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Use the tabs below to find online resources about El Salvador from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

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BBC News Profile - El Salvador
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - El Salvador
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and El Salvador
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on El Salvador
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - El Salvador
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - El Salvador
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

IMF - El Salvador
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

ITC - El Salvador
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Library of Congress Country Study - El Salvador
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

OHCHR - El Salvador
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNESCO Worldwide - El Salvador
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - El Salvador
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata - El Salvador
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - El Salvador
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - El Salvador
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with El Salvador.

U.S. Commercial Service - El Salvador
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.

U.S. Department of Energy - El Salvador
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: El Salvador
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Asamblea Legislativa (in Spanish)
Legislative Assembly

Biblioteca Nacional de El Salvador (in Spanish)
National Library of El Salvador

Corte Suprema de Justica (in Spanish)
Supreme Court

Dirección General de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish)
General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses

Ministerio de Economía (in Spanish)
Ministry of the Economy

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores(in Spanish)
Ministry of Foreign Relations

Ministerio de Turismo (in Spanish)
Ministry of Tourism

Presidente (in Spanish)
President
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "El Salvador" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "El Salvador" as the search term.

CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to El Salvador.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - El Salvador
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

PAHO/WHO Databases
Regional Core Health Data Initiative Table Generator System from the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. Provides national health statistics and other data on the health situation in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South American countries.

UNdata
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Delegation of the European Commission to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, & Panama
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of El Salvador in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of El Salvador in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in San Salvador, El Salvador
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in El Salvador.

EU's Relations with El Salvador
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with El Salvador.

G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including El Salvador), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

Inter-American Development Bank and El Salvador
Strategy, projects,and news about El Salvador and the IADB.

Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the Organization of American States
"The OAS brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. The OAS is the region's principal multilateral forum for strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and confronting shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption."

ReliefWeb - El Salvador
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select El Salvador from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) El Salvador (in Spanish)
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - El Salvador
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

USAID - El Salvador
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in El Salvador.

U.S. Department of State - El Salvador
U.S.-Salvadoran relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.

World Bank - El Salvador
World Bank data, projects, and research in El Salvador.

World Food Programme - El Salvador
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

World Trade Organization - El Salvador
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
PAHO/WHO
Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. UNAIDS - El Salvador
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - El Salvador
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS intervention program in El Salvador.

WHO - El Salvador
Information and statistics on the status of public health in El Salvador from the World Health Organization (WHO).
El Salvador: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies." United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL)
July 1991-April 1995: "ONUSAL was established in July 1991 to verify implementation of all agreements between the Government of El Salvador and the Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional, including a ceasefire and related measures, reform and reduction of the armed forces, creation of a new police force, reform of the judicial and electoral systems, human rights, land tenure and other economic and social issues."
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on El Salvador.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
El Salvador and econom* El Salvador and econom*
El Salvador and histor* El Salvador and histor*
El Salvador and politic* El Salvador and politic*
El Salvador
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