El Salvador: War and Revolution

Hugo Turner Women and children mourn as a truck carrying the caskets of their family members arrives in Guadalupe, El Salvador, on May 9, 1983.Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images With Special thanks to J. Patrice McSherry One of the more horrifying chapters in the history of American imperialism took place in the tiny nation of El…

Nicaragua: ‘El Salvador Continues Hostile Activities in Our Maritime Spaces’

Kawsachun News Nicaragua’s Government of Reconciliation and National Unity has released a second statement on the dispatch, on behalf of the government of El Salvador, of Salvadoran Artillery Military Vessels to Nicaragua’s maritime spaces in the Pacific Ocean. The Salvadoran Military Vessels have made incursions less than 30 miles off Nicaragua’s coasts, in maritime spaces…

The US is at a Loss in Central America

Stephen Sefton In November 2008, while ambassador to Nicaragua, death-squad manager nonpareil John Negroponte’s long time torture and terror campaign sidekick, Robert Callahan, remarked to a reporter in Managua, “US foreign policy toward Latin America has not changed in 50 years and is unlikely to do so under President Obama”. Just months later, the June…

2021: Political Turning Point in Central America and the Caribbean

Mision Verdad No day is like the previous one in the Central American and Caribbean region (Photo: @minednicaragua / Twitter). With the background noise of migration to the United States and the recent victory of Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, Central America and the Caribbean are at a turning point that will play an important role…

El Salvador: Declaration by Popular Movements on Bicentennial of Independence

Kawsachun News Thousands march in San Salvador on the 200th anniversary of Central American independence. September 15, 2021. Photo: Oscar Leiva Marinero Salvadorans marched through the streets of the capital by the thousands on Wednesday, in the largest anti-government protest since Nayib Bukele took office. On the Bicentennial of Central America’s independence from Spain, social…

El Salvador Protests Bukele’s Authoritarian Rule on Bicentennial

Kawsachun News A major mobilization is expected in El Salvador on Wednesday against Nayib Bukele’s militarization, political persecution, and in rejection of the new Bitcoin law. The country’s social movements will mark ‘200 Years of Resistance’ on the Bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence of the Peoples of Central America, observed on September 15th. El…

El Salvador’s Coffee Co-op Run by Former FMLN Guerrillas

This coffee co-op was founded by former FMLN guerrilla combatants following the signing of El Salvador’s 1992 Peace Accords. We visited Marias 93 in eastern El Salvador. Former FMLN guerrilla combatants came together to establish this coffee co-op in 1993, following the signing of El Salvador's Peace Accords. @PrensaCamila Full video: https://t.co/69ggropIOR pic.twitter.com/1jJbHNpqwm — Kawsachun…

International Repudiation of Judicial Coup in El Salvador

President Bukele met on Tuesday with the diplomatic representatives of the UN, OAS and the European Union to give his version on the dismissals of the Supreme Court judges and the Attorney General. The U.S. embassy did not participate. | Photo: Twitter/@gpfmln More controversial decisions are expected to be made in the second plenary session…

What’s Happening in Nayib Bukele’s El Salvador?

El Instituto Samuel Robinson The decision of the Salvadoran Congress, dominated by President Nayib Bukele’s Nuevas Ideas party, to dismiss the magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General raised local and international concerns about the division of powers in the Central American country to the highest level. Scenario: As…

COVID-19 as Pretext for Repression in the Northern Triangle

John Perry “He’s not a doctor, I don’t think.” Trump had just finished a phone call with Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH), the de facto president of Honduras who runs a  narco-state[1]. On April 30, JOH was indirectly implicated in drug and murder charges by the US Justice Department[2] in a case against a former chief…

El Salvador: Paradoxes and Class Struggle within the FMLN

Izquierda Rebelde In 2004, Schafik Hándal obtained 812,519 votes as the FMLN presidential candidate, a figure 121% higher than that obtained by Facundo Guardado in 1999, when he received 365,689 as the FMLN candidate. Since Schafik did not win the elections, Oscar Ortiz, who had competed against him in the FMLN’s internal elections, demanded the…