About

El Salvador Perspectives is a news and information site/blog focused on the Central American country of El Salvador. The primary focus is on news and politics, but you can also find articles here on culture, tourism, art, food and more.

The intended audience for El Salvador Perspectives are English-speakers who have some relationship with El Salvador. Whether you have friends and relatives in El Salvador, have a sister church, visited on a service trip, or are researching the country's continued emergence and healing from its civil war during the 1980's, there should be something on this site for you.

El Salvador Perspectives began in 2004 as "Tim's El Salvador Blog."  In the dozen years following, the site has developed a following in both the US and El Salvador and a community of people who share thoughts in comments, tweets, messages and elsewhere.

El Salvador Perspectives is the product of Tim Muth. Tim is a US trained lawyer who splits his time between El Salvador and Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the US. When he is not researching and writing articles for this site, Tim works on matters involving civil liberties and human rights. Tim actively tweets as a supplement to El Salvador Perspectives, and you can follow him on Twitter as @TimMuth.

Tim is married to Linda, who also writes frequently about El Salvador. You can find her blog at Linda's El Salvador Blog.

Comments

Stan Duncan said…
Hi Tim,
You probably don't know me, but our friend in common, Eloise Clawson, forwards your blog posts to me regularly, so I feel like I know you.

I have a small favor that I'm sure you could help out in a brief minute. I'm looking for the name of a fairly famous Salvadoran general who was killed by rebels in about 1984 or 5. He had been trying hard to shut down Radio Venceremos, so the rebels put together a fake transmitter with a bomb in it and allowed him to find it. Then when he and his men put it into a helicopter to take it back and show off his victory, they detonated the bomb.

I wanted to retell that story in something I'm writing, but somehow I can't find anything that reports it. I can't find it in my books and I can't find it in my Google searches, so obviously I'm doing something wrong. It was big news at the time, but I can't seem to locate it now.

Can you help me out? If you know of some articles about it that you could suggest, that would be great, but even just giving me the names and locations and date, would be enough for me to do a better search for it.

Thanks in advance, I appreciate it. And keep up the good work. I lived in El Salvador back in the late eighties and still travel there periodically (last year with Eloise and her church group), so I read your posts with great interest.

Best,

Stan
standuncan@post.harvard.edu
standuncan@gmail.com