Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Campaña Negra

Senior local government officials in El Salvador are suggesting to the media that their constituents are still too terrified to contemplate visiting Guatemala for the forseeable future. Should keep the crowds down while I'm out there for Semana Santa!

It's ironic because when I first went to the region in the 80s it was the (short) chapter on El Salvador in Central America on a Shoestring that was most likely to deter potential visitors.

582,676 Salvadoreños came to Guatemala last year. That's 35 % of the total number of foreign visitors, in what was a record year for tourism.

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