Category: El Salvador
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
On January 1, workers in El Salvador won a big increase in the minimum wage—in some cases doubling their pay.
El Salvador’s total ban on abortion has horrific consequences for tens of thousands of Salvadoran women. Feminist movements are demanding reforms
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
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.
El Salvador risks sacrificing civil liberties and human rights in its war on terror against gangs
While protest movements are gaining steam in its regional neighbors, El Salvador descends further into social crisis
“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”
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.
Resistance inside and outside of government has forced a U.S. retreat on the seeds issue, protected water from privatization, helped compel a mining moratorium, and enabled policy changes like the Medicines Law and tax reform