Ben Ciuffa’s Photo Journals

December 23, 2011

Sunset In El Salvador

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December 12, 2011

Sandals & Cheese at Natalia de Siman

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October 1, 2011

Ben Ciuffa’s Notes From El Salvador

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I’ll start sending posts from El Salvador on March 9th, the week before the Sunday 3/15/09 election.

In 2004, the main Parties, FMLN & Arena shut their campaigns down with giant rallies on the weekend of 3/7 & 3/8.

The week, before that election, was filled with disturbing events.  The Newspapers reported that the U.S. State Department announced that all Green-Carded Salvadorenos would be deported back to E.S, if the leftist (FMLN) candidate won.

Rumors were widely circulated that employers had ways to monitor their employees’ voting.   Several of my collegues from Norway were forced to lie, face-down, at the Cyber cafe, near out guest houses.  Their passports were taken, but not their wallets or money!

The actual election was observed as fair and open.  The voters in Citesojutepeque proudly, excercised their democratic rights under a peaceful, hot sky that day.

Note:  Click on a photo for an enlarged view.            Election observation activities are adminitered by The CIS.

March 25, 2011

Visit to A Home For Girls in El Salvador, March 23,2011

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I hadn’t been back to this wonderful place since May, 2010, when we had installed

Clean Water For The World, purification system. 

Now a year later, I began a twice weekly English/ Spanish tutoring program.  FUN!!

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March 21, 2011

TV Interviews, In El Salvador, for Clean Water For The World

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I arrived in El Salvador Monday, 3-14-11 & met with my installation team on Tuesday.  On Wednesday,

we & two reps from installation sites met with TV 10 for a live telecast.

3-16 & 3-17 Taping Of Cooperacion TV 10 for 3-21-11 telecast

3-16 & 3-17 Taping Of Cooperacion TV 10 for 3-21-11 telecast

May 21, 2010

Farewell At An Orphanage In El Salvador

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We installed a purification unit at this girls home in April 2010.

Every visit was memorable, especially, when I bid them farewell.

They put on a show, that included toddlers through teens, dancing and singing.

Their Rock Around The Clock had teens lifting and dancing with little partners.     Click on Image for enlarged view.    Go to

  to see 2 min clips.

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