Salvadorian politician and former President of El Salvador from 2004 to 2009 under the conservative Nationalist Republican Alliance party.
He began his professional career as a broadcast journalist, working in mostly in sports radio.
He won the 2004 election with 57.7% voting in his favor, succeeding President Francisco Flores Pérez.
He married Ana Ligia Mixco in 1994.
He was president of El Salvador while George W. Bush was president of the United States.