes y esposa… veo que como ya el FMLN difinitivamente y totalmente han arreglado el problema que el pais tiene con las maras, los grupos de mafia organizados, ya arreglaron el problema de la pobreza, la gente no esta faltando hambre,  ya la gente no les hace falta salud universal, veo que la educacion del pais es la mejor del mundo, que todos tienen un trabajo en donde no los explotan, que El Salvador ya no esta en deuda con el IMF, los derechos humanos de los innocentes ahora son bien protegidos en contra de los delincuentes y los criminales, las escuelas todas tenien todos los recursos necesarios para educar a la joventud, las calles de nuestro pais ya estan bien arregladas, la economia del salvador es la mas fuerte de latin america, los empresarios y dueños de negocios y los buseros ya no tienen miedo de perder sus vidas solo por hacer su trabajo y ya no los extortan, nuestro ambiente esta bien limpiezito, los mercados estan bien organizados y como ya todo esta bien arreglado ahora bueno estoy de acuerdo que prohibir las cachiporistas de total era lo unico que quedaba que faltaba para que su gobierno fuera el mas exitoso de nuestra historia…

Veo que si lo pusieramos en un cuarto lleno de suciedad y desorden que su idea de arreglar las cosas es levantar una cucharita pequeña limpiarla y reponerla en su mismo lugar sin tocar lo demas es su idea de resolver el problema.

Estoy muy desilusionada con usted, su esposa y su govierno. Esto no es un gran paso en nuestra historia. Si su querida esposa estaba tan preocupada con el desorden de cachiporistas me imagino que en su pais de Brasil tambien eta trabajando para deshacer la fiestas de Rio de Janiero y toda la programacion de television de Brasil tambien? O es que solo Brasil puede tener desfiles que atraen turistas? A bit selfish no?

Esta no era la solucion. Estoy de acuerdo que las cachiporistas no usaran vestidos muy sexy, y que tambien no bailaran en forma erotica por ser menores de edad..pero no de prohibirlas del todo. Es parte de nuestra historia, algo que brinda un poco de felicidad a la gente que sufre tanto bajo todos esto gobiernos incluso al suyo.

Entiendo que aveces en un cuarto de desorden y suciedad se empieza a ordenar por lo mas pequeño. Pero en nuestro pais usted tiene la obligacion a todos los que lo apoyan y a los que no lo apoyan de arreglar las cosas mas presionantes a la poblacion diariamente. Y eso no lo esta haciendo.

Tenia muchas ilusiones de ested y sus ideas, pero esto me ha comprobado que usted no esta comprobando que tiene lo que se necesita para adelantar nuestro pais.

Posted by: missopinion | August 18, 2010

King Flyp – el fenomeno salvadoreño!

Quien es King Flyp!?

Todos los que vivimos afuera del Salvador aun afuera de Estados Unidos somos los ultimos en saber quien es quien en nuestro pais.

King Flyp es el nuevo fenomeno Salvadoreño. Despues de subir unos videos en Youtube logro a sostener una audiencia de mas de 75 000 visitas!

Quien es King Flyp? Nacio Marvin Ulises Martinez de 18 años y nos viene de San Francisco Goteras en Morazan.

Yo lo admiro a este vicho que casi no puede cantar, pero te apoyamos y tenemos aprecio King Flyp!!! que sigas siendo un buen ejemplo para nuestra generacion joven que en el mundo hay mas oportunidades y mejores caminos que andar en maras y dedicarse a la delincuencia. Viva King Flyp!!!!! El Terremoto King Flyp!!!!

Si quieres tener la experiencia que me hace reir y bailar al mismo tiempo lo puedes hayar en youtube aqui esta un ejemplo:

Y ahora la nueva noticia reciente es que Canal 21 Megavision El Salvador le va a dar su propio show de realidad! jaja la vida de King Flyp… a ver como les sale. Se enfocara en su preparacion, su lucha diara y sus sueños. Si quieres ver saldra los Domingos a las 7.30pm en el canal 21 Megavision.

Para leer mas sobre King Flyp haga clic aqui

Posted by: missopinion | June 8, 2010

Advertencia para El Salvador/Travel Warning for El Salvador

Hola a todos,

Hay reportes que extorsionistas y otros criminals estan trabajando en grupo en el aeropuerto Internacional Comalapa en El Salvador. Un grupo pretende de estar esperando un familiar, aveces comienzan una conversacion con gente que genuinamente esta en espera de familia o amigos que han aterrizado en El Salvador. Le buscan informacion por ejemplo de adonde han llegado, porque han llegado (es ilegal o deportado o gente de dinero), observan como se viste el tipo de transporte que usan (buenos carros, carros nuevos de alto precio). Luego se communican con la otra mitad de su partido y ellos siguen a los que acaban de llegar al salvador. Si la gente para en algun lugar alli los asaltan y les roban, exigiendo dinero etc o si no los siguien hasta llegar a su casa, la casa del familiar o amigo alli les asaltan, les roban y luego empiezan a extorsionar las familias que quedan en El Salvador. Tener cuidado por su ambiente cuando llegue a El Salvador aeropuerto.  

hi all,

FOr anyone travelling to El Salvador. Please be take heed. I am hoping that anyone who will be going to El Salvador to visit friends, family or for holidays you need to be EXTRA careful at the airport. There is a new scam happening there. There are reports from travellers to El Salvador that groups of criminals, extorsionists and muggers are working together at the Comalapa International Airport in El Salvador. There are groups of women, children and men who are standing around at the arrivals pretending to be waiting for family members. They are listening out for information from real family members waiting for their loved one. Sometimes they may even strike up a friendly conversation to find out where the member is arriving from and where they are going. Or watch out for people who are demonstrating “money” by the way they dress and the type of car that awaits for them. Once information is obtained they communicate this to another set of people who will follow the new arrival and their accompanying family and friends. If the car comes to a stop somewhere they may hold up all the passengers there and then or even follow the arriving people to their family or friends homes where they arrive, hold them up and then they start to extort the family once they know where they live and who they are.

