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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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September 14, 2017
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
September 12, 2017
death threats to journalists at El Faro and Revista Factum, two digital news outlets specializing in investigative journalism
July 3, 2017
illegal searches by National Police of the home of women’s and environmental rights defender Sonia Jeannette Sánchez Pérez in Santo Tomás, San Salvador Department
April 5, 2017
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.
November 19, 2016
No arrests with sparse crowd at SOA Watch protest
November 6, 2016
Join us at Beaumont School as we mark the 36th anniversary of the four martyred church women in El Salvador. With keynote speaker Marlen Sánchez, we commemorate the work of these martyrs who sacrificed their lives to stay in solidarity with the oppressed and marginalized people of El Salvador.
Letter to Obama to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for refugees from EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, AND GUATEMALA
September 8, 2016
RENEWED REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, AND GUATEMALA IN LIGHT OF CONTINUED INJUNCTION IN UNITED STATES V. TEXAS
Dear President Obama:
August 5, 2016
Live Music. Poetry. Refreshments. Updates from IRTF staff about Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. With special guests from Colombia (Caldwell Manners, CPT) and El Salvador (Leslie Schuld, CIS).
June 24, 2016
repeated intimidation and surveillance of Pedro José Cruz and Bertha de León, human rights lawyers involved with corruption cases