Location: Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras Capital: San Salvador Climate: tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands Population: 6,125,512 (2014 est.) Ethnic Make-up: mestizo 90%, white 9%, Amerindian 1% Religions: Roman Catholic 57.1%, Protestant 21.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.9%, Mormon 0.7%, other religions 2.3%, none 16.8% (2003 est.) Government: republic Spanish is the main and official language of El Salvador. Nahuat is the indigenous language that has survived, though it is only used by small communities of elderly Salvadorans in western El Salvador.
Many Spanish who settled the country intermarried with the native Indian population and thus the main group are the ‘mestizos’ (mixed European and Indian blood). Machismo survives in a culture where traditional gender roles remain.
Street gangs control most schools in Tegucigalpa, where a lot of the students are gangsters, along with their parents.Zelaya’s wife, Xiomara Castro, was Libre’s 2013 Presidential candidate.While the Nationalists won the elections and Juan Orlando Hernández became president, Libre managed 28.8 percent of the popular vote and displaced the Liberal Party as the second political force in Honduras.TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — In primary and secondary schools of this Central American capital, "hallway" is not just another word for corridor but slang for a gantlet of gangsters who hit up instructors for money on the way to the classroom.Gang prevention police distribute US-funded pamphlets on manners and anger management in about two thirds of the 130 public schools of Tegucigalpa.