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    Gangs In San Salvador

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    San Salvador, El Salvador is home to over a quarter million people. But, San Salvador is also home to a huge criminal network of gang activity. These gangs are also known locally as maras or pandillas. These gangs engage in petty crimes such as such as purse snatching, robbery, taxing bus drivers and small stores in their neighborhoods, as well as small-scale drug distribution in certain parts of the city in order to fund themselves economically. In the past two decades, these gangs have not only gained in prominence but also in violence. The prominence that San Salvadoran gangs have gained is due, in part, to the severe social and economical disadvantages plaguing the poorest citizens of San Salvador. A large contributor to the unrest in…

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    I was born November 8, 1977, in San Salvador, El Salvador. I was raised around Ilopango which is a small town right outside of the capital and my birth place. It was much more rural, like a countryside really. It was a pretty place to grow up. The town was extremely small. There were only a few houses that were largely spread out throughout the town. In no way was my situation luxurious. My parents didn’t really want me, or any of us really. I knew my dad and my mother and where they were but in…

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    In class we had to read a book called “Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador” by Horacio Castellano Moya written in 1997. This book consists of one main character Vega, who is an art history professor that comes back to El Salvador to attend his mother’s funeral in exchange for his fair share of her will she left behind for him and his brother. While being in El Salvador for fifteen days Vega meets up with his so called friend named Moya at a bar called La Lumbre. They decided to meet up in…

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    whatever they were able to afford. Sometimes the only thing they ate were tortillas. They also ate plenty of fruits like mangoes, bananas, matasanos which I have no idea what kind of fruit it is either. Everything was really expensive so meat was considered a luxury type of food. “Were you scared to cross the border?” I had asked her. “No, I wasn’t scared.” She said. Even with her three month old she wasn’t scared of crossing over. It took her about three weeks to come to the United States.…

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    This film starts off with the Vatican electing a new Archbishop for San Salvador. Those who chose him had aimed to choose the weakest and most fragile member of the church, Oscar Romero. They could not have been more wrong about this man. Oscar became aware of what was happening to the people of San Salvador. They were being captured, raped and killed for no reason at all. Many men, women, and children had gone missing and were never found again. In this time period, the government was at…

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    Mark Danner, an editor for the New York Times magazine, recounts in The Massacre at El Mozote a horrific crime against humanity committed by a branch of the Salvadorian army. He gives multiple points of views and cites numerous eye witnesses to try and piece together something that has been tucked away by the government at the time. In December, of 1981, news reports were leaked to major newspapers in the united states about an atrocity committed and a total massacre of a hamlet in El…

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    El Salvador Culture

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    The Culture of El Salvador There are 195 countries currently in the entire world. With countless countries in the world, it also brings different backgrounds. Being raised in a part of the globe, much of their population can grow accustomed to their norms. The perspective on their way of life can be very odd or disquieting to other countries. In fact, a culture is what construes their way of life, not to mention their way of thinking. Culture is what forms a person a person, as well as a…

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    El Salvador Research Paper

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    Before Romero In many ways, El Salvador was no different than many of its South American neighbors during the 1970 's and 1980 's. The oppressive government that existed in El Salvador had much in common with the violent regimes running Argentina, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and others. Death squads, supported if not organized by the ruling governments, murdered with no fear of reprisal those they saw as enemies of the status quo. However, it was the global setting, not simply a continental…

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    Salvador Minuchin was born in San Salvador, Argentina in 1921. His parents are Russian-Jewish immigrants and he has two younger siblings. When Salvador Minuchin was a child his family was forced into poverty due to the Great Depression (Miller, 2011). Minuchin is known for helping to establish Structural Family Therapy. In 1947, he got his degree in medicine and shortly after opened his own pediatrics practice. When Israel went to war during WWII, Salvador left his practice to join the Israeli…

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    El Salvador History

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    The Conquest The history of El Salvador begins with the time period in which indigenous people resided in the country. According to Roy Boland, in Culture and Customs of El Salvador, The Spanish conquered El Salvador in 1524; the spanish found the country was divided into three states (13). The spaniards hegemonic influence finally converted El Salvador into a Spanish colony after twenty six years of indigenous resistance(Boland 14). Such conquest brought violence, diseases, and poverty to the…

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