Barcelona celebrated the Day of the Salvadoran Abroad

Photo: Consulate of El Salvador in Barcelona.
By Hector Murcia

Since 2005 by decree of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador, the 26 November is celebrated the Day of the Salvadoran Exterior. Salvadorans are in Barcelona, Spain, joined this special day for the community that contributes from various points of the world to their country.

The Consulate of El Salvador in the Catalan city also joined the celebrations and developed a special event to recognize the work of Salvadorans in the community and to reward those who have excelled in the society that has welcomed them..

This year, Dra. Tania Pleitez Vela, born in San Salvador in 1969, professor and researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, She is the author of poetry and literary research books., was the award-winning.

Broke, has a long literary career, has compiled two bilingual anthologies of Salvadoran literature: Theater under my skin, Contemporary Salvadoran poetry and “Punto de Fuga, Salvadoran prose ”. In addition to several research books, has published three poetry books: "Thirty Days of a Life", “Nostalgia for the Present” and “Prewar / Prewar”.

Dra. Tania Pleitez Vela, at the time of being honored as a prominent Salvadoran in Barcelona. Photo: Consulate of El Salvador in Barcelona.

The activity also had the participation of Dr. Héctor Lindo Fuentes, Salvadoran university professor based in the United States. Lindo gave a presentation on the struggle of Salvadoran women to have the right to vote and the important role that Prudencia Ayala had in this fight.

Ayala, She was the first woman to participate in elections in the Central American country and was one of the first activists to fight for women's right to vote..

Photo: Consulate of El Salvador in Barcelona.
Photo: Consulate of El Salvador in Barcelona.
Photo: Consulate of El Salvador in Barcelona.