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El Salvador earns $1.6 billion remittances so far

Monday, June 18, 2012


Remittances to El Salvador totalled $1.6 billion during the first five months of the year.

The amount means a 7.6 percent increase, or $114 million more than last year.

According to official figures, there are 2.5 million Salvadorans living in the United States, of which about 212,000 are protected by a temporary migration law that allows them to live and work there.





Source (in Spanish): Prensa Libre