El Salvador–United States relations
According to the 2012 U.S. Global Leadership Report, 55% of Salvadorans approve of U.S. leadership, with 19% disapproving and 26% uncertain, the fourth-highest rating for any surveyed country in the Americas.
The history of U.S.-El Salvador relations encompasses some controversial moves and operations by the United States, e.g. the U.S.-involvement in the Salvadoran Civil War  and interference in Salvadoran elections such as during the 2004 presidential election.
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U.S.-Salvadoran relations remain close and strong. U.S. policy towards the country promotes the strengthening of El Salvador's democratic institutions, rule of law, judicial reform, and civilian police; national reconciliation and reconstruction; and economic opportunity and growth. El Salvador has been a committed member of the coalition of nations fighting against terrorism and has sent 10 rotations of troops to Iraq to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.
U.S. ties to El Salvador are dynamic and growing. More than 19,000 American citizens live and work full-time in El Salvador. Most are private businesspersons and their families, but a small number of American citizen retirees have been drawn to El Salvador by favorable tax conditions. The Embassy's consular section provides a full range of citizenship services to this community. The American Chamber of Commerce in El Salvador is located at World Trade Center, Torre 2, local No. 308, 89 Av. Nte. Col. Escalón, phone: 2263-9494.
Principal U.S. officials include:
- Ambassador--Mari Carmen Aponte
- Deputy Chief of Mission—Michael Barkin
- USAID Mission Chief—Kirk Dahlgren
Political Counselor—David Boyle
- Economic Counselor—John Barrett
- Commercial Officer—Ireas Cook
- Public Affairs Officer—Mari Tolliver
The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador is located in Antiguo Cuscatlán.
- History of El Salvador - U.S. relations
- The Sanctuary Movement from the Dean Peter Krogh Foreign Affairs Digital Archives