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El Salvador news and analysis from The Nation
October 18, 2017
How US Foreign Policy Helped Create the Immigration Crisis
Neoliberal strictures, support for oligarchs, and the War on Drugs have impoverished millions and destabilized Latin America.
June 1, 2017
Letters From the June 19-26, 2017, Issue
McCarthyism: past or present?… Implausible deniability… Lessons from Carrier… An admiring bog… Electing the future (
April 4, 2017
El Salvador Votes for Water Over Gold
Against overwhelming odds, an international grassroots campaign has won the world’s first comprehensive ban on metals mining.
December 21, 2016
The Alliance for Prosperity Will Intensify the Central American Refugee Crisis
Conceived without the participation of civil-society groups, the chief goal is to advance elite US and Northern Triangle business interests.
December 13, 2016
Remembering El Mozote, the Worst Massacre in Modern Latin American History
For decades, justice was denied and survivors were afraid to talk. But recently an international court found the government guilty, and a local judge has reopened a case against the perpetrators.
Sarah Esther Maslin
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April 15, 2016
Time for a US Apology to El Salvador
Obama recently expressed regret for US support of Argentina’s “dirty war.” It’s time Washington did the same regarding our active backing of right-wing butchery in El Salvador.
March 3, 2016
Diary of (Not) Excavating a Mass Grave in El Salvador
The country’s lone forensic investigator faces a system designed to keep the bodies buried.
June 8, 2015
El Salvador’s Gang Violence: The Continuation of Civil War by Other Means
Poverty, the politics of impunity and the long history of US-funded oppression are creating a new wave of refugees.