Regions / Latin America & Caribbean
The United States is using this Pacific colony as its own private firing range.
Global uprisings against corruption can fuse middle-class concerns over the rule of law to a more radical critique of unequal political systems.
It's unlikely the administration has either the will or the means to roll back the full suite of Obama-era reforms.
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.
As the tide of American empire recedes, the Golden Arches remain in place.
In 45 countries, U.S. military bases prop up undemocratic regimes of all sorts, while often interfering with local campaigns for democracy.
Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame.
After a long struggle, El Salvador just proved that with enough civil society support, even a very poor country can stand up to powerful global mining firms.