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Funes defends his record on investment but supporters allege broken promises

Thursday, June 24, 2010

When Mauricio Funes took office a year ago as El Salvador's first leftist president, he promised to reinvent the impoverished, polarized nation.

A year later, Funes faces an avalanche of criticism, from opponents and supporters alike, over broken promises, corrupt management and a failure to halt rising violence that threatens to turn the nation into "a criminal state."

Funes defends his administration, saying that his government has created 7,000 jobs and attracted $400 million in foreign investment.

Original source: Los Angeles Times