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· November, 2011

Stories about El Salvador from November, 2011

El Salvador: ‘Encachimbados’ Lead Occupy Movement

Danielle Mackey writes about the Encachimbados (meaning “indignant”), El Salvador's occupy movement: “They call the attention of both the U.S. and Salvadoran governments to the free trade model, regional militarization...

El Salvador: Calle 13 Performs for Rice and Beans

Puerto Rican music duo Calle 13 performed in El Salvador on Saturday, November 19; the ticket fee, as Voices from El Salvador reports, “was a donation of rice, beans or...

El Salvador: A Sustainable Alternative to GMO Crops

Colleen O'Brien in Locavore del Mundo reports “the Salvadoran government is considering trials of genetically modified crops.” However, she argues “a more sustainable solution would be to implement other types...

El Salvador: Lower Lempa Citizens Protest Dam Management During Tropical Storm

“Three weeks after floods devastated the [Lower Lempa] region, communities have organized the first demonstration against the CEL (the corporation that manages the hydroelectric dam upstream from the communities). While...

El Salvador: Impunity for Civil War Crimes Continues

“A leading voice for human rights in El Salvador, the Human Rights Institute at the University of Central America (IDHUCA), is publicly denouncing the failure of the government of El...

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