El Salvador's President creates new Vice-Minister of Foreign Investment position

Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén created a new public position, Vice-Minister of Foreign Investment and Financing, and appointed the leader of the political party Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), José Luis Merino (La Prensa Grafica, 22 October 2016. As reported by La Prensa Grafica, opposition party member Milena Calderón de Escalón criticized the appointment for sending a negative message, because it could be seen as an attempt at immunity for Merino, who has been questioned for possible arms and drug trafficking. The new Vice-Minister position’s focus includes managing foreign investment in the country and channeling financing for development (Prensa Latina).