The Fragile Victory
It is easy to forget that El Salvador was the United States’ largest counterinsurgency and nation-building campaign after Vietnam and before Iraq and Afghanistan. And it just might be the only one of these four countries where the American effort actually may be showing some promise, warts and all.
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.
Anti-Chavista Protests Face Long Odds
The economy is crumbling, political dissent is being ruthlessly punished by the regime, yet the student and opposition protestors barricading the streets are still fighting an uphill battle.