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FMLN Poised To Take Over In El Salvador

From an elated Al Jazeera:

A woman walks past a courtyard entrance painted with portraits of Che Guevara (L) and candidates for president and vice-president of El Salvador for the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Mauricio Funes (R) and Sanchez Ceren (2R), in San Salvador March 13, 2009.

El Salvador votes for new president

Salvadorans have begun voting in a presidential election that is expected to help the Central American country put its violent political past behind it.

Polls have predicted that Mauricio Funes, a former TV journalist and leader of the leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) has a slight lead over Rodrigo Avila, a former national police chief and leader of the ruling conservative Arena party…

Funes, 49, worked for the CNN Spanish television channel and a commercial station in the capital, San Salvador. He covered the civil war, which ended in 1992, before becoming a host of one of the country’s most popular television shows.

He has pledged to combat corruption and tax evasion, ease the burden of the global downturn with centre-left policies to help the poor, develop relations with the US and retain strong links with big business.

Avila, 44, a former army sniper, with close ties to business, says he is best qualified to handle problems associated with the global recession and argues Funes would turn the country into a Venezuelan socialist satellite

A quarter of El Salvador’s population lives in the US and the tiny nation relies heavily on remittances. About 4.2 million people are registered to vote.

The government estimates 40,000 immigrants in the US have come home to vote.

A poster of Mauricio Funes, the presidential candidate of Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, FMLN, hangs from a car next to a poster of U.S. President Barack Obama outside of the national stadium in San Salvador, Saturday, March 14, 2009.

Here’s yet another election that our watchdog media could not be bothered to tell us about. We have to get word of it from our friends at Al Jazeera.

Our mainstream media guardians seem to prefer for the Communists to win these quiet victories.

Very soon there won’t be a South or Central American country that isn’t an sworn enemy of the US.

Which is peculiar, given how much love the world has for Mr. Obama. (But then again, note the second photo.)

Still, what a shock it is to learn that the candidate of the Communist and terrorist FLMN is a ex-CNN correspondent.

Give us a former sniper any day.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, March 15th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “FMLN Poised To Take Over In El Salvador”

  1. TwilightZoned says:

    Further proof we need to secure our border with Mexico.

    • caligirl9 says:

      And what are we doing to ensure those 40,000 MS-13 members who went “home” to vote don’t make it back into the U.S.?

      This always bugs the crap out of me, this idea of going “home” to vote. I used to work with someone whose heritage is El Salvadoran (born in the U.S.) and she refers to El Salvador as “home.”

      Funny thing is if she had been brought up in her “home” she’d not have attended universities here in the U.S. (using plenty of American-generated grants, scholarships and loans), and she wouldn’t now have the $250K a year job (with $4K a month housing allowance!).

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    The second photo shows 2 commies on the van. Ours and theirs………how nice to see they have something to smile about. I wish we did, too!!
    “Can you spare a peso, comrade?”

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