Around US$1.7 billion in remittances entered the country, representing a surplus of US$398 million as compared to the same period last year.
From that amount, US$1.6 billion came from the United States, which is the main source of remittances. In March alone, remittances amounted to US$683 million, the highest monthly figure recorded by the BCR since 1991.
The money inflows grew in almost all Salvadorean territories. Chalatenango was the department with the highest amount (US$406 million), followed by Cabañas (US$391 million), Morazan (US$367 million), and La Union (US$347 million).
El Salvador's President Bukele refused this week to meet with the senior diplomat dispatched by #Biden to help paste over the migrant crisis.