Category: El Salvador

Yevgeniya Yatsenko: Grassroots Organizing Drove El Salvador’s Mining Ban

El Salvador’s activists proved that a national consensus on environmentalism can be forged one town at a time

Pedro Cabezas: Victory Over Irresponsible Mining

After a long struggle, El Salvador just proved that with enough civil society support, even a very poor country can stand up to powerful global mining firms

Luke Walsh-Mellet: More Repression, More Fightback! El Salvador’s Labor Movement Defends the Minimum Wage

On January 1, workers in El Salvador won a big increase in the minimum wage—in some cases doubling their pay.

Samantha Pineda: Feminist Movements Challenge El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban

El Salvador’s total ban on abortion has horrific consequences for tens of thousands of Salvadoran women. Feminist movements are demanding reforms

Robin Broad: El Salvador Lessons for the TPP Fight

The executives of a global mining corporation assumed it would be easy to get their way in Cabañas, a rural region of northern El Salvador. They were wrong

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Federico Fuentes: El Salvador: In power, former guerrillas to hold first congress

Thirty-five years after its founding, El Salvador’s historic Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) is set to hold its first national congress at the end of October.

Michael Busch: El Salvador’s War on Terror

El Salvador risks sacrificing civil liberties and human rights in its war on terror against gangs

Michael Busch: El Salvador Struggles to Break Legacy of Civil War Violence

While protest movements are gaining steam in its regional neighbors, El Salvador descends further into social crisis

Rene Guerra: Salvadorans Warn Canadians about World Bank’s Kangaroo Court

“Salvadorans, Canadians, and many others elsewhere face a common threat. Let’s continue to call on our governments to withdraw from these treaties and provisions that leave us all so vulnerable”

Al Gedicks: Globalized Mining Resistance from El Salvador to Wisconsin

The environmental devastation from past and ongoing gold mining operations in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has provoked a formidable Salvadoran social movement that has been educating and organizing communities for a total ban against metallic mining in El Salvador.

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