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Published on: March 8, 2014
Bullets and Ballot Boxes
El Salvador’s Delicate Balance

The elections in El Salvador will more than likely go to the left wing FMLN candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén. The way he chooses to govern may impact not just his country’s relations with the United States, but even gang violence in American cities.

Russell Crandall is a professor of international politics and American foreign policy at Davidson College. He previously served as Principal Director for the Western Hemisphere at the Department of Defense and President Barack Obama’s national security aide for the Andes. He is currently writing a book on the United States in El Salvador during the civil war. Paige Donnelly is an undergraduate political science major at Davidson.
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