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El Día Decisivo, The Decisive Day 8/28

  On Thursday August 28th at 11am, join tens of thousands of people— documented and undocumented; immigrants and North Americans; students and workers; a group representing the great diversity of the Washington area— that will assemble outside of the Immigration and … Continue reading

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The Obvious Becomes Newsworthy: Children Emigrate ES

For the last few weeks, the migration of unaccompanied youth from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to the U.S. has been front page news.  More than 50,000 minors have already made the perilous journey this year, with the total expected … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Immigration Story

The following is from Don Montagna, President, International Partners: Here is the kind of painful plight that tortures me. We have known Mari-Elena for more than a decade. She is always a cook for our delegations, an active community volunteer, … Continue reading

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Corruption Exposed in El Salvador

5/4/14 Chronic Corruption Exposed in El Salvador All of us who have worked in rural El Salvador are aware of the painfully limited reach of the Salvadoran government. A crumbling school, a 45-minute walk to the nearest bus stop, maybe a … Continue reading

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UMD students gather to reflect on their experiences in rural El Salvador

After 5 years of going to El Salvador to live and work, delegates from the University of Maryland gathered on April 23 to reflect on their experiences and talk about how it affected the work they are now doing and … Continue reading

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Why People Can’t Get There From Here – When Poor

Waiting to meet someone at a gas station, I noticed that everyone buying gas bought between a half to one and a half gallons. An internet connection costs $15 a month, but you can buy 3 months for $24. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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How Health Is Affected By Poverty

This article was written by Sarah Fudin, who works in community relations for the George Washington University School of Public Health on their Master of Public Health online program. She is passionate about working in an industry committed to making … Continue reading

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US Trade Policies Harm Salvadoran Poor

By Rebecca Lindegren In 1994, the United States, along with representatives from Canada and Mexico, agreed on something called NAFTA, also known as the North American Free Trade Agreement. This agreement was designed to remove the barriers that kept the … Continue reading

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When Undocumented Children Get Detained

In the past few years, the number of undocumented children illegally crossing the border into the United States has increased considerably, according to a recent article in the New York Times. One in 13 of those caught crossing the border … Continue reading

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How Poverty Kills: En Memoria De Lilian Arevalo Galdamez

Lillian, 35, was a cook delegates loved, the mother of Vanessa, 10, and Brian, 8, and the wife of Moreno, the president of Palo Grande and employee at IP Centro Cassie. We don’t really know what caused Lillian’s death, but … Continue reading

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