Regions / El Salvador
Last March, two rival gangs met in a Salvadoran prison to forge an unlikely truce.
This article examines the sixth summit of the Americas and analyzes how the event reflects a trend of Washington's declining hegemony in Latin America and the rise of unified opposition to American policies, particularly the militarization of the region, drug war and isolation of Cuba.
The most significant story in Central America right now is also the most underreported.
The similarities between the Israeli government and El Salavador's junta in the eighties are eerily similar -- as is U.S. support for them.
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.