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Political divisions threaten El Salvador's economic rebound from credit-rating cuts

Monday, January 24, 2011


Mauricio Funes, the president of El Salvador, must rein in hard-line members of his party of former guerrilla leaders and win over the private sector.

Unless the country is to rebound from credit-rating cuts, its economic growth could be at risk.

The extent to which the divide between the moderate Funes and the ex-guerrillas  is threatening his government was made all too public by secret US diplomatic cables leaked to Wikileaks and published by Spanish daily El Pais.

Original source: World Politics Review