By Andrea Lobo, 6 February 2021
President Nayib Bukele, who has constantly encouraged violence against his political opponents, has defended the attackers, which included one police officer.
Costa Rican workers protest IMF austerity talks; Two Haitian students die in jobs protests
13 October 2020
Workers set up road blocks across Costa Rica over government talks with the IMF while at least two university students in Haiti have died during protests over lack of job openings for graduates.
By Andrea Lobo, 28 April 2020
The Salvadoran oligarchy’s response to the pandemic is characterized by indifference to the lives of the working class and a turn toward dictatorship.
By Andrea Lobo, 11 February 2020
President Bukele’s plan is aimed at preparing to violently crush opposition against the poverty and inequality that gives rise to gangs.
By Adam Mclean, 7 February 2020
The report, based on interviews with over 150 people over a one-and-a-half-year period, additionally identified 70 other deportees who were beaten, sexually assaulted, extorted or tortured.
By Andrea Lobo, 21 August 2019
The decision in no way signals a shift away from the most draconian anti-abortion laws in the world, which continue to be enforced by the FMLN.
By Andrea Lobo, 9 April 2019
The ruling class is calling for forgiving and forgetting the mass murder, torture and other crimes carried out by US-backed dictatorships.
By Andrea Lobo, 7 February 2019
The overwhelming victory of Bukele was chiefly an expression of popular loathing toward the traditional ruling parties.
By Andrea Lobo, 11 January 2018
In response to the threat of mass deportations, the Salvadoran FMLN government has sought to curry favor with the Trump administration.
By Eric London, 10 January 2018
A pathetic spectacle unfolded in Washington yesterday as the Democratic Party and President Donald Trump laid the basis for an escalated assault on immigrants in the US.
A crime against humanity
By Patrick Martin, 9 January 2018
This barbaric action will split up tens of thousands of families and threaten countless deaths among those forced to return to the killing fields of Central America.
By Andrea Lobo, 4 November 2016
The arrests of senior officials throughout the region on corruption charges are being used by Washington to discipline its client regimes and push through further social cuts.
By Andrea Lobo, 15 September 2016
While US imperialism exploits these corruption scandals, both the Sandinistas and the Salvadoran FMLN are seeking a better deal with Washington.
By Andrea Lobo, 28 June 2016
El Salvador's state and gang violence and its strong relation with stagnant poverty, have led one-fifth of Salvadorans to emigrate.
By Andrea Lobo, 14 April 2016
While most of the violence terrorizing Salvadoran communities is linked to the government, FMLN in power has consistently used it to justify greater austerity and militarization.
By Neil Hardt, 28 March 2016
The corrupt ally of US imperialism stole millions of dollars in earthquake relief money and sent hundreds of Salvadoran soldiers to fight in the war in Iraq.
By Rafael Azul, 14 April 2015
The former defense minister argued that he was only acting in accord with Washington’s policy in El Salvador.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 January 2012
The formal state apologies offered by the governments of El Salvador and Uruguay for decades-old atrocities carried out by rightist regimes only underscores the failure to hold accountable those responsible for these crimes.
After winning El Salvador vote
By Bill Van Auken, 18 March 2009
After winning the El Salvador presidential election Sunday, ending the right-wing ARENA party’s two decades of rule, the FMLN vowed to pursue a policy that included defense of private property and closer ties with Washington.