Conversing with the President

El Salvador's president Mauricio Funes  has started a weekly radio call in program to let citizens call and talk to their president.   Called "Conversando Con El Presidente," the program airs live at 11:00 El Salvador time each Saturday morning on National Radio of El Salvador (96.5FM).   The program can also be heard streamed live, or in a recorded archive at

Last Saturday was the first of these programs.   The questions and the president's comments touched on the major themes of the news including among other topics, crime and the gang truce, a pending increase in electricity prices, and the impasse at the Supreme Court.