Washington DC Mayor Makes San Salvador a Sister City

Since last August, Washington, D.C., and San Salvador are now sister cities. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a sister city agreement with San Salvador Mayor Ernesto Muyshondt during a visit to El Salvador.

D.C. is home to a large Salvadoran population, including many Salvadoran business owners, families, leaders, and artists. “I am proud that San Salvador will be the first sister city agreement I am entering into as mayor and will work hard to ensure we can build safer, stronger communities together.” Bowser said.

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Activities:

  1. According to the article, how many Salvadorans live in Washington D.C.?
  2. What are the goals of this agreement?
  3. Why do you think this agreement is called a “sister-city” agreement?