Posted by: missopinion | May 13, 2010

Celebrating Cuscatlan!

Cuscatlan is one of the smallest departments of El Salvador and our next stop in the series Chivo El Salvador. Its capital city is Cojutepeque. A place where many classic Cumbia songs have focused on and folkloric dances were dedicated towards. Cuscatlan lies in the centre of El Salvador and its name means “place of precious jewels”.

One the recommended places to visit is the city of Suchitoto. This bright, clean colonial town still maintains many cobble stone streets and retains much of the original spanish architecture of many

Church of Suchitoto

buildings. This is a very popular weekend family getaway place for its offerings of activities at the cultural centre, art centre and handcrafts. Families enjoy a swim at the Suchitlan Lake and bring a picnic or enjoy a lunch from street vendors or “comedores”, cafes and other local restaurants. Suchitoto is a quaint little town/city its a nice little family getaway.

Cojutepeque is the capital city of Cuscatlan. One word of warning this place is extremely hilly, steep hills everywhere it does wonders for your cardio fitness! Do not wear heels if you plan on travelling on public transport and getting around on foot. Cojutepeque is famously known for its chorizos. There are plenty of stalls that sell chorizos and advertise them as Cojutepeque chorizo but you should be careful and selective of whom to buy them off for hygiene and taste purposes. One of my favourite and trusted locations to buy these chorizos is a small family run business located across from the 2nd central park. My favourite type of chorizo to snack on are the butifarras I could eat them all day!

In Cojutepeque there is a famous hill top family outing destination called Cerro de Las Pavas. Here you will find a giant statue and pilgramage dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima. During the weekends it is normal for you to find large groups of people holding public vigils and prayer services to their patron saint. You will find the footpaths lined with street vendors selling everything from crosses to framed pictures of your favourite saint, souveniers and food. Upon reaching the top of the hill you will also find a small zoo, a restaurant and the best views of the the surrounding country side you can find this side of San Salvador. Views of Lake Ilopango and on clear days you can even see the valley of Jiboa.

The people of Cuscatlan like most people of El Salvador are humble, hard working people just tryign to make a living. Often, when travelling on public transport, you can count on snack vendors boarding your bus to sell you water, cut up fresh fruit and other foods you can snack on while on your (guaranteed) long trip. I often looked forward to this stop off while travelling in El Salvador as I could buy a drink and something to eat to hold me till I got home.

view from the top of Cerro de Las Pavas

this is short Youtube clip by Mauricio Callejas who wrote and dedicated the following song to his town Cojutepeque. it is from 2001 but trust me the places has not changed so significantly that you cant recognise it. Its pretty much the same.

Posted by: missopinion | April 22, 2010

Celebrating Chalatenango!

 The next in our series of Chivo El Salvador– Chalatenango is situated approximately 1-2 hours from the capital San Salvador.  Located here are some of El Salvador’s best eco-tourist spots that are ideal for campers, relaxation spa addicts and mountain walkers and climbers.

Chalatenango was heavily impacted by the civil war and many people from the area fled to other departamentos or over the border into Honduras. After the peace accords were signed in 1991-92 people began to migrate back to their homelands.

One of the most popular places to visit Chalatenango is La Palma. La Palma has historical importance in El Salvador’s bloody civil war story. This was the place where many battles took place between the military and the guerillas. This was also the place where many negotiations took place that eventually led to the Peace Accords of ’92.

Chalatenango is known for its mountainess beautiful, cool climate and friendly people. Located in the hill forests at an altitude of 2400 meters, is the Miramundo Forest. Here you will encourage the average temperature to be approximately 12 degrees celcius. Another notable place is Las Pilas where the average temperature is even colder than Miramundo. In Las Pilas the main agricultural products are blackberries, strawberries, peaches, lettuce and cabbage which are mainly destined for the kitchens of well established restaurants and for the export market.

One of my favourite destinations is El Pital, at 2730 meters in altitude it is by far the highest point of the Salvadoran landscape. People often travel here for camping, spa retreats and mountain walks/climbing.

Chalatenango, like all other departments of El Salvador, has a lively atmosphere especially around special occassions like Independence Day on the 15th of September as well as a miriad of patron saint festivals and celebrations.

Chalatenango is not only a place of beauty but also it has its dark side. Chalatenango is home to one of the most notorious prisons of El Salvador where many 18th Street gang members are incarcerated. It would not be recommended that a lone traveller or those without a local guide travel to the areas of Chalatenango surrounding the prison or its neighbourhoods where it is known that both 18th street and MS 13 gang members reside as this could be extremely dangerous. Always check with your local authorities.

For those of you who are fluent in spanish you may be interested in the war history of Chalatenango which ive linked below. My apologies for those who do not speak Spanish, the entire documentary/video is in spanish.

Para todos los Chalatecos y habla hispanos que este interesados en conocer mas sobre el efecto de la guerra en Chalatenango abajo encuentren enlazados los videos de su historia.

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