In efforts to lower interest rates and attract foreign investors, El Salvador is attempting to salvage economical problems with the recent currency change from the El Salvadoran colon (SC) to the U.S. dollar.

Some sources say it will help the financial markets develop and others say the recent earthquake that claimed more than 1000 lives will devour an estimated U.S. $1 billion in damage costs and the country's fiscal efforts will prove to be futile.

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