The similarities between the Israeli government and El Salavador's junta in the eighties are eerily similar -- as is U.S. support for them.
Regions / El Salvador
At stake in El Salvador's movement to ban mining is the question of whether private interests can trump national sovereignty.
The prospect of progressive leadership coming to power in El Salvador's March 15 presidential elections should prompt a new U.S. policy toward Central America.
Today we would do well to remember Romero as an example of moral courage in a time of war. But his story is also significant because El Salvador has repeatedly been used by the current Bush administration as a parallel for the situation in Iraq.