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· November, 2011

Stories about El Salvador from November, 2011

El Salvador: ‘Encachimbados’ Lead Occupy Movement

  29 November 2011

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 strategies, and environmental destruction and climate change—all policies that the Encachimbados see as designed by a transnational elite, and which...

El Salvador: Calle 13 Performs for Rice and Beans

  21 November 2011

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 other grains that will be distributed to flood victims.” Hunnapuh [es] blogged about Calle 13 and the controversy around their...

El Salvador: A Sustainable Alternative to GMO Crops

  16 November 2011

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 of technology – such as micro-hydro irrigation projects that could extend the growing season and give the farmers more stability...

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

  14 November 2011

“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 the demonstration is going on, the CEL and Salvadoran Military have set up a health brigade in the community of...

El Salvador: Impunity for Civil War Crimes Continues

  8 November 2011

“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 Salvador to provide justice in many of the highest profile cases from El Salvador's civil war.” Tim's El Salvador Blog...

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