Fair Trader Wins Salvadoran Presidency
Count one more fair-trade government in Latin America. The Washington Post reports the winner is Mauricio Funes:
Funes's opponent, former National Police chief Rodrigo Ávila, who represented the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), was trailing with 48.7 percent of the vote. Ávila conceded defeat, telling supporters, "We will be a constructive opposition."
The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) is hopeful about the prospects for the country under the new government:
Amen to that!