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El Salvador faces a strong challenge to restore historic center

San Salvador, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador is facing a strong challenge to restore the historic heart of San Salvador, where businesses and illegal activities have given a bad image to tourism.

During a visit to the area where the Metropolitan Cathedral and other emblematic buildings are located, Prensa Latina found that the effort has just begun, and according to passers-by, there is still much to be done.

The streets around the Cathedral, where Saint Arnulfo Romero officiated masses are barely covered with concrete. Romero was a martyred bishop, whose murderers are still fugitives from justice and the investigations do not show the guilties of the homicide that shocked the country.

An incessant activity is seen even on Sunday in what the National Library will be. It is a monumental construction that is being executed with funds from the People’s Republic of China.

It is also evident that the Mayor’s Office is implementing the Revitalization Plan for the Historic Heart and hundreds of vendors dismantled their stalls this weekend.

Some say that they fear being imprisoned by the emergency regime, something that could lead to a mass exodus.

The situation could foreseeably end in confrontations and disorder, as many of those evicted this weekend had been in this commercial area for more than 30 years, and if they do not find a location soon, desperation might lead them to confront the order of the capital’s commune.


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