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
He married Ana Ligia Mixco in 1994.
He was president of El Salvador while George W. Bush was president of the United States.