U.S. environmentalists take note: El Salvador's activists proved that a national consensus on environmentalism can be forged one town at a time.
With development assistance slashed, the face of U.S. diplomacy in the region will more often be wearing a uniform.
Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
The more immediate danger is that as America's soft power crumbles, the White House will lean harder on hard power — with predictably grim results.
As the tide of American empire recedes, the Golden Arches remain in place.