From Reuters via Yahoo
El Salvador on Thursday recognized Palestine as an independent state in the midst of a drive by the Arab League to upgrade it to full membership status in the United Nations.
"This decision was made in the context of the profound respect El Salvador has for sovereign decisions by members of the United Nations, the majority of whom have recognized the Palestinian state," El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes told a news conference.I don't have much to say here. I just found the announcement pretty interesting. There were discussions about El Salvador's relations with Palestine and Israel during the 2004 presidential election when two men of Palestinian ancestry (Antonio Saca and Schafik Handal) vied for the presidency.
Latin American recognition of Palestine is more Greg's terrain at Two Weeks Notice.