In January of 2014, Salvadoran President Funes proposed changing the name of El Salvador’s largest and most important airport in honor of the slain Archbishop and Social Justice Leader who was assassinated on March 24, 1980.
High violent crime from organized gangs; highest emigration to the US by % of population.
CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Act) passed in US Congress; Chinese competition for small manufacturing limits economic growth.
Two massive earthquakes devastate central country.
Hurricane Mitch floods eastern country.
War ends; small manufacturing in Free Trade Zones (especially textiles) begins.
civil war rages; US sends money and logistical support; 75,000 people die, ends soon after the murders of 6 Jesuits and two women.
War starts: March 24-Archbishop Romero assassinated December 2-four North American churchwomen killed August 15-COAR founded for war orphans.
unrest and demand for land reform; leaders arise from church groups unrest and demand for land reform; leaders arise from church groups.