Obama's Drug War in El Salvador

“Obama’s visit to the tomb of Monsenor Romero is super complicated because of what the U.S. has traditionally signified for us: a state that financed the Salvadoran military to block a revolutionary process,” says Marroquin, who lost more than a dozen family members, including her father, during the war.

“The visit to Mosnenor’s tomb is not an act of reparation. It’s an act of protocol and leaves me even more indignant, especially when ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Apr 4, 2011 - 1:56 AM PDT
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Edited by: Dwight Rousu - Apr 4, 2011 - 1:59 AM PDT
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by Dwight Rousu - Apr. 4, 2011

The story of US financed increased militarism in Latin America is given a view from the local perspective in El Salvador.

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by Katherine Roman - Apr. 4, 2011

This is good journalism because there are allot of different prospectives and the article doesn't seem biased at all. The content was clear and well written.

I wonder why these drug problems continue to get worse and worse each year. it seems to me that the government "tries" for the most part to stop the "big" problems but so many continue to develop it's hard to keep faith that the issue will actually ever resolve.

“This is a lot more than the normal intimidations—searching us, detaining us and other things that promote paranoia among students. This is the first time the police have ... More »

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by dmartin - Apr. 9, 2011

Yes, this article was very informative however it was fairly long which had taken away from the interest. But other than that the article was good. The author included many facts and statistics in the article and I thought that was what gave me the information I needed in order to have more knowledge about the issue in El Salvador.

Ana Maria and other Salvadorans’ distrust of the United States is rooted in the 12 years of civil war that followed. It left a toll of 75,000 to 80,000 dead, almost 95 ... More »

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