Funes congratulates Obama

Following the victory of Barack Obama in the election for president of the United States, Mauricio Funes issued a statement congratulating the president-elect. "These winds of change have begun to blow from the United States to refresh the global atmosphere, in need of more democracy and greater social justice. The Americans have not been afraid to choose change, as they have staked out the future and not the immobility of the past," said Funes.

Salvadoran youth members of the FMLN, gathered in Plaza Barrios, in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral, to celebrate Obama's victory.

With Obama's triumph, it is worth revisiting the prescient post by our friend Carlos Colorado titled BARACK O’FUNES: Will the FMLN’s candidate be a Salvadoran Obama? which looks at the similarities between the candidates for change in the two countries.