04/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

El Salvador's Mauricio Funes Gives Interview (VIDEO)

El Salvador's newly-elected president Mauricio Funes has given his first interview directed towards English-speakers to discuss the historic importance of his victory and how he will better ties with the United States. Funes promises improvement of El Salvador's democratic institutions and the restoration of the rule of law as the best means to stymie emigrants flowing from his country. The interview is in Spanish with English subtitles, via The Nation: