Havana, Oct 23. -The President of the Republic of El Salvador, comrade Salvador Sánchez Cerén, will arrive this Tuesday, October 23th in the afternoon to Cuba, on an official visit.
During his stay, the distinguished visitor will hold official conversations with the president of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and will carry out other activities.
Biography of Salvador Sánchez Cerén
He was born on June 18th, 1944 in the city of Quezaltepeque, department of La Libertad, in the heart of a united and hardworking family. He is the son of Antonio Alfonso Sánchez, a wood craft, and Dolores Hernández, food seller in the village market. He is married to Rosa Margarita Villalta, with whom he has procreated three daughters and one son.
He graduated from the Normal school Alberto Masferrer, where he developed the vocation for teaching and social service. He shared with students and parents the poverty and the lack of opportunities, a condition that led him to dream of being a part of the creation of a more just and harmonious country.
As a teacher, he became stronger in the conviction of being a social fighter, which led him to join the National Association of Salvadoran Educators (ANDES) on June 2st, 1965, at 21 years of age.
He has since worked tirelessly for universal, free and quality education, especially for the poorest in the country.
In 1972 he joined the Popular Liberation Forces (FPL), an organization created in 1970, which would be one of the five groups that in 1980 would unite under the name Frente Farabundo Martí for National Liberation (FMLN).
In 1992 he was a signatory of the peace accords in Chapultepec, Mexico, a historic event that allowed the country to democratize and open political spaces, giving way to the FMLN to be the main transforming force of opposition.
In 2000, Salvador Sánchez Cerén was elected deputy of the FMLN in the Legislative Assembly, being re-elected in 2003 and 2006. From the legislative plenary, he promoted important laws that opened new horizons for education, youth and migrants.
In 2009 he was part of the FMLN's presidential formula that won the elections. Together with his position as deputy-president, he assumed the Minister of Education, a work he did voluntarily and ad honorem for three years.
He has published three books: Con sueños se escribe la vida (Life is written with dreams) (2008), La Guerra que no quisimos (The war we did not want)(2012) and El país que quiero (The country that I want) (2012), all with the editorial seal of Ocean Sour.
On March 16th, 2014, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal announced that with a total of 1,495,815 votes, Salvador Sánchez Cerén was elected President of the Republic of El Salvador for the period 2014-2019. (Text and Photo: Taken from Granma)