Category: El Salvador

Mariana Carbajal: Inside the fight against criminalisation of abortion in El Salvador

A new film documents how more than 50 Salvadoran women serving lengthy prison terms have been set free by feminist activism

Manuel Perez Rocha: Democratic Progress in Honduras, Setbacks in El Salvador

The last decade saw democratization in El Salvador and brutal repression in Honduras. Suddenly, those trends appear to have reversed

Bay Area Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador: Feminists in El Salvador Fight Against a Misogynist Government

As we watch this quick reversal of women’s rights unfold from a far, the international community has a duty to act in solidarity with the women and feminist movements in El Salvador

Charlotte Dennett: The Water Defenders

How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed

Brett Wilkins: Martyred Missionaries: The Lives and Legacies of Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, Ita Ford, and Dorothy Kazel

In their lives, work, and tragic, untimely deaths, the women inspired people in El Salvador who, deeply moved by their ultimate sacrifice, would at long last prevail in their freedom struggle.

Onidia Gomez: 100 Days of Nayib Bukele in El Salvador

Grassroots leaders in El Salvador discuss what they anticipate from President Nayib Bukele, what they demand, and how they plan to navigate the distance between the two

Chris Hedges: You Don’t Need a Telescope to Find a ‘Shithole Country’

The leaders of the shithole country would oversee the murder of 80,000 people and 8,000 disappeared in 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.

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