Inside Regyes’ house is the definitive Salvadoran hammock; a small metal door keeps their roosters from entering into the drawing-cum-dining room. A large LCD television covers half a wall. The adjoining wall is a collage of various photographs of wedding couples, infants, and families.
Salvadoran hammock maker Elena de Alfaro said she couldn't match the prices coming out of China, which has been accused of keeping its currency artificially low against the dollar. El Salvador's imports have grown nearly three times faster than exports since dollarization, according to government figures.