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El Salvador: News & Updates

El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. The US-backed civil war, which erupted after the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in 1980, lasted 12 years (1980-92), killing 70,000 people and forcing 20% of the nation’s five million people to seek refuge in the US.

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As threats to the environment increase across Latin America, new laws and police practices take aim against the front line activists defending their land and resources
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Water wins over gold. A victory for communities who, for more than a decade, have relentlessly organized to keep mining companies out of their territories.
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No arrests with sparse crowd at SOA Watch protest

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